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    07-19-2013, 02:30 AM
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Yearling
Talking How much does it cost to keep a horse in CA?

As the title states, I am interested in hearing from horse owners here in Californina for estimates on the prices for horse care. While I do have done fair estimates already gathered from information I've picked up off of various sites forums and threads, I wanted to find more acurate numbers to add up to figure out how much it would/will be to keep a horse in California.

I already know the price of boarding at my ranch, and the various boarding options, (all of which include feed), so mainly what I am looking for is how much vet and farriery is. Which vaccines do I need and how often? How much does it cost? As for farriery, I would like to know how much it costs for a trim in all fours and front shoes. I have also already added dewormer into my price estimates, so I don't necessarily need that included.

P.S. I have an idea of the answer for most of the questions I posted, just want the material firsthand from other CA horse owners! Also, please excuse any spelling or grammar errors, I am posting this from my phone and of course it wants to "correct" anything!

Thank you ahead of time got any input on this matter, and I really do appreciate any help!
     
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    07-19-2013, 11:29 AM
  #2
Yearling
Please... Anyone?
     
    07-19-2013, 11:40 AM
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Trained
I couldn't tell you, since we're doing as much as possible ourselves, including hooftrimming, sorry. Sorry
But I'd say it varies, depending on where in Cali you're at. Here, central Cali, prices shoot up for everything, the closer you get to SF or LA, even " going over the hill", 50 miles towards the ocean already is a big difference, I noticed, like 5-6$ more for one bale of hay. Soooo.......sorry, can't really help you.
     
    07-19-2013, 11:49 AM
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Foal
Edit: Deserthorsewoman beat me to it. I misread your post as 5-6 dollars FOR the bail of hay. I was thinking 'where is it, let me at it!!!'.

I was also saying, it varies heavily upon where you are within the state. In LA, there are few farriers, vets, and barns, so they can gouge us on prices. In other parts of California (Norco pops into my head) there are a ton of vets, farriers, and stables, so they must be competitive with prices and amenities.
     
    07-19-2013, 11:56 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by oliveoats    
Edit: Deserthorsewoman beat me to it. I misread your post as 5-6 dollars FOR the bail of hay. I was thinking 'where is it, let me at it!!!'.

I was also saying, it varies heavily upon where you are within the state. In LA, there are few farriers, vets, and barns, so they can gouge us on prices. In other parts of California (Norco pops into my head) there are a ton of vets, farriers, and stables, so they must be competitive with prices and amenities.
Ahh, the joys of owning horses in LA....
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    07-19-2013, 02:16 PM
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Foal
I live in the central valley and we pay our farrier 35 for trim and 80 for full set of shoes but we do multiple horses and a time. I think his normal fee is $40/trim and $90 for full shoe if he makes a trip for just one horse.

Deserthorsewoman, where abouts in cenrtal Cali are you? I am near Modesto.
     
    07-19-2013, 02:29 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by haleycrew4    
I live in the central valley and we pay our farrier 35 for trim and 80 for full set of shoes but we do multiple horses and a time. I think his normal fee is $40/trim and $90 for full shoe if he makes a trip for just one horse.

Deserthorsewoman, where abouts in cenrtal Cali are you? I am near Modesto.
48 miles south of Modesto, near Los Banos
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    07-19-2013, 06:45 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by JulieG    
Ahh, the joys of owning horses in LA....
There is little joy out here for my horses and I. Looking for colleges up north to escape soon though :)
     
    07-19-2013, 07:14 PM
  #9
Weanling
I am in Hayward, Ca (Bay area)

My board is $475 -- farrier $150 -- Shots (I think) ~$50 -- floating $200 -- grain $26/50lb -- the joy my horse brings me every day = priceless . . .
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    07-19-2013, 10:40 PM
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Foal
I live in southern calif, in the desert. When I was boarding it was 250.00 per month
They fed. I provided supplements which run me approx 30.00 a month for one, (i give her a joint supp) Vaccines and teeth floating approx and vet care 200.00 a year.
Shoeing about 600.00 a year. Worming, about 30.00 a year..
     

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