welcome aboard the horse world.
You will find, there is MUCH more to boarding (even if it is a "do it yourself" barn), than just a beautiful romantic notion of horses on the property.
First and foremost: I don't know whether you or your husband have any horse experience. Having horses on your property, you should definitely learn about them before you start boarding:
- Recognize emergency signs, when a horse gets severely sick and needs a vet instantaneously
- Know how to handle it, if a horse breaks through the fence and runs lose
-... just to name a few examples.
If you have never handled horses before, you may find yourself facing a situation you may not have expected.
We have a many people on here, who are boarders and offer boarding - each one can probably offer valuable advice.
You definitely need insurance!
Talk to your insurance company about "Care Custody Control" - CCC. They don't come cheap.
In addition: make sure you get a boarding contract. Never, ever board without a contract! Barn Plans and Horse Facility Planning Information - StableWise
has a lot of wisdoms, blanco contracts, and advice.
That's just what I have at this moment for very basic advice, from someone who has spent some time working at boarding barns and listening to the drama around ;) Quite frankly, I have never seen a boarding barn without Drama...
Some have more of it, some less... but it's always there ;)
That being said: don't come too fast to a conclusion/decision. Listen around first, maybe visit one or the other boarding facility to get some advice there.
Good Luck with your new life and congratulations on the purchase :)