Serbia (a poor, non-horsey country in the Balkans)
We have a weird situation here. Horses are either from 500 Eur (meat price) to 2000 Eur or between 10.000 and 20.000 (sports horses). There is literally nothing in between other than an occasional Friesian which is, curiously, always priced at 8.000 Eur.
The cheap ones are either TBs, Lipizzaners (we have a GLUT of those), Arabs or just farm mongrels (my mare is one of those). The expensive ones are either sports horses, young TBs with good papers or exceptional Lipizzaners.
The cheap ones range from unhandled to decently trained for normal riding to crazy and/or lame. Itís weird. I passed on buying an amazing, safe, decently trained TB for 1.000. A nutty OTTB just off the track goes for 800. The difference between the two is enormous.
People who want a better horse than the 20k sports horse usually go to Germany to buy them. Nobody would pay more than 20k for a local horse.
My full livery board (7 meals a day, 3 stall cleanings and turnout service, hold for farrier and vet) is 250 Eur. For additional 150 Eur I can have someone exercise her for the month (both lunging and riding). There are fancier and more expensive yards, up to 600.
Lessons on school horses are 5-20 Eur. There are only bog standard school horses available. If you want to learn jumping or dressage, you have own a horse.
We never have large vet bills because there arenít any proper equestrian vets or facilities. So if it cannot be fixed with an antibiotic or a corticosteroid and a few stitches, thatís it.
There is only one tack shop in the whole country and it doesnít hold too much stock - mainly lower end quality. We buy almost everything of Horze website or when we go abroad. There is a lively second hand market.