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    12-05-2011, 03:14 PM
how much is board?

I was looking at bringing one of my horses to a stable near my apartment and have him boarded there during the week and bring him to the farm on weekends.

There is only one stable I can find and I have not stopped searching yet.

There board for self care is 925 for a regular 12x12 stall or 975 (12x12) x2

That seems extremely high especially since they don't have pasture turnout. They have 30ft roundpens in diameter for turnout on dirt. They do have lighted indoor and outdoor access to about 5miles worth of trails and is literally 5 minutes from my apartment and 30 seconds from my cousins house. But are located right next to a major street.
It seems there are more cons then pros.

Would you even consider paying that much for what is offered??
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    12-05-2011, 03:27 PM
I sure wouldn't, but the price of board depends on where you live, so maybe that is the norm for where you are. When I lived in Idaho I paid $200 a month for a large paddock and stall(can't remeber the size but it was pretty large), there was no pasture but we did have a nice big arena and a covered round pen.

Here in nevada the norm for board is about $350 for the same kind of place, although I have seen places that charge as much as $600 for board.
    12-05-2011, 03:30 PM
Its not the norm. They are the only ones this expensive. The ones further away from my apartment are in the 500 range.
    12-05-2011, 03:33 PM
Holy cow, over $900 just for board? I boarded my horse at a stable for $325, full care board, turnout, nice big pastures, indoor and outdoor arena. And where I work, it's $800/month for full board AND training!
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    12-05-2011, 03:34 PM
Where are you :) I wish I had that.
    12-05-2011, 03:35 PM
Is there ways to bargain to get lower board?

Like offering your horse for the lesson program for like 2 lessons a day or something. And offering to clean other stalls.

Is that possible??
    12-05-2011, 03:39 PM
Some places will let you work off some of your board, depends on the place, could hurt to try.
    12-05-2011, 03:40 PM
Oops, I meant "couldn't hurt to try."
    12-05-2011, 03:44 PM
Thanks I will try and talkt o them this week about it... hopefully I can get lowered a bit
    12-05-2011, 03:52 PM
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Board depends completely on where you are. This price may be perfectly normal where you live...or it could be on the high side.

You say it is high, but you also have to consider that you have an indoor arena, a LIGHTED outdoor ring, a turnout(even if it is small), as well as a good size stall. Not to mention access to trails. Those seem like pros, not cons.

Board could be lowered if you gave the option of letting the barn use the horse in lesson, but then you run the risk of your horse becoming dull to your aids, depending on what level of lesson s/he is used for.

Countrylady--my coaches coach charges $1300 (CDN) for full board and training. Just depends on where you are...

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