Opening a Boarding Facility
For some time now, my fiancé and I have debated over the idea of opening our own boarding facility. I’ve gone through the many thought processes and ideas that come with this. I’ve read how it can a bad idea, but then I think to myself, that if it’s such a ‘bad’ idea, why are there so many facilities out there?
Anyways, I’ve have property (16.5 acres), an 80x160 indoor arena, turnout pastures w/ board fencing, stalls are still a work in progress off the side of the arena. I’m am not looking to start this endeavor tomorrow, but thinking more for the future. I do dabble in training horses as well, I do not train for anything specific, but more for a well rounded horse – from the rail to the trail, and I do quite well selling these kind of horses. I also, have a young stud, that will be going into training next year, and then on to reining shows with his trainer.
I’m torn between just keeping my place as is (no boarders), and just continue what I’m doing – going to work, then coming home and doing my horse thing. OR, do I want to do the ‘dream’ thing, and get to do my horse thing everyday all day – this route gives me more time to work with my horses, but…will it really be worth it?
Help on the idea will be great, pro’s, con’s, etc.
Any questions, just let me know, and I’ll be my best to answer them.