Things to consider when buying Horse Property in Colorado

Dated: November 20 2020

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I am a Horse Owner Realtor.  I can help you find horse property in Colorado.


Here are some things to consider when looking for horse property:

  • Figure out how much land you will need.  This depends on how many horses you will have.
  • What does the land look like?  Does it have lots of trees, hills, rocks, pasture, etc.?
  • Are you building stalls or buying property that already has stalls?
  • What condition are the stalls?
  • Is there a hay barn or someone to store the hay? Will the horses be pastured?  Is there a grass pasture?
  • What is the water source?
  • What surplus buildings does the property have, such as tack rooms? Depending on how many horses you have or how many you plan to get, this is important to know.
  • Do the buildings have electricity and hot water? You don’t want to buy a property without these necessities?
  • Do you have any problem with flooding or standing waters?
  • What type of fencing is there, or do you have to install fencing as well as pens?
  • Are there nearby riding trails or areas on the property to ride?
  • What are the accesses to vets, farriers, and trailers?
  • Look for farm equipment storage and parking.
  • Always have a severe weather plan in mind when looking into Colorado horse properties.
  • Evaluate the safety of existing horse stables—if the building were constructed years ago, they may need repairs to be safe and/or brought up to code.
  • What type of feed and tack stores are nearby?
  • The effect any possible zoning laws will have on your plans—not all areas are the same so make sure to bring this up with your horse-person realtor to avoid problems down the road.
  • Has the property been adequately maintained over the years?

If you want to pursue this dream, please contact me.  Text   melaniehood  to 85377 or go to my website:   I would love to help you.  

I volunteer at Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue and would love to introduce you to the owner if you're interested in helping.  We have about 35 rescued horses which includes 10+ miniature horses, so if you're looking for a horse for your new horse property, I can help.  

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Melanie Hood

Melanie Hood is a Realtor, licensed in Denver, Colorado and she specializes in the Denver Metro Area to include Lakewood, Arvada, Wheatridge, and Golden. Melanie also specializes in helping Seniors fi....

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