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Could I ask a question about the going rate for grazing?

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talkingnonsense Wed 27-Mar-13 17:08:46

I hope this is ok- I don't have a horse! But I have a field, water, no stable or shelter, and I have met someone with horses- what's the going rate to charge for grazing? Thank you very much.

QuietTiger Wed 27-Mar-13 19:03:39

We charge £15/week for grass livery. That's your horse in a field + a self filling water trough. No field shelter, just lots of "natural" shelter. HTH.

talkingnonsense Wed 27-Mar-13 20:12:46

Oh thank you. I'm not sure there's any natural shelter- there are some trees I guess! I don't know anything about horses, I'm reading stuff here to learn!

Eve Wed 27-Mar-13 20:44:35

How is it fenced? Where in the country are you? What's hacking like? Other facilities nearby?

Who will maintain field, poo pick etc.

All determines price...

Where I am, about 100-125 a month for a couple of acres.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 27-Mar-13 20:45:01

That sounds about right to me. How big is the field?

talkingnonsense Wed 27-Mar-13 20:47:42

It's fenced but I think would need an electric fence too. I know nothing so can't help though happy to learn! In south-east, village, about 2, maybe 3 acres? Thank you!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 27-Mar-13 20:59:22

Post and rail or wire fencing? 2-3 acres is only really good for a couple of big horses to live in permanently. How many does she have?
Im in Colchester. Am I near you? <<nosey>>

snowpo Wed 27-Mar-13 21:23:12

I'm in Surrey, basic field with just water probably £20-25 per week per horse. Make sure you find out what they're going to do with all the poo!

Butkin Thu 28-Mar-13 06:37:16

We pay 450 a quarter (so roughly 34 pounds a week) for nearly 8 acres. These are fenced into two big fields. The "Summer" field has self filling water trough and three huge Oak trees. The Winter field has high hedges all round and a stream although we take water up as required.

We have 4 ponies in this amount of land. It is all post and rail fencing and we provide our own electric fencing to strip graze. The farmer trims the hedges and fertilises / rolls (basic fertiliser) every Spring in the price.

Eve Thu 28-Mar-13 11:00:58

Def no more than 2 horses, maybe 3 small ponies at a push.

talkingnonsense Fri 29-Mar-13 12:37:46

Thanks again, she has two ponies. It is post and rail for most of it, but low. What should happen with the poo?!

Eve Sat 30-Mar-13 17:15:46

Poo should get picked up from the field every day and gotten rid of. Will destroy the grass if not & they produce a surprisingly large amount of the stuff!

Usually you need to find a local farmer to be paid to take it away. We pay £40 for famer to take away a large trailer load every couple of months.

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