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post #1 of 4 Old 04-08-2010, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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A little straight forward advice please!

Hello all, I have recently been offered by a friend a bay dartmoor filly, only 9 months of age and extremely shy. Has been living out and not had a much cantact with people at all so is very nervious ( though i'm hoping to start work on that soon).
I havnt kept horses for some time now(4years ago i gave it up), and never kept a hardy little pony like this. Can anybody give me any advice on what the cost of feeding and farrier costs would be like?
She's been living almost wild for all of her life, though she is in very good shape.
I wouldnt have to worry about livery costs as i own a field with a shelter.

Also does anybody know roughly what it would cost to call out a vet for a quick check up and to sedate her so she can be transported.
Many thanks.
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-08-2010, 02:59 PM
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Anywhere from $100 to $400, depending on the area.
Also, are you sure you won't give up this filly,too?
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-08-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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I only gave it up before due to personal problems, I was working at a stable at the time so made sure they all got the best homes :)
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-08-2010, 03:09 PM
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Fees are going to be quite varied as they are more of a local issue - so your best option would be to make contact with a few vets in the area you are in and inquire directly with them regarding those costs.
Farrier fees are also a local item.
The feed costs will depend on the ability of your field to sustain her - the amount of feed you require (or not) to sustain her in addition to that field will dictate the cost.
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