Cheshire UK

by Rhian
(Cheshire UK)

We only have 4 acres for my 2 horses however by using the paddock paradise set up our horses remain barefoot and look healthier than ever.

I have used the insides of the track as a place to work my horses as the ground remains flat due to them staying off it.

I have a small stream where they can get water as well as buckets located everywhere.

There are small sections of trees that they can use for shelter as well as me converting my three stables into a shelter which they can use as they please.

During the winter I tie small haynets around the track to encourage movement as well as making sure they have enough to eat and even throw vegetables around for them to find.

My land is mostly grass with only a small section of gravel which doesn't wear their feet down as much as I would like however I only need to get there feet trimmed every 8-9 weeks saving me a lot of money.

The advantages of the horses having freedom to go where they like means they can regulate their own temperatures by choosing where they stay and for how long etc as opposed to being stuck in a field.

I tie extras such as salt licks and mineral blocks on trees around the track so that they can take if they need them.

I love my paddock paradise!! and my horses do too.

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Sep 28, 2017
Track Paddock
by: Melanie

This sounds very interesting. I am thinking of going down this route as my 2acre paddock is too rich for my native and strip grazing isn't helping his waist line either. Are your horses barefoot?

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