IF AFTER READING BOARDING vs BACK-YARDING YOU STILL WANT TO PUT YOUR HORSE BEHIND
YOUR HOUSE, please, consider WHERE you buy your house!
Callegari is a big promoter of "small acreage horse farms". We will list a bunch of reasons below that not only
make sense but are the truth about large acreage vs small acreage. Don't be sucked into the idea that you
have to have a lot of land in order to own horses.
Further we try to keep horse property in our area with horse owners. There is plenty of small acreage real
estate that supports horses, in this IMMEDIATE area. So no, you do not have to move so far out, that you can
barely hold a job.
Tired of driving hours in order to own horse real estate?
WELL DON'T DO IT! BUY CLOSE IN. HERE IS LIST OF CLOSE IN SUBDIVISIONS THAT WILL NOT EAT UP
YOUR GAS ALLOWANCE. Click for list of Cypress Subdivisions
Does your horse need to be on grassy pastures in order to live?
NO THIS IS NOT NECESSARY. AND NOT SO MUCH AS TO MAKE YOU BUY PROPERTY OUT IN "BFE"!
Can I keep horses and grow grass on a small lot if I try?
YES YOU CAN. YOU BUILD A SMALL HOLDING PEN FOR DAILY USE AND TURN YOUR HORSE OUT INTO
THE REST OF THE PASTURE WHEN YOU CHOOSE.
NEVER TURN YOUR HORSE OUT AFTER A RAIN. THEIR FEET DESTROY THE GRASS.
I Horse Show a lot anyways and do not want my horse turned out.
WELL GREAT! YOU DON'T NEED BIG ACREAGE THEN! USE THE SPACE TO BUILD A NICE ARENA. THEN
TURN THE HORSE OUT TO RUN WHEN YOU WANT.
I Trail Ride a lot. Do I need acreage?
NOT IF YOU LIVE NEAR A CREEK OR A TRAIL SYSTEM. OUT IN THE COUNTRY EVERYONE FENCES
ANYWAYS. YOU CAN'T RIDE BUT DOWN THE SIDE OF A ROAD.
AND 200 ACRES IS A 15 MINUTE RIDE.
Do you find large acreage farms beautiful?
OF COURSE WE ALL DO. BUT NOT WHEN WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN IT ALL!
DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO HAVE A LIFE? OR END UP WORKING IT AWAY. YOU WORK ALL
MORNING AND HAVE TO GO HOME TO MORE WORK! THAT IS WRONG...LIVE YOUR LIFE.
Do you want a hobby or just another job?
SMALL ACREAGE ENABLES YOU TO ENJOY YOUR HOBBY.
DON'T LET YOUR HORSE, OR YOUR LIFE STYLE, BECOME YOUR BOSS!
HORSES ARE FUN BECAUSE IT IS A SOCIAL ACTIVITY. YOU WILL NEED A TRAILER TO TAKE YOUR
HORSE ANYWHERE. AND YOU WILL NEED TO FIND THE TIME TO DO IT.
Your friends will hardly ever see you again.
YES YOU WILL MEET NEW ONES BUT YOUR LIFE SHRINKS DOWN TO HOW MANY NEIGHBORS YOU
HORSES STARTED ALL THE TRAILS IN HOUSTON. So lets ride them and keep them! There are still homes in
Memorial where horses can be found. And we are still allowed to ride on all of the trails. We haul to Memorial
Park to show our presence. And Callegari only really knows our Cypress neck of the woods. But there are
subdivisions all over Houston. Many enable you to hit the Cypress trail system using easements to get there.
Some are directly on the Cypress trail system. Some are on other trail systems.