Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Where I live, the requirement varies depending on the exact zoning. For my lot, the county allows 1 horse per 10,000 sq ft, or about 4 horses per acre. Since I live in southern Arizona, it is assumed the horses will be fed hay...otherwise it would be measured in sq MILES per horse.
However, the original CC&Rs here were drawn up in 1960, and they limited it to 2 horses/acre. The guy who developed the area 40 years later rewrote them and removed that restriction. And happily, our HOA has voted to disband! With luck, all the lots will be released from all the CC&Rs within the next month.
Not every place has CC&Rs, but I've seen them pop up in places that I would have sworn wouldn't have them, so it is good to check.
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."