Welcome to Our Equestrian Community
You’ve made the decision to buy a horse farm in Central North Carolina. You couldn’t have picked a better location. Central North Carolina is a beautiful area with great schools, health care, cultural centers, and recreational opportunities including sports, parks, and entertainment. This area’s ideal weather offers year-around riding and you are in short driving distance to the best our state has to offer in veterinary care, show facilities, equestrian trails, and educational opportunities. Keep reading to find out more on Triangle Area Horse Properties For Sale and Surrounding Areas.
North Carolina has long been home to some of the nation’s finest horse properties and equestrian facilities. According to the most recent survey there are over 300,000 equines in the state. North Carolina’s horse industry contributes almost $2,000,000,000 to our economy. Welcome to our equestrian community!
Building Your Horse Support Group
When you buy your dream horse property you are also joining a new community. In the same way you want to be in the best school districts (you are), near the best health care for your children and yourself (you are), you want the best for your horses. One of the first things you will want to do is build a good support system within your equestrian community.
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Your County Cooperative Extension Livestock Agent
Your county cooperative extension livestock agent should be on the top of your list of people to know. Your agent has the inside scoop on all things equine in your area: vets, farriers, feed and hay sources, educational and networking opportunities. Our cooperative extension service provides advice on everything from pasture management to care and nutrition for your horses. Your livestock agent is your best friend.
Equine Veterinarian in Franklin, Wake, Chatham and Granville Counties
Before you even move your horses onto your new horse property you want to find and meet a veterinarian that specializes in equine medicine. There are several excellent equine practitioners in our area. In addition, you are just a short drive from the NC State Veterinary Hospital. See our equine resource guide as well.
Farriers in Franklin, Wake, Chatham and Granville Counties
In addition, you will want to find an excellent farrier to take care of your horses’ hooves. You are in luck again because there are a number of good farriers in central North Carolina. Ask your county livestock agent or your veterinarian for recommendations. You can also find farriers listed by county at NC Farrier Finder website. [ncfarriers.org] See our equine resource guide as well.
Feed and Hay Sellers
Finding a feed store and hay broker you can trust to provide the best nutrition for your horses is another important part of your support group. There are many feed stores in our area including independent companies and large name stores like Southern States and Tractor Supple. Central North Carolina has good hay-growing weather and there are several hay producers in the area. Your county livestock agent can give you a list of farmers selling horse hay near you.
Horse Groups and Clubs
Add to your support team other horse enthusiasts by joining groups with your same interests. If you have children know that NC’s 4-H Horse Program is one of the best in the Nation. Your country extension office can connect you to a 4-H horse club. In addition, there is a Pony Club in the Raleigh/Durham area.
North Carolina has a wide range of breed associations: NC Thoroughbred Association, Carolina Quarter Horse Association, North Carolina Arabian Association, Southeastern Reining Association, North Carolina Walking Horse Association, American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas, Virginia Carolinas Morgan Horse Club, and more. In addition, there are several trail-riding clubs, hunt clubs, hunter pace clubs and carriage driving clubs in or near Central, NC. Visit our Resources page to find links to all matters equine to help you build your support group. Keep reading to find out more on Triangle Area Horse Properties For Sale and Surrounding Areas.
Join the NC Horse Council
Last, but not least, join the NC Horse Council and be an active member. This group’s purpose is to represent and further the common interest of the entire equine industry of North Carolina. They depend on volunteers and represent groups from all breeds and types of horse activities including amateurs and professionals, horse hobbyist, commercial producers, local riding clubs, and larger corporations.
Legacy Farms and Ranches of NC, LLC and Fonville Morisey Realty specialize in connecting buyers and sellers of horse properties and support the equine industry and professions in North Carolina. Because of our involvement with so many people in the horse industry, we frequently post information that equine enthusiasts may find of interest. Excerpts appear below with links to full articles. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Triangle Area Horse Properties For Sale and Surrounding Areas.
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