Livery at Gamston Wood.
All livery at Gamston Wood is full livery, meaning that we take care of your horse’s basic needs 7 days a week, including bank holidays and Christmas. We are quite unique in that we reduce the weekly cost during the summer months when the horses are turned out full time on our specially prepared summer grazing.
Winter livery includes allocated stable, wood pellet bedding on rubber matting, haylage or hay, basic hard feed, feet picked twice daily, daily turnout, use of arena and wash area.
Summer livery includes the use of a stable, full time turnout in our managed paddocks, twice daily checks, rug management if needed, use of arena, show jump field, farm rides, grass dressage arena and wash area.
During extreme summer weather (heat or extreme rain) all horses are brought in to shelter.
We also offer holiday livery, with exercising and schooling for an extra cost.
Your horse's welfare is our number one priority.
During the winter months we keep the horses to a strict routine in order to reduce stress levels. They're fed at 6.30am every day, with an evening feed at 4pm. Forage is weighed and fed according to your horses needs, trickle fed through the day, with a final net given between 8 and 9pm.
Turnout is 8am during the winter months, every day. During the worst weather they will come in after a couple of hours, during the mildest they stop out until 3pm. Horses are turned out to graze in pairs, and as long as they get on, they remain in their pairs throughout their stay at Gamston Wood.
Once the horses are turned out for the summer (mid April) everything can become a little more relaxed. Horses are checked at 8am and 3pm, any horses requiring supplements or medications are normally given them at their field.
Some horses, for welfare reasons, may have to come in during the day to have a break from the grass or older horses for regular treatment. However, no horses will be left in a field alone without a neighbour to keep them company.