A horse farm is probably among the most beautiful property properties there is. As you push the drive, you are met with a panoramic perspective: A red roofed white two story home with a large red barn next to it, surrounded by pristine plank fences and green pastures. Needless to say, there are numerous horses staring over the fence in you, their coats gleaming in sunlight.
But besides its appearances, what makes a fantastic horse farm? If you’re thinking about purchasing or constructing a horse farm, here are a couple of things to bear in mind.
It may seem like an obvious thing, but be sure that if a home is on the farm, it is going to meet your needs for a home. It would not make sense to purchase a farm and need to construct a new house.
Once more, be certain the barn matches your needs. Two major things you need to consider are size and convenience. Does it have enough space? Is it convenient to the home, the street or drive, and the pastures?
Anther thing to think about is water supply. For those who have a drought, an ample water supply might be the difference between your farm going under or living. Ideally, you must have at least two sources of water – a well and a creek, for instance. Make certain you have pipes carrying the water to key places, like the water trough and the barn.
How much pasture does the farm have? Is it steep? Is it good quality? Would any of it be acceptable for hay fields? All these are questions you should ask yourself.
Obviously, these variables are just the very basics. Before purchasing a horse farm, you need to take several factors into account to make sure that not only are you getting everything you need, but you are also making a sound financial choice.