Barn on a Kentucky horse farm in the winter

It’s that time of the year where you have likely begun your annual fall and winter maintenance routine on your Kentucky horse farm.

Here are some valuable tips to help ensure your winter is successful.

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  • Stock up on hay, feed & bedding
  • Test emergency supplies on hand
  • Prepare your tools & equipment
  • Ensure fencing is secure
  • Check outdoor & barn lighting
  • Clean & store your tack
  • Wash blankets
  • Plan a rodent control stategy

Stock up on hay, feed and bedding

You will need about 600 pounds of hay per month for each 1000-pound horse. During winter months, your horses may not have access to fresh food from the pasture, so it’s important to have enough hay and any supplements on hand to last until they are…

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Financing Your Kentucky Horse Farm

Now that you’ve decided to purchase a Kentucky horse farm it’s important to know that there are some differences between financing a horse farm and residential real estate. Before you begin you will need to know how you plan to use the farm.

Will your farm be classified as a “working farm” (actively being used for crop production and/or raising livestock)?

Not only will this help you and your REALTOR® identify specific property features but it will also help you determine what type of financing options are available to you.

How is Financing Different?

There are several differences when it comes to financing a Kentucky horse farm.

To start, if there is a residential house on the property you may still qualify for a residential mortgage.

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