I have come to the conclusion that a full time or better paying job is not in the cards for me. There has to be a reason for this, and there is only one that I can think of. I am supposed to do something from home. So as I sit in my yard and survey around me, I can't help but wonder if maybe I am supposed to make this property work for me.
After all, this property was purchased for me. TC never would have bought a place with all of these equine possibilities if it weren't for me. I even said before we moved down here that I would love to not have to have a 9-5 job. Does this mean that my wishes were answered? (Yes I know- be careful what you wish for)
So with that, and the fact that I have to do something to bring in some cash asap, I have placed an ad. I am also working on drawing up a contract and liability release. I have never had to board a horse before, so when trying to determine what I need to offer, I went with what I would expect if I were boarding, As well as what I have learned from bloggers who board. I have read your blogs and listened to the things you like at certain barns, and things that absolutely drove you up the wall. But still I would really love some input.
Here is the link to my ad and please folks, I really need to hear what you think. Do I need to omit anything from my ad? Is there something I need to add to it? I do think I need to go work my round pen and then re-take that picture. It is not very flattering.
Yes I understand that boarding opens up a door to a ton of hassle, but I have to do something to make some money. I have the room and the time right now. I have the equipment to make it a little easier. I have a property that was built by a vet and a farrier, with horse safety in mind. But most of all I really do care about people who care about their horses. I really do want to provide a quality service, and I want the horses in my care to be treated with as much care as I would treat my own.
You will see that I only offer full care. I had originally considered offering different levels of care, but decided against it. The last thing I need is someone saying they just want to rent the stall, and paying the bare minimum and then just never showing up, knowing that I am not going to let the horse starve to death.
I would appreciate any suggestions of things to include in my contract, besides the obvious of liability release, definition of negligence, what happens if they do not pay, etc.
If you think I am out of my ever lovin mind, feel free to tell me that too.
Thank you in advance for your help.