Can you keep horses on a smallholding?

Can you keep horses on a smallholding?

The short answer is yes. Planning permission will be required where there is a ‘material change’ in the use of the land from agriculture to the keeping of horses for leisure purposes.

How much does it cost to keep a horse on your own land?

Well it depends on what you’re feeding and how much. If there is minimal-no grass & you’re feeding just hay (no supplements), then you will average about $100 per month. It also depends on how much hay is at that time in your area and if you’re buying square or round bales.

How many acres do you need to keep a horse?

If you are attempting to figure the carrying capacity of land for a horse, then a good rule of thumb is 1-1/2 to 2 acres of open intensely managed land per horse. Two acres, if managed properly, should provide adequate forage in the form of pasture and/or hay ground.

Do I need planning permission for horse stables?

Planning permission is required for any permanent equestrian construction including stables, a permanent field shelter, or an arena, and it may even be required to simply keep horses/ponies in a field.

Why are there 2 fences around horse farms?

The double fences serve multiple purposes. It allows groups of horses to see each other while keeping them separate. This prevents fighting or sparring. It also provides an extra barrier along roads to protect against thrown-out garbage, vehicles, or run-away horses.

How much do you pay for DIY livery?

DIY Stabled Livery can be expected to cost roughly £30-£40 per week. A full livery service can cost up to £100-£150 per week. Any extra care of the horse or tasks carried out by staff at the livery yard costs extra.

Can I put stables in my garden?

Other considerations when planning a stable in your garden include: The building must not exceed 50% of your garden area. It must be at least 5 metres away from the house and the boundary of the garden. The stables should be for private and not commercial use.

Do you need planning permission to run a livery yard?

Do I need planning permission? In most cases, yes, says Wilts-based consultant Tony Kernon. Horses are not agricultural animals and the keeping of horses requires a change of use of the buildings. Unless the land is used only for grazing, it will require change-of-use consent too.