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Equestrian Homes for Sale – I Found My House in Ulster County


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Chasing Your Dream
It’s hard to know where to base yourself when you start looking outside of the city. There’s usually one dream we’re chasing or idea we have had the begins the navigation process.

For me, it was all about horses. From the age of 11 growing up in England, I was smitten, but as a young adult I wanted to travel so very reluctantly had to give my wonderful pony to a friend to care for and off I went. No matter where I travelled to, how busy or chaotic my life or schedule was, I always sought out the local barn; I needed my fix, the smells of hay, sweat and manure, the sounds of hooves on gravel or better still going through puddles, the feel of a soft muzzle or a curry comb in my hand brushing round strokes on an appreciative rump – to this day it just calms my soul. So after a full-blown corporate career ‘phase’ in Manhattan I realized that the money, the restaurants, the apartment, the trendy nightlife, fabulous clothes etc. etc. were all very nice, but there was a gap in my heart and nothing compared to an early morning canter on a brisk sunny day with a frisky horse could fill it.

Weekend House
I bought a weekend place in Ulster County 11 years ago to be close to a horse community and with the dream of someday getting my own horse. Did the weekend ‘thing’ for a year and then moved up here full time. It took me two years of spending many weekends driving around the countryside trying to figure out where was the best place for me, which was a huge part of my inspiration for starting this company. I wish I had been able to enter my lifestyle requirements and make a shortlist of places to think about and then get connected with someone who really knows their way around, and would be honest about the places I was looking at, and provide a huge leg up during the buying process. I kinda went the long way around, but I guess it was worth it in more ways than the obvious one.


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