I just opened a small horse boarding facility and I want to know how much you would pay to hypothetically board your horse at a place like mine. Some amenities aren't finished.. so if you could give me a price for both the way it is now and when it is finished that would be great. If you have any suggestions on what could make our place better let me know to..
We built a small 6 stall metal barn on 10 acres in north Texas.
12x12 heavy duty custom stalls with mats
12x14 open feed room (locked metal feed bins)
12x14 locked tack room (Nicer than most I would say)
All fencing is pipe top rail and no climb wire... and cross fenced in 5 strand barbless wire with a top hot wire.
2 out door wash racks (hot water soon to come)
160x170 outdoor (not lighted yet) jumps available.
I am an experienced horse person and I live and work on site. Horses are grained 2x a day, hay at night. Turned out all day with weather permitting. Blankets/boots on if needed at no extra charge. There are 3 horses per MAX and turned out by similar personalities. Trailer parking included. Very safe pastures and barn with no junk lying around. No trails near by, just open fields. 30 minutes from good trails though. No manure piles (we have a dumpster). Stalls cleaned once a day. Twice if in all day.
Soon to come........
50ft round pen
Office/lounge w/porch over looking the arena
Automatic waterers in stalls (is this important to boarders?)
Auto fly system
3, 60x30 private paddocks with a stall (How much would you charge for this?)
Gaited entry w/key pad (is this important to boarders?)
So how much would you pay? For the before and the after?
If you want to see pictures you can look at my website, www.geocities.com/jolicheval/facilities