Found 11 blog entries published by Hill Parker.
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…
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.
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 More
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…
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…
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.
Starting 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…
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
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.
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…
Has 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…