Posted by Ben in Ohio on April 06, 2000 at 08:00:10:
Wish I could have it. My wife and kida are horse folks and they live and breathe horses. This target market is an easy sale (or rent). My personal feeling is that the “horse industry” is in a growth phase. I base this on the idea of freedom, nature, outdoors, etc. In a continually hi-tech world, nature and outdoors is increasingly in demand. As a parent of three children, each of whom enjoy horses I am thrilled. They have little time for internet, TV, wasting time, etc. It’s a great family endeavor, and not necessarily an expensive one. It’s more fun to be on a trail with the family than hacking away on the golf course, for example.
Anyway, I got carried away. You might try to call some local horse owners, clubs, stables, etc., to get a fell for the area. You might find there is a demand for your property. Check with zoning for the use of a horse facility.
I think the key to remember in any real estate use, wether rental property or vacant land id the “highest and best use” principle. Follow this and you will generally go in the right direction. Keep me posted on the horse thing. If it works and you set up a dude ranch or something let me know. I’ll load up the family and hit the trail with you!