Equestrian Master Planning: Part Two
In our last post, we looked at 3 key site conditions to be aware of when land planning ranch and equestrian facilities. Here are 5 more: WATER – Existing water sources and seasonal water flows should be identified and tested for use on the property and as design elements. SOLAR ACCESS – Study the suns path to get the best use of natural light and solar energy to the proposed building locations. SNOW STORAGE AND DRAINAGE – Understand where snow and water will be landing on the ground and how to remove it quickly and effectively to eliminate wet and muddy conditions. SITE ENTRY AND ACCESS – Locate the primary entry and access location to the proposed property. Every property should have its own entry sequence that identifies the client and their property. Some larger facilities may require a secondary access location for larger equipment and vehicles. BUILDING AND FACILITY PLACEMENT – Study the clients program and identify the proposed building uses and how they related to one another. Final building placement should meet the need client’s needs and work habits, while protecting and embracing the existing environment constraints of the property.