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My situation is very much like Mary's. I own 20 acres, inclusive of my house, barn, and arena. I had 2 lesson horses until recently, but have retired that part of the business.
I have 2 clients who keep their horses (3 horses) with me, but I don't run a boarding barn. The vast majority of my clients either have their own properties/facilities or board at other facilities. In the spring/summer/fall my local clients travel to me for lessons, but in the winter months when the snowfall can be quick and dangerous, I travel to them instead. I also travel throughout Western Canada and the Northwestern US to teach clinics at various facilities and for different groups and/or individuals.
My coaching insurance covers the few horses boarded on my property, my activities as a coach/trainer/organizer on my own property and on others, as well as extras like clinics I might choose to host at my personal facility.
The majority of coaches in BC either pay a surcharge to teach in boarding facilities, and/or lease stalls at externally owned facilities. Very few of them lease all of a facility, and there can be several coaches operating their businesses out of the same facility.
I hope this helps!
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