Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
All counties are unique and your MUST check to see what ordinances are on YOUR particular property. Check with your Extension Office AND with your County Clerk's office to find out. You will also find out things you didn't know, too, and I discovered that it's illegal to use the water in my cistern. (Doesn't stop me from draining it on my garden, but I am aware of it.) I don't know HOW many horses total that I can keep on my 5 acres, but, I have an AG2 listing, which enables me to keep livestock, and yes, your miniatures are livestock, and my town has a nuisance law which includes keeping odors to a minimum. Since I graze my small herd of 3, and have had as many horses (full sized) as 5 on this property, I know that I could probably keep as many as 8 before encountering any problems. MY neighbors like and visit my horses when I'm there and away. A problem neighbor can make keeping any livestock difficult.
IF your neighbor becomes too troublesome, you might start looking to move, sorry to say.