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  1. #1
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    Default Fair price for board?

    What is a fair price for pasture board? This would include a big pasture or free choice hay depending on the time of year. Shelter is scooped 2 times daily along with 2 feedings a day w/salt/minerals & some supplements. Round pen, paddock & lot's of places to trail ride. Very, very picky on cleanliness & upkeep on horses environment & health. Horse would have it's own pasture & shelter.
    I would love to know peoples opinions.It is 10 min away from home in a quiet peaceful private setting. About an hour from the cities.



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    Totally depends on your regional location. I pay $175/horse for basically what you're describing. I provide my own grain and clean my horses' pasture as often as I can. BO does daily grain and hay and a general "once over". Nothing too fancy at all, but my boys are thriving there, for the most part.
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    Totally location dependent - price of land in the area, competition, supply and demand.



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    Ditto. I know places that charge $250-$475 for that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by monalisa View Post
    Totally location dependent - price of land in the area, competition, supply and demand.
    I agree. FWIW it runs $235 where I board (1 scoop of feed 1x a day and free choice hay, use of 4 arenas and trails) Pasture board is half the price of stall board.



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    Around here, $150-250 for pasture board, $225-$375 for full board are the norms.

    Where I used to live, pasture board would start at minimum $375 while full board was $500 and up, hitting $800 the closer you got to Boston.

    Where my brother lives, there basically ISN'T pasture board to any degree and a 'normal' board in a decent quality barn can be $1500.



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    I pay $255 for 1.5 acres, shared with 1 other horse. They have a huge shelter, free access water, great fencing, 2 feedings of hay a day, and basic once over. The BO will change clothing if needed, but its not really a service to count on. I am in CA though so will probably be a bit higher then most parts of the country, but am fortunate to be in a non-land locked area, so pasture isn't insanely expensive either.



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    My boarding situation sounds identical to the one you are asking about, and I pay $275 per month if that helps.



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