Our Paddock Paradise Track System Livery

PB consists of 3 non-grass Paddock Paradise track systems - abundant with various types of shelters, feeding stations, natural herbs and forage, water points and wildlife. Our livery is spread out over 18 acres of undulating land purposely encouraging movement, healing, free choice and natural behaviours. Our equines are in mixed herds; not only further increasing movement but often helping to elevate stress and anxiety too. Our herds also live out 24/7 with naturally high hedges, mature trees, valleys and field shelters at their disposal as well as an abundance of wildlife, enrichment and forage to further stimulate our equines mentally. The unlevel and hilly environment our Paddock Paradise livery is built upon actively encourages the toning of muscles in the most natural way possible and further maintains a constant level of fitness through the horses fulfilling their daily needs. Salt licks are used to ensure our equines receive an appropriate amount of salt, with access to additional salt water stations situated on each track. PB Livery works along side our fantastic Hoof Care Practitioner (AANHCP) Hoof Matters, as well as our expert team of professionals to truly optimise the care that your equine will receive. PB's Paddock Paradise is perfect for enabling your horse to be out 24/7 whilst managing their diet - something that is crucial for those prone to Laminitis, weight gain, ulcers, EMS, grass sensitivity and grass related behavioural issues.

 

Our livery consists of three non-grass Paddock Paradise track systems - one smaller track and 2 much larger ones that measure 3/4 of a mile long. We typically call the separate tracks 'Track 1' (the smallest one), 'Track 2' and 'Track 3'.

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Pictures from Track 1

Track 2 and 3 house our larger herds and although they are similar in numbers, Herd 2 and 3 differ in activity levels, personalities and vary largely in medical needs. When deciding where to place a new arrival, we speak in depth with the owner to find the best fit for their horse - considering medical needs, past experiences, behaviour and personality. We try to be very accommodating and flexible on this front. 

Track 2 consists of the following - 

> Adlib hay, fed in a variety of hung haynets, netted hay boxes and large netted bales, strategically placed around the track to encourage movement as opposed to camping. 

> ByHiggins Lick Safe with mineral and salt blocks. 

> Scratching brushes.

> The 'Carrot Dangler' - aka, some hanging (small) logs we slot carrots into. 

> Water source and pond.

> 2 x Field shelter with bedding supplied. 

> Feeding and grooming pen x 1.

> Natural shelter from hedges and mature oak trees.

> Large hill.

> Solar panelled electric fencing with back up batteries. 

New additions to be made/added soon.

Pictures from Track 2

Track 3 consists of the following - 

> Adlib hay, fed in a variety of hung haynets and large netted bales, strategically placed around the track to encourage movement as opposed to camping. 

> ByHiggins Lick Safe with mineral and salt blocks. 

> The 'Carrot Dangler' - aka, some hanging (small) logs we slot carrots into. 

> Water source and pond.

> Field shelter with bedding supplied. 

> Feeding and grooming pen x 2.

> Natural shelter from hedges and mature oak trees.

> Large 'rehab' hill.

> Solar panelled electric fencing with back up batteries. 

New additions to be made/added soon.

Pictures from Track 3

Various Track Features

Track 1 houses our smallest herd, which is typically much more slower paced than the other two herds, as Herd 1 consists of our most complex or compromised equines. We have intentionally created an environment for Herd 1 that allows us to implement the freedom of choice, adlib hay and most importantly movement, without making the environment too high energy. This allows us to use Track 1 as a beginner track (if needed) for any chronic Laminitics or lame equines joining us for rehabilitation. 

Although all 3 of our Paddock Paradise systems have many of the same features, each track does vary slightly.

Track 1 consists of the following - 

> Adlib hay, fed in a variety of hung haynets and netted hay boxes, strategically placed around the track to encourage movement as opposed to camping. 

> ByHiggins Lick Safe with mineral and salt blocks. 

> Scratching brushes.

> The 'Carrot Dangler' - aka, some hanging (small) logs we slot carrots into. 

> Water source.

> Sand pit (currently in the final stages of constructing)

> Field shelter with bedding supplied. 

> Feeding and grooming pen x 2.

> Natural shelter from hedges and mature oak tree.

> Solar panelled electric fencing with back up batteries. 

New additions to be made/added soon.