I am beginning to research horse ownership for the future. I am looking at least 3 years to get prepared. Currently, I would like to know how many acres are considered a minimum for two horses? Thanks for the information.
It depends on where you are located. You must be zoned by your city to have hooved animals. The city where I live, you must have a quarter acre to have a horse (2 max). I live on 1 acre, and have 3 horses. I can up to ten on my one acre, as long as they have the adequate living space.
The most important thing to remember, is to always have your horse/s in a safe and fenced in yard when not in their stall.
Technically, a horse has to be in a minimum of a 12x12 foot stall, but I personally think that is too small. I like to keep my horses in a 24x24 foot stall when not in my turnout. With a 12x24 foot shelter. It can get extremely hot here during the summer, 105-110, and up. And can rain hard in the winter.
Animals, what animals? My children just have alot of hair!
It is supposed to be an acre to an acre and a half per horse for a pasture.
But remember there are many locations where horses do not get any turn out or only go out in 10 by 15 pipe corrals.
I have three horses here right now. We have a bit over an acre total. Our pasture is about half an acre and gets two turned out in it. We also have a round pen that the mustang gets turned out in.
They are all fine with it and its not even overgrazed. BUT I would love to have more land. We were going to buy a empty non buildable lot next door but the guy wanted 30,000 for a bit under an acre. Here a buldable lot is maybe 15,000. There is no way. The place we lost out on a couple months ago was ten acres and seven acres would have been fenced in. I bet I would already be up to eight horses though! If the room is there it gets filled up! Never get a barn with just an "extra" stall because it will not stay extra long!
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