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Old 14-08-2011, 07:13 AM
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Pony costs?

I am looking into buying a 12hh shetland cross driving pony, after owning horses years ago

He would live in grass livery only , and I'm trying to add up the costs of

Worming
Barefoot trimming
Innoculations
Initial vet test exam

I am out of touch with prices , especially in Surrey, can anyone suggest how much its likely to cost?

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Old 14-08-2011, 11:00 AM
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Re: Pony costs?

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I am looking into buying a 12hh shetland cross driving pony, after owning horses years ago

He would live in grass livery only , and I'm trying to add up the costs of

Worming
Barefoot trimming
Innoculations
Initial vet test exam

I am out of touch with prices , especially in Surrey, can anyone suggest how much its likely to cost?

jessegee
my friend once said it costs her around four thousand pounds a yr.
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Re: Pony costs?

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I am looking into buying a 12hh shetland cross driving pony, after owning horses years ago

He would live in grass livery only , and I'm trying to add up the costs of

Worming
Barefoot trimming
Innoculations
Initial vet test exam

I am out of touch with prices , especially in Surrey, can anyone suggest how much its likely to cost?

jessegee
I would allow for stabling in your costs.. also it depends what area you live in re costs.. I wouldn't keep a shetty cross out at grass 24/7 risk of Lammy
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Old 14-08-2011, 08:02 PM
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Thanks, luckily he has a grass muzzle, so he can go out with the others

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Re: Pony costs?

expensive

This is me roughly with good doer 14.1 h welsh cob x (my other two are at home so dont pay out too much)


DIY (no school) 85pcm My old grass keep in kent was 70 pcm
Shoes 70 every 8 weeks, trims for my others are 22
Worming 8-12 every 8-12 weeks depending on what wormer
Hay 5.50 per blale, use about 1 and a 1/4 a week.
Shavings 7 per bale use one a week after initial bed.
Teeth 35 once a year
Jabs 60 once a year (I always join in a group call out for jabs or take horse up to the vets in trailer)
I dont hard feed
Insurance 25 a month

(Im chichester)
THEN

I spend probably at least 20 on bits and pieces like hoof oil, first aid kit, likits, etc


IF your keeping shettie out try and have a small corner to use as a sin bin or starvation paddock. So that in the summer months you can put him/her in there and the first frosts are renowned to causing lami attacks. I dont know many people who stable shetties but they need somewhere to go that has very and I mean very little grass.
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Re: Pony costs?

I don't know livery prices in Surrey but up here (Manchester) this is what it costs me for my 12hh pony - excluding her extortionate vet bills due to skin problems.

20 per week for stable/grazing inc use of outdoor school
35 every 8 weeks for feet
If only one I would worm count (10ish?) twice yearly and worm for tapes and encysted worms twice yearly approx 16 per wormer
Plus a tack allowance of 40 per month (rugs, creams, fly sprays, tack, head collars, feed - I get through one bag of speed beet every two months)
Vet bills of about 100 for call out/exam/vaccinations
Teeth at 50 annually or twice annually
Probably back person twice - three times a year at 40-60
Hoof boots at 100 per pair every 8months or so.

I would also be prepared to have a stable for pony, my welshy and shet don't cope out 24/7 - and they are muzzled - even now!
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Old 18-02-2012, 01:53 PM
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Re: Pony costs?

I have a 15hh cob and a miniature shetland, I pay:

15hh cob:

11 per month insurance
80 per month rent for grazing etc
45 every 6 weeks for front shoes and trim
35 every 6 months for dentist (my horse is old so requires the dentist more often)
40 (approx) hard feed

Minature Shetland:

20 per month insurance
350 for gelding
40 a month rent for grazing etc..
20 every 6 weeks trim
35 every 6 months dentist (he is young so needs more regularly)
10-15 hard feed (approx)

Between them both:

40 a month hay
8 every 2 weeks - feed supplements
Carrots - bags 3.50 each and get through approx 3 a month.
120 - both their yearly vaccinations including call out feed

PLUS unexpected vet bills!

And any rugs, equipment (feed buckets) that need replacing over time!!

So the 4000 a year is about right!!! xx

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Old 18-02-2012, 01:54 PM
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I have a 15hh cob and a miniature shetland, I pay:

15hh cob:

11 per month insurance
80 per month rent for grazing etc
45 every 6 weeks for front shoes and trim
35 every 6 months for dentist (my horse is old so requires the dentist more often)
40 (approx) hard feed

Minature Shetland:

20 per month insurance
350 for gelding
40 a month rent for grazing etc..
20 every 6 weeks trim
35 every 6 months dentist (he is young so needs more regularly)
10-15 hard feed (approx)

Between them both:

40 a month hay
8 every 2 weeks - feed supplements
Carrots - bags 3.50 each and get through approx 3 a month.
120 - both their yearly vaccinations including call out feed

PLUS unexpected vet bills!

And any rugs, equipment (feed buckets) that need replacing over time!!

So the 4000 a month is about right!!! xx
I forgot worming too!! xx
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Old 19-02-2012, 04:37 AM
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Re: Pony costs?

I realise how all those costs add up!
I underestimated how much it would cost, I have had my little fella for 5 months now, and we have had the vet 3 times, but I love him to bits and dont regret it for a minute
It'd be nice if he didnt keep poking himself in the eye tho
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