I currently live in SC and am keeping my horses at my home, but as of October I will be living in VA with my husband (he's in the navy and is stationed there) and I have chosen to "rent" a stall at a local "co-op" boarding facility.
I will be paying $150 per month per horse for my QH and my TWH cross geldings which includes:
- the stall with rubber matted bottom
- use of facilities including hot/cold wash rack, tack and feed rooms, round pen and lighted outdoor riding area
- storage area for my tack, grooming supplies, feed bins and room in the hay loft for all my hay
- turnout and bringing in when it is not "my turn"
I will have to provide all hay, shavings and grain for them - but since I'm picky about what my boys eat this doesn't bother me. It being a co-op barn this means that twice a week I will be responsible for feeding and turning out or bringing in (depending on if its AM or PM) all of the horses there (there will be 8 boarding there and they only have room for 9 horses total, so it's a small barn).
Everyone is responsible for mucking their own stalls and keeping their area clean and I like this idea - a more proactive approach on the owners part to be responsible and active in their horses care. Of course since I am used to doing everything for my horses now, I've already arranged my work schedule to where every evening I will be at the barn anyways to feed, groom and care for my horses anyways, so I doubt anyone will be too bothered by the addition of my boys!
With us being on navy income, I couldn't afford full board which ranges from $400-600 per month per horse depending on the barn and pasture board in most areas costs approximately $200 per month per horse. I feel like for the money I am spending, even though I have to put in some work, it's definitely worth it!