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        08-30-2013, 10:04 PM
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    Weanling
    I have to say your budget should be more than enough. What you spend does depend on what you do with your horse. I trail ride and I know I do not spend near the amount that a person that shows a horse does in regards to fees. I live in West Texas and am fortunate to have my horse at home so I do not have to pay boarding fees. I feed round bales so I spend about $120per 5 weeks on hay, $100 every 6 weeks on shoes and the annual vaccines which are around $150 per year. I recommend you buy high quality tack that may be more expensive but will last many years if taken care of.
         
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        08-31-2013, 10:02 PM
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    Foal
    So, before even considering a horse, how much money should be saved up for all you will need to take ca4e of it?
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        08-31-2013, 10:03 PM
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    Foal
    So, before even considering a horse, how much money should be saved up for all you will need to take care of it?
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        08-31-2013, 10:09 PM
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    Green Broke
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    So, before even considering a horse, how much money should be saved up for all you will need to take ca4e of it?
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    I'm not exactly sure what your talking about, but in regards to savings is always good to have at least $1,000 for emergencies. A colic surgery could cost anywhere from 8-12,000, the more $$$ the merrier!

    Caring for a horse isn't about saving really, its about budgeting. If I were to keep a horse I know I would need to budget roughly $400 monthly or about $6000 a year.
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        08-31-2013, 10:42 PM
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    Foal
    The most expensive part is getting started. You have to buy all the tack, hay, grain, sawdust, burshes, etc. Once you are going, then you consider the cost of maintaining. Board costs depend on if its full care, partial care, self care or just the pasture. I suggest looking up every thing you need, get a prices on tach, grain, hay, board, ect and see if you can afford it. If you have a friend that already has horses and can guide you it would be most bennaficial.
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        08-31-2013, 10:56 PM
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    Yearling
    Thats more money than I make in 2 years 8)
    And I manage to take care of 4 horses. So I would say that is more than enough!
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        08-31-2013, 11:27 PM
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    Foal
    Ya, I have 3 horses and it doesnt cost that much.
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        08-31-2013, 11:30 PM
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    Showing
    Aside from unexpected tack purchases or vet bills, care for my horse (on full-care, including hay, stall cleaned and water filled) runs me less than $3000 per year. With tack purchases and such, it doesn't exceed $4500 per year.
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