Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
As smrobs said, costs are extremely variable from one area to another. For folks wanting to minimize costs whem buying, I always tell them to look at their feet and what they eat. There is a tremendous maintenance cost difference between a tough barefoot, easy keeper and a shod horse that needs a special diet. I trim our mares and give them their shots (except rabies), but for what it's worth, around here farriers go for $35/horse for a trim, vets are $45/farm call, around $18/shot, and $25 for coggins, and high quality hay around $6.50/sq bale (50 lbs).
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.