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post #1 of 73 Old 04-25-2011, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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How much does board cost at your barn?

Just curious where it might be a little cheaper to board a horse.
Unfortunately, it's around $500-650 a month here. (And also, lessons? Here, it costs about $80 for a private, 1 hour lesson. :/ )

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post #2 of 73 Old 04-25-2011, 11:39 PM
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Ummm mines $350 per month usually...but I clean my own stall so it's $300 lessons r about $45 private. The more expensive barn around here's $600 and $60for a lesson. My other horse is at pasture for $50 a month
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post #3 of 73 Old 04-26-2011, 04:56 PM
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500 + for indoor board
350 + for outdoor board
lessons with a traveling trainer ( i.e a trainer who isn't covered under a specific stable's insurance) is around 45ish, when a trainer is covered with a barn the lessons are usually more as the owner takes some of the profit.

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post #4 of 73 Old 04-26-2011, 06:35 PM
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Last I heard (since I'm leasing/working) is that our board was 240, flat aside from extra supplements.
Horses brought in at night (or in 95+/20-), grained morning/evening, 2-5 flakes of hay over night. Horses in the run-in are only brought in and "stalled" during extreme cold/dangerous conditions.
Hour, private lessons are 20. And either arena work, games work, or trail ride; albeit that the horses aret great for lessons...
I think it's extremely cheap compared to what other places are. I was beyond shocked when I found out the boarding part of a Dude Ranch was 720 for pasture board. o.o I mean, the trails and pastures are nice, but that's ridiculous for our area.
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post #5 of 73 Old 04-26-2011, 07:08 PM
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For full livery here it is 160 but I only pay 80 because Dealer is on part loan.
as for private lessons I dont know how much but Where I take lessons for a private its 30.
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post #6 of 73 Old 04-26-2011, 08:40 PM
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So much depends on your location and what the facilities have to offer.
I board at a small private barn, the BO lives on site. No arena, no wash stall, no fancy extras.
Full turnout weather permitting, horses have a stall when they need it. BO will blanket as needed. Round bales outside, grain as per owner request. (My older guy gets fed a fair amount of senior feed, young guy doesnt need any).
Board is $250, I get a deal for having 2 horses.
I pay $450 total for 2 horses. I consider myself very fortunate.
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post #7 of 73 Old 04-26-2011, 10:53 PM
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Free! lol We found a nice man willing to let our pony graze with his pony :) Buuut the standard price for the non-lucky is between $375-$700 a month
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post #8 of 73 Old 04-28-2011, 02:22 PM
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Right now we are boarding two friends. Nothing fancy at the barn they're boarding at $250 for two horses and that's total self care.
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post #9 of 73 Old 04-28-2011, 11:07 PM
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It's $200 for pasture board and anywhere from $250 to $350 for indoor, full care. For lessons, there are three different trainers and they range from $30 to $80 an hour depending on who you use and if you use your own horse.

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post #10 of 73 Old 04-28-2011, 11:44 PM
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Mine is now $600 a month for board and training which includes one lesson a week.... total care with stall, blanketing, grooming and for extra charges for vet and farrier handling.... I used to pay $200 am month for just pasture board.

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