For horse people: What is the acreage per horse law in Moore County, NC? Minimum acreage for 2 horses?

Asked by a1eventing, Southern Pines, NC Tue Mar 20, 2012

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Karen, Home Buyer, Marion, NC
Sat Mar 25, 2017
No law states what acre requirements but rule of thumb is 2 acres for 1 horse and 1 acre for additional horses but depends on size of horses. This gives sufficient pasture for grazing and less chance of bare land mud ect. But remember to place proper grazing seeds in bare areas. Do your research on proper and different types.
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Karen, Home Buyer, Marion, NC
Sat Mar 25, 2017
No law states what acre requirements but rule of thumb is 2 acres for 1 horse and 1 acre for additional horses but depends on size of horses. This gives sufficient pasture for grazing and less chance of bare land mud ect. But remember to place proper grazing seeds in bare areas. Do your research on proper and different types.
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Lonewoodsran…, Home Buyer, Southern Pines, NC
Mon Sep 17, 2012
There is no minimum, but the local extension office suggests 4 acres for 2 horses. Each individual communities covenants and restrictions will tell you their requirements. Some are 1 acre per horse, some are 3 acres per horse. You would have to check the individual housing developements. There are housing developements "Equestrians Communities" that cater to mini equestrian estates.
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In "horse country" there is no acreage per horse. Zoning requires a minium of 5 acrea for a far which fronts on a paved road and 10 acres in. for a far which is on a dirt road.
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