This is something that has been on my mind for the last year or so, and not at all a 'set in stone' ambition. Currently I have a full time job that pays decently, and am looking to buy a house with a decent chunk of property that might later turn into something more. By something more, it could be raising beef or veggies, or boarding horses. So this is really something that is being considered alongside other options.
What are some key things to think about for starting a small-time equine business? I know this is quite different from other agricultural enterprise because its a 'service' and not a 'product'- and therefore involves all the customer's wants, needs, and legal implications. But I love horses. I have 3 of my own, so caring for a few more would not be a big deal for me.
In your opinion, if you are in the equine business, are small boarding facilities effective economically, and are they practical? Meaning, is there really no point in boarding only a few because there would be no profit, and only a couple horses/owners means there's very little 'community'. Thanks for any and all thoughts :)