Where would I start... - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 12-20-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 332
• Horses: 3
Where would I start...

This is purely hypothetical, but I was wondering, if I were to get a facility and wanted to accept a few horses on to board what steps would I need to take? This is the situation...

I'm currently looking at an 8 acre property to possibly buy, as a home, not for the boarding aspect. Aside from the house, there is also a 15 stall barn, indoor riding arena, outdoor riding arena, round pen, and has 800+ acres accessible to ride on. At this point I've only talked to the owner on the phone and seen pictures via email. I've looked at the property layout on Google Earth and it is just everything I've dreamed of and I'm hoping that when I see it in person next week it's even better. The thing is, I only have 3 horses. I have no intentions of owning more than that, but if I were to get this property I would have all these extra stalls. I'm just thinking into future what-if scenarios, but thought if I let some people board not only could I benefit from being around horse people in this new area I'd be moving to, but it would also bring in a little extra income for maintenance that comes from owning horses in general.

Another thing that has crossed my mind, possibly leasing stall space to a trainer of some sort. That way instead of several different individuals, I would only have one person to deal with but could still charge a per stall fee.

So again, I'm clueless. The only thing that I know of is liability insurance. If things go the way I'd like them to, I absolutely want this place. It's within my reach; at this point I just have to see it in person, weigh pros and cons, and make the big decision of whether to move 5 hours away or not. No complaints about the big barn and all the amenities, but I hate to see the space not getting used. I mean, three horses in a 15 stall barn is going to seem really empty (and lonely).
mtngrl7500 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 12-21-2012, 12:25 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brandon, Manitoba Canada
Posts: 1,045
• Horses: 4
We live on a 10 acre acreage also, I have four of my own horses....there no barn or indoor arena.
A couple years ago a friend trained horses here, we had pens set up and he had use of the round pen and obstacle training arena. I charged so much per horse, I did the feeding/watering of the horses but he supplied the hay.
We now only have one boarded here, which is nice....the horse is going to be 5 in March and he's been here since he was 6 months old.....his owner buys the feed for him and I feed daily, he pays a monthly fee for having his horse here.

My horses are the joy in my life.....
Thunderspark is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanting to start doing shows, but have no idea where to start... Tatiana Jade Horse Shows 4 10-06-2012 09:59 PM
Want to start shows but don't know where to start! Tatiana Jade Western Pleasure 2 10-05-2012 09:09 AM
What would you do if you could start over? robohog Dressage 12 08-22-2012 06:07 PM
Where do I start? theluckygrey Natural Horsemanship 19 05-02-2010 05:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome