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to think a horse costs more to keep than a 9 year old boy?

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biddysmama Fri 15-Jul-11 08:45:21

ive just found out ds1s dad has bought a horse.... but he cant afford to give me mainentance hmm

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 15-Jul-11 08:48:16

Dreadful. I have no idea how much a horse costs to keep, quite a lot I should think. House, food, shoes, vets etc.
Some people are feckless.

noddyholder Fri 15-Jul-11 08:52:05

Thats terrible. My dp's sister has a few horses and they are permanently skint because of them and they have no children and 2 incomes!

carabos Fri 15-Jul-11 08:53:28

Unless he is keeping his horse at home, or in some other situation where he can look after it "DIY", he will spending £100 per week. YANBU.

Longtalljosie Fri 15-Jul-11 08:56:42

Oh my God - shop him to the Daily Mail. They'd bloody love it. It's current at the moment, too, after that Cameron speech.

SarahStratton Fri 15-Jul-11 09:04:13

Full livery - £100 average, could be a lot more depending on where he is.
Part livery - £60ish.
DIY - could be anything from £25 to £45ish a week.

Full/Part livery he will need to pay for shoeing etc, but not feed or bedding. That will be at least £60 every 4-6 weeks. Plus insurance, vaccinations etc.

DIY he's going to be shelling out for feed and bedding on top of that. Probably another £20-£40 a month.

I was permanently skint when I had BigHorseLittleHorse. I didn't realise how much I spent until this month and no bills.

MissVerinder Fri 15-Jul-11 09:06:56

I think you could keep 2 nine year olds for the cost of a horse.

That's terrible, I really feel for you sad

SnapesPlaything Fri 15-Jul-11 10:45:23

Agree withLongtalljosie shop him!

AlpinePony Fri 15-Jul-11 11:02:39

230 euros a month.

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