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What to Look for when Choosing Colorado Horse Properties

Horseback riding can be a wonderful pastime, and is also a great form of exercise. If you’re an equine lover, here are some things you should keep in mind when choosing Colorado horse properties.

Land
You’ll need at least 1.5 acres of land for each horse, so the amount of land that is available is very important. Not only do you need the right amount of space, but you’ll also want to make sure the terrain will be good for your horses as well. It should contain plenty of green pasture space, a few shade trees, and be fairly level for horses to walk on without a great deal of rocks or depressions.

Outbuildings and other Structures
Building a horse barn can be a major undertaking, so the ideal horse property will already have one in place. Check it over carefully to see how many stalls there are, and make sure the barn is in good condition. You’ll also want to inspect the condition of fences and gates in order to ensure your horses will remain confined properly.

Location
Where your property is located can also make a difference. Be sure the road leading to your property would not be too difficult to travel on with a horse trailer. It should also be easily accessible in the winter so that veterinarians can get to your animals if need be.

Zoning
Make sure that any horse property you’re interested in is zoned for livestock. Just because the previous owner also had horses does not necessarily mean this is the case. In addition, you should also look for parcels of land that are designated as “environmentally protected”, as trees in these zones cannot be removed in order to put up fences or build outbuildings.

Water Rights
If the Colorado horse property you are considering has a well, make sure that the well allows for watering of livestock.

Riding Access
An important thing to consider is whether or not you’ll be able to ride your horses near your property. This might be possible if you have a wooded area on your land, or live on a road with very little traffic. If you live on a busy road or have little land available, you’ll have to transport your horses elsewhere in order to ride them.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing Colorado horse property. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices available on the market that will fit the bill nicely- contact Metro Denver Luxury Homes for an appointment to see some of them.

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