We take great pride in the quality of our grazing and paddocks are rotated and irrigated. Live-out and stabled horses live in groups of 3 to 6. We believe that a relaxed horse is a happy horse and we will strive to keep your horse with minimal interference to his routine and daily activities once settled here.
Current Livery Fee excluding feed:
Retirement R2000/month including feed
Our livery fee includes shavings, care of hooves, services like blanketing, fly-masking and fly-spraying and, where possible, the administration of certain medicines.
Horses are fed twice a day. The bulk of all of our horses’ diets consist of lucerne, oathay, shandy, Speedi-Beet and oil. Concentrates only serve as a top up depending on the workload and breed; resulting in healthy, well-nourished horses that are pleasurable to ride.
Our hands-on yard manager is involved in every aspect of the daily care of your horse. We offer barefoot trimming and have helped many horses make the transition to barefoot successfully. We have qualified, experienced grooms and also offer additional grooming services like washing, mane pulling and plaiting.
We cater for both competitive riders and happy hackers with safe, easily accessible, unlimited outrides in the vineyards with cross country jumps. Other facilities include:
* Sand 40 x 20m dressage arena
* Grass jumping arena
* Sand 60 x 20m dressage arena
* 20m Lunging ring for riding and free jumping
* 15m Lunging ring for in-hand work
* Secure tackroom
* Grooming / tacking-up bays
* Washing bay
* Horsebox parking and transport services.
We are open to suggestions and ideas and the yard is continually upgraded with exciting new facilities.
Which option for you?
Our live-out horses have permanent access to large shelters and are separated at feeding time. We have accepted many Thoroughbreds and crossbreeds alike that have been stabled all their lives and with adequate blanketing all of them have adjusted perfectly to living out throughout the year.
Advantages of living out:
* Trickle feeding (grazing) means healthier horses.
* Horses do not become as fresh as their stabled counterparts.
* No boredom in the paddock means that vices like windsucking can be managed.
* A natural lifestyle cuts anxiety out completely.
* The risk of colic is greatly reduced, even for horses with stomach ulcers.
* Horses are only handled outside of the paddock by their owners, enabling discipline by the handler to be consistent.
Some of our owners choose to stable their horses. Stabled horses spend the night in 4mx4m, well ventilated, barn style brick stables and are turned out to graze during the day with plenty of trees to act as shelter from the wind or sun. This option is for more competitive riders or for horses that battle to keep weight on during the winter months.
Herd environment of 10 horses in big grass pastures. Fed and treatments applied once daily. Live-out with no riding facilities or blankets, outrides available.
Horses recovering from injury
Enabling you to have your horse in spelling livery while still being close enough to visit on a regular basis!