Charging a late fee is something that many boarding barns put in their contract but it is something that many barn owners have a difficult time enforcing. It is not fun at all to have to call or email your clients and remind them that the board is late. It can be very stressful to charge a late fee for one reason...we worry that our clients are going to become very upset with us and even worse they might leave our barn. It can become very emotional if you allow it and trying to separate personal from business takes time and growth as a business owner. If you are a barn owner then you know exactly what I am talking about. It is a very real fear that many barn owners have experienced at one time or another.