Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Check zoning laws for offsets. In the county where I live (AZ), you can have 4 horses/acre. However, there are offsets required depending on specific zone type, so I have to keep any corral 40' from a side property line, 10' from the rear, and 60' from the front. Any shelter I build has to be 50' from any property line.
In Arizona, it is pretty easy to keep horses in a corral. It turns to muddy yuck when it rains, but with 12"/year that USUALLY isn't a big problem. Rain and snow make it unpleasant pretty fast, so it would be much harder to keep horses in a corral elsewhere.
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."