Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Not sure what the prices are like in your area, but I will tell you what I have paid in my area (Ontario) at a show barn.
I have done a 'part-board' which is essensially the same thing you are looking into for $325.00 per month. It included 3 rides per week, one of them, being a lesson. The lesson prices are built into the lease, so no extra cost there. The only time I had to pay extra was for half of the farrier fees once every 6-8 weeks (split the cost with the owner).
I now own and full board my horse for $650/month. This includes everything from turnout, blanketing to one lesson per week at no additional charge.
IMO, they are way overpriced. Also, check the contract to see if you are obligated to any farrier or vet costs.
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle ~ Winston Churchill"