I have started to "break in" a horse for the owner of the yard I am currently in. All has been going well and he is an easy enough horse (so far) to work with. Now I spoke to the owner today properly for the first time since I started (just over a week ago) and he just wants him to the stage of basic commands in the arena and then he will be turned out before he goes into training next year (he is going to race).
Realistically how much does it cost to break in a horse if you were to send him away somewhere. I know if they are sent away obviously you have to pay livery costs too but I am trying to get an idea of how much I should be looking for? I have broken in a couple of horses before in the yard that I used to work on so would like to think I know what I am doing I do enjoy this type of thing so am happy enough to be doing it anyway!
We actually have one of his ex racehorses at the moment who we are doing a bit of work with and may be buying him so was going to take some money off his price by breaking in this horse and try to work it that way.
Any ideas would be helpful!