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post #11 of 18 Old 08-15-2014, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all.
I've gone ahead and boarded him at the place I was mentioning.
We do get a lot of parasite action here in the tropics, both internal and external, and so we use an antibacterial and anti fungal shampoo when needed. I'll keep a close eye on his skin and see if the twice weekly has a positive or negative effect.
Before I got him into the stable, and he was running free he'd have vampire bat wounds on him often…..just saying' !

Oh by the way, the cost is about $170 per month, so Viva Costa Rica, no!
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post #12 of 18 Old 08-15-2014, 03:29 PM
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I pay $175 for board here in Michigan, not including the riding or baths.

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post #13 of 18 Old 08-16-2014, 06:04 PM
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It really depends on where you board. Where we are currently boarding we have the biggest heated indoor arena in the area, and one of the largest outdoor riding arenas as well. We have a tone of trails in the area, and a great property without any barn rules other than cleaning up after yourself. No barn hours which is fantastic. The price of board is ridiculous as well! only a fraction of what you should be paying for that type of place(which is why there is a waiting list there now.

Board can be very pricey. With the services I am currently getting, my 2 horses are in their private paddock and get fed hay and a custom grain program and board should typically be around $550-$650 monthly. Again I am paying nowhere near that, but that's what it normally should be.
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post #14 of 18 Old 08-16-2014, 06:40 PM
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At high end barns around here, for full service board including training it's anywhere from $1500-$3000. Full board that is NOT full service/training, generally anywhere from $750-$2500.

We are in horse capitol/hunter horse world though so that does make things more pricey.
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post #15 of 18 Old 08-16-2014, 11:17 PM
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Sooo I'm going to move my horse to Costa Rica! Haha. In the area where I board my horse, having a stall/indoor board alone at a place with good riding facilities costs minimum $500 per month, plus most trainers will charge about $30-40 per hour for their time, and I don't even know what they would charge for bathing.

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post #16 of 18 Old 08-17-2014, 03:25 PM
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Anywhere from $550-750 in CT...the higher end is if you want training board. I've never heard of twice weekly bathing, though. Most boarding facilities have a wash stall, but you're on your own.
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post #17 of 18 Old 08-18-2014, 12:59 AM
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I find that a lot of stables charge around $400 to $700 for board
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-23-2014, 07:30 PM
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I have no idea what a facility in California would charge for that much care, it would be a whole lot out of my price range , that is for sure. I have my boy in a place they feed twice a day, everyone is nice and well well rounded. we clean our own stalls and feed our own grain, but I would rather be more involved with my horse in that way, as I have the time to do it now

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