I just joined this forum. I googled for a Canadian horse forum. But I am not sure if this is the right place or that this is an American horse lover forum.
Anyways, I am planning to emigrate to Canada (Vancouver) and I was wondering where to look for a nice boarding for my horse.
I looked up some stables, and prizes range from CAD $ 500 - $ 970
I know Vancouver area is one of the most expensive places, but... wow. Even compared to the overcrowed Netherlands those are huge prices.
It is hard to find stables with websites and boarding prices on it. I assume (hope! ;) ) that there would be a cheaper solution to my (very expensive) hobby.
Can anybody help me with the following questions:
- Tips about how to find an affordable stable in Vancouver (connections... I know) google, google, google! I would look for barns in west Vancouver, board prices are wee bit cheaper.
- What is a 'normal' price for Canadian standards?Anywhere from $ 200-1000. You get what you pay for. Look into outdoor boarding it's often cheaper and you still get use of the arena and barn.
- Is the boarding price negociable? I mean: can I offer to do some work myself to get a discount? (My husband is going to work and I do not have a job yet in Vancouver) you can for sure ask, but a lot of higher end barns will not.
- Is it also possible to board a horse in a 'private' stable? In the Netherlands that is also very common: a horse owner who let a few stables to other.
Not quite sure what you mean. Sort of a smaller boarding barn?
Anyways, I hope someone can help me answering my questions. Thanks for reading!
I hope this post is in the right place and my English is not too bad at this time of the day (evening)