Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

Animal Regulations


A horse is defined in the Larimer County Land Use Code as

"any domesticated, equine mammal, including mules and burros".

Personal Horses

"Personal horses" are regulated differently than horses that are kept for training or boarding:

  • In Larimer County, outside of city/town limits and the Estes Valley Plan Area, personal horses are allowed on properties for the use of property owners and their guests.
  • The number of horses on a property cannot exceed one horse per one-half acre.
  • Horses are not allowed on lots in the B-Business, C-Commercial, I and I-1 Industrial and the RFLB-Red Feather Lakes Business zoning districts.

Equestrian Operations

Horses that are kept on a property for purposes of training or boarding are covered under rules for Equestrian Operations. If you want to board horses on your property or offer lessons or training, click here for details on Larimer County's Equestrian Operation Regulations.

If you would like more specific information or if you have a question that's not answered here, please contact the Larimer County Planning Department at (970)498-7679 or send an email.

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