When deciding to purchase a horse property in Colorado, there are a few things to consider when checking out different properties. Location, as with all real estate, is vital, as well as making sure the property has appropriate facilities for keeping a horse. You should be clear as to whether the property will be for riding, caring for your horse, or would you like a horse farm for breeding and raising horses.
Whatever your purpose for purchasing a horse property, be sure to look for some of the following. The property should be about 2-5 acres with a slope of less than 15%. This is important for your horses and for proper drainage. If the property is in a more rural setting, make sure the the stable or paddock is not sitting on top of the septic line. The barn needs to be set back from the property line by at least 50 – 75 feet. If the property has a water well, make sure that it is 100 feet away from the barn to ensure the water remains potable.
Check county regulations to see how many horses you can keep on your property. In some Colorado counties, if you have an acre or more there is no limit to the number of horses you can have. You should get to know your neighbors to make sure that they are horse friendly to ensure a copacetic relationship for many years to come.
The most important thing to remember, is hire an agent who has knowledge of what is needed to keep horses. The agents at The Home Cart team have the expertise you need to purchase your Colorado horse property.