I'm looking into co-op boarding. Does anyone have any recent experiences to share - good or bad - with this type of boarding arrangement?
For example how does everyone handle grain, hay and bedding? Does the group buy things in bulk or is everyone on their own and have storage space provided?
Do you pay a reduced monthly "boarding" fee for the use of the facilities? Or is the board free, so to speak, and the fee is your time and committment?
Is the barn owned by a co-op member or leased out by the whole group?
How are equipment or other repairs handled?
Do you have an executive committe to make final decisions or does everyone vote equally? If all are equal, who makes the tie breaking decisions?
Any insight you can provide would be appreciated!