Mansfield, Missouri -- Eco-friendly horse properties - Part 1

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Bar JD Communications

janeAnne's comments and ideas this morning on her post to the Eco All Stars HORSE and HOME, have given me inspiration to share how we do this on a small scale that can be adjusted to fit most any budget and fit most any land size. We have a small property -- just over three acres. All of that isn't available for use due to slopes, woods, etc. So, what do we do to make comfortable, loved horses and benefit the property?

Just a few things, but as we live and learn here, we're laying even greater plans for the next project.

We have horses as a vice.  We love them and enjoy the chores.  They provide company, fertilizer and a reason to go outside a few times a day.

AceAce is a registered Morgan stallion who likes to show off his shiny black coat with his Mimosa tree in his territory. 

 

 

 

 

 

Fritz

Fritz is a young Morgan cross gelding.  We had his mother and would have brought her, but just before we moved, a neighbor came by and needed a good cowpony and dude trail horse.  She took up with his daughter right away.

 

 

 

 

 

We have clay soils with rocks.  DH has hauled TONS of manure out of the horse pens for the garden area.  I have hauled wheelbarrow loads around the property, tossing a forkful into surprise lilies peonies, yuccas, lilacs, forsythias, snowballs, etc.

JudyAnn Lorenz - peonies    JudyAnn lorenz - Lilies   

Rainwater from roofs of buildings can be stored for use -- back-up for livestock, gardens, to support a pond, many uses.  The barns for horses and hay can serve in many ways.

The Ozarks' climate lends itself to an increasingly popular building design.  This design utilizes a basic Pole Barn structure and includes livestock stalls, shops/garages, living quarters for the people.  One that we are watching go up will have the horses stalls on the road and pasture side, a large garage next and the living quarters on a more secluded sides that is also open to views the horses don't give a hoot about.

 

Comments (12)

Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Hey, JudyAnn, what's Ace's registered name?  We might be related - I have Morgans myself (used to breed a foal every year or so). 

 

Jun 23, 2007 03:36 AM
JudyAnn Lorenz
Bar JD Communications - Mansfield, MO
Virtual Marketing Consultant

Cassius Kirov (with some numbers)  I found his mother's family in the foundation stock, but the sire dwindled.  The Foundation list people told me that somewhere in the past, there was too much Saddlebred in the sire side.  He is black with picture book Morgan looks, mature and a sweetie.  Sometimes we wonder why we have him because we don't have breeding facilities, but his former owner needed some money and we fell for him.  I have a breeder friend (Arabians) who looks askance at me for just having him,  but we decided he doesn't have to breed to earn his keep and we're just going to play it by ear. 

We need horses like Morgans who don't take advantage of our ignorance.  We outlived a family of Morgan/Percheron cross babies before we had these two.

Pardon me for rambling! 

 

Jun 23, 2007 06:21 AM
Carolyn Dubrofsky
Charleston Your Home - Mount Pleasant, SC

Hi JudyAnn,

What beautiful horses you have. I'd be curious to see photos of the pole barn. I'll going to check out part II now.

 

Jun 24, 2007 09:01 AM
Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate
They are just gorgeous.  I'm going to check out part 2 right now. -Charles
Jun 24, 2007 09:08 AM
Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

JudyAnn, what's his mother's family?  Or sire and dam, even; I only have the first CD so can't look up anything in the last 11 years easily. 

 

Jun 24, 2007 09:09 AM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Beautiful horses!  He looks so sweet!  Your idea of using Rainwater is Great!  I can't wait to read part 2!
Jun 24, 2007 10:20 AM
JudyAnn Lorenz
Bar JD Communications - Mansfield, MO
Virtual Marketing Consultant
Diane, the little barn actually has overhang that doesn't show on Ace's side, so he has more shelter than in the past.  Missouri isn't too bad for them, but they are 'outside' horses.  They were in Wyoming too, with places to get in out of the wind, but we let them hair-up.
Jun 24, 2007 10:24 AM
JudyAnn Lorenz
Bar JD Communications - Mansfield, MO
Virtual Marketing Consultant

Okay, Poor Ace ~~ his official name is Caduceus Kirov, not Cassius.  His reg. # is 121000  Sire: Equinox Eclipse with Equinox Benn Adam GRsire and Equinox Etude GRdam plus Benniefield's Ace, Waseeka's Charm, Courage of Equinox and Waseeka's Theme Son on the Sire side.

Dam: Caduceus Allegra with  Shine on GRsire and Rachel Knox GRdam, plus Senator Graham, Miss Holliday, Merry Knox and Funquest Falconidae on the Dam's side. 

The couple bought him from were really interesting.  She was 92, riding a young proud cut gelding in 13 mile desert trail rides.  She didn't drive a car, but said she would drive a team anywhere.  A High Desert cattle woman who was a true horse whisperer.

 

Jun 24, 2007 10:33 AM
JudyAnn Lorenz
Bar JD Communications - Mansfield, MO
Virtual Marketing Consultant
Stephanie, an inch of water on our house will fill the 150 gal tank we use.  We have a 'faucet'/spigot set up so I can draw a little water or hook a hose up to it and get right after the watering. 
Jun 24, 2007 10:36 AM
Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Ah, Caduceus!  I was looking like crazy for a Cassius prefix!  Some very nice breeding in there, looks like predominantly Western Working and Equinox and show bloodlines.  Love that Courage of Equinox blood. 

Back to real estate (sorry, it's really easy for us horse people to get sidetracked), sounds like you're talking about a variation on a house-barn.  Is that it? 

 

Jun 24, 2007 10:41 AM
JudyAnn Lorenz
Bar JD Communications - Mansfield, MO
Virtual Marketing Consultant

It won't work on our property, but YES, the combo building is quite popular and a good use of a pole building design. 

We have some friends who just moved here from Florida and their structure will be very classy, handy and take up a reasonable footprint on their property.

Jun 24, 2007 11:10 AM
Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"
JudyAnn, Thanks for introducing Ace and Fritz to us. They are beauties. 
Jun 24, 2007 11:13 AM