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    Posted: 25 Jun 2011 at 12:58pm
 I like how some  studs   push agistment rates up after few months of your mare  being  on the stud
 started at $16 a day  three month later $19 a day dry mare this happened  in SA 



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Haven't had this happen to me in the hunter, although the rates are a bit higher depending on location.
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Tell em u will pick up your mare. They are rippin u off.They will then be able to do a deal cause u r a "Good Customer" .  Shop around its a dry mare. Not Much effort on their part.Squeaky wheel gets the oil. Good Luck.
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Relative cost should be the least of anyone's concerns regarding agistment.
 
What's far more important is what goes down the horse's throat and the care the property takes in your horse's well-being.
 
And don't expect the best if you don't take the trouble to ensure that's indeed e.
 
 
 
 
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The least should be cost. Sounds like u own a agistment farm or are a lover of parting with your hard earned. Surely the cost should be paramount to all dealings u do. The person has already been to the stud with their mare and were very happy to leave it their at $16 per day, but why did they need to put it up to $19 is what they are asking. Do u not get the best, unless they give u a price increase within a few months.
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Agree Gonski if they think you are comfortable they will slip one into your ribs they know its a hassle to move the mare.
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GG, we've been selectively agisting pregnant mares and juvenile horses for 30-odd years.
 
And believe me it's the quality of care, rather than the difference between $16 and $19 dollars per day, that's so crucial to the on-going well-being and success of your mares and foals.
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Originally posted by Run For Fun Run For Fun wrote:

GG, we've been selectively agisting pregnant mares and juvenile horses for 30-odd years.
 
And believe me it's the quality of care, rather than the difference between $16 and $19 dollars per day, that's so crucial to the on-going well-being and success of your mares and foals.
No truer words spoken.
Free agistment is too dear if they arent fed and looked after properly.
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Have tried to post twice but access denied. This thread is about a price increase not free agistment
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GG, Bi-carb wasn't talking about free agistment as such, but rather suggesting that "free" agistment is truly worthless in the absence of due care.
 
As is indeed $10, $15, $20 or $25 per day in a similar absence.

It's far more effective to critically assess relative value for money as opposed to simply than complaining about an additional $20 a week in costs, be it where you currently are or somewhere else. 
 
 
 
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Ok!!!! If u r happy with the place your dry mare is, then dont winge about a price rise within 3 months. 20% extra is very good for quality care. 
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Hay prices go up,grain prices go up,wages/workers comp/insurance/rates all go up ,therefore unless the property owner loves you,agistment prices will go up.
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Horse feed of all varieties is through the roof at present. 
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I actually think agistment prices as a whole are fair and reaonable, like I say, as a whole. I'm very selective when I send mares Hunter bound, agistment costs are through the roof at many farms and from first hand experience higher price doesn't always mean better quality of care. Other areas seem to be pretty fair, but it's just that region (agistment and vet costs) where they seem to believe they can charge the earth.
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