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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

44. I live in ranch country. Horses, if you take care of them like you are supposed to, are

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a very expensive hobby especially when it comes to the vet bills. But, I'll tell you what I know. The best horse properties are not on the side of slopes but on the flatlands below the hilly and wooded parts. That's where the best grass grows and where there is more water. Goats will eat everything both weeds and the good grass you want for your horse, so unless you are prepared to separate them, think about that one. Also, goats need a lot of affection, believe it or not, or they won't thrive. They are cute though and great weeders and lawn mowers. One of my neighbors down the road hires hers out to other ranchers for land clean-up work.

However, I have a friend who bought some nice horse property in northern Nevada for a very cheap price. She and her family moved a trailer onto the property, bought a pregnant and neglected mare for a song, and with some tender love and lot's of work brought the mare back to health, delivered a healthy colt and now have a lovely ranch they built with their hands and little money from the bottom up.

Good luck in achieving your dream!

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