“For better or worse, current boarding barn arrangements are often front-and-center on the list of concerns brought to me by virgin horse property buyers,” says Farm and Ranch columnist Kathryn Roan. “Moving to horse property represents freedom — freedom to feed your horses whatever you’d like, turn them out whenever you’d like, provide as many shavings in their stalls as you want, feed any supplement you want … The list goes on.”
But when choosing to leave “barn drama” behind, sometimes horse owners are worried about the tradeoffs, about being lonely, about having people to ride with.
Could equestrian subdivisions be the answer? See Roan’s latest column on SecondShelters.com.