Surviving The First Year Of Boarding Other People's Horses

Okay you are horse crazy.  Your family and close friends have known it for years.  They know that you would rather be out in the barn than anywhere else.  Then the idea pops in your head that if you board horses on your property life would be perfect.  You could quit your job and stay in the barn all day long and even make some money at the same time.  The best part is that you will make many new riding friends and be in the saddle every day.  Sound familiar?  If you have had these same thoughts you are not alone.  This is how most of us start out boarding horses for a living.  The sad part is that many people don't survive the first year or two. It is much more difficult than they ever anticipated.