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    04-22-2010, 08:26 PM
Green Broke
good deal?!?

I was looking through the iwanna paper. And I found an ad that said
"For rent or lease
30-stall barn, 125 acres of riding trails, pastures, show ring, 3 cross ties, 3 wash rooms, indoor riding area"

So we gave them a call. They said 800 Dollars a month!! O M G pretty good right? Well it gets even better.

The barn has running water in the stalls at all time so they never run out of water. It is a heated barn. And has fly sprayers to keep the flys out. Lights on the indoor arena. The pasture right now is only 5 acres but he is having lodgers come out and move trees and sow grass in and making another 20 acre pasture. There is a tack room. A huge feed room. An an indoor hay storage that can store 700 bales of hay. He told us we could board horses to get out money back if we wanted. Basically 200$'s for board and get at least 4 boarders and rent is paid for. This is AMAZING to me. But i'm used to a 3 acre pasture 3 little stalls with no lighting or water. No indoor barn no riding arena and feeding in the dark with car headlights so this is a dream come true to me. Is this a good deal?? What do you guys think? We are going to go check it out saturday and i'll definitely be getting pictures!!
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    04-23-2010, 03:06 AM
Is that a house as well?

Either way that sounds amazing!
If you get boarders in to cover your rent, just make sure you're well and truely covered just in case someone gets hurt on your property. is a great site for this kind of info.

I would go for it if I was you.
    04-23-2010, 07:09 AM
Green Broke
No, no house unfortuantly. I mean there is but the guy that is renting it out lives in it. So he will be there at all times. And yeah if we get boarders we are definitely getting liability and insurance and contracts and everything. We've never done this type of thing but you have to start some how.
    04-23-2010, 07:26 AM
Your math is a little off. Four boarders at $200 each will bring in $800 but it will not make you $800. You still have buy feed and bedding. Oh, and do not forget your insurance. If you are going to be taking care of other people's horses you will need at least care, custody, and control insurance.

I am guessing after you figure out how much it will cost you to feed, bed, have electric & water for each horse that it will take far more than four boarders at $200/month to cover your $800/rent.

Sounds like a good deal if the place is in reasonable condition.
    04-23-2010, 04:19 PM
Green Broke
It's an old 4-H place that doesn't want to use it anymore so it's still in good condition. And I mean at 800$'s the went would be payed for. And they would be providing their own hay and feed. Or they pay extra. Or at least that's how most of the barns down here do it. And not to mention the space for even more people the 4 is just for the initial rent per month. Or we could always decide to make board even higher. But I am definitely looking at the place before we make ANY decisions although this would definitely be a dream come true.
    04-24-2010, 11:05 AM
Green Broke
Check stables in your area for what amenities they provide, and what they charge for it. In my area, a boarding facility that has wash racks, heated barn and indoor arena would be in the 500/month range for board. That's assuming full care, though, if you are asking owners to do/pay for their own feeding/stall cleaning, you'd get much, much less.
    04-24-2010, 12:37 PM
Green Broke
Yeah one of the closest stables around. Is 425 a month and they provide everything all you do is ride. They will turn your horses out and take care of shoeing and everything. So they would be our competition. They too also have indoor arena's and wash stalls and a VERY nice facility. But 200 would be they provide the stuff. Basically they are just paying us to keep their horses on the land. We would arrange the shoeing and stuff to get it all done at once. And we would turn them in and out if needed and provide shavings for the stalls and such though. Probably the hay as well since they have a 10 acre field that can be used for hay.
    04-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Green Broke
Well we went and visited it today and it needs a little cleaning. The people who used it last didn't clean or take care of it. But he is repainting everything and fixing everything up. He is going to be cleaning everything. But here are the pictures I got of it
Here is the riding Arena

Here is the outside of the 30 stall barn

Here is the outside of a stall

Stair case to the upstairs tackroom that has a bathroom in it

The upstairs tackroom with bathroom

Here is up stairs looking from the tack room down into the hall way of the barn

Picture of a room that idk what it's used for.

Here is one of the 3 wash stalls

The lower tack room

Here is the inside of one of the stalls (keep in mind they are still in need of being cleaned!)

    04-24-2010, 10:29 PM
Green Broke
Yay more pictures!

Here is the outside of another stall

Outside of a stall and you can see part of the other wash rooms

Barn aisle way

This is the automatic waterer and it DEFINITELY needs a cleaning.

Outside of another stall

Round pen!

Inside of another stall this one looks better

The wall that connects to other stalls. So the horses can see each other but can't get to one another

Hay rack (you can go up top where the hay storage is and just drop hay down from the top into all the racks) it's pretty awesome

Another picture of the round pen

Hay loft (that holds 700 bales) notice the holes for the hay racks

Hole into hay rack

    04-24-2010, 10:32 PM
Green Broke
And more pictures lol
More of the hay loft

Bridge from one side of the barn to the other (up in the hay lofts)

Another hay rack

Another picture of that huge space that idk what it's used for.

This is the back side of the barn. Next to the 3 stalls that are outside the barn


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