July Excerpt: Where Does Your Board Money Go?

It ain’t cheap to own a horse. Paying board at a stable can feel like paying a second rent, too.

An informal survey of horse owners from all over the U.S. by Heels Down Magazine revealed that the average board costs around the country trend in the neighborhood of $600-$700 per month for full care. Self-care, partial care or pasture board options average lower, closer to $300 per month.

No matter which way you look at it, however, board is still a big expense. While your heart might break a little each month when you write the board check, there is a rhyme behind the reason when it comes to dictating board cost. Often, there are more costs than what immediately meets the eye.

Read the full article and much more in the July issue. Download the Heels Down Magazine app in the iTunes AppStore: http://apple.co/1QicprS or Google Play for Android phones and tablets: http://bit.ly/1sXQV75. Subscribe for a year and get two months free!

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