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    02-23-2012, 12:11 PM
  #11
Weanling
I agree with everything everyone stated on here. You really need to look at the competition and write out a plan. My stable charges 200/mo and Dee gets a stall at night out all day choice hay and grained 2x a day. I have a cubby for my tack and access to a general tack room where we keep a general supply of first aid supplies. I really don't know how my BO makes a buck as 200/month doesn't seem like that much when you think about all the costs...hay, water, electric, insurance, gas, feed, meds...

Good luck to you! Keep us posted.
     
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    02-24-2012, 06:43 PM
  #12
Showing
If you get this figured out you need to draw up a good contract. Part of that contract will state due date of board and a $5 per day penalty for every late day. Also include that after 30 days the horse will be offered up for sale at the first auction for monies owing. You need to have this or some will walk all over you. Board is paid in advance. Also make it clear that the board rate is subject to feed costs and that you will give 30 days notice if an increase is forthcoming.
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    02-24-2012, 06:45 PM
  #13
Showing
If you have your own horses, you might find you have little time for them as you will be mucking stalls, cleaning paddocks, feeding, watering, etc. Sometimes working another job leaves you with no hassle and time with your horses.
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    02-25-2012, 08:49 AM
  #14
Weanling
Ok here goes. We live in ohio:

We will offer horses up to 6 lbs of grain a day and 15 lbs of hay. This is an adequete maintance ration for horses not being worked. If a horse owners wants different feed we charge the price difference or they can provide own feed for 30.00 less amonth (what it cost me to buy feed)

We produce our own hay that covers part of the year but the rest we count for 5.00 a bale. We purchase for 4.00 but have several hours of getting hay... loading it. Driving and putting it in barn. Average bale weighs 50 lbs... so a horse goes through 9 bales a month. I always add 10% onto my numbers bc of potential bad hay etc.

Bedding here is extremely expensive. We can get from local mills occasionally but its not reliable and they are small loads. We purchase a load of shavings for 230 bucks and during the winter we need two loads for 9 horses and in the summer one per month. I figure 50.00 a horse for that per month. But in all honestly its probably more in winter less in summer so it works out.


So we've got 30.00 for grain (only if we get it on sale so I always account for 50.00)

50.00 for bedding

50.00 for hay

Which leaves us of 100.00 in "profit" a month. 250 is about all we can get in this area for board. We have an indoor and the only one in the area too. Our barn electric bill is about 100.00 a month. And than you figure in incidentals... broken fence... broken buckets.. corner feeders broken etc... your bill can add up. Trash bags for the barn etc etc etc.

9 horse boarded and I spend about 6 hrs a day in the barn feeding/turning out/cleaning stalls


That's 2250 per month total minus the 150 cost per horse. (-1350)
A whopping 900 a month minus the 100 electric
800

My hours for the month 180 hours (im sure its way more than that that's just an average)

I make a whopping 4.50 an hour for my work IF nothing breaks and needs replaced.

Great. Now youve depressed me and Im going to stop boarding and get a new job :)
     
    02-25-2012, 08:57 AM
  #15
Foal
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).
     

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