I've been taking lessons at a family friend's house for several years now. I would LOVE to board there, however, they're board fee (pasture) is $300, and I just found another local pasture board with a fee of only $225. I would much rather board at my friend's barn, however... that is a big money difference. I know the only way they would lower board would probably just working at the barn. I already do some work there for free, but it's for my instructor, so it wouldn't count. I'm getting a job in March to pay for board and other horse fees, so I can't do two jobs.