Services & Facilities
We offer full or part livery to suit you and your horse’s requirements which can include year round turn out, stabling and exercise if required.
Our facilities allow us to cater for all types of horses including:
- YoungstockYoungsters are handled daily with stable and turnout provided during the winter. Handling includes leading, grooming, picking out hooves and hosepipe training.
- RetirementWe can provide a safe and quiet retirement for your older or injured horse or pony and can take care of any special additional medical requirements.
- Difficult horsesOur staff are experienced in the handling of difficult horses and youngsters which we can take for a period of handling or on a more permanent basis.
- Special care requirements i.e. post operative or requiring rehabilitation following injury etc.Our large, clean and airy barns and stables provide larger areas suitable for horses and mares and foals on box rest on clean straw or shavings. We can manage any special medical requirements for injured or post operative horses. We can provide restricted exercise in our small nursery paddocks or horse walker.
Brood Mare Livery
We can manage all stud aspects for your brood mare on full livery, including inducing early seasons with artificial lighting etc., walk-in to UK stallions within 120 mile radius, foaling, mare and foal livery and weaning. We use Endells Veterinary Group to carry out all associated veterinary procedures i.e. scanning, swabbing, artificial insemination etc. We have excellent rates of conception and carrying pregnancies to full term.
Our weaning procedures and boxes are designed to minimise the stress to your foal. Either or both mare and foal can remain with us during weaning. Weanlings and youngsters and handled daily.
Our large foaling boxes are equipped with heat lamps and CCTV for 24 hr supervision. We closely monitor your mare throughout gestation, during and after foaling. Our small nursery paddocks are suitable for restricted exercise often necessary for the new born foal, or we can turn out with other suitable mares with foals of a similar age.
Our facilities allow us to take orphaned foals and manage the fostering process with a foster mare or hand rearing to meet your requirements.
Walk In Service
We take in mares whether cycling or not, to prepare for natural coverings and to be walked in by ourselves to most major studs. Please call for more details.
Working closely with Endell Veterinary Group we can take mares for AI with either frozen or chilled semen. Please call to discuss your requirements further.
We specialise in all sales preparations including mares, foals and yearlings. Sales preparation includes feeding, handling, exercise and management regimes to maximise sales potential. Sales are consigned by ourselves or Paul Thorman at Trickledown Stud.
- 25 boxes.
- 5 weaning boxes.
- 5 large barns.
All paddocks are safe and secure with post and rail or high quality mains electric fences. We have sizes ranging from smaller nursery paddocks for horses needing restricted exercise to larger ones for older mares, foals & youngstock and older horses. Small numbers are grouped together in each paddock.
- Large foaling boxes equipped with CCTV.
- Foaling alarms.
- Experienced, dedicated staff on site 24 hours a day.
- Close proximity to veterinary clinic.
- Deep high quality straw bedding.
- Own horsebox for transporting mares to stud.
- Examination stocks for a safe environment to carry out routine veterinary work such as swabbing, scanning and microchipping.
- Various size paddocks for restricted exercise or larger for more exercise.
- Horse walker which takes up to 4 horses at a time, with rubber flooring.
- Small lunging menage with a special shredded rubber surface for a soft touch to help minimise leg strains and injuries.
Farrier – Jim Ravenscroft. AWCF.
Jim has been our farrier for 14 years. As well as general farriery Jim works closely with us when the young foals need correction, whether this is in the form of regular trimming of the hoof or the more complex work fitting corrective shoes and extentions, enabling the best poosible start for the foals life.
Jim is regularly attending courses to keep himself up to date with the latest techniques and range of shoes available.
Vet – Emma Houghton BVetmed MRCVS
Emma joined the veterinary staff at Endells Veterinary Clinic in 2007. With a particular interest in stud medicine, Emma became our regular vet in May 2008 and is an invaluable part of the team, especially during stud season when she is at Kentford on a daily basis. Although stud work is Emma’s main duty, she also is on hand for all other veterinary issues such as lameness etc.
For more information on any of our services, please feel free to contact us.