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post #21 of 35 Old 01-04-2012, 03:01 AM
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If you have a riding mower, drag an old box spring with the wood frame and cover burned off. The box spring will scatter the manure so it dries faster and the sun kills any parasite eggs. If you have a bagger for your mower it is then easy to pick up the dried manure. People love to buy it if it's already in bags.
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post #23 of 35 Old 01-04-2012, 08:41 AM
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Yes there are a lot of hitching posts in Norco, & some places even have corrals.The metal bins are supplied by W. M. There are the fly predators,fly bait, fly traps, but some wisdom says it's trees that attract or harbor flies. They will always be around, but it is somewhat controllable. My BIL moved to AZ a few years ago, DH was born in Phoenix, & their cost of living is MUCH lower, so his Dad wanted to move there, too, & DH, so we were lucky enough to find a place that we could afford that will answer all our needs as we build what we need to live comfortably. We bought it in Oct, & DH has been working on it steadily. It was a foreclosure & an as-is condition-so LOTS of work!
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post #24 of 35 Old 01-05-2012, 12:05 PM
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Check the zoning regulations before you put offers on properties. It's not just "can you have a horse" it's all the other regulations as well, such as how far from the property line do fences or shelters need to be.
I can't believe I forgot to mention that!! It's been a BIG, BIG, problem nationwide for almost 30 years, now. I also thought to ask, why are you wanting to live close to San Diego proper? I live 30 minutes drive from the nearest small city, in a rural town. When my family moved from a 1/4 house (we rented space for the horses elsewhere) to our 5 acre property the $taxes and $insurance flipped--taxes went down, insurance went up--but the $/month stayed the same. $gas money is more, and we put more miles on our cars now, but it has been affordable. Could you find something more rural? =/
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post #25 of 35 Old 01-05-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Corporal,
We live in San Diego right now, we are considering San Diego County (North of San Diego, roughly 40miles away) so that would include Vista, Escondido, or Valley Center or Ramona which are further east. It would be great to get either of the 1st two as they would be closer to my work that would be a 45min commute each day, each way for me as I work in La Jolla, I work for myself so I would not be in rush hour traffic I figured I could do that no problem, my hubby would have 25mins commute he's in Carlsbad.
Although finding what we really need and want is so much harder to find in either of those places.
Valley Center & Ramona are definitely more horse friendly but your looking at 1hr 15mins commute each day each way hummmm!!!
Plus Ramona gets hit really bad in the fire season which scares the life out of me, coming from O'Blighty never seen anything like it, except on the movies.
Everything on the market right now is pending there literaly isn't anything to buy, we're looking in the low $400's and everything in that price range has been snaped up or pending...
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post #26 of 35 Old 01-06-2012, 03:23 PM
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It is not even legal in my area to have horses on that small of a place. I can't remember exactly what the requirements are since it is something I don't have to worry about (gotta love big family farms!). But 1/2 acre is no where near enough room for a horse....maybe a mini??? but still, I would need more room than that.
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post #27 of 35 Old 01-11-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,
I found a property that we maybe interested in, it has 2 acres with it. The only thing is the land is not that flat, one area is a small part ,but the majority of it is on a slope not really steep but still ongoing medium slope, is this bad for the horses posture to be on a slope day after day?
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post #28 of 35 Old 01-11-2012, 03:24 PM
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I was always told 2 acres for the first horse then 1 acre for every other, so with two horses you would probably need bout 4-5 acres.

When I can't ride anymore, I shall keep horses as long as I can hobble along with a bucket and wheelbarrow. When I can't hobble, I shall roll my wheelchair out by the fence of the field where my horses graze, and watch them!
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post #29 of 35 Old 01-11-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Vikki92,
Thanks for posting.
It seems every state has it's own laws on land, I am wondering if that has something to do with weather conditions and the footing/ slippery etc and how lush the pasture is etc, making sure enough grass for each horse, that would make sense.
Here in Socal the ground hardly ever gets muddy, it doesn't rain much.
When we get the horses they will be well fed so the grass is not an issue regarding feed, I was more concerned about the land being sloped is that bad for their posture?
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post #30 of 35 Old 01-12-2012, 06:37 AM
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Well,I've seen some very hilly pens , sometimes a flat area can be "dozed" for a shelter, or a relief from the uphill/downhill , some folks terrace the property so there are a few different levels, but that can get pricey. Horses are pretty adapable critters, but you also have to remember what they are used to. Mine will go into their re-built pens after their move, but the shelter will be 2-3 sided, not just the roof they are used to now. Their biggest change will be lots more riding & getting used to ther new (quieter) environment.
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