Small friendly private yard between Cowlinge/Wickhambrook, near Newmarket, herd grazing with up a maximum of 5 liveries and, 3 of my own. They are all are out at night, in during the day for the summer and in at night out as much of the day as possible for the winter (weather and ground dependant).
Assisted DIY includes stable, shavings (usually Phillips wood shred) and hay, feed can also be added (Spillers daily balancer and Spillers Daily Fibre, or something similar). I feed and turn out/bring in weekday mornings and we take it in turn/muck in together to do weekends and evenings. The whole yard is generally done together (obvs if you are coming up later and riding you can ask us not to feed yours). This is all very flexible. Full, Part or Retirement Livery also available – please contact me to work out a package to suit you.
All year turnout except in extreme conditions, 60×20 grass schooling arena with markers for both a 60m and 40m arena, and jumping paddock with plenty of jumps in the summer.
We grow our own hay and most stables are rubber matted, with shavings (usually wood shred) beds.
We have transport and before Covid would regularly go out to clinics, lessons, BD and unaffiliated dressage, and unaffiliated jumping, cross country and eventing. We also do dressage and jumping at home, hacking and going to the forest/beach – someone who wanted to join us would be great.
We are in the process of building a barn conversion (for us!), a barn with indoor stables (for the horses!) and then a 60 x 20 manège. We are not the tidiest yard at the moment, but will be great one day, when we have finished. Once the stable barn is complete the surviving mobile stables will become field shelters/storage. We are on clay so please be prepared for mud in the winter.
Well behaved children and dogs are welcome, as long as they get on with my dogs and existing liveries’ dogs.
Please remember we are a work in progress, and the horses here go out as a herd (there are plenty of other lovely yards nearby that do individual turnout). Ideally I’d prefer geldings, or a non-mare-ish mare whose owner doesn’t mind her being out with boys.
We also have two pigs. From my experience horses are scared of them for a few hours, but soon accept them as part of the herd.
Thank you for reading my essay! Please pm or call Mandy on 07768 159744 for more information.
Review by Dannielle Hedge, 2 years ago
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