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What to look for in a Kentucky horse barn

Buying a horse farm can sometimes feel overwhelming.

There are so many different parts to a farm that you have to consider.

And one of the most important aspects is the barn.

This is where both you and your horses will be spending a lot of time, so it’s important that it checks all the boxes.

To make your real estate journey as simple as possible, here is a guide on what to look for in a Kentucky Horse Barn:

The Size of the Barn

The size of the barn is one of the first things you’ll want to take note of when buying a Kentucky horse farm.

Of course, the barn should be large enough to account for all of your horses. But it should also account for your future goals.

Make sure the barn has more stalls than you currently need so

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lexington farm with red barn

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

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

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Article contributed by Jeff Anttila

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

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Kentucky land for horses

Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World” for good reason—it’s home to the majority of the leading race horses in North America.

And the numbers keep growing.

Every year, more than 8,000 young race horses are registered. This alone makes up for nearly 40% of the annual foals in North America.

But why is Kentucky such a popular spot for raising horses?

Well, it all comes down to the land.

The Luxury of Limestone

Just as children drink milk to grow strong bones, horses eat grass to do the same.

Although you can find perfectly fine grass just about anywhere in the midwest, Kentucky’s is a little bit different.

What makes the difference is the limestone in the earth.

It all began thousands of years ago when Kentucky

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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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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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