Finding and keeping a Horse
Average cost of keeping
an average horse at The Riding Academy
Boarding $300.00+ a month (includes worming)
Vet Care $50.00 a month +/-
Hoof Care $35.00-85.00 a month
Total $385.00-435.00 a month
How to get a horse.
Ask Sarah or Rusty what to look for in a horse.
Start looking for potential horse using our list
When you have found a horse
like and it meets your needs according to the list
Watch the horse groomed and saddled.
Have the seller ride the horse 1st.
You need to ride the horse at least two times and on trail too.
Have us do an Instructors exam Cost $75.00
If the horse costs over $1000.00 a Vet check is recommended Cost
If you choose to keep your
horse at home, please take the steps to educate yourself.
Read all the books you can on horses.
Do not stop taking lessons.
Make sure you have the time to feed, ride, and clean the horse's stall.
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(The feed/boarding/pasture/Vet care
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Boarding Cost: $300.00+ includes
worming, twice daily feeding and a tack box.
Cost: $20.00 for
any horse over 1000 lbs or eats over 15 lbs a day.
Academy boarding is
not full service boarding, our boarding program is designed to emulate
the experience of keeping your horse at home.
boarders are asked that you
help out and follow the stable and arena rules. When you come to the
ranch and see the cross ties needs to be cleaned up, rake them up. Come out on regular bases to exercise
your horse and
clean your stall or if you do not have time, the pasture may be a better way
to go. Pasture boarding with other horses can mean the chance that your horse may get
hurt more often than in a pen or pasture by him/her self. Yes, most horses are
happier to be in pasture with other horses. They are very social and do
enjoy the company.
Initial Vet. check up~
age & over all health (no charge), teeth floating $160
($70.00 by our teeth person), sheath
cleaning (you can
do it, after sedation), and shots $70.00 (Veterinarianís
recommendation) Call out charge $50 (prices are subject to change)
Yearly Vet. check up should include~
Teeth floating (once a year normally if
their teeth are not bad), sheath cleaning, and shots (Veterinarianís
trim: Every 6 to 8 weeks for trims or shoes - Costs range from $75.00
for a trim to $150+ for a horse that needs special shoes.
Your tack: Please put your name on all
Muddy days: Please ask Sarah or Rusty
how to fix your stall when it is muddy.
tack: Academy tack canít be used by boardersí except in lessons.
Broken equipment or stall damage: You
will be required to pay all damage that you or your horse does.
you move your horse to another place to live, please leave your area the
way you came in or better, give 30 a days notice and tell us the day and
time the horse will be moved.