It's very possible, but not ideal. On Long Island, in horse zoned areas, you only need 1/2 acre to keep 2 horses. I wouldn't recommend it, nor would I want that for my horses, but that's the minimum amount of space required by law. If its all you have you make it work. You will need to have hay 24/7 and make sure its stocked up. Manure will need to be hauled away. Your horse should get as much exercise as possible. If your going to have a riding arena, make it also safe for turn out. The paddocks at my friend place also open up to give one horse a larger area while the other one is in the larger riding rings. Also, you horses my not get along with theirs, so don't count keeping them together. Even if they did get along God forbid your horses injure theirs, or visa versa, ... Then what??
That being said, horses aren't just something you get into and learn along the way. Riding and caring for them can be difficult and dangerous. Look around for barns, take lessons and lease. Stick around here and read through the threads, you can learn a lot BUT this shouldn't be your only source of experience/info!! Don't only take riding lessons, but ground lessons too. Also, volunteer at a riding stable! You can pick up hands on experience for free, or in exchange for lessons. Also, horses are VERY expensive, especially if you don't have pasture for them (hay and manure removal tack in extra $$$ easily)! You don't do anyone a favor (you, your family or the horse) by jumping into horse ownership then discovering you cannot afford one horse, let alone two.
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