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Oh wow, help?
i dint know where to post this so here i go...
okay so today i go to the barn and theres a note on my tack box. so i open it up and it reads " To all Ginger caretakers. Due to rising costs of grain (over $5.00 a bag) and hay (will now cost $3300 annually) and bedding and fencing and diesal things will change as follows!
As of 6/1/08 new boarding price $275 a month.
As of 9/1/08 new board will be $300 a month.
You will still be liably for Fly Spray (or buy your own) Add $15 a month for fly spray if your not going to buy your own. Plus the price of vet, farrier, and worming.
As of right now i pay $250 a month.
I understand the price of everything is raising so board must go up but this place i board at isnt even worth $300 a month. There just building a small arena for us to work the horses. Other then that the only places we could ride were on the dirt road and in the pasture. Also the horses are on pasture board. Next door there is a farm that boards and there pasture board is $300 a month too but it includes- lighted indoor arena, 60' outdoor round pen, and and outdoor arena. There are also 20 stalls, 14 paddocks, and a tack shed. The only downside about this place is there are atleast 40 horses there and there paddocks are mostly on hills and are jsut dirt with no grass for the horses to eat. Im really stuck because i have know idea what to do! Im still debating on weather to sell Ginger and get a more calmer horse and then move or just sell Gigner all together. I dont know. Id really love to have a hrose still but i dont know! ughh.
I pay $300 for pasture board...but then again I have access to 100+ trails and an indoor...if you think it's too much then move or compare other prices...that's what I did when I was searching for a place to board...I called every place, asked for month price for board, and what they offered.
Talk to the barn owner and see if you can work some of the money off
i called all over and $300 is the cheapest in my area. The BO probably wont let me work off any board because for 1 theres hardly anything to do and 2 she really needs the money or else she wont be able to afford the horses. She told me she has had no choice but to up the board.
Oh wow thats horrible maybe you can find a cheaoer place to board ginger! $300 for board thats ridicoulse!!!
For a corral, automatic water, and access to most all the fairgrounds...it's only $22.50. But it only really offers the pen and water.
Wow, that is terrible. :( That place deff. doesn't sound like it's worth $300. But look around for other places.
I live near Saratoga, NY....I'm probably 30 minutes away from the race track and harness track to anything horse related is fairly expensive due to Saratoga...the cheapest place I found to board charges about $125 a month...but that place is an hour away from me up at Fort. Ti (not sure if you are familiar with there..I can't spell the whole name of the fort)...but I think that is far away from you.
well i dont know what im going to do. my mom said if we cant afford it were going to have to sell Ginger, but if my gramma will help pay it then i dont think ill have to sell Ginger.
It might be worth the time just to ask the barn owner if you can work off some of the board...she might just surprise you and say yes
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