Horse Care

@cikedo (3486)
United States
April 27, 2007 10:05am CST
Can anyone give me a ballpark estimate of how much it takes to board and care for a horse per a month?
4 responses
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Well where do you live? Different areas have different prices for boarding. In New York it ranges from $500 to $600 a month for boarding. That does not include the vet bill, feed, hay, shoes/triming, or grooming supplies. Horses are very expensive animals to have. Then there are other states where for the same thing you get in NY it will be about $250 or so a month. So it really depends on your location. You just have to remember that there are tons of extra bills that come with owning a horse.
@cikedo (3486)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I live in Florida. Just outside of Orlando actually.
• United States
27 Apr 07
I will ask a friend who lives down there and get back to you here shortly.
• United States
30 Apr 07
I talked to a few friends from FL and they said it usually starts out around $400 for a good place.
• United States
12 May 08
Boarding generally costs around $300-$400 for a feild board (no stall or feed besides grass and perhaps hay) and around $500-$700 for a full board (stall in barn and feed generally included; as well as a pasture.) Priced can range higher and lower, however, and do not forget vet, farrier, dewormers, and shot bills; etc.
• United Arab Emirates
30 Apr 07
i think there is very little knowldege available on that over here...
• United States
27 Apr 07
I have a basic board in Long Beach, CA. Its $300 per month but it includes nothing but a roof over my horse's head. I have to still go down and feed and turn out daily as well as pay all the farrier bills. Its very expensive..