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Old 08-26-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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We would like to relocate to an equestiran community in Florida and found The Oaks. It seems like the perfect community UNTIL I started reading about Lake City. It is a small town such as we live in now, with that small town feel but close to all immenities. Our town however has become very trendy to live in and is well to do, so to speak. There are many, many families here and everyone is very social. I love the idea of living in a "subdivision" feel but being able to keep our horses on our property instead of boarding them. Nothing I have read about Lake City has been very favourable though (sorry, notice by my spelling I am Canadian!). Further, there are very few sites that have been sold so far. Anyone heard anything good about The oaks or know anyone who actually lives there? Any suggestions to other wonderful equestrian communities in Florida? We loved the one east of Tampa (where we were going to originally move), but we can only have a maximum of 2 horses on our site as they are only an acre on average. We have four horses for the four family memebers! Thanks for any input!
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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I would suggest you look at Florida Horse.Com - Horses in Florida, USA and look up a farm or horse supply business in the area you want. I'm sure they would be more than pleased to assist you and they can give you an idea of cost of feeding, etc. There is a significant cost differential between Canada and Florida with respect to upkeep. Being from Canada, are you aware of the different types of grass pastures they have in Florida? It has to do with climate and what type of grasses and hay that will grow and not grow. You should allow for 2 to 3 acres per horse for grazing. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:43 PM
 
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Anyone have any idea about the difference in upkeep in Northern Florida compared to New York related to horses. How expensive is a bale of hay in Lake City area?
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Did you look in Ocala? That's considered horse country in Florida. Also look in nearby Morriston. An acquaintance of mine owns a 20 acre training center there. She & her husband raise and train racehorses.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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I have just trying to get an idea of what the costs involved with horses is in Florida? Curious about the median cost for a bale of hay?
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