How Much Would You Pay Someone To Feed/watch Your Horses?
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:08 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:19 AM
*Canter for the Cure*
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:21 AM
I know whenever I did the dogsitting business as a kid, it was usually $5-$10 a day, depending on how far I went! I never asked for a specific rate, that's just what they paid me!
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:25 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:31 AM
once a day or twice a day? how close is the neighbor?
If they are close, 5 to 10 a day??
And leave auth for medical treatment in case of colic or other injury.
Smile.... it will make people wonder what you are up too.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:38 AM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:17 PM
Jessica and Anthony 16 year old twins.
Mo - 19 year old Arab
Cowboy - 13 year old Chincateague pony
Zeke - 8 YO Welsh cross project pony
Muchakin (Munchie) - 4YO Welsh cross project pony
I met a HC buddy...ExtraHannah
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:13 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:28 PM
Horses, Oh Horses Furry and Sweet.
You are always hungry And you have lots to eat.
The grass is your food, You are never rude.
Apples and oats are your snack After someone has been on your back.
You stand on you feet when you sleep, You never make a peep,
Under the tress, you peacefully sleep, While waiting for the next morning.
Horses, Oh Horses Furry and Sweet.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:15 PM
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:19 PM
Once they've graduated to school, I'll probably work out a trade w/the parents. They have critters as well, so we can kinda return the favor. I've been a country teenager though, so I know it is nice to have a way to earn a little extra cash.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:26 AM
IF I had to PAY someone to look after my animals? (HAH! First off, I would have to be able to afford to GO somewhere!) With expecting the care *I* give them, $100 per 2 day weekend is not outrageous.
$10 per day? That's IT??? Really?
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:29 AM
I spent a weekend staying at my friends house. Feed/turn out/cleaning stalls for 10 horses 2 times a day. She didn't pay me, but made sure the fridge had food in it my kids and I like (kids were with me). Made sure there was plenty of gas for the 4 wheeler cause my kids LOVE playing on it and we got to use the hot tub whenever we wanted. In exchange, I use her truck and trailer for weekend shows that I run so I've got a place to stay... Win/win
If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your wife told you to.
The winds of heaven blow between my horses ears (Arab proverb)
Everyday you are unhappy is a whole day wasted not being happy.
Eff em and feed em fishheads!
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:11 AM
I charge: $25.00 per horse per month 2x daily feeding or a few sacks of feed amounting to same price.
If I turn out too to give their horse exercise, I double it per month. It is no sweat off of me to turn out. I take horse out, walk them about 100 feet to arena, let them go run around and 30 mins to hour later I pick them up. Usually, I am out there doing a lesson or cleaning my own or riding...so the horse might as well get some sun and fun.
If they need stall cleaning...I kick that to Possum and she charges same per month per horse. I do a good job with my own but Possum is the one who LOVES to pick stalls out...she is a bit OCD with it...I am not as fond of doing other stalls. If I had my way, Trey wouldn't even be in one at all( Proud cut and fights with geldings in pasture).
But you gotta figure I am already there 2x a day and so is she.
I am just doing for them what I do for my own and making a bit on the side 4 it.
Edited by teampenninglady123, 03 November 2012 - 09:17 AM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:08 AM
Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:46 AM
$65-100 per day for professional pet sitters.
If it's over night, double it and leave a house full of food when you leave.
FYI, lock down/disconnect the computers and cable/satellite pay per view movies too. Or you could come home to an even bigger bill.