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post #21 of 58 Old 06-17-2015, 03:10 PM
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Before I got my first horse, I read and reread and reread horse books over and over again. I made a pamphlet for myself with all the symptoms of every disease, illness, injury. I put vet numbers, farrier numbers, etc. Wrote out schedules, cost approximates, etc etc. Just be prepared. There's nothing wrong with 3 horses, just make sure you know what you're doing.
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post #22 of 58 Old 06-17-2015, 03:44 PM
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Before I got my first horse, I read and reread and reread horse books over and over again. I made a pamphlet for myself with all the symptoms of every disease, illness, injury. I put vet numbers, farrier numbers, etc. Wrote out schedules, cost approximates, etc etc. Just be prepared. There's nothing wrong with 3 horses, just make sure you know what you're doing.
See I did that but also volunteered at a riding center, and then did a horse internship so I had hands-on experience caring for, working with, and experiencing horses.

Hands on definitely doesn't replace book-taught learning

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post #23 of 58 Old 06-18-2015, 03:01 AM
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Amber, you are going to need around six hundred dollars per month from now until forever. If you can't committ to expenditures of this magnitude, better send 'em back.
Other than that, read Joe Camp's book The Soul of a Horse for enough basic nfo to get you started.
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Where are you getting your prices from? It varies SO much from area to area. I budget close to $1500 minimum for two horses every month, and that's on full board, including farrier .. so that doesn't include any vet/feed/misc. fees. Definitely more if I were to include those things in this post. =/ This is also the minimum I've ever payed, the most being about $2500 (again not including vet/feed/misc. things).
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& here am I feeling it's expensive that I pay $80 pcm agistment per horse...
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post #25 of 58 Old 06-18-2015, 05:16 AM
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& here am I feeling it's expensive that I pay $80 pcm agistment per horse...
I pay $40 agistment per horse
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post #26 of 58 Old 06-18-2015, 07:01 AM
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Shut up Rain! I was only paying that until recently, but it seems that inflation has doubled in the last year for agistment in these parts. Lucky hay's reasonable ATM. Well, it was always expensive from a feed store, but I am getting good rounds for $45, whereas 2 years ago when I was in desperate need, they were hard to come by at $150 each down here!
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post #27 of 58 Old 06-18-2015, 08:37 AM
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Shut up Rain! I was only paying that until recently, but it seems that inflation has doubled in the last year for agistment in these parts. Lucky hay's reasonable ATM. Well, it was always expensive from a feed store, but I am getting good rounds for $45, whereas 2 years ago when I was in desperate need, they were hard to come by at $150 each down here!
That's sounds like Cairns last year in December it was so dry. Everyone was so happy when the wet season started, except for the Cyclones..
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post #28 of 58 Old 06-18-2015, 09:45 AM
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Six hundred dollars month??? Must depend on the area.

We do less than $100 a month for 3 horses/ponies.
Hi CCC, All!

$100/month?!? If Only.

I took our cumulative barn bills for the last year and divided it by 12, then by 4. Came out to ~$180 per. That for four horses (oops, sorry George; three and a mule) on about ten acres, but not much grazing, so they get free choice hay all year. $11.50/bale grass hay :-(

So. Ya know how to make a small fortune with horses?
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wait for it
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Start with a large one!

ByeBye! Steve
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post #29 of 58 Old 06-18-2015, 09:54 AM
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Hi Again.

And if you really want to be sad, calculate the cost per hour in the saddle :-P I don't even wanna go there . . .

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post #30 of 58 Old 06-18-2015, 10:52 AM
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Steve, I just love George the Mule!
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