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Horses living at BEC Livery are iron-free & live as a natural, mixed herd, eating a fibre-based diet, having unrestricted movement and with access to natural and man-made shelter. Every effort is made to reduce exposure to chemicals, synthetic substances and man-made stress to an absolute minimum.
Domestication will always be a compromise for the horse but we can offer more of a choice than is currently available through conventional yard management. All it takes is the courage to step out of the box and take a look at evolution. Horses require a simple set of essentials. After all if they can look after themselves for all that time, surely, we should be able to meet their needs?
We take your horse’s health and happiness very seriously. All horses are treated as individuals and will be catered for individually. What suits one horse may not suit another. It is fully understood that some will cope with a ‘natural’ lifestyle better than others – each requiring a different level of care.
In the incredibly soggy winter of 2015/16 we added another dimension to our hybrid track/rotational grazing system by opening a large concrete yard, sheltered by buildings on one side & trees on the other, specifically for winter feeding out of the mud & driving rain which was a feature of that winter. That is an element of the equi-central system and we have found that it works very well in combination with the existing track & herbal grazing paddocks. During the summer we have forage available on that concrete yard too (as well as more on the track); the horses like to take advantage of the cool shade there. The concrete yard is easily accessible from the track at all times.
Full Livery includes
* 24 hr turnout on hybrid track/rotational grazing/ equi-central system with free access to large man-made shelter and natural shelter
* All hay, haylage, Himalayan salt, Redmond Rock (containing minerals), Salt Granules (additive free), seaweed
* Minimum twice daily check
* Monthly Herbal worming
* Owners live on site
* Use of indoor manege & riding paddocks
* Use of covered area / large, airy stables for grooming etc
*Applied Zoopharmacognosy consultations by appointment
Wholistic Horsemanship – Pioneering a Kinder Way with Horses
Get to know your horse better through body language, observation within the herd and working at liberty. Lessons can be booked with Rosemary Carrington-Rogers BHSAI, our Training Manager, for those wishing to learn more about the horse’s own language of body movement, eye contact, intention and intuition. Rosemary also loves to teach jumping, starting in-hand and gradually building up as far and as high as you / your horse want to go.
We also very fortunate to have freelance instructor Larri Davison-Bowes living close by; she specialises in dressage (bitless) & positive reinforcement training (clicker, target etc) and teaches amazing classical in-hand work to help strengthen & balance the horse’s body in preparation for and as an addition to riding.
NB: We are no longer operating a riding school, however livery clients are welcome to book any freelance instructor to work with them and/or their horse(s). The indoor school is available now exclusively to livery clients 🙂
Free schooling (working at liberty) increases body awareness, reaction time and safety as the horse learns to balance himself and approach obstacles without the added load of a rider. This can be done individually or in groups for an additional weekly charge.
Access to our ‘herb bar’ on a regular basis where herbs which are not currently growing in the paddocks are available in fresh or dried form – up to 20 different herbs are offered ad lib & above average intake is invoiced weekly or monthly.
We are fully insured as a livery & training yard.
Livery Packages or Facility Hire Offered: Breaking & Training Livery, Full Livery, Holiday/ Short Term Livery, Natural Horsemanship Livery, Rehabilitation Livery, Retirement Livery, Sales Livery, and Training VenueYard Facilities:
- • Grazing- Mixed Herds
- • Grazing- Paddock Paradise System
- • Toilets
- • Tearoom
- • Car Parking
- • Arena- Indoor
- • Jumping Paddock
- • Hacking- Close to Off-Road
- • Hacking- Quiet Lanes
- • Clinics On Site
- • Yard Manager
- • 24 Hour Supervision
- • Regular Visits- Dentist
- • Regular Visits- Equine Body Workers
- • Worming Programme
- • Instructor On Site
- • BHS Qualified Staff On Site
- • Exercise and Schooling Available
- • Feed and Bedding Shop On Site