Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: in Earthquakeville
• Horses: 0
Barn owners make money?
Seriously though.. In general Very little. Most barns operate boarding at a break even, or even a loss leader, but make it up in different things (training, lessons, leases, sales prep, etc).
(this is assuming you are doing the proper licenses and insurance and maintaining the property, possibly paying employees (legally, like worker's comp, etc). Not putting a round bale out every week, turning the hose on for the tank, and calling it good. There are some places that do do that.. and they probably make a bit.. but not too much).