Here are the reasons why I find the track system approach to horse management so effective for my horses and why it works so well for me
The whole idea of the track is to provide a positive environment in which your horse can freely move, socialise with other horses and where you can easily control his diet towards one that suits him best.
Providing grass free options is a key priority for Calm Healthy Horses and for most of the
By setting up your track along a fence line, picking the best places you can for firm ground conditions and
For this reason, my track is not traditionally circular. It is long – over about 1/2 mile, with a large ‘loafing’ area at each end. In setting up my track I considered where the natural places that provided shelter from wind, rain and sun were. Then I made sure these places were in my track space. Doing it this way at my location means that only the headland of the field is affected by the track. This will make it easier to put right if I eventually move.
Horses love a view! They thrive most when they can see out across the fields and experience fresh breezy air. So I made sure to use this opportunity in my track. In the top corner of my
Moveable electric fences allow me to create
I store my hay near to the hay boxes on pallets covered by a plastic sheet to keep off the rain. This means I can easily fill the hay boxes off the track, which makes life easy and saves me struggling to carry hay out of a barn and up to the hay stations.
How does keeping horses on a track
I find track life still creates regular work but for me