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    12-07-2008, 09:54 PM
Green Broke
Where I board there are trails, 4 pastures, large indoor arena, outdoor arena, about 30 stalls (10X12), 2 wash stalls (indoor and outdoor), turnout all day is included (except on Sunday -- you turn your own horse out that day and muck the stall too just on that day). They grain twice a day and clean once a day, hay all during the day if they're in (right now they have been because the weather's going back and forth between snow/ice and rain so the pastures are kind of dangerously icy and muddy all at the same time!)...I pay $310/month.

Your facility sounds nice, but I agree with Eagle Eye that it's going to depend a lot on the area you live in and what board costs there. In my area, mine is about the least expensive around for what we have - other stables are charging upwards of $400/month.
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    12-15-2008, 02:24 PM
It all depends on the area as others have said.
I work in a barn right now that is $400 a month for the cold barn and $450 for the warm barn.
Travel 30 minutes and there is a barn with much nicer facilities but not heated for $250/month indoor board, $125 outdoor.

You also have to take into consideration how much it will cost you to feed each horse, maintain pastures, drag the arena ect. It IS a business and you still need to make money.
Many barns around here offer discounts for providing your own feed or cleaning your own stall.
    12-22-2008, 06:08 AM
It is definitely going to depend on the area you are located in. Where I board we have lighted outdoor and indoor, 2 hot cold wash stalls, heated tack room and bathroom, large feed room, miles of trails right behind the farm, large turnout with 5 additional semi private fields, etc. Board is 600 a month.
    12-22-2008, 04:58 PM
The way yo decribe your place it would go anywhere 250-350 without an indoor arena with you would get 375-600 where im from
    12-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Where I board my horse he is on pature board bc he hates to be in a stall, but there is a dressage arena, schooling arena, tons of trails bc its on a 1000 acres wildlife sanctuary, fed twice a day and has bran mash on sat, cross country jumps, round pen, wash racks near his pasture and at the barn, tack room is $25 extra a month, kitchen, lounge, hot walker and gated entry with number pin and I pay $250 a month, for stall board its $375-400, horses are turned out at night only and with no more than 4 other horses on 10 acre pastures
    12-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Iv got to say $350, where I board its only 150 bucks
    01-06-2009, 02:06 AM
Where I live, board fees range from $200-$675. I pay $250, but that includes trails, outdoor, heated indoor, twice daily feeding daily stall cleaning, blanketing, turnout weather permitting. A friend who doesn't have an indoor is paying $200. I think it all depends on where you are, and the demand(and the weather). You have a BEAUTIFUL property, and if I lived near you, I would feel comfortable paying around $250-$300. If you had an indoor, I would probably pay $300-$400. I don't know if you are able to add an indoor at some point, but for me and most of the people I ride with, and indoor is an huge bonus.
    01-08-2009, 05:38 PM
I don't know about a price and i'm not sure if you can do this but an indoor arena would be nice.
    01-08-2009, 05:44 PM
A payment on land, to own it, is cheaper than paying someone else to board your horse[if you have good credit].
    01-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Looks very nice! I would gladly pay $450-$500. Even if you don't have an indoor, I doubt you need one all that much in Texas; I don't have one in Maryland (along with alot of other things you offer) where I board and I pay $425.

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