OK guys Im thinking of getting into the horse boarding buisiness in the near future (5ish years). I would run the boarding facilities in conjunction with my dressage facility I have in mind to develope, I have plans to purchase 400+ acres, using a small portion for my horses and the rest to run cattle. So I need to know, what monthy price do you consider reasonable for the following.
Pasture boarding in 10 acre paddocks shared between 4 to 5 horses. Each pasture with a large shelter, most likely the kind shaped like a + to provide shelter no matter what way the wind blows, coupled with plantations of trees positioned as windbreaks, and all pastures maintained for quality grass.
Large lockable tack room possibly with individual lockers, washer, dryer, other basics at no extra charge.
Use of facilities, exercise track, outdoor arena, large multi purpose arena equiped with basic jumps, round yard, and grooming/wash facilities, at no extra cost. Potential developement of undercover arena.
Master plan for my dressage facility - http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t...racklayout.jpg
Basicly boarders could use all facilities except my stables and the turnout, boarding pastures would be around the outside of the track.
Miles of trails thru the undeveloped portion of the property.
Hay supplied and daily checks of horses, other basic care when required (rugs, fly veils ect). You know, all the basics that you would find at the majority of facilities.
Im not sure where I want to settle yet, but I know for sure it will be nearby a large city, somewhere heavily populated.
So I need a general idea of what people would be willing to pay, as my potential income could greatly affect where and what I buy, and what I can develope :P