I love all the ideas so far.
Starline & WWA ~ I would post pics but its not changing the place how it stands now it's a total redesign. Moving pasture areas, moving stalls, new arenas etc.
Dressagebelle ~ I would agreed with all your ideas EXCEPT the auto waterers. I HATE them! I boarded at a facility once where the horses hadn't been trained/shown how to drink out of them so they never drank out of them (fear of the sound or feeling I suppose) and were totally dehydrated. The waterers often were broken by horses and the pipes would freeze and crack during the winter and leak like crazy during the spring and summer. I also don't use metal feeders I like the plastic barrel style ones ( with the pipe guard insert ) metal feeders are a danger IMO,sharp corners,rust dammage, etc.
Ray ~ I totally agree a roomy organized feel is always a wonderful feeling.
I currently have 15acres to work with. (resonably flat or going to be flattened)
I am planning on a 100x200' arena ( I'm thinking of putting in a smaller one for lessons), 3 100x50' paddock/pastures (seeded timothy/orchard and 2
6x24' 3 side shelters in each), a 60' round pen with tornado (angled out at the top) walls, a 30' round pen for the minis and "sale pictures" also with tornado walls, 8 12x24' pipe stalls with 12x12 2 wall shelters ( I could of course double this if I went 12x12' stalls but I hate how cramped it feels especially when people don't work their horses or want them turned out.) I want to put in a trailer parking area. I have a hay barn, tack barn and office all separate. I want to make "lockers" in the tack room for personal tack (what size would you all recommend?) the tack room also has the "community tack" storage area(for the lesson/lease horses) I have two medium/large sized wooded pastures I plan on seeding. They are for the day turn outs. Theyre well fanced and the fence line is checked everyday. What are other things you as boarders/trainers etc would like to see at a facility?