Equine Land Conservation Resource and My Horse University Host Webinar on Land Issues and Small Horse Properties

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Small horse properties and back yard horse-keeping present special challenges. Photo by Artazum/Shutterstock

Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) and My Horse University will co-host a free webinar, “Land Issues and Small Properties,” on October 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. EST. ELCR’s Denise O’Meara, Director of Education, will present, focusing on the zoning issues, opportunities and realities of horse-keeping in the back yard and on small horse properties.

Using examples from several communities around the country that allow horses to be kept on small acreage and residential properties, you’ll learn how your community’s zoning practices, prevalence of existing horse-related activities, land characteristics, building codes, tax structure, state regulations and other factors enter into the decision to keep horses at your residence. Consider questions such as: Does your community support horse activities and horse-friendly zoning? Are there places and trails already in place to ride? Am I prepared to do the work and upkeep that horses and their environments require?

O’Meara, PLA, is an experienced landscape architect, educator and presenter, with almost 20 years of experience in the equine industry and land design in conjunction with community planning and zoning regulations. Her personal interest in small property horse-keeping comes from youth experiences on Long Island, N.Y., where hundreds of horses are maintained in legally zoned, back yard stables, including in her own childhood neighborhood.

Read the original ELCR article on the topic.

Register for this free backyard horse-keeping and small horse properties webinar.

About My Horse University (MHU)

MHU was established in 2005 at Michigan State University, a land-grant university with nationally ranked programs in equine science and management. MHU was created through a partnership between MSU Extension, the MSU Department of Animal Science, and MSU Global to bring research and knowledge from world-renowned experts to online educational material available to horse enthusiasts worldwide. Visit www.MyHorseUniversity.com or call (517) 432-5131.

About Equine Land Conservation Resource

ELCR builds awareness of the loss of lands available for horse-related activities and facilitates the protection and conservation of those lands while working to ensure America’s equine heritage lives on and the emotional, physical and economic benefits of the horse-human relationship remains accessible. ELCR serves as an information resource and clearinghouse on conserving horse properties, land use planning, land stewardship/best management practices, trails, liability and equine economic impact. For more information about the ELCR, visit www.elcr.org or call (859) 455-8383.

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