Saturday, 16 December 2017

Harry Meade’s tips for buying an equestrian home

TOP UK event rider Harry Meade’s top tips on finding the perfect equestrian property are as follows:

TOP UK event rider Harry Meade’s top tips on finding the perfect equestrian property are as follows:

lAcreage: allow some extra paddock space over and above the usual 1.4 acres so that you can rotate your horse’s grazing and maintain quality of pasture

lSoil type: remember to assess the soil type of grazing land. Clay can be unsuitable for winter turn-out, while flint can be hazardous to horses

lStabling: Aside from quantity, think about the size of each stable in relation to the size of your horses. Make sure there’s enough space to store tack, rugs, bedding, feed, machinery and so on

lUtilities: electricity and water supplies are essential for stable blocks. Make sure pipes are well insulated, otherwise you’ll have a headache in the winter

lSecurity: make sure the tack room door and windows meet your insurer’s specifications. You may also want to install CCTV and automatic lights

lLocation: easy access to main roads is a must with a horse box. It’s always worth doing some good research into which equestrian vets are nearby

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