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        02-02-2007, 12:00 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    I don't like having horses on too much land..(such as 300 acres.) without them having separate fenced paddocks....To hard to catch a horse!
         
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        02-14-2007, 08:20 PM
      #12
    Foal
    paradise

    This is my first post here,,,so I guess I'll add my vision of my perfect place,,
    About 60-100 acres, fully fenced with PVC natural colored fencing, with a strand of electric to keep the horses from leaning on it,,natural springs running through the pastures...the land would be divided up into seperate pastures....about 30 acres or so would be for hay production. Throughout the property, a variety of shady large mature trees and trails. A mix of gently rolling and flat land.
    A 20 stall stable with 12 X 12 stalls, matted with a center isle. A "rain pasture" to turn horses out when the fields are too wet (to keep from getting torn up)....A large indoor arena attached with a breezeway to the stable.
    A small 2 stall stable for sick or foaling mares...
    A heated tack room with bathroom and laundry room...
    A main house for my family..reasonable size,nothing too big or too small
    An inground pool, trails for my children to ride bikes on
    An outdoor arena with nice footing, a round pen, a dressage arena, paths and trails that would accomidate a carriage/buggy
    I'd love to use this place as a theraputic riding facility and equine retirement home. In addition to a few boarders and occasional lessons. I've also wanted to do summer camp for kids too...
    Oh, and I guess if money was no object, throw in a really cute handyman to fix everything, and a chef to cook for me each day!
    I guess that's it...enough stuff...nice to dream about...
    Back to reality..
    Kelly
         
        02-16-2007, 11:31 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Back in Washington, were our old barn was (yes they do have some stables in Washington!) Nahhh, CA's not that bad.... but there's obviously not that many horse people here. But it's all good.
         
        06-13-2007, 05:33 AM
      #14
    Foal
    I would'nt have to much space...... Big stables so horses feel more confortable ...... tack room ......... indoor and outdoor area well fenced paddocks...... lots of fresh green grass ...... and best of all THE HORSES !!!! .................
         
        06-16-2007, 09:31 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Well....

    I would like firstly beautiful GREEN paddocks instead of the dust bowls we have at the moment. About 1000 acres of flat paddocks and some hills down the back for cross country training.
    The paddocks would have white fencing wire with small paddocks close to the homestead and then down the back in the hills would be the big turnout paddocks.

    The homestead would have a big house with an indoor pool, tennis court (not that I play tennis) many bedrooms (all with ensuites of course) and huge living rooms and dining rooms.
    Around the homestead would be many cottages for visitors and accommodation to make a bit of money!

    The stable complex would be close to the house and the paddocks and there would also be a cottage for the grooms! Lol
    There would be about 20 very large stables, 3 big undercover hot water horse washes, 3 foaling stables and 3 stallion stables. There would be a seperate huge tack room with expensive saddles, bridles etc. etc.. there would be a big feed room with all different feed and supplements to match each horses needs.
    There would also be a sitting area with a t.v. Kitchen, fire place and a huge sofa lol
    Everything will be heated in winter and cooled in summer!

    I would have a medical area with horse walkers and other very expensive useless medical things lol

    There would be an 80m x 40m indoor for dressage and another indoor (100m x 100m) for showjumping the indoors would have a long viewing area along the side and there would also be an outdoor arena.
    I would have a Huge cross country course with jumps ranging from 1* to 4* size profesionally built.

    I would use this lovely property for horse competitions, accommodation and training my Olympic! Horses

    Lol of course I doubt this will ever happen even if I did win tatts!

    One can dream haha
         
        07-02-2007, 02:43 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Wow if only I could have this.

    Around 500 acres
    50 stall barn for horses in full work/showing.

    10 stall stallion barn (connemara, selle francais,hanoverian and tb studs)

    30 stall mare motel

    Cross country course

    2 covered lighted arenas

    1 outdoor lighted grand prix jumping arena

    Full court and short court dressage dressage arenas

    At least 5 ten acre pastures green and rolling with solid wood fencing painted WHITE

    1 mile groomed galloping track

    Conditioning track which should be gently rolling grass and dirt

    Eurociser (fancy hotwalker)

    Tack lockers built into the stalls as its easier to keep things neat and organized.

    Hot water wash racks

    And of course lots of grooms to keep everything clean and shiny.

    Now if only I had 10 million dollars......
         
        07-04-2007, 10:52 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Oh goodness...I could go crazy with this....here we go (this is quite detailed):

    Indoor/outdoor arenas- sand footed, with natural dirt mixed in. Indoor would be 200x260, outdoor would have a large jumping arena, and a seperate standard dressage arena. There would be enough jump equipment for 30+ jumps. Wood ples and PVC standards, all different colors, w/ planks, rolltops, and liverpools.

    I would also have a 3 acre cross country course, with sweet jumps, including in and out water jumps.

    There would be 20+ acres of good pasture, lined with white fences.

    The barn(s)

    The main barn would be 28 stalls, each stall would be 12x12, with lots of pine bedding. There would be 3 aisles housing those 28 stalls, and at the end of each of those aisles, would be a tack room (room for 15 saddles, bridles, and tack trunks, with wooden lockers in the middle for various boarder items). On each side, and in the middle of those aisles, would be wash stalls, and grooming cross ties. The Width of these aisles would be large enough for two horses to pass through. The feed room would be located in the middle of the barn, for easy access from all directions.

    The Second barn would be specially for breeding and foaling. On one side would be 20x20 mare and foal stalls, and on the other would be 12x12 stallion stalls. There would be lots of room inbetween the mares and stallions. In the barn would be 4 wash racks, two on the mare side, two on the stallion side. In the middle of the barn would be a feed room, which would be next to an equipment room, with medicines, and foaling supplies.

    It would be awesome if I had all this....if only......
         
        07-05-2007, 01:40 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I would have an wounderful barn with 8 asoulutly beautiful golden rail stalls and a walkway going from my hous to my barn fully clossed...plastic drop windows in each stoll a washh bay in the midle two tack rooms one for me and one for the few boarders I might have
    A roffed but outdoor arena as bog as a football field and an out door one just as big
    A huge pasture and a coupl slightly smaller ones and a carral
         
        08-21-2007, 05:42 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Re: the perfect place for a horse!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gammelquarterhorses
    what would your dream property be?
    I have found it! I moved to Spain 3 years ago with my horse (from Germany). We now live on a 500 m2 section with my horse in the front yard! When I get up in the morning and look out of my bedroom window...he's right there. It's the perfect place for him to: He has ca. 300m of the section to himself with a little shelter. During the day I take him out for grazing on empty sections (people love it), and the neighbours kids feed him bread and lettuce through the fence al day. Realy, it couldn't be better for either of us!
         
        01-21-2008, 10:18 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Mine's pretty simple!

    Around 35 acres. Ten for hay. The other 25 would be:


    A Total of 15 stalls, in two barns. Two wash racks, seperate tack lockers for each boarder. (With their own personal padlock) Laundry facilities. A Grooming bay in each barn.

    A 100 by 60 indoor.

    200 by 100 outdoor

    66 round pen

    Three large pasture (5 acres each) and smaller dry lots.

    A small house for me.
         

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