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        02-05-2008, 04:53 AM
    30 acres (15 fenced for pasture turnout and dry lots)
    2- 8 stall barns (12x16)
    2 hot/cold wash racks (one in each barn)
    2 heated tack rooms (one in each barn)
    Lounge room (couches, tv, fridge etc!)
    Hay/shavings barn
    Covered lighted arena
    Outdoor arena
    Round pen
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        02-05-2008, 12:11 PM
    I'm actually in the process of trying to buy my dream place (just waiting for someone to buy my house!!)

    7 acres, cleared and grassy

    2 large pastures

    Huge shelter for the horses

    Building a 36x48 barn with 6 stall, a tack room and a feed room with a 3 sided shelter off the one side of the barn

    A chicken coop for my egg laying hens

    A large fenced in backyard for my dogs

    With a 4 bedroom farmhouse on a quiet country road.

        02-05-2008, 02:43 PM
    Well, living in the country would probably bore me to death so Im thinking something like this...

    20 acres in a lesser rural area just outside a large suburb. There would be no house, only an appartment attached to the barn, Probably a 20 stall place with a small indoor for rainy days and a full wash/grooming hall area.

    I guess the apartment would be important, so I'd go for quality in a smaller arrangement. I'd also like to have a nice greenhouse off the apartment...

    Other than that I'd love a place in the city. I could go back and forth and live in the apartments, do all the things I love and just imagine the batchelor potential.

    As far as ammenities, I've already listed the indoor for rainy days. Possibly split the barn in two with 15 boarder stalls and 5 private stalls. There would need to be a round pen and a hot walker. Plenty of parking for whatever might arise such as small shows. There would also need to be an area to park a trailer and truck and a seperate hay and bedding storage shed.

    Green fields with electrobraid surrounding them. I always thought it would be cool to have a pasture with some very mature trees lined up in rows running down the middle. There are two 5 acre Pecan Groves at my school that inspired that thought.

    Add in a good number of boarders and trainers to keep the place lively, and I couldn't ask for more.
        02-06-2008, 12:12 AM
    My ideal barn would be as follows:

    The FIRST barn, which would be fore mares/geldings and boarders, would have a dozen or more 24x24 stalls and one 30x30 for mother and foal with an outdoor paddock attached that I could close up if needbe. There will be a spiral staircase int he lounge, oh yes, I'm having a lounge, leading to the hayloft which will have an open space above each stall for tossing hay down into. I will have two wash-stalls with running hot and cold water. There will be three-horse wide cement walkways, a roomy nicely dirty padded indoor arena with GOOD lighting, doors that close up tightly with heating and air conditioning. A large tack room with at least five trailer-tie hitches to tacking up. The grooming shed will be built into the wall in there, with sections for each different brush, spray, hoof pick, and comb you could think of! Across the hall is the entrance to the indoor arena which will be no smaller than a football field. On the other side of the tack room it will lead outside. To the right are trails ranging from a short one mile trail to about 5 or more miles. If you go to the left there is the entrance to the basic outdoor arena, and next to that is the gate to the jumping arena.

    My second barn will have one wash stall with hot and cold water, a smaller indoor arena and a similar tack room. This barn will be for the studs. The stalls will be 24x24. There will be one pasture that is about 100acres and a separate pasture for the stallions, this one will be about 60 acres and kept on the other side. Both pastures will be built out of wood reinforced with electric fence tape.

    Overall, there will be about 400acres, with my house there too.
        02-23-2008, 01:39 AM
    The current facility I board at added with LOADS of gorgeous trails!
        02-24-2008, 01:30 PM
    Ummm this is hard...
    OH I would love! To have a stable that has about 8 on both sides with a tack room on one of the sides
    And about 10 acres grass all cut and green black or white metal fence 16 + hh horses black to white, chestnut to dapple
    A couple oak trees
    A jump arena
    A barrel arena
    Ill think of some more later

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