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post #11 of 13 Old 12-16-2008, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by appylover31803 View Post
I believe a house can only be grandfathered in IF there are already horses on the property. If there aren't and the laws change, I don't think there is anything you can do.

I believe that Appy is right here. My grandfather has a 5 acre parcel in town...He used to live on the edge of town, but town grew around him. City hall passed ordinances that stated there could be no livestock kept "within city limits" BUT, since he had hogs, cattle and a horse on his land, that land as long as it's kept in the family, has grandfather rights to it and can always be used for livestock. He has gotten rid of the hogs (no pig poo makes for happier neighbors) and the cattle (he's getting to old to work them) but has kept his horse.

If your grandmother didn't have livestock when the new laws were made, you may be out of luck. Sorry.

I will say that having the horses here at home is wonderful...but there are sacrafices. Like getting to go camping...or spending the night somewhere on a whim. The horses need fed 2x/day and checked on regularly. We always have to concider the horses when making plans. I'll tell you from experience, it's not always easy to find someone that you can rely on to do your chores while you are away.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20

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post #12 of 13 Old 12-16-2008, 12:04 PM
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I've never found haveing livestock at home is all that hard as long as your set up decent. I have 32 horses right now and 46 head of cattle, plus we have a few hogs. Takes me 45 minutes most days to take care of them the days I have to put round bales out it take a bit longer but if I fill all 14 round bale feeders I can go two weeks before I need to put more out. We have automatic waterers so thats not a problem in winter in summer the pastures have stock ponds. We go on vacations for weekends and up to 10 days just have a neighbor or freind stop and feed the dogs, throw some wood in the boiler in winter and check things.

We own our livestock they don't own us.
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-16-2008, 04:25 PM
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I love having mine at home and wouldnt have it any other way. You spend alot more time with them when they are at home then if they were boarded. And of coarse nobody watches over your horse better than yourself. But not everyone can have them at home.
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