From the article: The Costs of Basic Horse Care
Horse care costs have changed a lot over the last few years. How have your costs changed? How much does it cost to care for your horse? What Are Your Costs?
- you got to think if you have the time to take care of your horse ? if you do not have 3 hours a day minimum then dont do it ., board somewhere where they take full care , if you want to take responsablity on yourself , hay is $3 to 7 a bale farrier $35 6weeks vet bill $250 year wormers $10 every 4 months . enjoy
- —Guest blueroanlady
Board costs in FL
- Pasture board where you do all your own work can go as cheap as $150 but then you have to provide and do everything. Do not expect the facility to be much of anything and you likely have to fix your own fence too. I provide full board $395 and believe me when I tell you I only net about $2,000 a year for 4-5 boarders after all costs including grounds maintenance are factored in. Board goes up to $1200 but I would say the average for a nice facility with jumps and lighted arenas, great care is $450-475. People think it is great having the horse at home until they find out it is very hard to get away for overnight trips and that all their spare time is now spent maintaining (and improving) the facility.This is also a huge financial drain that far exceeds the cost of boarding somewhere. I look forward to the day when I sell the farm and board at someone else's farm and get my life back. Every penny of board money is hard earned. Your life is no longer your own when you board horses.
- —Guest Lynne
costs for a horse in FL
- 1/3 bale northern grown hay a day $3 to $6 0 to 6 pounds grain $0 to $2.75 hoof trimming every 6 weeks $35 Vaccinations by self $95 or by vet $300 annually Don't forget your land payment over and above what an average house/lot costs (no estimate) Dental $60 to $125 annually depending on provider Coggins test ($35 + barn call fee)
- —Guest Lynne
not so cheap
- I have really wanted a horse all of my life anf the areas where I come from (worksop) arn't as expensive; such as a couple of the boarding prices are around £10-£25 and feed and tack in the area are just as hight but the boarding makes a big difference (I am under 16) xxx
- —Guest innes
- Board- $100 monthly Grain- $20 monthly Hay- $100 (winter/fall) Worming- $5 every other month Feet- $45 monthly Vet- $440 yearly
- —Guest Say
The Feed is the Kicker
- i live in SW NM and pay alot for three wire alfafa and bermuda grass hay. Senior grain as well is 25.00 a bag. three wire bales are 18.95 a piece. i pay about $450 for feed alone!It is expensive but i would never trade my horses for anything. I was going to ride them to work if gas prices went over $4.00 a gallon. the horse was cheaper!
- —Guest kks
No deals close to NYC
- Rough board: Stall 150 - 200 Hay 5.25 for timothy, delivered and stacked Farrier aprox 140.00/mo four shoes with road studs Bedding 100.00 per month Feed/grain 50.00/mo I wish I lived in a farming community
- —Guest 30 miles from NYC
- I have a mare Paint that's beautiful and Vet. $100yr. feed is like $35 month, hoofs $25 month, Training lesson $25, Mane and tail needs $75 or more yr., Equipment $100-200,Hay $3.50 each, and that's just one horse.That's not even having them in the shows. They cost. But my last horse was the healthiest horse the Dr. had ever seen there was not even the first worm egg in her. My 2 horses are everything to me and I would do any thing for them.I love my horses and I do everything to keep them in the best condition. Horses are Great but they do cost a good shinny penny.
- —Guest One hore would cost about $3,450.00
- Barn stall with run 150. Feed hay cubes bulk about $40 to 70 a month depends on what the farm charges for scoop which is 80 to 130 half ton. Which can feed a horse for 2 months. 16 pounds average per day. Bedding not included but not all horses need them since mats are there and run has dirt. Supplements are a bag of rice bran 11.00 a month. Trim 8 weeks $40. Shots 110 a year. Teeth are done every 3 years. I haven't had colic for a horse in ten years. So guess it just depends. If I breed than expect vet for mare care.
- —Guest km
- I've got a palomino and for boarding it costs around $150 per month. Vet is $430 per yr. Hay and straw together is 20 dollars. Vaccines cost 5 dollars. She's absoultly beautiful and healthy(checked by the vet).
- —Guest Georgia
hay and feed have gone up
- I live in Pa. we are paying anywheres from $5.50 to $7.00 for hay. Senior feed runs around $16.00 . My horses don't need shoes,trims cost $30.00 every eight weeks . shots cost around $250 per horse. I am glad I have them at home. Board in this area starts at $500 .
Horse yearly cost
- $2205.40 per year for 2007 Hay, feed, vaccine, wormer, farrier,supplement and tack. hay was the main cost $1608.00 with feed second $383.21 Legends maturity 12P. "It is worth it though LOL"
- —Guest apachetears
Twice the expense in NE
- Our vet/hay/farrier/food/dentist cost are all double here in CT. Maybe we should move!
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- Remember, your up front costs are easy to control. I would pay for a good farrier. It will prevent problems in the future and keep your horse usable and happy, as well as keep you safe.
- —Guest guestc
please please help me...
- i dont know if i should get a horse i didnt realise boarding was so expensive although that is the least of my problems. i might be able to work something because i might be able to make a deal but who agrees its to much work and who doesnt, i am under 15.
- —Guest need answers
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