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Finding Your Perfect Equestrian Property

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

If you are a horse lover and your dream is to own your very own horse property, there are several factors that you will want to consider when you begin to look at equestrian property for sale. You will need to determine what your goals are. Do you simply want a property where you can pasture and stable your own horses and ride elsewhere? Or do you want a property where you can ride for miles, or breed horses, or board horses, or train horses?

The answers to these questions will help you determine what features your property will need. For example, if you are looking for a Colorado Equestrian property for sale where you can stable and pasture your horses but want to limit the cost yet be able to ride for miles then you will want to look at small Colorado equestrian properties that border National Forest,  Bureau of Land Management land, or state land. On the other hand, lets say you are looking at Oklahoma Equestrian property for sale and would like to stable and pasture horses and have the ability to ride long distances. You will want to  look at Oklahoma equestrian properties with large acreage.

You will also want to consider what other features your property will need. If you are planning on breeding horses, then you will need breeding facilities with a number of paddocks where you can keep your mares and stallions separate. You will also need vet facilities, exam stocks, breeding dummies, stalls, etc. If you plan on boarding horses, then you will need to consider the number of horses you will want to board and then look for property with an equal or greater number of paddocks and stalls. You will also need feed storage, tack storage, farrier area, riding areas such as indoor and outdoor arenas, and possibly jumps and other equipment for riders to use while training.

These are just a few areas you will need to consider when looking for your perfect equestrian property. Good planning will save you a lot of time when looking for property as well as time and money saved after closing.