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Fireinthegrate Sun 19-Mar-17 16:35:53

So 16hh horse living in in winter with approx 4 hrs turn out plus time being ridden. How long will a large round bale of hay last? 2 weeks?

How much do you pay for a set of shoes?

Thanks.

britnay Mon 20-Mar-17 10:40:41

Depends on many factors. For starters, on the size of the bale, they can be 3-5ft wide, and how dense it is. Quality of the hay and how palatable it is. How much grass is available in the field when the horse is turned out. How heavy it is worked. How much/what hard feed it gets. Is it a good or poor doer.

On my yard I have two 16hh+ horses, good doers, not in work, no hard feed, turned out 8+ hours a day. A dense 5ft bale of excellent quality meadow hay lasts them just over 2 weeks.

TimeforANewTwatName Mon 20-Mar-17 10:46:52

What Britnay said

Shoes depends on the farrier and the area you are in, they are anywhere from £60 - £80+ for normal shoes.

TheWitTank Mon 20-Mar-17 22:39:41

Being unhelpful (but not intentionally!) how long is a piece of string?
All entirely dependent on breed, condition, work amount (light hacking or competition), greediness (seriously -some horses are pigs, some are picky) etc etc etc. A 16hh cob isn't going to require the same as a 16hh TB.
Shoes here are approx £85 for a full set on a horse.

Rollingdinosaur Wed 22-Mar-17 11:19:00

I pay £70 every 6 weeks for shoes. No idea on the hay though, as I use small bales. One of those lasts me about 2.5 days, with about 6 to 8 hours turnout. It will vary massively from one horse to another though.

Gabilan Wed 22-Mar-17 19:21:32

Agree regarding the hay - too many variables! I pay 75 for a set of shoes every 6 weeks.

ProseccoBitch Mon 27-Mar-17 12:57:57

Agree it is a bit how long is a piece of string.....

I have a cob who lives in all winter, I get through a large rectangular bale of hay every 2 weeks at £25 a bale and a large rectangular bale of straw every 4 weeks at £22 a bale. Shoes are £80 a set every 6 weeks.

muttrat Tue 28-Mar-17 18:37:25

I have a 16.2 who gets 8 hours turnout in the winter, but there is very little grass so he gets hay in the field. He eats about 3/4 of a bale a day. £4 a bale. (really densely packed good hay) £70 for shoes every 6/7 weeks.

muttrat Tue 28-Mar-17 18:37:34

I have a 16.2 who gets 8 hours turnout in the winter, but there is very little grass so he gets hay in the field. He eats about 3/4 of a bale a day. £4 a bale. (really densely packed good hay) £70 for shoes every 6/7 weeks.

HollyWollyDooDah Wed 29-Mar-17 16:26:01

My tb lives out, she does a round 5ft bale at £25 every two weeks (ish) but noticed grass is coming through so she's not munching through it as quick
She's shod I front at £40 a time

HollyWollyDooDah Wed 29-Mar-17 16:27:01

When she was in she used to get half a conventional bale a night at £4 a bale

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