lol nope, I'm talking about the small individual sized ones. He gets four flakes a day, and each bale has about 12 flakes to it....I forget which number I used (it may have been 14) and hes actually getting fat! And I've wormed him recently, lol so he's not sick xD.
K sorry this just doesn't add up? 8 bale of hay a month!
even if you're feeding 1/2 a bale of hay a day (which is 4-5 flakes of an average hay bale) that should be 15 bales a month.
I feed more like 30/month per horse....that is a bale /day....split into 3 feedings.
So I think you meant 15 bales a month (at least I hope so, as that would be the minimum
amount of hay to feed)
And to the OP I think your costs would be on the lower end of the scale, as from the sounds of it...you don't have boarding costs. And your just doing pleasure/trail riding. So no need for fancy supplements, extra grain, or daily dewormer, that sort of thing.
and good lord, for the person that said it costs 20,000 to keep one horse for a year!?!?! What are you feeding it? Diamonds! That seems quite excessive to me? Id have to work 10 jobs to keep the amount of horses I have!
Id say closer to 2000 is the average.