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Question by Anonymous: How much should I charge to exercise a horse?
I used to exercise about 6 horses a day for $ 10 and hour. I had someone ask that I exercise one horse for them. Since I’m only exercising one horse should I charge more or the same amount? What’s reasonable amount?

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Answer by Amber
Depends really on how much you exercise them. If you’re really doing extensive physical labor and keeping an athletic horse in tip-top shape, then I would charge $ 20+ a ride. If you’re just doing trail rides and easy arena work to get a horse out of its corral, around $ 15+ a ride.

There are a lot of factors there to consider such as the horse’s temperament too. Like if a horse is really laid back and easy to handle, charge less. If a horse is more difficult to ride, charge more. Try to limit the time to what is necessary for adequate exercise. If a horse needs more more exercise, then ride for over an hour, maybe two. Vise versa if a horse needs less, ride for an hour or so, maybe less.

I think to charge per ride rather than hour is better because that way payment is more consistent. Plus you can round up the hours that you ride instead of doing the math to do an hour and 43 minutes and whatnot. Some days horses need to be ridden less, other days they need to be ridden more, that way it all balances it out.

Hope this helps!

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