Buying horse farms, especially your own horse is similar to buying a dog except that this pet can be very expensive. Quality horses aren’t cheap. If you’re in the farm for a horse, you might be checking out newspaper ads, equine forums on the Internet, your state’s agricultural bulletin, notices on tack and feed stores or livestock auctions – all in search of a good horse at a good price.
If you have had enough of the city life and want to move out to the country for a healthier lifestyle then you may wish to look at horse farms for sale. Breeding and raising horses on a horse farm is a very rewarding process and can yield viable returns. Most horse farms have their stable areas, a main house and quite often a smaller cottage for workers on the farm to live in. Many people live happy lives working and living on a horse farm.
Quite often you will find horse farms for sale on various auction sites, with locations of the farms all over the world. If you have a specific area in mind where you would like to find a farm to purchase it is a good idea to contact real estate companies in that area to see if anything is available. As horse farms will generally come with a large amount of land, many buildings, a stock of horses and various other animals the prices tend to be higher than that of a simple house. However as you are also buying into a business, banks are likely to offer loans to said business.
When purchasing a horse farm that comes with horses you need to ensure that they themselves are purebred. Even if there are only purebred mares on the farm, it is fine as the seed from purebred stallions can be purchased.
When looking at horse farms for sale you need to remember like buying any property that you need to have the house valuated and inspected to ensure you are not buying into a lemon
Having a horse drawn carriages, or just a horse on its own is one of the luxurious and rewarding lifestyle, but it comes with the responsibility and a duty of care. The horse life and health depend on the extent of commitment, love, and care. Proper horse care may be more expensive than purchasing the horse itself, but with good caring tips, it becomes more efficient. Let us discuss some of these tips.
1. Food and water
A horse requires a regular supply of both food and water. In most cases, pasture or hay alongside grain feeding are the best foods. It also needs to drink a lot of water throughout the day. Since the horse stomach is a bit small and the digestive system relatively delicate, it needs to graze the entire day.
2. Veterinary care
Each and every horse require veterinary care at least once in a year. It should be vaccinated against various diseases as well as tetanus. Dental care and checkup which comes with veterinary care are also critical to proper care. Avoid medical emergencies which may cost you more by having annual veterinary care.
3. Consistent exercises
The horse needs regular exercises besides riding it. Place it in a pasture or paddock where it can stroll and relax freely. Avoid keeping it in a shelter or stall the entire day unless the veterinary have recommended so. Remember, the pasture should have a robust and safe fence that has the capability of keeping the horse secure.
4. Protection against parasites
Horses are prone to intestinal worms found in the grazing areas. This worms and other parasites may cause diseases or death of your horse, and therefore you have to eliminate them. Use the anti-parasite regimen under the prescription of the equine practitioner or veterinary. Do this on a regular and timely basis to maintain the health of your horse.
5. Comfortable and safe shelter
A horse also needs a warm, safe and dry shelter at all times so as to protect her from wind, snow as well as rain. Shade is necessary during sunny and warm weather since it provides relief and comfort the horse. It also protects it from different biting insects. Ensure you remove the manure from the shelter daily.
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