Owning Vs. Leasing

Here are a few figures for you to consider when comparing owning a horse versus leasing (based on WRR prices effective 1/3/2013). The cost of owning can be considerably more in the case of special farrier needs and/or health or injury events. See paragraph at bottom of page.

Up Front Expenses Owning Leasing
Purchase Price of Similar Horse $1,500-$15,000  

Grooming Kit $50

Used Western Saddle $500-$1000

Used English Saddle $800-$1000

Bridle $35-$150

Shipping Boots $75

Misc. $100

$760-$1,375  
Towing Vehicle $5,000-$50,000  
Trailer – 2 horse $5,000-$15,000  
Total Up Front Costs $2,260-$75,000  
Monthly Costs    
Leasing   $160-$250

Boarding

Pasture $175-$200

Stall $250-$500

$175-$600  

Farrier

  • Shoe $85-$120 per time
  • Trim $35-$50 per time
$20-$70 $0

Vet Expenses  

Trip Charge $45   

Coggins $35    

Annuals Shots $100   

Deworming supplies $75/year   

Floating $140/year   

Vet supplies $150/year+   

Supplements $0-$500/year  

Euthanasia & disposal $300-$400

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

Up Front Expenses Owning Leasing
Purchase Price of Similar Horse $1,500-$15,000
Grooming Kit $50 Used Western Saddle $500-$1000 Used English Saddle $800-$1000 Bridle $35-$150 Shipping Boots $75 Misc. $100       $760-$1,375+       Optional
Towing Vehicle $5,000-$40,000
Trailer Simple 2 horse $5,000-$15,000
Total Up Front Costs $2,260-$73,635

 

Monthly Expenses

 

 

Leasing

 

$160-$250/month

Board
    Pasture $175-$200/month

    Stall $250-$500/month

$175-$500/month

Lessons/Training $35-$60/hour private

$140-$240/month

$13-$16/hour group

Farrier

Shoe $85-$120 per time

Trim $35-$50 per time

 

$20-$70/month

 

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Vet Fees

Trip Charge $45

Coggins $35

Annuals Shots $100

Deworming supplies $75/year

   Floating $140/year

Vet supplies $150/year+

   Supplements $0-$500/year

   Euthanasia & disposal $300-$400

 

 

 

$40+/month minimum with no health issues, injuries or illnesses*

 

 

 

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Total Monthly Expenses

$375-$850/month Minimum

$210$290/month Maximum

 

Other Expenses

 

 

Tow Vehicle Fuel and Maintenance, plus trailer maintenance

$3-$4/gal, plus maintenance

Trailering $25-$50 per trip.

Vehicle/Trailer Insurance

$100/month

 
*Health events that we typically see include puncture wounds and cuts, colics, bone chips, eye issues and lamenesses -- requiring vet visits, stitches, xrays, ultrasounds, surgeries, months of stall rest and extensive supplies (medicines, bandaging, bedding). Total costs per event range from $600 to $7,000+.