Searching for an inexpensive place to board 1 mare near Malvern, PA. Must have ring. Stall or field board. Can help with care but not all care due to my job. Backyard barns are totally fine, just can't find any advertised! Key words: very very inexpensive.
[QUOTE=SonnysMom;6399344]I am not sure that "inexpensive" and "Malvern" can be used in the same sentence- especially regarding board.
Now THAT is true! I am from Chester County and grew up riding in Malvern. Average board in the Malvern/Chester Springs area frequently pushes $1k/month... let's face it, it is a high-end locale and the clientele has money to spend.
What other areas are you willing to look in? Are you looking for a place that provides lessons or a trainer that comes in occaisionally?
Very flexible on type of place, don't need a trainer as I have one willing to travel or if the place prefers I use theirs that is fine as well. Within 30-40 minutes of the malvern area so that gives a pretty wide range. I know the area prices as I'm from here but I no longer have the finances for the high-end life. I think field board will be my best option at least until winter. Just need a safe place with a ring. Not very picky. There are plenty of small barns in the area but none big enough to advertise or with posted phone numbers, hoping someone on here might just know someone they could put me in touch with.
Search for the Coatesville area. It's 25 mins from Malvern and there is often low cost boarding advertised for that area. I never paid too much attention to the specifics as I am not looking to move my horse.
Parts of Coatesville are not the best, but the rural horsey parts are fine.
I must ask, do you have a specific price range you're looking to pay? As you stated, you grew up in the area, so you are familiar with the "cheaper" barns, I.E. none of them are very cheap. If I were you I'd head over to herritage and take a look at the classifieds board, see if any local family is looking to take on a self care boarder. I'd also check the equine marketer. Good luck! I wish I could help out.
I just posted about looking for someone like you to board with me I am between 25 & 40 min from Malvern depending on the time of day. Cheap board, ship in for training & shows (though I believe I am getting a house call this weekend!) would love someone to help with work - BUT we have a barn full of geldings! They've all gone out with mares before, but it would definitely take a special lady