I was wondering what the minimum space is for keeping a horse. I would like a horse but don't have much room so I was wondering what the minimum space is for keeping a horse?
More than physical space, owning a horse requires significant investment of time and money. How much space a horse needs shouldn't be the main question of whether or not to get a horse.
That being said, the answer is...it depends. Big active horses will 'require' more space than little old ponies. There is not really a minimum space needed to keep a horse, in that a horse can probably survive in very cramped conditions. It might not be happy, but it can survive.
Horses will require space to live, i.e. a barn or stall. The exact amount of space needed will vary by horse. I would say that for the average horse to be able to comfortably turn around you should not be any smaller than 10x10 feet of living space, but ideally larger.
For turnout, it's really a matter of opinion. I'd like a horse to have at least half an acre to roam around and graze. Otherwise the land will risk getting over-grazed. If you commit to daily rides and extensive exercise of your horse off property, then you may be able to get away with housing a horse on less land.