Bucks County, PA is a great place to open a boarding barn.
With its rural location, beautiful countryside, easy access to trails and horse
shows, and large equestrian community, Bucks County can be an ideal location
for a boarding facility. The team at CSEP can help you find the perfect farm,
but once you’ve bought it, how do you go about deciding how much to charge your
It all starts with calculating your expenses. Once you
figure out how much it will cost you to maintain your farm and care for the
horses on your property, you can decide on a board rate that will allow you to
at least break even, and hopefully make a good profit.
Some of the largest costs you’ll have to consider are rent
or mortgage payments and insurance, which represent a big chunk of your
overhead. Utility costs should also be taken into consideration.
When it comes to caring for horses on your Bucks County
horse property, feeding them will undoubtedly be your biggest expense. What are
the going prices for hay and grain in your area? The average horse will eat
about half of a square bale of hay a day, so you can estimate how much you’ll
need to spend in feed each month. Stable supplies, bedding, farm help, and the
cost of inevitably repairing fences and buildings should also factor into your
Once you’ve done the math, deciding on a board rate is a
simple matter of ensuring that your boarders are paying you more than you’re