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    12-15-2012, 12:22 PM
  #11
Showing
I pay $250 per horse monthly for my Arabs. They're pastured as much as possible on 20+ acres and only come in for hay, grain, and during the hottest time of day in summer and the coldest winter days. The BM lives in the barn, so they have near-constant supervision. Included in the rate is stall cleaning (daily, though they're not inside often), feeding, hay, a 12% grain, and access to a dirt arena.

However, this is primarily a pleasure barn, with the exception of my reiners and a few WP QHs. A friend is paying $500 in the same area for the same services because its a hunter barn.
     
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    12-15-2012, 01:02 PM
  #12
Trained
I was paying $275 a month for full care at my old barn. This included a 15' x 30' stall that was cleaned maybe twice a week, water filled when needed, and alfalfa fed twice per day (if you wanted or needed grass or timothy fed, you had to pay even more). Self care (you clean your own stall and take care of water, but feed is the same) was $250. That was when I started boarding there. Now it's gone up to $325 for full care and $275 for self. No turnouts, grain or blanketing is offered. You do that yourself.

The barn I'm at now only offers full care. It's $185 for an outdoor stall and $225 for an indoor stall with a run. Stalls are cleaned daily, water is filled daily, turnouts are done when stalls are being cleaned, and the horses are fed three times a day, alfalfa or grass or a mix, your choice. The BO will feed grain and supplements that you supply and will blanket for no additional charge.
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    12-15-2012, 01:08 PM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by live to ride    
Around here, its around 300-350 for most boarding barns, but if you want to go to a show barn with trainers and everything, its the upper 400s. A month.

OP, do you board there too and just would be hired by other boarders, or do you own the place?
I don't own it or board there. I teach lessons at a different barn as an independent instructor with my own program and curriculum. I will be working with one of the boarders at the new barn, exercising her 2 1/2 year old in exchange for her sharing some of her 30+ years of experience with me until her hip heals. These facilities are very new and there's nothing like it in my entire county. It used to be a very, very run down place I guess, and when I commented to the owner how beautiful it was he said "This is the worse it's ever going to be" I really want to get involved with this place eventually.

At my current barn, I only have a round pen or trails to teach lessons and I trailer horses about 20 minutes away to an indoor arena. This new place has a gorgeous arena (still outdoor though) huge round pen, perfect facilities to teach. I just don't have any horses right now.

So, I was kinda thinking I could offer care to the boarders, do an outstanding job, and maybe ask about offering discounted or free care to use their horse for lessons? I'm not really sure, I may be WAY overstepping my bounds at that point. I personally would have offered my horse as a lesson horse if I trusted the person teaching. In fact, I did for a while.

I have no idea how the owner may react. No idea if the boarders even want that as an option. I'm just trying to brainstorm.

So, assuming boarders are paying for their own hay and grain, I guesstimated about $100 a month for feed.

So, if I offered care (6 days a week) for $120 a month, including feeding twice a day and cleaning once a day, would that be a reasonable fee? As far as pay on my end, that works out to $5 a day per horse. I would need to have at least 2 boarders take me up on my offer to break even on the gas I'm spending to drive out twice a day.
     
    12-17-2012, 03:05 AM
  #14
Banned
I pay $375 a month for full board, but on 24/7 turnout with a stall only available in the very worst of weather. Full stall access is $450.

The cheapest in my area with stall access is $300 a month, the most expensive that I am aware of is $1200 a month.
     
    12-17-2012, 11:21 PM
  #15
Super Moderator
Around here it depends on what kind of riding facility is attached. But something like 450 to 600$ is typical. Much more if you are really close to the big city, Seattle.
     
    12-17-2012, 11:38 PM
  #16
Green Broke
You need to speak to the BO first. You may not be allowed to do anything.
     
    12-18-2012, 03:17 AM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by stevenson    
you need to speak to the BO first. You may not be allowed to do anything.
Agreed. I wanted to get an idea on whether or not it would even be worth it before I said anything to the BO at all. It's looking like it wouldn't pan out well for me. I would need 2 horses just to break even on gas, and that's not including time and childcare. Thanks everyone for your input! You helped me reach a sensible conclusion. Thanks. :)
     
    12-18-2012, 09:26 AM
  #18
Weanling
We pay $225/mo for pasture board, with free choice hay, lean to. Provide our own grain and supplements. BIG tack lockers. Indoor arena, out door arena. Trails on site and nearby. Big tack up area. THere are 4 stalls if you need your horse to be stalled if injured or before a show... we have not needed them but I assume you would provide shavings and clean the stall if that were the case. The rate went up quite a lot with the hay shortage this summer ( although I would be surprised if it went back down next year, even if there were a plethora of hay available!)
     
    12-18-2012, 10:19 AM
  #19
Trained
Reno-where in Nova do you board? Do you have an indoor? I am always looking for winter alternatives should I want to bring my guy back to Va future winters.

OP-you could ask the owner if you could lease stalls. THere are trainers who do that, and then those horses are their responsibility, and the trainer pays to rent the space, the horse owner pays the trainer for board and training. I have paid a range of board.....in NY-it is $300/mo stall, full care, no extras other than supplements, no indoor, free trailer parking. In Va-for an indoor, I had to go 30 minutes away, and it was $500 for stall, feed 2x/day, blanketed and trailer parking. In MD-several years ago it was over $550 for an indoor with trailer parking. (H/J barn) I do know around where I live in Northern va-closer in than I was before-$600 and over for an indoor full care, yes up and over $1000 at some.
     
    12-18-2012, 01:44 PM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
Reno-where in Nova do you board? Do you have an indoor? I am always looking for winter alternatives should I want to bring my guy back to Va future winters.

OP-you could ask the owner if you could lease stalls. THere are trainers who do that, and then those horses are their responsibility, and the trainer pays to rent the space, the horse owner pays the trainer for board and training. I have paid a range of board.....in NY-it is $300/mo stall, full care, no extras other than supplements, no indoor, free trailer parking. In Va-for an indoor, I had to go 30 minutes away, and it was $500 for stall, feed 2x/day, blanketed and trailer parking. In MD-several years ago it was over $550 for an indoor with trailer parking. (H/J barn) I do know around where I live in Northern va-closer in than I was before-$600 and over for an indoor full care, yes up and over $1000 at some.
Hey, I've never heard of or even thought of that. That may be a good idea. So I lease a stall from the owners, One of my clients keeps their horse there and I care for the horse, buy feed, maybe wormer and farrier too? And Charge the client for full board. Hmmm... That's a good idea. Thank you.
There is no indoor arena at this place, but I suspect the owners will build one in coming years. They have big, big plans for the place.

After the first of the year, I am going to start training the woman's horse that I mentioned before. Very excited as I have only trained from ground work up to starting under saddle, and this horse has been started and needs to continue her under saddle work. I'll be closely supervised by this incredibly experienced woman and I'll be learning how someone trains that has my same ideals on horsemanship. I have only seen 'the cowboy way' of training, so I'm excited to learn something new!
     

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