Using someone else's indoor arena?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Using someone else's indoor arena?

This is a discussion on Using someone else's indoor arena? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Charging for indoor arena use
  • How much to charge for indoor arena use

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-19-2010, 10:55 PM
Using someone else's indoor arena?

I've been wanting to ask the owner at one of the local barns if she has considered allowing outside people to use her indoor arena. It isn't a super nice arena, but it is better than riding out in my pasture since I do not have an arena. What I am mostly interested in though is using it during the winter when the ground is frozen and/or when there is snow.

I was wondering what you guys think of this? Is it acceptable or intrusive? For you barn owners here, what would you think of someone using your arena? Do you charge a fee? How should I go about asking?

Any response or opinion is appreciated! :)
Sponsored Links
    10-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Green Broke
At the place a friend of mine boards outsiders can use the arena for $15 and a neg coggins.
    10-19-2010, 11:07 PM
$15 per use? Month?
    10-19-2010, 11:08 PM
I know it depends on the place, but a lot of barns with indoors require you pay either board at their barn to use, or you pay everytime you use the arena. It'll add up quick. Talk to the owner about it and see what their ideas are, can't hurt to ask.
    10-19-2010, 11:11 PM
I don't have much extra money,i if I end up having to pay for each use I would probably not be able to do it, unfortunately.

Do you think that she would consider letting me work a little in exchange for some riding time?
    10-19-2010, 11:17 PM
Green Broke
It was $15 per use. But for just one day that's reasonable. The arena at the fair grounds is 25$ an hour.
    10-19-2010, 11:19 PM
Wow, I didn't know what I was getting into! :) thanks
    10-19-2010, 11:23 PM
It also depends on the place. That's generally a much nicer facility to charge such a price. If it's not a big show barn and is low profile.. they'll probably work out a deal with you. You circumstences may be very different from what we're talking about.
    10-19-2010, 11:51 PM
Green Broke
I used to keep my horse near a place with an indoor and they charged per use, but it ended up being cheaper just paying for the cheapest stable type thing. So I had a stable/yard but never used it - only used their facilities.
    10-20-2010, 02:28 AM
I've come across some places that charge $10/use and other's that will charge $50/month for unlimited (well, as long as you are respectful obviously) use.

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

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse afraid of indoor arena Horsegal16 Horse Training 18 12-21-2009 09:24 AM
Without an Indoor Riding Arena ... How do you do it??? Jubilee Rose Horse Riding 20 08-31-2008 07:57 PM
Indoor Arena : What is Needed? Jubilee Rose Barn Maintenance 5 08-25-2008 01:00 PM
Riding in an indoor arena for the first time!! alucard Horse Talk 1 01-23-2008 09:20 AM
Indoor Arena Height jofielder7 Barn Maintenance 0 08-19-2007 12:47 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0