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        01-10-2009, 12:07 AM
    In my area (WA State) one boarding facilities with an indoor arena and a gated entrance charges about $450 a month. It rains here a lot (maybe not such a problem in TX!) The arena is average sized but covered, and the facility is located on 15 acres, fenced and crossed fenced, so that if a boarder felt strongly about keeping their horse next to a horse but not in the same turn out, this can happen. Separate lockers for boarder's tack with saddle racks, indoor wash area, out door round pen and outdoor arena. I like watering my horses from buckets as the water intake can be monitored better. The more fly control, the better, I think. The horses, when I boarded, were fed 3x a day: breakfast hay and grain (or complete feed), noon local hay IF indoors and not in field, evening hay & grain/complete feed. Supplements were bagged by the Owner and labeled with horses name with bins for each day, both a.m. And p.m. This way amount of any meds or vits/herbs to be fed were controled by the Owner and known by the feed person. Hay and grain/complete feed time was always separated by an hour or so....

    My barn has a paddock off of each stall and I love this. We just brought our horses home a couple of years ago but boarded before that without our horses having paddocks. Not something I liked. But paddock footing is important.

    If boarding fees range from $300 to $800 in your area, you can probably aim for the middle, say $450 to $550 while you get your name out there.

    I hope that this helps & good luck!
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        01-17-2009, 11:22 PM
    Wow some of the board you all have to pay boggles my mind! I've never payed more than $200 for board (in either CA or OR) although I've never done full care. Right now I pay $95 and for that I get a stall, turnout, indoor arena, shavings and feeding 2x day. It's that cheap because I do my own cleaning and have to buy my own hay (with the hay it goes up to about $195 a mo.) I cannot even fathom being able to afford $400 and up board especially factoring in trims, shots, deworming, supplements, the dumptruck load of carrots etc.
        01-18-2009, 01:57 PM
    Originally Posted by HunterJumper22    
    Our board is roughly $1150/month and a half-lease is about $650 a month.
    I'd like to point out that, although it might not be for your area, that is a ridiculously insane amount of money to pay for board. My board is $100 a month here in little ol' Wisconsin. =)
        01-20-2009, 10:56 AM
    Your stables actually look like where I keep my girl at. Only it's alittle bigger because there are 12 12x12 stalls instead. The BO charges $300 a month for stall board $175 for pasture. I would probab;y be willing to pay about that $300 for your place too.

    I would like a automatic waterer in my horses stall because she does drink alot and when she doesn't she sinks in.

    I like the wider wash racks because she does not like being confined between two little bars.

    I like having a hot walker. She has a leg injury so instead of riding her I put her on that for 5 minutes at a light trott each way.

    Another thing that my BO does that I love is that she allows people to work off some of the board. I do it once a week (which is all she'll allow) and get $20 taken off every day I do it. She also pasture boards, but won't take off of that.

    I know in central texas where I was raised we didn't have no need for an indoor arena. But I know in northern texas it does get alittle colder up there.

    Also another thing that I really like it that the BO worms all the horses. It's figured into the price. It's really nice not having to worry about worming her. All the horses are on the same schedule.
        01-20-2009, 10:58 AM
    And a key entry pad would be nice, but I know that with where I board it would be pointless. But there is a key pad to get into the feed room and the tack room.
        01-23-2009, 10:19 AM
    Our barn is slightly better, and I pay 175.00/month.
        01-26-2009, 09:48 PM
    Not sure about your area, but around here that would probably go for anywhere between $300 - $400, probably on the higher end. I would definately board my horse there if I could. =) It's absolutely gorgeous.

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