My wife and I are looking to buy a "new" house in the country somewhere to get "back" to nature and a more relaxed pace of life, and we're entertaining the idea of getting enough land/property to keep a horse or two.
I recently looked at a property that had a lot of great potential, the location was perfect and quiet, and had enough land for at least one horse... but the area where a horse would have been doing its regular grazing was right above the septic tank, denoted by a large "bump" in the middle of the yard.
Is this safe for the horse as long as there's no leak?
Is this regularly "practiced" in rural residential areas?
Does the grazing/paddock areas HAVE to avoid septic tank areas?
I know we don't have enough money to afford a place with 10 acres where this "issue" can be avoided. Most of the houses in the rural areas I looked at have a septic tank system somewhere on the property, and with the "smaller" sizes of acreage, this issue might not be able to be avoided. Hence my question/concern.
Thanks for any insight.