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        12-30-2010, 03:04 PM
    Pricing on boarding.

    Dad plans on renting out stalls on the house we are renting. And he is insisting that in the area that the house is located(Catlin-I think that's how its spelled- VA) we can get $500 a month for self care.
    Now, the property is 20 acres and mostly wooded(maybe half is actually pasture, its all fenced), the trails are really trashy right now, and need cleaned up. There is NO arena, NO roundpen, and NO small turn outs.

    The barn is 6 stalls with a heated tack room and a wash stall.

    From what I have read about boarding fees in the area $300 is average for self care. And those facilities ALL have an arena, rounpen, trails, and some even have xc courses.

    How he expects $500, I don't know.
    I guess this is kinda a rant... Any thaughts?
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        12-30-2010, 03:13 PM
    I've never heard of Catlin, VA. In what county is it located?
        12-30-2010, 03:15 PM
    Hang on a sec.
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        12-30-2010, 03:19 PM
    Sorry it's Catlett... I think.
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        12-30-2010, 03:20 PM
    Yeah, it's 12 miles south west from Manassas VA
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        12-30-2010, 03:26 PM
    Okay. I've heard of Catlett, VA.

    It's in Fauquier County, which is kind of pricey, but your father is dreaming if he thinks he's going to get $500.00 a month for self care, especially with no amenities.

    He can most certainly ask that price, but don't be surprised if no one takes him up on it.

    Plus, has he thought about the added insurance he's going to need to take out, in order to cover having a boarding facility? Self care or not that's a business, and he'll have to be licensed and insured as such.
        12-30-2010, 03:29 PM
    Yeah, insurance has been discussed. That s a must on everything

    That's what I thought too. Oh well, you live and learn.
        12-31-2010, 10:19 PM
    I think your best bet would be to inquire around at all of the comparable boarding facilities in your area/close to you.
        01-04-2011, 12:00 PM
    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!
        01-04-2011, 12:10 PM
    Yeah, he is talking per horse.
    We will be putting up temp turnouts.
    And the barn electricity and water are payed for with the house bills.
    If we were going to rent out the whole barn... I don't know how much it would coust.
    But its a pretty expensive area so probably around $1500 a month for the barn and the pasture around it.
    I am thinking we will rent out 4 of the stalls, at $300 a month each. I think that would be a pretty decent price for around there.
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