If you’re searching for equestrian property in North Florida, you’re not alone – we have some of the best horse properties in the state. However, different properties are better suited to different buyers; not all horse farms are created equal when it comes to breeds and types of uses.
Tips for Buying a Horse Farm
When you’re purchasing a horse farm, you’ll need to think about low spots, rocky outcroppings and flood areas on the property. Swampy marshes bring mosquitoes and snakes, and acidic soil is no good for plants and grasses. You’ll also need to make sure you have two water sources on the property, which could include a well and a creek or river, and that there’s enough flat space for you to build if you need a barn, a lean-to or a riding ring.
Don’t forget about the tax implications of owning a horse farm, which differ depending on your purpose for the equestrian property.
Sometimes it’s easier to start fresh and build your own equestrian property from the ground up than it is to purchase an old horse farm that you’ll need to repair – particularly if the well, watering systems and other major systems need work.
Ultimately, the choice is yours. You’ll need to make sure you have enough space (most counties and municipalities require at least 5 acres of pasture land), that you can fence the area property, and that you allow space for the number of horses you have (many areas require one acre per horse).
Ready to Start Looking at Equestrian Properties in North Florida?
When you’re ready to explore your options, call us at 386-243-0124 or get in touch with us online. We’ll be happy to show you listings for horse farms in North Florida that meet your needs, and before you know it, you’ll be bringing in your companion animals and introducing them to their new home.