Stable and turnout
All of the stables are of a generous size and above all provide
a safe secure environment for your horse when stabled. All
horses are stabled so that they can see other horses and as far
as possible we ensure that all horses have company ALL of the
Stables are constructed of the best quality materials and have
been built to withstand the worst that a horse can throw at
them. Additionally, all stables have automatic drinkers fitted.
All horses are turned out every day.
Horses will not be left on their own in the field at any
time unless the owner is happy and in agreement for this to
You will not be required to keep your horse in his stable when the
fields are wet due to rain or snow. We are extremely fortunate
that our land is blessed with a very good skin and does not end
up irreparably damaged. Many yards will enforce full time
stabling during inclement weather. We firmly believe that this
is detrimental to the emotional and physical well being of the
horse and find this approach deplorable.
All horses are turned out
Where we are charged with the responsibility for turn out, this is
done as soon as there is sufficient daylight in the mornings. I
would ask that all horses be brought in or in the process of
being brought in before daylight fails completely.
This is purely because if a horse is in difficulties in the field,
this is best found out whilst there is some natural light to be
able to see.
Prevention of stable vices
Our policy is to provide as long a period out of the stable for
your horse as is practicable. This helps to minimise the
display of stable vices such as box walking, weaving and wind
sucking which plague some horses, due to having spent long
boring, soul destroying days in the stable.
There are yard lights that come on early in the morning (before
dawn in the winter). At night, the lights are timed to come on
as natural daylight fails so that you can work comfortably
before the birds get up and after they have gone to bed if you
wish. All stables and the yard itself, is serviced with good
Horses are normally fully turned out for the summer. We usually
cannot offer our own haylage during the summer months, as there
are insufficient horses stabled, to eat the bale before it goes
Full turnout is normally achieved by mid May and horses are stabled
again by late October, but this is purely weather dependent.
The latest we have been able to stable for the winter was mid
Control of laminitis
You and your horse will receive a friendly and caring service.
Your horse will enjoy unlimited access to grazing
unless he requires restricted grazing to prevent laminitis.
Paddocks are free of ragwort and are regularly cleared of
faeces, which of course, is basic to the minimization of the
worm burden faced by equines.
We will do our best to provide the type of company and grass
that your horse
Being a reasonable height above sea level brings great benefit to
your horse in the summer months, as there are much fewer flies
about to cause aggravation and eye infections.