I've been thinking a lot and I would like to do something with horses, but I do not have the skill and experience to be a trainer, and I know breeding is a good way to end up losing money so I was thinking... Maybe I could board. I have a whole slew of questions about it but I wanted to start out with this. I currently have a fairly good size lump of money, I'm using half to build a "tiny house" like the houses you would see on 'Tiny house, big living' or 'Tiny House Hunters'. But I'm keeping the other half in the bank. My house will be on my parents land, but a little bit of the land will be mine. So, I will have 5-10 acres (probably closer to 5) to work with starting out. Clearly that's not a lot, but, if you have 5 acres, access to water, and a good shelter, can you board a couple of horses? I know most people want a barn and arena and seperate stalls, but are there people that would board on an open pasture and let their horses run with someone else's? (Given that there aren't any stallions and mares together and all horses are current on coggins, vaccines, and dewormed). IF this is possible. I was thinking I could get just a couple loyal clients, and if it was all going good, I could use the other half of my money to put a down payment on some land, and then start boarding a few more and use the boarding fees to make my payment on the land. If this sounds okay.. I have a lot more questions for any one who would know the answers. *im not looking to make a bunch of money, just enough that I could make a payment on some land, and be able to afford buying feed for my horse, and my chickens and dogs. Just a little pocket money and a chance to spend time with horses and have some land, basically. Also, can boarding horses be used as a tax write off?