Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
Well, there are a few questions I have...
Is there running water?
Is the electric paid?
Also, is he asking this price per stall, or does he want to rent the whole barn?
I think if there is running water, a heated tack room & a wash rack, and the electric is paid, I would happily rent a 6 stall barn with fully fenced pastures for $500
Keep in mind, I'm completely on the other coast line... lol
I used to pay $155 per horse. That included a stall (w/auto waterer), a shared turnout that may or may not have a shed. Full use of indoor arena & outdoor round pen. Shared tack room. Place store about 10 bales. I had to supply my own bedding. This is a self care barn. They just offered use of facilities, an of course they would always look in each stall when the BO would care for her horses. Lucky for me, my 2 shared a pen, so that meant I could leave them out at night in good weather and not have to worry about somebody else complain.
Now my horse are at home, and now I also have 3. If I boarded them all, that would be $465. Personally I would rather rent somebodys barn for $500/mo that gave me a private tack, plenty of stalls, and thus storage space to have all my hay and bedding.
Keep in mind that not everybody has just one or so horses that they actively work. Some people have several, that they just work sometimes, and some people don't like arenas either. If this barn is being rented as a whole, then this is likely a really good deal for somebody who has several horses. An FFA club or 4-H club might want to rent it even.
If somebody has 6 horses, then thats' $83 a head for pasture with a stall, tack, wash rack etc.
Now, if he thinks he can get that price per head... lol. Tell pops to wake up ;)
Ps: small turn outs are easy. If you have hot line up, then just stomp in some temporary posts and string it across. We just use gate hooks to attache it to other fences. I looove my temporary posts and hot line! I can cross fence any field I have at home!