Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Agents Know a Thing or Two about Horses; Three Types of Horse Owners Wanting a Property ,Co Thoroughbred, Dressage, Recreational

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Agents Know a Thing or Two about Horses; Three Types of Horse Owners Wanting a Property ,Co Thoroughbred, Dressage, Recreational

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IF you own a horse or know someone who does, you would know that these are a people who are very passionate about their beloved horses.

They share a magical bond which to the rest of us non-horse folk is often incomprehensible.

But there is something special about the relationship between handler and horse, a mutual trust and respect for one another.

And it was this relationship that sparked the trend for therapeutic riding programs around the world where horses help to heal prisoners.

With our own horse racing track at Corbould Park, regular dressage and show jumping competitions and pony clubs around the Sunshine Coast, we are a horse appreciating people.

With a real estate agency right next door to the Coast's largest pony club, Mooloolah Valley's SCR Hinterland Property know a thing or two about horse properties.

Owner Roger Guillemet said there were generally three categories of horse owners looking to buy a property suitable for their animals.

"Roughly speaking you have those who own thoroughbred racehorses, then you have the ones who do the show jumping and dressage, and then you've got the ponies and the recreational riders who just want a horse they can ride around on a paddock," he explained.

"The latter category doesn't own million-dollar horses, so they tend to be less fussy about what they buy, but the racehorse owners and dressage owners won't go up the hills and the windy roads, because the horses get thrown around in the floats.

"And when you're talking about $100,000 or a $1 million horse, you don't want it to break its leg coming down the Peachester Range, so they're very fussy when looking for a property and prefer straight flat roads to get themselves to Corbould Park, Doomben or wherever it is they need to get to," Roger added.

When looking at buying a property suitable for horses there are certain factors that need to be taken into consideration. …

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