So I'm pretty convinced that I want to own and operate a boarding facility .. An oppourtunity came up when I saw an ad on craigslist about an 11 stall barn for rent. It is about 30 minutes from my house and here is what the ad states-
11 Stall Barn with secure Tack Room.
Full use of facilities
Hot/Cold wash Stall
Heated viewing room with frig and microwave
For $1,000 a month. Which I think is a steal.
The only thing is, there is another barn on the property which they run there business out of...this barn they are wanting to rent is just vacant, so I emailed her and just wanted to get a feel for the situation. She said they have had both professional trainers rent the barn before with there own boarders/clients and they have had private boarders just rent it. Only rules would be that we cannot charge less for board then they do in there barn (which is obviously reasonable) and we would have to apply to there barn rules as well.. I really want to go and check out the place soon but I just wanted to get a feel for what id be up against on here. There Full board is $500 and premium board is $700, and outdoor is $375... so I can easily make my money back to pay for the renting costs but would it be worth it? I think it would be a good learning expierence and get me ready for when I actually have a big facility.
Let me know what you guys think Just please no snarky or rude comments..i didnt post this to get bashed, just want some helpful advice.