What to Consider Before Buying an Equestrian Property

Buying a horse property is a very different experience from a conventional home purchase. The first and most important step is to work with an experienced equestrian specialist, but there are some additional items you should also consider before buying.

Location, Location, Location

When looking at equestrian properties, one of the most important things to consider is location. You want to make sure the property is near resources you will need like feed and tack stores, local vets, and more. You should also consider everyday needs, such as groceries, gas, shopping, and community amenities.

Knowing Your Needs

Having a clear vision of your specific needs is a very important step when buying an equestrian property. For example, a casual rider doesn’t require the same capability and organization as a professional equestrian, and similarly, a professional will often need a horse property with strict specifications.

Property Features and Facilities

Something to consider is the soil type on the land you’re looking at. There are 12 different soil types and some of the best for horses are sandy, loamy, organic soils. Not only is this the best option for your animals, but these characteristics will also impact the quality of grasses for pasture growth. Whether you decide to pasture or hay feed, ensure there is adequate hay storage, especially for winter months when, depending on what part of the country you live in, grass may not be as ample.

Other important features to consider are:

  • Does it have indoor stalls?
  • Does it have multiple fenced pastures for rotating your livestock? This will ensure the ultimate health of your pasture and the grass that is produced.
  • Are riding trails nearby or will you have to trailer to get to trails?
  • Is there an indoor or outdoor arena? These are important for training, breaking, and even veterinary care, at times.
  • Does it have a secure tack room that rodents cannot penetrate?

Accessibility

Accessibility is another important factor to consider. This includes the convenience of your land but also important resources like water. Each horse will drink approximately 5-10 gallons of water per day; therefore, readily available potable water is vital. The accessibility of your horse property is crucial for bringing in vets, food supplies, and getting around quickly in emergencies. The navigation around your property should be easy to swiftly get from the home to the barn or other facilities. Suitable access to the barn with wide turnaround driveways is essential, which may include grading an additional access road.

Flexibility is Key!

The more specific your property criteria, the more challenging it may be to check everything off your wish list. While it’s important to know what you want from the property, it’s equally important to be open minded and realize that the property may require some extra work to meet all your needs.

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What to Consider Before Buying an Equestrian Property

Buying a horse property is a very different experience from a conventional home purchase. The first and most important step is to work with an experienced equestrian specialist, but there are some additional items you should also consider before buying.

Location, Location, Location

When looking at equestrian properties, one of the most important things to consider is location. You want to make sure the property is near resources you will need like feed and tack stores, local vets, and more. You should also consider everyday needs, such as groceries, gas, shopping, and community amenities.

Knowing Your Needs

Having a clear vision of your specific needs is a very important step when buying an equestrian property. For example, a casual rider doesn’t require the same capability and organization as a professional equestrian, and similarly, a professional will often need a horse property with strict specifications.

Property Features and Facilities

Something to consider is the soil type on the land you’re looking at. There are 12 different soil types and some of the best for horses are sandy, loamy, organic soils. Not only is this the best option for your animals, but these characteristics will also impact the quality of grasses for pasture growth. Whether you decide to pasture or hay feed, ensure there is adequate hay storage, especially for winter months when, depending on what part of the country you live in, grass may not be as ample.

Other important features to consider are:

  • Does it have indoor stalls?
  • Does it have multiple fenced pastures for rotating your livestock? This will ensure the ultimate health of your pasture and the grass that is produced.
  • Are riding trails nearby or will you have to trailer to get to trails?
  • Is there an indoor or outdoor arena? These are important for training, breaking, and even veterinary care, at times.
  • Does it have a secure tack room that rodents cannot penetrate?

Accessibility

Accessibility is another important factor to consider. This includes the convenience of your land but also important resources like water. Each horse will drink approximately 5-10 gallons of water per day; therefore, readily available potable water is vital. The accessibility of your horse property is crucial for bringing in vets, food supplies, and getting around quickly in emergencies. The navigation around your property should be easy to swiftly get from the home to the barn or other facilities. Suitable access to the barn with wide turnaround driveways is essential, which may include grading an additional access road.

Flexibility is Key!

The more specific your property criteria, the more challenging it may be to check everything off your wish list. While it’s important to know what you want from the property, it’s equally important to be open minded and realize that the property may require some extra work to meet all your needs.

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Spacious Horse Property!

