Returned home after a great evening with independent equine nutritionist Clare McLeod
We've booked the fabulous equine dentist Keith Evans next month for all our retirees to have their teeth checked and sorted. We've also got the vet coming to sort any sedations that may be required.
All horses over the age of three, should get their teeth looked at by a professional at least once a year whether they are ridden or retired. No excuses!
Remember that any sign of poor performance, poor behaviour or weight loss could be down to a dentistry issue.
When did your horse last see the equine dentist?
Winter routine has begun with the cattle in the barn now for the winter. The new horses, Poppy and Jaybee are settling in nicely after they arrived yesterday, our livery yard is full but has a small waiting list.
One of the first jobs of today - Fencing an area where the cattle and ponies from the common had broken the fence and trampled into our field, in order to steal a bit of our good grass before winter. Naughty livestock!
PS: Happy Halloween!
We're pleased to announce we've teamed up with EquiNectar. We've just received a new delivery and looking forward to see what difference it makes!
Scientifically proven to improve the balance of gut bacteria and support your horse's digestive health without adding sugar, starch or affecting your horse's temperament.
A natural product, made to human food standards it's a blend of naturally occurring digestive enzymes. These digestive enzymes aid your horse's digestion by breaking down complex carbohydrates (which can accumulate in the hind-gut and upset the microbiome), proteins and fats.
EquiNectar™ is BETA NOPS approved.
You can purchase it for your retired or ridden horse here
Pregnancy diagnosis for the final bunch of cows this morning.
Excellent results with 90% of the herd in calf - Considering we use AI and have been having issues with infertility for the last six years we're very pleased indeed.
Another one of those 'jobs before winter' completed, new woodchips in the chicken enclosure keeping the mud at bay.
This morning all the horses had their rugs removed, and enjoyed a good brush including having their tails trimmed and mane and tail conditioner spray....
Taz ensured he was proper dirty first and rolled twice before strolling over for his turn!
Check out this gorgeous Dartmoor Hill Pony. She needs a name!
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Restoring the inside of one of our old agricultural stone barns using the limewash. Limewash was traditionally used on farms to kill bacteria and prevent mould growth as it is a strong alkali but non-toxic to animals. It protects the walls from damp whilst allowing them to still breathe. The bonus is that it creates a nice and bright workspace.
N.b. We used limewash from Limebase www.limebase.co.uk/limewashes-pigments-and-binders/limewash
Before, during and after photos.
It's Friday! Time to relax and start enjoying the weekend. Book your holiday with us now - you can call us on 01364 631034 or book online of course.
Just a little bit about all that's going on at Lowertown Farm, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park where the wild ponies roam on England's largest wilderness.