I wanted to get a breakdown of horse costs in different areas. I am hoping to full lease a horse at the end of the summer, I have been part-leasing different horses for 4 years now and taking lessons for 7 years. I want to get a good idea of the prices breakdown before I start seriously considering the idea of full-leasing or eventually buying a horse.
From talking with friends that have horses and looking around in my area, I've gathered that around where I live, (Northern California), typical costs are as follows:
Veterinary & Farriery: $95 per month ($1,140 annually)
Board: $600 per month stall and paddock, includes feed ($7,200 annually)
Lessons: $240 per month, private and group every other week ($2,880 annually)
So this is looking like $11,220 annually without factoring in freak accidents, show fees if I decided I wanted to, or insurance.
Does this seem pretty standard based on your area? How much are you all normally looking at to keep a horse, and what state or area are you in? I know that some things will vary a lot, but since I'm just trying to get a general idea to think about how much of a step-up it would be from my current part-lease situation, I don't need an exact number or anything
Thanks in advance for anyone's imput, no matter what it's pretty interesting to see differences in cost between different areas