Horse boarding over here is quite a bit cheaper in our area. A lot of people charge $60-$100 a month here. Some are more expensive but they are better quality.
I absolutely love my life. I'm not saying I'm not grateful. I really am and my mom is actually selling Stormy so she will be gone. She has 6 horses and Stormy is the least valuable. Gotta do what you gotta do. Gidget is my main horse and I will never sell her. Luckily the horse community here is very flexible and many people work off board and work for hay.