Horse properties can take on many different forms depending on your interests and what you plan to create. With horses, you can breed, train or ride. Your horse property will start to take shape as soon as you look at what you’ll need to make it the ranch of your dreams.
Horse Property Basics
There are structures and elements every horse property requires. They include:
- Fencing: Horses need room to roam. Even if you don’t plan to keep them in a pasture all of the time, they’ll still need to be let out for exercise. The right type of fencing is essential. Look into what will work best for the horses and your property.
- Shelter: You can’t guarantee perfect weather year-round. There will be times it’s too hot, cold or stormy. A barn with stalls will prove beneficial to have on any horse property, in fact, it’s considered the heart of a ranch. Make sure to research other elements you’d appreciate, like a washing area, apartment or office.
- Storage: Horses come with gear. Consider what you’ll be storing so you can design the right spaces on your property. Think of tack, feed, trailers and any other tools of the trade.
Tailoring a Horse Property to Suit your Needs
Once you’ve gotten the basics in place you can focus on the extras that make a horse property individualized to suit your purposes. Some things to think about are breeding structures, round pens, indoor/outdoor arenas, jumps, trail access, the ability to put in multiple pastures and a tractor. Find out if there’s a good farrier and vet in the area. An excellent way to look at what you want is to visit other working horse properties. What do they have that you like? What makes them functional? The more information you collect, the better your horse ranch will be.
Invest in your Horse Property Today
Ask those who own horse properties if they enjoy it and the majority will tell you there is a wonderful peace and satisfaction in owning land and being able to keep these majestic animals on it. The Brooks Companies can help make your horse ranch dreams a reality. Let us help you find the ideal piece of land to fulfill your horse property needs.