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    03-01-2012, 08:46 AM
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Ideal horse property?

What do you consider ideal horse property, or where?

I plan on buying a house with 5-10 acres for my first home and I want your opinions on what kind of land I should be looking for. I won't be buying for a while as I'm joining the military and I'm looking to retire from it, so that's 20+ years away. Just trying to get some ideas. I know alot can change in that time frame.

Here in Oklahoma, it isn't too bad but I'd like to get out of a drought state and somewhere where hay prices aren't high.

Any input is welcome!
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    03-01-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by OkieGal    
What do you consider ideal horse property, or where?

I plan on buying a house with 5-10 acres for my first home and I want your opinions on what kind of land I should be looking for. I won't be buying for a while as I'm joining the military and I'm looking to retire from it, so that's 20+ years away. Just trying to get some ideas. I know alot can change in that time frame.

Here in Oklahoma, it isn't too bad but I'd like to get out of a drought state and somewhere where hay prices aren't high.

Any input is welcome!
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I would look for land in the midwest, I purchased a dairy farm with 1/2 the land available (160 acres with the out buildings ) so I could have pasture and put up my own crops (hay & corn ).
Check the soil type, local regulations, neighbors next to property, etc.
There are very few dairy farmers anymore, most are crop farmers now so hay is available and cheap, plenty of places to ride etc. taxes are reasonable, I pay under $1000.00 a year for the (4 )- 40 acre parcels.
Very few tornados unlike OK. & TX.
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    03-01-2012, 09:21 AM
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Umm, this one:

4240 Pisgah Pike, Versailles KY 40383 | MLS# 1107228

Nah, in all seriousness, I like a barn with decent-sized stalls, room for an oudoor arena near the barn, and lots of pasture space. Here in Ohio, hay prices aren't too bad, but they start to get worse down south.
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    03-01-2012, 09:44 AM
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Depends on where in the south, equiniphile. I'm in south central VA, and my hay prices are pretty darned reasonable. I'm getting 50-75 lb square bales for $3.50 each.
     
    03-01-2012, 09:56 AM
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Speed Racer, I love your avatar! And I'm jealous that you have hay that cheap.

Good horse hay in squares is going $11-$14, and alfalfa is $12-$17 here!
Our round bales are just now inching under the $100 mark for medium quality hay.
I've seen $150+ for horse round bales. It's ridiculous!

Hillside Farm, the tornados? Goodness, I know!
Had one take out my barn last May. I've been uprooted since. I have to board my horses ever since then. Such a pain.

Equiniphile: YOU SO FUNNY. Haha. I wish.

But thanks for the input guys! I figured I'd be going north to look.
     
    03-01-2012, 10:28 AM
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Green Broke
Don't go to coastal Texas Hay is $15 a square bale for poor quality hay :/
     
    03-01-2012, 10:44 AM
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'Ness! That's crazy!
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    03-01-2012, 10:47 AM
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Green Broke
Anybody know how like Wyoming would be? Plenty of land up there, fo sho. Not sure how their hay market is though?
     
    03-01-2012, 10:59 AM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Depends on where in the south, equiniphile. I'm in south central VA, and my hay prices are pretty darned reasonable. I'm getting 50-75 lb square bales for $3.50 each.

I don't like you any more.

STRAW is $5 a square bale here. Actual hay... uh.. in the double digits.
     
    03-01-2012, 11:04 AM
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Yearling
In southern Maryland during the summer I can find it for 3.50 - 4 a bale. Right now though it think its like 8 a bale.
     

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