My board is 400 a month. My board includes his feed and hay.
My vet bill is about $120-150
Farrier is normally $110-120 for clipping and front shoes.
I spend about 200 or more on local shows including trailering, clipping, and training for the day.
Lessons are $45 each, and I normally lesson once a week.
i ride @ a show barn in the northeast (which makes everything 10x more expensive). my board is $2000 a month (at my old barn it was $2900!!!) and pay $65 a lesson, which i do three times a week. my farrier is $350 a month for four shows w stud holes & stems. i've had bad experience w medical bills w my horses, they always end up sick somehow, but it rlly depends on your horse if they need injections, medications, etc. i show a lot and am always on the go w my horse, so i always have @ least five tubes of ulcergard on me ($45 each) and my horses just got injections this month, $500 each.
so overall for the month of june, i paid $2000 for board, $225 for medication, $3100 on vet provided medical care, & $350 on farrier expenses.
I keep my horses at home, and the cost of living is pretty low around here. I'll break down expenses:
Coggins/shots/floating once a year: About $400 per horse
Feet: $50 for a barefoot trim every 6 weeks, so about $430 a year without shoes (you may be able to find a cheaper farrier)
Feed: I pay about $15 a bag for my guy's regular pellet feed, and I have to get a new bag about twice a month, so $360 a year, plus supplements, which is about $40 a month, so $480 a year
Hay: I pay about $6 a bale for an average year, so half a bale per day in the winter months (November-February) and then a bale a week the rest of the year works out to about $550
So far we're up to $2200 for just the absolute basics. If you're boarding, you probably won't have to worry about hay though, which puts you at $1650 per year, or $138 a month.
Then let's factor in extra expenses. Boarding ranges from $200 to well over $800 every month. New tack every so often, probably going to be about $300-1000 a year depending on you and what you need. Extra vet and farrier expenses, I'd plan for minimum $500 a year. Let's say a once a week lesson at $30 per.
So if we take the absolute lowest end of all of that, we get: $4760 a year or $397 a month.
So total yearly costs if you're boarding at the cheapest end of everything: $6,410 a year or $534 a month.