Average Cost To Board A Horse

Average Cost To Board A Horse


If you’re looking to board your horse, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got all the information you need to make an informed decision about where to stow your four-legged friend.

When it comes to boarding a horse, there are a few different options:

A private barn is going to be more expensive than a public one because it’s just you and your horse in that space. You’ll also need to hire a caretaker for the barn, which can add up quickly.

A public stable is going to be less expensive than a private one because there are other horses sharing the space with yours. However, if one of them gets sick or injured, it could mean higher vet bills for everyone involved.

We’ve found that most people who board their horses end up paying somewhere between $300 and $600 per month for their stay—but those numbers could change depending on how much time they’ll spend there each day (some owners only go once or twice per week).


Hay is the main staple of a horse’s diet, and it is essential to keep your horse healthy. As such, you should know what hay costs so that you can budget accordingly.

The average cost of hay per month is $100-$300


The average cost of grain will depend on the type of horse, as well as their size and weight. The amount of grain a horse needs to eat will also vary depending on how much exercise they get.

The average price for hay in the United States is $2 per bale, with an average bale weighing about 50 pounds. Horses typically eat 1-2 bales per day, so that’s $10-$20 in hay each day for one horse.

The average price of mixed grains (cereal) is about $4-$5 per 50 pound bag or square bale. A single adult horse might need 2-3 bags per week; a young foal could be fed up to 6 bags total (in three separate feedings). So if we assume you have an adult horse and feed it 1 bag every other day at $5/bag ($10), you’ll spend around $50 a month just on feeding alone!

Medical Care

While many horse owners, especially those in the United States, may consider their animals to be pets, they are still large animals that require a great deal of care. To ensure that your horse is kept healthy and happy, you will have to spend money on medical care.

There are several types of veterinary professionals who can help you with this task: equine dentists, equine chiropractors and farriers (horseshoeing specialists). You should also invest in insurance for your horses so that if one becomes injured or sick beyond what you can afford out-of-pocket expenses for its treatment then an insurance company will cover the costs instead of leaving it at home suffering from neglect because its owner could not afford proper veterinary care!

There are also other costs associated with keeping horses such as feed (horse feed can cost anywhere from $15 per bag all the way up into hundreds per bag depending on how much money someone wants/needs to spend), hay (which can cost anywhere between $20-$50 per bale depending on what type) and bedding which averages around $5-$10 per bag depending on where one lives but may be more expensive depending on where they live (for example here in Arizona where temperatures reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months it’s difficult not only keeping cool but also finding ways not burn down your house!).

Blanket, Rug, Saddle & Bridle

Blankets, rugs and saddles are the most expensive items that you’ll find on a horse. The blanket is the least expensive of these three, with a price tag of around $100 to $200. Rugs generally cost more than blankets because they’re designed to provide warmth and comfort in addition to protection from weather conditions. Saddle prices vary widely according to their quality and materials. Bridled bridles can be anywhere from $200 to over $1000 depending on whether it’s made with leather or synthetic materials like nylon webbing.

Stable Housing

Stable housing can be an important part of a horse’s life. Stables are generally used for horses that are kept for riding, but they can also serve as breeding facilities and other purposes. Stables come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from large warehouses to small stalls in a barn. Whether you want to board your horse at a stable that keeps 10 or 1,000 horses, it is important to understand how much it will cost you per month to care for your animal while he is there.

General Care

Now that you know the average cost to board a horse, let’s look at the general care of your horse.

Grooming is an essential part of horse ownership and care. It involves brushing, cleaning hooves, clipping manes and tails, bathing and desensitizing your horse’s skin to avoid allergies or sores. You will also need grooming tools such as brushes (soft for sensitive areas), combs (for removing tangles), curry combs (to remove excess dirt from the coat), buckets for water baths etcetera.

Other expenses include shoveling manure from stalls with a pitchfork or hay forks; building/maintaining hay racks; building/maintaining windbreaks; feeding equipment such as feeders and troughs; water buckets or troughs; cleaning tack like bridles and saddles. You may also need tack repair supplies if you find yourself doing this part yourself rather than hiring someone else to do it for you!

The average cost to board a horse can range from $300 per month to $2,000 a month.

The cost to board a horse can vary greatly depending on the needs and requirements of your horse. The more specialized or unusual your horse is, the greater the cost will be for boarding.

The size of your horse is another factor that can determine how much you pay for his or her care. For example, taking care of a large Percheron stallion may cost you more than a small Arabian mare.

Health status and temperament are also important considerations when determining how much it costs to keep your equine friend healthy and comfortable while in training at a stable or farm facility.


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