One of my newly aquired clients is wanting to bring her horse to my place to leave with me for training. My first question is, how much do I charge per month? She will be supplying grain and hay, and I will be using my own tack and equipment. As far as my property, I have a couple trails I can access and a small outdoor grassy arena (that is almost completely fenced in, just have to put the rails up, posts are already in place), but no indoor arena. I will be able to work with the mare almost every day, weather permitting. The owner knows this already. So yea, how much is reasonable to charge?
Another question I have, is what do I put in a contract for her to sign? I already have some things I want to include, but what are the "nuts and bolts?" I will require her to come out and work with the mare because whatever rapport and relationship I build with her will not transfer to the owner.....I already told her this and she was planning on doing that anyway When she does come out to work with her, at least until she gets the hang of things, it will be a lesson format.
With my past clients it's always been a I-come-to-you situation. So I've never had someone bring me their horse to stay on my property. Just wanna do this right! I'm excited for this new opportunity!