Critical issues face horse men and women in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture these challenges include: "loss of areas to ride, zoning laws limiting horse ownership, liability problems of riding stables, and rapid development." Still horses are a way of life for thousands of people in our beautiful State with its rolling hills and inviting terrains. Remember, North Carolina historically has been a horse-loving State, from the sea to the mountains.
So the challenges at hand can be overcome with creative planning and determination, I am told. And knowing my horse-loving clients, I believe that is true. In fact, it seems that there is mounting interest by equestrians from across the nation in our horse-friendly State, so I am expecting more and more interest in sustainable planning.
As a real estate professional specializing in making dreams come true for horse people, I have noticed this interesting trend. It appears that horse-people in significant numbers are relocating to North Carolina. Possibly this is because North Carolinians are a friendly group. Possibly the attraction of a large the number of major (there are over 500 shows held in the state each year), contributes to the migration. Here are a two of my favorite events for example: TRAIL RIDE & SUPER TRAIL HORSE CHALLENGE - May 19-20 a and the SOUTHERN HORSE FESTIVAL HORSE SHOW -December 1-2 .
Possibly the horses whispered the secret
of beautiful living here in North Carolina to their fanciers.
Trail riders have noticed that North Carolina offers "101 amazing experiences" on incredible trails.
See this list!
"Today, the Tar Heel horse industry is valued at $750 million annually, providing jobs through the many breeding, training, and boarding stables; the equine related fields such as veterinarians, farmers, feed dealers, tack and equestrian wear stores ... " reports the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. There are over "15,000 4-H horse projects here and untold numbers of pleasure riders."
Certainly, many equine educational opportunities exists in our State. North Carolina State University's Animal Equine Studies and large Equine Educational Center, and the College of Veterinary Medicine at N.C.S.U. devote energy to equine work.
And the North Carolina Horse Council serves individual owners, associations, clubs, trail riders, stables, acedemies, therapeutic groups, veterinarians, research groups, 4-H programs, educational facilities and equine related businesses.
Equine therapeutic riding facilities are among my treasured stops as I travel in search of excellent eco-friendly horse properties for my client/investors. I have had the honor of meeting people like Karen Head who offers an intensive four-day Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning(EFEL) workshop designed for any level of rider seeking to improve the quality of their riding experience. "By opening your heart to the wisdom of the horse, you will form a deeper connection to, and enhance the partnership with your horse, " she points out. " The connection with your horse improves as you rely on your inner wisdom and insight to know what both you and your horse need. The intuition of horses is their primary resource for survival; they are fantastic teachers when we can slow down and learn on horse time."
Photos were taken at Karen's Facility near Asheville.
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