For many small acreage landowners, the reason for purchasing acreage is to own a horse. Owning and caring for horses is an expensive and time-consuming hobby that requires careful planing. In the front range region, it takes somewhere between 25 and 40 acres to support a horse with no supplemental feed. Be prepared to purchase hay. A responsible horse owner will also have a relationship in place with an equine veterinarian before the need arises.
Equipment and Housing
- APHIS Veterinary Services
- Colorado Department of Agriculture – Livestock Health
- CSU Vet Teaching Hospital – Online Guide to Poisonous Plants
- CSU Veterinary Extension, Equine
- How to Control House and Stable Flies without Using Pesticides
- Plants Poisonous to Horses
- Rabies in Horses: Should Horses be Vaccinated in Colorado?
- West Nile Virus & Your Horse