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    09-03-2009, 05:30 PM
  #21
Weanling
Price per month: $450 paddock board
Location: Alberta
Stalls: 30
Tack room: Not a room exactly. A section in the barn that has lockers for each boarder
Arenas: Large outdoor sand ring, large indoor heated sand arena
Pastures: 4 large pastures and small paddocks. Group and single turnout.
Care: Grain and hay 2-5x daily
Other: Full service lounge w/ couches and laundry room. 1 heated wash rack
     
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    09-03-2009, 06:46 PM
  #22
Foal
Price per month: $900 per horse/per stall.
Location: Pennsylvania
Stalls: Well, there's two barns on the property with a total of about 65 stalls, all 12x12, automatic watering system, rubber mats, hay feeders.
Tack room: 4 tack rooms plus if you want your tack trunk in the tack room or by your stall. Each person gets two saddle racks per horse they have, and 4 bridle hooks.
Arenas: Two heated indoors, one with course one without, two outdoors one with course one without.
Pastures: There's a lot of large pastures, and some smaller paddocks used for the broodmares that are in foal/with foal.
Care: Stalls cleaned 2 times a day, grain and hay 2 times a day, blanketing/booting. And you want someone to braid/clean tack/load up your stuff for shows they have that for a fee.
Other: Access to the lounge and laundry room, owners on property which I find very nice in case of an emergency..it's hard to find a barn that the owners live on around here. Trainers are there 4x a week to teach lessons.
     
    09-04-2009, 03:20 AM
  #23
Foal
Price per month: $850 US

Location: New York

Stalls: are big

Tack room: there are 2 border barns with 1 tack room each in it. The tack rooms include a bridle hook, a sink, and a washing machine. Each horse owner gets a huge locker, so we don't really need a tack room.

Arenas:
Indoor=lighted and 80x220 (full courses)
Jumping Outdoor=lighted (full courses)
Small Outdoor (has about 1 jump in it)
All Purpose Arena=HUGE (jumps are brought in for events)
Outdoor Dressage Arena
*the arenas get dragged & watered AT LEAST once every two weeks*

Pastures: about 20 medium sized paddocks (single turnout only-each horse once per day)

Care: Grain and hay 2-3x a day, watering throughout day, unlimited hay, stalls cleaned 1x daily, blanketing, turnout, boots added ect.

Other: heated/air conditioned office w/ couches, table, chair, viewing glass (to see indoor),and kitchen (sink, counter, microwave, mini fridge & freezer, hot tea, coffee maker). Washing machine in tack room anyone could use. 4 wash stalls outside.
     
    09-05-2009, 04:28 PM
  #24
Trained
I pay $500 a month. We just moved to an Eventing Facility.

Here in Michigan.

We get:

- Pasture 2/3 horses per pasture
- Continuous Round Bales in each idavidual pasture, always 2nd cutting hay
- Stalls available for vet reasons, or for when it gets cold or rainy
- Fly masks on and off, sheets on and off, blanketing depending on weather
- Vet/Dentist/Farrier
- Up to 8 pounds of indavidual grain, twice a day. Nelson is on Tripple Crown.S.
- Oral Suppliments, IM Glucosamine Injections if needed
- 2, 1 hour Private Lessons a week
- CC Course
- Outdoor and Indoor arena full furbished with stadium jumps
- Trailering to shows and comps thorughout the Eventing Season
     
    09-05-2009, 05:27 PM
  #25
Green Broke
We pay $100 a month.
3 stalls
14 acres
Only my horses are there
Water (automatic)
Tack room
     
    09-05-2009, 07:30 PM
  #26
Weanling
25x20 stalls?!!!!
     
    09-05-2009, 07:35 PM
  #27
Weanling
I paid $450 for my mare at my trainer's place. The price there is now is $545. But, you definitely pay for what you get with her. They are excellent horse people. I would trust her with any horse. They are an eventing barn. I bought my current horse from her and he's amazing - She broke him and everything. She's just such a great trainer - Took my last mare from school horse (that was kicked out of every show) to DQ!! She has so much horse knowledge. Outside all day, indoor and outdoor arena, XC fences, 209340298 trails, clean. If I had the money I'd completely keep my horse there - He now lives at my house where I only dream for a place as amazing as her's! She treats every horse there as if they were one of her own.

The thing is, some places you don't get what you pay for. Where my last horse used to live, Mount Holyoke College, horses get 2 hours a day outside for 6 days a week. They have a great facility, but it should mostly be used as a show barn. They charge $700 a month.
     
    09-15-2009, 09:19 PM
  #28
Foal
At my barn, there are 3 types of board. I will list all three, but I do self-care board personally.

1:Outdoor 24/7 Board
Price per month: $240
Location: CT
Stalls: No stall with outdoor board.
Tack room: Outdoor boarders store their belonging in the hayloft. There is a special section for tack trunks and such.
Arenas: Sand 80X120 indoor, very large outdoor.
Pastures: 80 acres of pasture, 4 individual turnouts for injured horses.
Care: Nothing except a provided lean-to for harsh weather and the horses get hayed in the morning and night during the winter.
Other: Full access to barn amenities including bathroom, wash stall, etc...

2: Self-Care Board
Price per month: $300
Location: CT
Stalls: 36 12X12 stalls. Rubber mats.
Tack room: Heated tack room. You are provided with a saddle rack and bridle hook.
Arenas: Same as above.
Pastures: Same as above.
Care: Your horse is grained and turned out for you in the morning. His blanket is removed when turned out. You must bring in your horse in the afternoon, and you are responsible for cleaning stalls, feeding and watering, blanketing, etc... unless you pay an extra fee. You must provide all feed, hay, shavings...
Other: Access to all rings, right next to state park with thousands of miles of trails. Wash stall, heated bathroom and grain room, and tack room.

3: Full Care Board
Price per month: $600
Location: CT
Stalls: Same as above.
Tack room: Same as above.
Arenas: Same as above.
Pastures:Same as above.
Care: Grain and hay 2x a day. Stall is cleaned daily, your horse is turned out and brought back inside. All blanketing is provided and water is refreshed and cleaned daily.
Other: Same as above.
     
    09-16-2009, 01:20 AM
  #29
Weanling
$395 USD/mo. Full care.

-New "main barn" that includes 11 stalls for full board (ranging from 9x12 - 12x12) however, some of the walls between the stalls were taken down. Coincidentally my horse has the biggest stall which I believe is at the moment 12x24. It was the foaling stall.
-60x60 indoor riding arena connected to the main barn. Sure it's on the small side but it gets the job done.
-Hay and feed storage
-Heated wash rack with unlimited cold and instant hot water
-Elevated indoor observation area

-100x200 outdoor arena with excellent drainage surrounded by flex-fence safety fencing
-70' round pen with drainage for beginning schooling and green horse training
-"Tack Shack" with coded lock door for boarders: Each boarder has one bridle hook and one saddle rack, with space for tack trunks
-"The Palace" for schoolhorse tack

-Stalls cleaned daily (as needed)
-Horses are outdoors as much as possible, unless it is too hot or too cold, or storming

-Group lessons (3+ per lesson) $25
-Private lessons $30 I believe
     
    09-16-2009, 04:41 AM
  #30
Trained
We don't board, but the co-op (self care) barn down the road is $150/mo+hay for pasture+stall+ring+trails.
     

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