08-28-2013, 07:32 AM
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There is much to think about.
What facilities will you offer? Ie, stables, fields, arenas, hacking areas, roundpen, hosing station.
How many horses will you stable for?
Do you know local feed/hay/straw suppliers?
What are the current rates in your area?
Is your area in need of another stables? If there are many stables in the local area, how will you get people in to your barn?
Knowing a bit about horses is fine, but running it as a management is something else. I look for a barn manager that can openly give me good advice on feeding plans, turnout regimes, offer lessons etc etc. For example I will not choose a yard that doesn't have someone on site 24/7 or for the most part of the day and some of the evening.
They are just things off the top of my head.