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Horse Property| 5 Things to Consider Before Buying

Updated: Aug 27, 2019

1. Location

Is the home located close to shopping, services and schools? With a horse property, you will want to also know how far and how extensive are the riding trails? How far away are services for your horses? Vet? Farrier? What is the traffic like on the streets closest to the property?

2. Climate

What is the climate year-round? Will there be months where riding is more difficult due to weather?

3. Layout

What is the size and layout of the house? Open floor plan? How many bedrooms? Baths? Will it fit your needs?

What is the size and layout of the property? Is there a barn? How many stalls? Are there turn-outs off the stalls? Is there a place for hay storage? Are the pastures fenced? Are there shade/weather shelters for the horses? Is there area for training your horses? Does the property have a round pen?

4. Neighborhood

Typically horse property is in the country. So, neighbors need to work together. Do the neighbors also own horses? Is this a horse-friendly community?

5. Property Condition

Is the house move-in ready? Or will substantial renovations be needed? What are the facilities for the horses like? Are they move-in ready, too?


Living on a horse ranch is a wonderful and special experience. As you search for your horse property, keep in mind the needs of the horses as well as the needs for your family. Contact me for help finding your dream horse property! alyce@4ranchandhome.com


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