I know this has been asked before. I’ve spent the last few days scouring the internet for ideas. But I wanted to post just to see if any new innovations are out there. I’m on the verge of acquiring a small acreage. I have 5 horses that used to run on 11 acres but life happened (divorce) and I’m being forced to downsize for at least the next few years. The property I’m looking at is only 2.5 acres. Eek! However as a west coast native, I have seen creative horse keeping on less. Luckily the soil here is naturally sandy and grass grows well if seeded and fertilized. That said, my horses will have round bales 24/7 no matter what. My idea is to split the acreage in to at least 4 parcels. I haven’t gotten the survey back to know exactly dimensions but the property is long and thin, not square. I know I need to be diligent in rotations and I know I need a sacrifice area. I am thinking of doubling the sacrifice area as a riding area as well, if possible. The good news is this property is less than a mile to a state park with loads of trails so my horses will get lots of activity. I just want to be sure their time spent at home is managed to prevent mud as much as possible and keep them happy. That and there is over 100 acres of coastal grass directly beside me so I’m *hoping* when I’m a bit more financially stable I can offer to buy some acreage from that land owner. Fingers crossed!! Thanks for any input! I’m a visual person so even a crude drawing in paint will help in addition to explanation.