How Much Does It Cost To Feed a Horse?

The cost of feeding a horse is one of the many things you should consider before deciding to purchase a horse.  Owning a horse is a totally different experience and can be one of the most rewarding you may ever have compared to all other animals that you can keep as a pet.  However, the actual cost of caring for a horse is quite steep, especially if you do not have an area to pasture them.  Horses are grazing animals, and most horses can survive on grass and plants alone.  Depending on the purpose of your owning a horse, you may need to purchase horse feed in order for the horse to have that extra nutrition.  There are many different types of horse feed, and each one if specially formulated for a specific purpose or a specific type of horse.

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  1. Amy paid $ and Said,

    I pay out about $250-$300 a month per horse @ five horses ranging from a mini to a 1400lb horse. Of course the mini (36″) eats about $75-$100 a month. Hay runs about $6-$8 per 40-50lb bale. A 50lb bag of better quality grain is $19.99. I feed 20-30lbs per horse of hay a day. 5-8lbs of grain per horse per day. Mostly depends on time of year, activity level, age and health of horse. Wouldn’t take a 15yr old horse on a 30mile trail ride if he hasn’t been conditioned to do so, right? I wouldn’t.

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