RE: Horses
From: Beth Armstrong (
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 09:54:28 -0700 (PDT)

hey, there.

I have lived in River Rock COmmons cohousing (still own the house) and now live next door to GreyRock, also in Fort Collins and am a profession boarding stable owner. It has been a vision of mine to create an intentional horse community (although this will be far in the future, as developing costs money!). I know much about both horses, stabling, managment, and Co-Housing.

I'd love to help you if I can. Let me know if you need an unbiased 3rd party to consult.

Beth Armstrong
owner, The Stable Horse @ Taft Hill Farm
970 308 2722

From: JSUTFRAN [at]
Reply-To: Developing cohousing - collaborative housing communities <cohousing-l [at]>
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_ Horses
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 19:13:45 EDT

Hello -
I am building at Proximity Cohousing (VA) ( and
several of my neighbors and I would like to have horses! Some of us want to own
our own horse and others are eager to have horses in the community.  We are
the Horse People and are herding together to get more information ....

If you have horses in your community OR if you see that this
situation is similar to something you've dealt with in your community OR
if you have any ideas that would be helpful - we'd be mighty glad to
hear from you!

> It is the feeling of those who were at the community meeting that there are > many ways in which our community would benefit from the presence of horses. > These horses will be privately owned. The Proximity common property is 115 > acres of conservation land with both woods and fields, 1 mile of secluded > Catoctin Creek river frontage, and the 3,500-square-foot Common House overlooking
> the community lake and barn.
> Here are some of the issues we have to address:
> * Fencing? Who paid for the fencing/shelter on community land? If
> horse owners, how was it handled when another person got a horse?
> Who 'owns' the fence? Does the 1st horse owner pay the whole initial
> cost?
> * Location? How was a location for the pasture chosen? Convenience
> to horse owner? Within view of neighbors to enjoy the horses? Is
> the pasture leased from the community for a fee? How did land use
> for the horses/animals fit into the whole property use?
> * Horse Visits?  What guidelines/rules are in place about
> visiting/feeding/riding the horses? Were there any insurance/liability issues?
> * Horse numbers? Is there a limit on the number of horses in the
> community?
> * Non-members and horses? Do you have any non-communitymember
> horses? How is that handled financially and logistically?
> Thank you very much for your time!

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