The search for your dream home has ended! Bring your horses to this beautiful home on 2.5 acres, on a quiet cul-de-sac, with plenty of room to grow. 937 Clydesdale Lane in Windsor has five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, with 3790 spacious sq. ft. This elegant estate also includes ample RV/boat parking, room for entertaining on the back deck and patio and mountain views. Utility shed and fire pit. Relax on the front porch and enjoy the view! This home has been pre-inspected for your peace of mind! Radon Mitigation system, roof replaced in 2019, new siding in 2019, 50 gal hot water heater in 2018. This home has it all! Excludes Mineral Rights. Showings to begin on February 11, 2021. Contact Tammy Fisher at (970) 218-3383 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/125141058

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Rare 10+ acre horse property in Drake!

 

 

mountain home

Here is your chance to own a home with wide open space and 360 views. Sprawl out in this spacious 2,000 sq ft home with plenty of outbuildings awaiting you and your animals! Enjoy beautiful Colorado summer nights on the large deck right off of the kitchen. Perfectly located only 30 minutes from Estes Park and Loveland to enjoy the conveniences of town and the seclusion of the mountains. Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below

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Rare 10+ acre horse property in Drake!

 

 

mountain home

Here is your chance to own a home with wide open space and 360 views. Sprawl out in this spacious 2,000 sq ft home with plenty of outbuildings awaiting you and your animals! Enjoy beautiful Colorado summer nights on the large deck right off of the kitchen. Perfectly located only 30 minutes from Estes Park and Loveland to enjoy the conveniences of town and the seclusion of the mountains. Contact Jared Foster at (970) 690-5707 for your private showing for more information or click the link below

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE FULL PROPERTY DETAILS

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Loveland Acreage with Water Rights

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Prime location for this stunning, one of a kind 5 acre property.

Featuring a sprawling 3 bed 3 bath ranch home with new exterior paint, new carpet and a large sun room! The large barn with tack room and 3 stalls lead out to a round pen with access to 3 pastures and 2 streams. 1/10 interest in the Woolard Place reservoir allows for pasture irrigation and main house sprinkler system. The beautiful mature landscape is great to see and experience the abundant wildlife. Contact Jacqueline Feil at (970) 402-7509 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

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Country Home with Acreage!

This Gentleman’s Horse ranch at  26217 Rangeview Dr sits on 5.66 acres in Kersey includes a 4 stall fenced in horse barn with sealed tack room, 60 X 40 ft exterior heated shop, multiple 220V outlets for projects, two 12 ft entry doors, and a double sided RV garage door. Newly remodeled basement. Over 100 trees planted on the property and parameter fencing, turnouts and pasture. Easy access to HWY 34 and HWY 85. Enjoy the Colorado lifestyle in the heart of Kersey! Contact Chris Guillan at (970) 310-9357 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/96858840

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Welcome Home to Eagles Nest Ranch with Beautiful Views!

This private Colorado trophy ranch at 2290 North Greyrock Road in Laporte has 560 acres of unspoiled rolling hills, meadows, and rock cliffs with views of the Roosevelt National Forest, Greyrock Mt, and Mummy Range. Only 20 minutes to Fort Collins or 1.5 hours to DIA. This exclusive offering has 3 well appointed residences sleeping up to 32 guests and has hosted hunting camps and private weddings. Enjoy hunting, clay shooting, hiking, horses, and ATV trails on this gated and fully fenced private Colorado Oasis. Contact Chris Guillan at (970) 310-9357 or Rondi duPont at (970) 401-0123 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

https://www.windermere.com/listing/CO/Laporte/2290-N-Greyrock-Rd-80535/96760876

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Amazing and Rare Horse Property in Fort Collins!

10257 N County Rd 17 has many outbuildings, horse facilities, views, and a cute updated home. Horse features include 10 stalls, 8 loafing sheds, 15 auto waterers (in pastures & runs), outdoor arena, foaling stall, 1560 sq ft hay barn, turn-out traps & pasture. Outbuildings – 36′ x 45′ greenhouse with lights, 1500 sq ft pole barn/garage with 454 sq ft loft. Home has been updated over the years and features an office, patio off of the master, and a sun-room. Contact Meagan Griesel for your private showing at (970) 691-0056 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/94767006

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Beautiful Home on Land with Foothill Views in Loveland!

This boutique 16.85 acre fenced horse property at 1750 N County Rd 29 includes an all-brick ranch style home, large shop with private office perfect for in home business and 3-stall barn with tack room. Updated kitchen, large island w granite, hardwood floors, two master suites on the main level, partially finished basement, unfinished loft for storage. This is Colorado Living at its finest with views & abundant wildlife in every direction. Contact Chris Guillan for your private showing at 970-310-9357 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/81556166

 

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