Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canberra ACT Australia
• Horses: 0
When we started our "mini farm" I called every department possible to see whether we could keep live stock. The only animal you can't keep is a full size pig.
Further (due to a trouble making ex) the RSPCA came and inspected my property and I again brought up the fact that I'd made all these inquiries and they said that it was correct, I could have live stock. As long as there's no smell (which there isn't, the health department won't complain either. I also have wonderful neighbours, who have come to me once about a noisy rooster. I fixed the problem and everyone's happy!
It's not a full size horse - it's a shetland. And we have plenty of room for her, our alpacas and lambs (I also breed bantam chooks). I am ripping out 3/4 of my front yard to make a decent sized round arena and we have a friend who will give us free adgistment when we want our pony grazed.