Horse properties are often looked at for purchase by horse owners who have plans to breed their horses in a big way and also look to be part of the turf club activities. Different horse owners have different requirements as far as a horse property is concerned, but there are some basic amenities that are commonly scouted for by all horse owners, before they finalize on any horse property.
One of the most important factors is accessibility as the horse feed and related materials required for a healthy and safe breeding of the horsed need to reach the farm without much of a difficulty. The roads should be asphalted so that bad weather does not create slush and make it impossible to transport all items into the barn. Availability of water is another important factor that tilts the deal in its favor. No matter how good the property is, if the land has an issue with water availability, then most horse owners would never want to buy any such property. This is because water scarcity is one of the biggest problems that any barn can face and create quite a problem. Maintenance of pasture land and availability of good quality grass is another important aspect, as no matter what alternative you can think of feeding a horse, good grass is always the best feed that a horse can get.
Another important aspect is the system for sewage and disposal of waste water. The water that flows after the horses are washed, need to be properly disposed as per rules and regulations governing the state. The sewage also needs to be properly disposed of and hence a good effective system for these is mandatory. While buying horse properties, one important aspect is the zonal regulations. Make sure that you have all necessary clearance as required for a horse property so that you do not have to relocate later for absence of clearances. Parking space for trailers and slope of the property, so that you do not have to face erosion in case of strong rain and winds, are other minor but important issues that you need to keep in mind while finalizing on horse properties.
There are obviously a number of other issues to consider when buying horse property, as you are not only buying a property but also making its use in a certain way, as these properties cannot be put to any other specific use. It would be a good idea to consult a Realtor who has experience with dealing in equestrian properties. If the Realtor has horses of his own and lives in a similar property, this is the best advice you can get as they tend to understand the problems and issues that any horse owner shall face in the absence of certain amenities.