If you are new to home ownership and will be new to owning a horse, then you'll need to make sure you end up in the right home where you won't run into any unforeseen problems when it comes to getting your dream horse to go with your dream house. You'll want to use this guide as a beginning with regards to learning where to start when looking at houses for sale:
Work with a couple of important people; your real estate agent and an experienced horse owner
Your real estate agent will become your best friend throughout the home buying process. They will walk you through everything and take care of what needs to be done for you. However, when you are looking for a place that's perfect for a new horse owner, you should also be working with someone who knows horses well. This can be a friend, a family member, a mentor or someone that you hire to help you out. You may want them to come with you and your agent when you are looking at homes, so they can let you know which ones will be really good for horses. Just because a property may allow a horse and may even have a stall, doesn't mean it's necessarily going to work out well.
Let your agent know exactly what you want
If you don't tell your agent your exact hopes and plans, then they have no way of knowing these things. If you are fine with a property that allows you to have one horse and you are fine with having the facilities built yourself, tell them. However, if there is any chance that you may want to throw a couple of extra horses in the mix at some point in the future, then this is crucial information to tell the agent. Since many areas dictate how many horses you can have, based on where the land is located, and how large the parcel is. Also, if it's important for you that the place is completely set-up for horses with all the necessary buildings and corals in place, then the agent needs to know this is what they are looking for.
Make sure you are fully informed from all angles
Have your horse expert explain everything to you, let you know what else the property may need to be horse-ready and make sure the agent has covered everything with regards to all the things you will need to be compliant with once you buy the property.