Equestrian property is very different from other standard forms of real estate. Consider factors from the type of soil to the amount of space in a barn when choosing property of this nature. Remember that this will be a home not only for your family but also for your prized horses.
Below are factors to keep in mind when choosing the best equestrian property for your horses.
- Good quality land
The first factor for a good equestrian property is the quality of the land. Ideal choices are:
- Organic, high-quality soils that are well-suited for grazing
- Access to water
- Manageable even during rainy seasons
Horses have delicate tendons and ligaments, so it’s essential to know the kind of grounds they’ll be treading on. Rocky soil could put stress on their hooves and crack them. Steep slopes, meanwhile, could strain their joints and muscles. These kinds of land generally make for poor pasturing too.
The size of the land is important as well. The number of horses you have should be the basis for its size so get land with enough room for them to move around in.
The property’s parameters should be set by an enclosure or fencing surrounding the land. This will ensure that the horses are kept within ideal land conditions. Some riding trails may be out of your property’s area and may not be suitable for equestrian use.
- Well-built facilities
One of the main indicators of good equestrian property is excellent, well-built facilities. This is to guarantee the well-being of both humans and horses.
The following are what constitute as appropriate facilities:
- A sturdy barn with running water and electricity, good ventilation, and a good number of stables. There should also be adequate and temperature-resistant storage space for equipment and supplies.
- Jumps, round pens, horse exercisers, and other structures for the welfare and training of horses
- Suitable shelter and shade around the pasture for horses to protect them from extremes in rain, winds, or heat.
- Strong fences or hedges for the horses’ safety
The placement of buildings is also important. These facilities should be a short distance away from your house. That way, you can easily get to them in case of emergencies.
The location of your property is just as important as the quality of its land. It would be wise to choose a property near riding schools and veterinarians. Being near an established network of specialists for your horses’ needs is invaluable. Consider as well the distance of places like grocery stores and banks.
Make sure that your property won’t have any trouble with deliveries and emergencies. Access points should be spacious, clear, and well-lit for vehicles to traverse, no matter the weather conditions or the time of day.
Working on equestrian property requires specialized knowledge that my team and I have. To help in finding the right equestrian property for you in Castle Rock, CO, contact me, Jodi Randa, at 720-244-1796 or send us an email at jodi(at)randacoproperties(dotted)com.