I have the opportunity to start boarding at someone's property. She owns 30 acres and there is a lean-to type shelter with a pen. I will be caring for the horses, providing feed/hay, etc. What is a reasonable price for this? Posted via Mobile Device
I pay $175 but if the weather gets bad, my horse gets to go in a stall. I get use of an indoor arena, my own tack locker, use of the cross ties, and they will bring my horse in for the vet or farrier if I can't be there. I still think its a lot but its the only place aorund here. Oh, I live in Northern Wisconsin.
You guys in the midwest have it sooooo cheap! Our horses are on pasture board, (though they are feed hay in open free choice feeders twice a day).
There is NO arena, no indoor place to put your horse except if it's sick (one dark stall) and we pay $440 a month. No blanketing, no pullig for vet. Nothing beyond feeding hay and letting them roam on 40 acres. Also, many trails across the road.
I pay $285 a month for full pasture board, so she blankets, provides all feed and hay, will hold for a vet, treats the horse as her own other than riding him.
I could get full pasture board for $150+ but the level of care would be nowhere near the same. When my horse has a problem my barn owner (also my trainer) calls a vet/farrier and then calls me, I love this!
This makes me wonder, why it's so expensive around here? As for our place, we are pretty close in to a large urband area (Bellevue and Seattle) so land is really pricey here . You know , so many people have moved here in the last 10 years that the market hot for land (cooled now due to economy)
Anyway, just wondering if people in your area make less money, so that 117$ feels like a lot 'cause it's all relative.
What is minimum wage? What are some salary examples. Like , say a teacher or what does a mechanic charge per hour there?