I see a number of people post here and on other forums regarding what it costs to own a horse. Having recently had to put one down, I thought it would be informative if people posted prices and disposal options in their part of the country/world. It's a subject no one really wants to think, talk about or plan for, but as an owner it's a necessity. The vet call and euthanasia drugs were $160. We have property and no county restrictions on burials, so a friend/neighbor came over with his backhoe for the burial, which cost $50. However if it had been the dead of winter when the ground is frozen solid we would have had to pay the rendering truck for pickup. The cost to my heart was far beyond the monetary, but that's another topic. Friends from around the US have told me prices varying from $100 to well over $1000 just for disposal. What are prices like in your area?