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post #41 of 58 Old 06-21-2015, 12:20 AM
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Can't say I blame you. I think I'd have a hard time writing a check for that amount every month. Heck I didn't even make that much a month for a lot of my working career. My first full time job I brought home $97.00 a week. LOL
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post #42 of 58 Old 06-21-2015, 01:08 AM
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Amber, you are going to need around six hundred dollars per month from now until forever.
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Six hundred dollars month??? Must depend on the area.We do less than $100 a month for 3 horses/ponies.
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Six hundred would be on the low side for my area.
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I spend about $100 a month for my horse and my pony.
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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. This is also the minimum I've ever payed, the most being about $2500.
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& here am I feeling it's expensive that I pay $80 pcm agistment per horse...
Agistment? New word to me today. "Agistment originally referred specifically to the proceeds of pasturage in the king's forests in England, but now means either:
  1. the contract for taking in and feeding horses or other cattle on pasture land, for the consideration of a periodic payment of money;
    the profit derived from such pasturing."
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I pay $40 agistment per horse
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I took our cumulative barn bills for the last year and divided it by 12, then by 4. Came out to ~$180 per.
Wow! I had no idea what a cheapskate I am. I have argued for the last 40 years that owning a horse is no more expensive than owning a dog. A few years ago my wife and I were tweaking our finances, and since she resented the horses I suggested we each receive a monthly allowance to spend on anything we want, and I would support all the horse costs out of mine and she would support the dog out of hers. A year and half later she threw in the towel because the dog was costing her more than the two horses combined.

I spend, in a bad year, about $750 on the two horses combined. That works out to about $30/month for each horse. It helps a lot that I do my own trimming, because farrier expenses would almost double my cost. The last time I had the vet out I paid exactly $154 for the farm call, vaccinations of both horses for rabies, tetanus, EW and West Nile, and dental exams.
My wife took our perfectly healthy terrier to the vet a week later and paid $220.53 for vaccinations, heartworm medicine, and "required" tests.
Agistment I suppose is more of an Australian thing? Sort of like boarding but with no stables and such. I find its very rare in my area to find full care/part care it's all self care.
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post #43 of 58 Old 06-22-2015, 02:01 PM
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Every now and then you do come across a situation that you feel couldn't possibly be real and then find out that it is.

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post #44 of 58 Old 06-22-2015, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting replies. Some sarcastic some very helpful. Thank you for your kindness. Two of my horses arrived over the weekend. I have five acres. Four pastures. They have been separated until they get used to each other. Stall for a few hours then bring in as I want to keep close contact on.

I have gotten all my supplies. Before I purchased any horse, I have done months an months of endless reading, volunteering at barns, watching many professional DVD's. I had last minute jitters and was looking for advice.
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post #45 of 58 Old 06-22-2015, 02:42 PM
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Interesting replies. Some sarcastic some very helpful. Thank you for your kindness. Two of my horses arrived over the weekend. I have five acres. Four pastures. They have been separated until they get used to each other. Stall for a few hours then bring in as I want to keep close contact on.

I have gotten all my supplies. Before I purchased any horse, I have done months an months of endless reading, volunteering at barns, watching many professional DVD's. I had last minute jitters and was looking for advice.
If your first post had stated all of this information the feedback would have been quite different.
It does now sound like you were prepared.
Have fun with your new venture.
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post #46 of 58 Old 06-22-2015, 04:34 PM
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Ah. A reply. Good to know! Good luck!
ps we got reeeealy off topic XD
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post #47 of 58 Old 06-22-2015, 04:56 PM
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Interesting replies. Some sarcastic some very helpful. Thank you for your kindness. Two of my horses arrived over the weekend. I have five acres. Four pastures. They have been separated until they get used to each other. Stall for a few hours then bring in as I want to keep close contact on.

I have gotten all my supplies. Before I purchased any horse, I have done months an months of endless reading, volunteering at barns, watching many professional DVD's. I had last minute jitters and was looking for advice.
See, she DID troll us! She had us all thinking she didn't know nuthin', but she has clearly done her due diligence.

Good luck with all your new horses, and most of all have fun!
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post #49 of 58 Old 06-22-2015, 10:15 PM
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Steve, I just love George the Mule!
Hi QtrBel!

Why thanks, I'll pass that along to him.

George is Mister Congeniality. Everyone in the neighborhood knows him by name, even where they only recognize me as "George's Owner":
"Oh Hi ...?..., I see you have _George_ out this morning! Well, have a nice ride." Too funny.
Of course he does spend a good part pf his day hangin' at the gate soliciting treats from passers by :-)

ByeBye! Steve and George

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post #50 of 58 Old 06-22-2015, 11:20 PM
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Hi QtrBel!

Why thanks, I'll pass that along to him.

George is Mister Congeniality. Everyone in the neighborhood knows him by name, even where they only recognize me as "George's Owner":
"Oh Hi ...?..., I see you have _George_ out this morning! Well, have a nice ride." Too funny.
Of course he does spend a good part pf his day hangin' at the gate soliciting treats from passers by

ByeBye! Steve and George
I love your posts. They make me smile. You always seem so cheerful.
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