I have a small private barn, we bought the place because I wanted to care for my own horses (though where we boarded at was wonderful! Horses happy and well fed, just wanted our own place) and I wanted a few boarders to make my horses "free".
We charge 225.00 and it includes 2 daily grain feedings (several grains depending on the horses needs, light feed, senior feed, low starch feed, high fat feed...), hay 24/7, 16 acres, small arena, two barns, shelters, maintained trails, blankets on/off in winter (and if you don't have a blanket, I do and will put it on your horse, I wont have a shivering cold horse, I can't take it), free trailer parking (or camper too), round pen, tack room, wash stalls and in bad weather ALL horses are brought in (all are pasture board) no extra charges. The only thing I charge extra for is worming, and I don't charge a labor charge, just the actual cost of the wormer.
Here is my place: http://www.facebook.com/LongCreekStables/photos_stream
Nothing fancy, nothing special. But we have a wonderful group of boarders that I love dearly, the horses are fat and happy and get along.
In my short years of boarding (8) I have learned that NO is a complete sentence, and that I think was the hardest thing to learn. Once I became comfortable saying it, life is better. What I mean by saying no is to unrealistic requests for a place that boards for 225.00 per month.
The boarders love this place, and they are telling me that all the time, and I appreciate it. It's just hubby and I, and I work a full time job. When we need time off, the boarders will chip in and we'll go for a weekend camping or to the house in Charleston.
They don't chip in when we're there, but it's because we wont let them. They pay us to keep the place clean, though they are expected to clean poop in the washstall area and in the barnyard or barn isle.
Also, it's one spot in the tack room per horse you have, you can't store anything you want (such as a bike, WTH?) as we don't have huge tackrooms, we have three, the biggest one is for me as I have more stuff than anyone (but then it is my barn? Plus I need room for the almost 100 blankets I have, that takes up a lot of space in itself!).
Even pasture boarded horses though have shelters or actual barnstalls open to the paddocks for them. We're always improving the place, getting ready to double the arena size and build a bathroom.
My horses aren't treated any better than theirs, except I groom mine and they groom theirs, LOL! Oh! I also buy horse treats, apples and 50 pound bags of giant carrots for everyone. The treats are in a big box in the feedroom and you can take all you want.
I think we're too cheap, but everything is paid for so it's good. Feed bill and hay bill is covered and my horses are free and I have friends to ride with. We love to camp also and have cookouts and bonfires. Life is good!