Keeping your first horse(s) on your own property?
I have been told by many people that if you are keeping your horses on your own property you must be very experienced, if you aren't its best to keep them at a livery/boarding stables. Well, we are kinda buying a property just for the horses and we cannot pay an extra $175 a week for DIY board. This is paying $175 a week without hay, without facilities, without anything but water, pasture and daily supervision. I am fine with knowing the symptoms of colic, laminitis ect and I know how to tack up and lead, catch and all that stuff, no worries. I also have horsey friends down the road from where I will be living. Is this ok? Well, it's kinda have to be ok because we aren't changing the plan. Our horses will be looked after and cared for very much!! And our horses will also be on pasture 24/7 with a shelter (huge one) and also free access to hay. I will check the pasture and fencing twice a day and also check the horses over twice a day. We will have 2 separate paddocks for when one of the pasture needs maintaining. We even have plans for tacking up bays, arena (indoor), wash bays, and a few extras. Please tell me I can keep the horses on my own property, they are our number one concern.