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    04-19-2009, 09:12 PM

How many acres should 6 horses have altogether? Thanks
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    04-19-2009, 09:14 PM
The most you can give them.
    04-19-2009, 09:19 PM
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I think it depends on what state you live in as far as legalities go. I think in my state it's 3 acres for the ffirst horse and 1 for each additional horse. So it would be 8 for 6. BUT, if you have a barn and each horse has a stall that it is assigned to then you don't have to have quite as many. But that is assuming you feed hay AND grain to each horse.
    04-19-2009, 09:23 PM
I live in nevada. I do have I barn with stalls for each horse and feed them there. I own 10 acres, 9 of which are the horses land.
    04-19-2009, 09:28 PM
Farmpony what state are you in that the law makes them have so much land? Here its up to each county and town as far as min. Amount. For instance in the farm area they require more land then say in St Paul. 3 acres for a horse and there would be 1000's in this state with no home. Theres boarding stables in the Twin Cities area with 5o head on on 10 acres.
    04-19-2009, 09:35 PM
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Virginia. I'm pretty sure I'm giving the correct regulations... But like I said, the rule is different if you have a stall for each horse. Because then you just need paddocks.
    04-19-2009, 09:46 PM
Don't they have boarding stables with just pasture board or do they have to have stalls for every horse?
    04-19-2009, 09:47 PM
My sister used to live in L.A. They had horses there that stayed in 20 x 20 paddocks.
    04-19-2009, 10:26 PM
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The pasture board is the 3 acre rule thing I'm talking about. If you have a barn w/ stalls then you can have paddock turn out. A 20x20 paddock is tiny. Did they have stalls?
    04-19-2009, 10:35 PM
Nope no stalls just a small roof shelter in one corner

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