All horses coming to board at Big Bay Farm must sign a boarding and/or training contract and be up-to-date and supply a copy of a Coggins, all standard shots, worming, and dental care.
At Big Bay Farm we all work together as a team in caring for each others horses, and we do not mind doing all the little extras that other places might charge for.
Co-operative boarding is a creative equine boarding option, which has evolved for particularly ambitious and resourceful horse owners. Co-operative horse stabling offers horse boarders significant monthly discounts, while requiring these equestrian customers to perform barn chores to earn part of their horse' keep.
At Big Bay Farm, co-operative boarders supply their own horse feed, hay, and barn stall bedding. In addition, co-operative horse boarding clients are expected to work at the barn at least three shifts per week per horse.
A shift includes: cleaning stalls and caring for their own and others' horses. Specific chores are outlined in writing. At Big Bay, a shift schedule is created by management to accommodate the needs' of the boarder's personal schedules. Flexibility is necessary to participate in co-operative board situation.
Co-operative Board: $250 per month per horse.