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Q: How much does it cost to keep a horse in your area/region?

October 9, 2008 | By Laura B. | 3 answers | Expired: 2188 days ago

Laura B.

how much are supplies and services in your area?

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Pattymac25
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Oct 09, 2008

we got a horse and were lucky enough to have enough land to beable to keep him on our property. i had to do some repairs on the fence that was really old but a roll of barb-wire($17) and a box of staples($8) and about 8 hours worth of work and it was ready. the feed was about $12 per bag and the other stuff we put in it was about $21 per bag. to do the shoes was $75 i think. not too bad. just like if you had a really big dog.

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Kathryn G.
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Oct 12, 2008

I live in west Georgia. I have kept my horse at a fabulous facility here. It cost $575/mos. This was full board. This facility had incredible cross country course, dressage rings, the works I had to provide supplements which cost me $65/mos. Otherwise everything else was included. I also have done rough board in a small neighborhood barn. She charges $250 and feeds and turns out my horse in the morning. But I provide feed and supplements. I also muck my own stall and do my own evening feeding. Seems like too small a spread between the two but in between there was the gas crunch and hay and bedding costs skyrocketed so that's part of it.

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Manzana
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Oct 15, 2008

My horse just died in May. (He was 30+ years old.) But, I used to figure about $450 a month in expenses for him -- that included board, Senior Feed, worming, typical vet visits, etc. As he aged, he did occasionally have some really high vet bills because he started having problems with his teeth. But it was typically $450 a month for him -- that was all day turn-out -- except in very inclement weather. And, indoor and outdoor arenas were on the property. He lived in the far Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

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