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Old 10-17-2014, 01:35 AM
 
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Thinking of moving to AK, but want to know if having my horse with me is feasible. Any information is appreciated
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:28 AM
 
Location: South-Western USA , desert
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Well . . . I was curious to find out after seeing your question, so i did a web search.

There appear to be several web sites with the words 'Equine' and 'Alaska' both in them:
http://www.dogpile.com/search/web?fc...rse+alaska&ql=

One of the classified ads says they have "a stall with Rubber Mats on inside Stall Floor and 12 X 12 Paddock. Heated Water Tanks, Heated Warm-up Room . . ."
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:24 AM
 
Location: South-Western USA , desert
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Well . . . I was curious to find out after seeing your question, so i did a web search.

There appear to be several web sites with the words 'Equine' and 'Alaska' both in them:
horse alaska - Dogpile Web Search

One of the classified ads says they have "a stall with Rubber Mats on inside Stall Floor and 12 X 12 Paddock. Heated Water Tanks, Heated Warm-up Room . . ."

This --I think it's 3 years old-- has some interesting responses:

"Horse in alaska, average cost of upkeep?"
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...1134825AANFtem
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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Lots of people with horses in the Mat-Su. Quite a few in Delta, the outskirts of Fairbanks, and the Western Kenai. It's expensive...
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Yep, there's horses in Alaska. The upkeep is expensive though. It cost a lot for shipping feed up here. Here in the MatSu Valley they grow hay, but have had poor results that last few years.
Here's an article from a few years ago: Farmers strive to meet demand in poor hay year - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: News
Maybe contact these guys for more details on having horses in Alaska: Home
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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A lot of people have horses around Fairbanks, but feed and winter shelter can be expensive. The weather is a lot milder in the MatSu area, or even the Kenai Peninsula; this should make it easier on the horses, and hay is cheaper.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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There are no living horses in Deadhorse, AK. With good reason.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: NP AK/SF NM
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There are no living horses in Deadhorse, AK. With good reason.
..and farther south they suffer with Coldfoot!.........You started it!
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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There are no living horses in Deadhorse, AK. With good reason.
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..and farther south they suffer with Coldfoot!.........You started it!

Beware of rampant discrimination in Whitehorse..........
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Beware of rampant discrimination in Whitehorse..........
What do you expect from Canadians?
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