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post #11 of 13 Old 01-12-2011, 12:03 PM
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Now, I'm not sure where you live... But in MD (and we are not cheap ) 2 rides/week for $400 is RIDICULOUS! 2 times is just a half-lease on it's best, and you can half-lease a horse for $200+/-. Like this (and it's pretty expensive barn should I say) https://secure.ivenue.com/websites/c...EquiLease.html (Unlimited - $912 for 3 months (ride as many days as you like, max 2 rides per day))

I was half-leasing while back... Cost me around $200/month tack included.

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post #12 of 13 Old 01-12-2011, 12:04 PM
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Not sure what the prices are like in your area, but I will tell you what I have paid in my area (Ontario) at a show barn.

I have done a 'part-board' which is essensially the same thing you are looking into for $325.00 per month. It included 3 rides per week, one of them, being a lesson. The lesson prices are built into the lease, so no extra cost there. The only time I had to pay extra was for half of the farrier fees once every 6-8 weeks (split the cost with the owner).

I now own and full board my horse for $650/month. This includes everything from turnout, blanketing to one lesson per week at no additional charge.

IMO, they are way overpriced. Also, check the contract to see if you are obligated to any farrier or vet costs.

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post #13 of 13 Old 01-12-2011, 12:46 PM
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That seems like a lot. You would be better off with 2 lessons a week.

My barn offers co-boarding of its school horses, which I guess in other terms is a partial lease.

Available to any student that is ready. The cost is $351 (tax included) per month and includes one lesson per week. Students may ride 2 times per week in addition to their lesson. The barn closes at 9:00 p.m. every evening except Sundays in which we close at 7:00 p.m. The horse you co-board will be available for you to show. Students are asked not to jump and to stay in enclosed arenas only unless given permission to hack. No one else is to ride your co-boarded horse. All rules must be followed.

Lessons are $152 a month, so plus the co-board would be $503 a month. To take two lessons a week would be $304...so even for me, it would be cheaper to take two lessons a week, even though I would get 2 other days to ride during the week.

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