My husband and I have worked very hard for the past seven years to be able to buy our property and we finally did it! I worked with horses from about 5 years old and all through high school and knew that's what I ultimately wanted to do but, with working toward the bulk of our goal, I'm sorry to say I've become a bit out of touch with the horse business. :(
Now, the logistics come in.
I want to convert the majority of the land (85acres total) into a boarding business. Unfortunately, the land has a ways to go before it becomes as professional as I want it to be. My main concerns are that the only usable structure is an unfinished pole barn and the fences are purely barbed wire.
On top of that, the animals will need shelter out in the field, an arena needs to go up, and trails cleared for riders, and the list goes on and on (not to mention all the legal paperwork/insurance/etc).
Am I getting in over my head here or is there a way to start super small and grow the business and client base together? My initial thought was to simply pasture board a handful of horses on a diy kind of level, but I'm not sure I could be apathetic if I ever saw an owner not taking care of their animal properly, which brings us back to full service boarding and my property just isn't ready for that yet.