Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
It depends a lot on if you actually want the fields to support them (free feed) or if its just space for them to run & play. I own a total of 4.8 acres. About 3 to 3.5 of it is fenced for the horses. I rotate their turnout & dry lot them moat nights, and I haven't had to feed hay at all this summer. I have 2 horses. I also have incredible soil that kept growing even in a 60 day stretch of no rain, and no, I didn't water.
As a kid, we had 8 horses on 4 acres. They had the whole place as one big own. We had to hay almost all year, but they had plenty of space to run & play.
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