What should board fee be?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Horse Boarding

What should board fee be?

This is a discussion on What should board fee be? within the Horse Boarding forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category

    Like Tree2Likes
    • 1 Post By Iseul
    • 1 Post By SlideStop

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-27-2013, 09:50 PM
      #1
    Foal
    What should board fee be?

    Hi, I've been thinking about buying a horse once I'm 16. My family, however, has been less than interested about my horsey business, and my mother told me that if I wanted a horse I'd have to pay for it. Currently, I'm taking lessons at a stable and once in high school I'm doing stable chores for my hours. So, I want to board my future horse there. It's a shabby but welcoming, 20-or-so stall barn with an indoor arena, outdoor arena, trails and plenty of pasture. My question is how much would board be? The stable staff would care for my horse (feed, turn out) in the morning and after school I'd come to the stable to exersize, feed, and care for him. I'd have a stall for bad weather, and pasture when it's nice out. There is a tack room, and grain room with hot/cold water. If anyone could give an estimate of how much the board would be? I'm guessing between 100 and 500$ a month... feed included.
    Thanks!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-27-2013, 10:01 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Why don't you just ask how much they charge for board?
    They could be cheap, reasonable, or expensive, you won't know until you ask.

    Around here (western pa) a farm like such would he upwards of $300.

    Also, make sure you're taking into account all horse bills and savings, it isn't just board. Vet bills (yearly shots and emergency), tack fund (if you're obsessive like most of us, you'll want new things allll the time), farrier, shows(if you plan to show), trailer fees if you need to go somewhere, money tucked away for if board goes up (with all prices lately), etc.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Thunderspark likes this.
         
        01-27-2013, 10:01 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Why don't you ask them? The cost is going to depend largely on your location, and the going rates in your area.
         
        01-27-2013, 10:18 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Around here you can find a backyard place for about $650 and a commercial barn for like $800+. Don't forget, vet, shoes, supps, tack, supplies... You don't realize how deep the money pit is until your eyeball deep. I know the job a had at a wholesale store would make me about $150 on a good week, while I wasn't in college.

    Have you considered leasing? Usually you pay a flat fee a month (no surprise vet bills, farrier bills, or added cost unless previous discussed with the owner). You can ride any amount of days you draw up the contract for.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Breella likes this.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    What Do you look for when your looking to board :) flyinghighleo Horse Boarding 9 11-22-2012 08:53 PM
    Stall Board or Pasture Board Puddintat Horse Talk 9 10-18-2010 07:48 AM
    New to the board Guppersmama Meet the Community 6 05-11-2010 10:11 PM
    which is better 3 board or 4 board wood fence ididasku Barn Maintenance 5 04-25-2010 05:31 AM
    Looking for board... Jane Honda Horse Boarding 3 04-24-2009 08:51 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:34 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0