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 1593 Leesburg Pike

Price Reduction!!!  This is a super buy for a 51 acre farm, with a 3,300 square foot custom built main house, manager's house, barn, equipment shed, multiple run-in sheds, 3 car detached garage, 1 car detached garage, great land, and a super location.  You will not find a better buy.  The main house features a first floor owner's suite, great room with 2 story stone fireplace, chef's kitchen, dining room, sunroom, 1/2 bath and an office/additional bedroom.  The second floor has two guest/master suites both with their own thermostats.  The unfinished basement is poured concrete with an outside entrance and 9' ceilings. The manager's house is a cute farm house on a full walkout basement.  The barn has 6 livestock stalls.  The

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Choosing the right fence for your Lexington farm and horses is incredibly important.

Horse farm owners in Kentucky should ensure their fence is functional, durable, and within their budget. And if you're not too sure what type of fence will suit your farm best, you can keep reading to learn about the different types, styles and material options.

There are quite a few details to consider when choosing a fence and it's critical to choose material that is safe for your equines.

First, let's discuss the importance of avoiding barbed wire fences.

This may seem like an obvious decision to many equestrian experts, but if a horse panics and attempts to run through it or jump over it, they could easily cause career-ending and life-threatening

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179 Bradley Lane, Lexington, KY This is a very unique new listing.  It is 6.67 acres located within the urban service area of Lexington.  The farm is at the end of Bradley Lane, almost across the street from Masterson Park- a city park with lots of riding areas, multiple dressage rings, a hunter ring, cross country courses, dog park, soccer complex, and a great place to unwind.  The farm has heavily treed boundaries and feels like you are in the country- yet you are only 4 miles from the corner of Main and Broadway!   Fayette County now has 40 acre minimum acreage sizes.  There are some 10 acre farms in Fayette County that grandfathered in about 20 years ago.  Under current Fayette County rules you are not allowed to build more than one house per…
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Horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky

Buying a house can sometimes feel stressful. So you can imagine how it feels when buying a horse farm.

Not only do you need to consider the house, you need to consider the land and make sure everything is the right fit for both you and your animals.

Although this can seem like a lot, it doesn’t have to be stressful.

When you work with a REALTOR who specializes in horse farms, all of these potential stresses are lifted from your shoulders.

A great real estate agent knows exactly what you have to consider when buying a horse from in Kentucky, so you don’t have to worry about making the wrong choice.

But when looking for a horse farm, you should also make sure that you know what to look for so you can make an informed decision.

Check

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Winter is here!

It's time to prepare your Kentucky horse barn for winter to ensure your champion pet is comfortable and well-taken care of. Kentucky may not have the most brutal winters, but it still gets decently cold. With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, it's important to winterize your horse barn in the fall.

From prepping the living quarters to preparing your horse's body, there's plenty of ways to get your horses and their homes ready for the season.

Feed Your Horses MoreCouple Walking Horse Around Kentucky Horse Farm in Winter

While we understand you want to keep your equines in the best shape possible, it's important to keep them warm throughout the winter. In an attempt to keep themselves warm, horses will burn more calories.

To keep their body temperature warm, they need

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How to Start a Hobby Farm

If you’re looking for the sense of accomplishment that comes from working with your hands, being able to create something from nothing, and then having something tangible to show for all your efforts, a hobby farm might be your next great adventure.

Many hobby farmers consider the activity very rewarding. Harvesting your own produce you planted as seeds or raising little chicks into fully functioning farm animals creates an intense sense of accomplishment. We think hobby farms are so great that we decided to put together a little guide on how to start your very own.

 What exactly is a Hobby Farm?

 A hobby farm is typically a smaller scale farm that you start purely for the enjoyment of doing it, hence the word

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Whether you're starting a hobby farm or a horse farm in Kentucky, you'll quickly learn that starting a farm isn't all rainbows and sunshine. It can be difficult to get started and many new farmers might underestimate the challenges they face. That being said, once you've overcome those hurdles, owning a farm can be incredibly rewarding. Keep reading to learn our top five tips for new farm owners.

Start Small

Tips For New Kentucky Farm OwnersStarting small might be one of the biggest challenges most new farm owners face. Once you've purchased your property in Georgetown, Lexington, or anywhere in between, you'll want everything up and running as soon as possible. Ideas for the land will be flowing freely. Try to start small and grow your farm over time. This may be the most

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Battle in the Saddle Kentucky Horse Farm Event

On September 30th, at the Kentucky Horse Park's Covered Arena in Lexington, amateur team penning riders will be paired with a celebrity guest rider in an effort to see who can pen the group of cattle the fastest. Who wouldn't want to attend? All proceeds will be donated to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

The celebrity team penning event starts at 4:30pm and is expected to end around 10pm. Attendees can expect an evening of dancing in the dirt after dinner, so be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Some of the celebrities participating in Battle in the Saddle include:

  • Otto Thorwarth, Jockey and Secretariat actor
  • Jason Myers, WTVQ Chief Meteorologist
  • Carson Kressley, award winning TV personality and fashion designer
  • Erika Abe, Fox 56
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2 Kentucky Horse Farms For Sale

With so many properties to choose from in Kentucky, it's hard to know which farms to look at and which lots will meet your needs. Currently, we have 2 properties that we don't want you to miss. One is located in charming Georgetown and the other is situated in beautiful Paris, KY.

Milestone

The first property we'd like to highlight is in the heart of Georgetown and offers over 49 acres of land. With stunning rolling hills, two water reclamation ponds, four barns, 49 stalls and two beautiful residences, this property leaves little to be desired.

Entering the property, you'll be greeted by a long tree-lined driveway. It's incredibly picturesque. At the top of the driveway, you'll find an elegant residence, both an indoor and outdoor arena with

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Tips for Selling Your Kentucky Horse FarmHas your Kentucky horse farm or property been on the market for a while and you just don't understand why it's not selling? Don't worry, there's a good selection of farm buyers out there and we've got tips for sellers to ensure a quick and lucrative sale. Selling your horse farm is not as simple as selling a single-family home and there's a lot more that goes into the sale of a property. Keep reading to learn why your farm might not be selling and how you can easily fix it.

 

Lack of Maintenance

The most obvious reason your horse farm in Kentucky might not be selling is maintenance. Is the paint old and chipping? Is your barn a disaster? Spend a decent amount of time sprucing up the property with new paint, repairing your fence and ridding the

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