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Equine Ordinance
September 11, 2013 | 03:42 PM

The writer of this article is not accurate in his information. The ordinance, which was adopted by the County Board of Supervisors today says 10 horses per usable acre. This is a big difference with a residential area. The lot may be 5 acres, but 2-3 acres may be used up by the house, a swimming pool, a garage, paved area... This would not be usable space for equines and thus would not count for their permitting of allowed horses. The ordinance allows horse stables to come into compliance and is better for the community. It changes nothing for those who personally own the horses on their property.

Deanne Sanderson
Karen Bates