10-28-2012, 09:11 PM
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Are you only going to offer it for board when you don't have hay in it? Or year-round? If you are not offering it year-round, you might have a hard time finding someone. At least I wouldn't board in that sort of temporary situation.
You'll need to set up the terms of the board. As in, are you going to be responsible for feeding the horse? Or will the boarder be responsible for feeding their own horse? Will hay be included in the board fee or extra? Will you or will the boarder have to clean the stall? Will you offer any blanketing services or will the boarder be resonsible for that? Will the boarder have to supply their own mineral supplments?
Will the horse have its own 3 acres, or will your horses also be in that property?
Will the boarder be able to park a horse trailer at your place?
Who will take care of the boarder's horse when you are gone?
Of course, downfalls are that you are responsible for another person's horse, which is always a little different than your own. Plus if that person had a tendency to not pay board on time, you have that to deal with (and should be spelled out in the contract).
Benefits possibly, if that person is trustworthy, that they can watch your hroses for you in the event you are gone. Benefit of a riding buddy or hauling buddy (if you have similar interests).
As far as what to charge ...... Depends on your area. I'd check with boarding barns near you with similar services, and then price a little below it, since you would not (for example) have an indoor arena like the boarding barn would.