Welcome to the Horseshoe Farm web site
Horseshoe Farm is a 27 acre smallholding located in West Suffolk. It has been owned and operated its Karen and Susan Preston since January 2004. Our two dogs Ludo and Breeze live with us along with our four Horses Daly, Rio, Edwin and young horse Sammy Rolo who is growing up fast. We have three paddocks for the horses which are enclosed by post and rail fencing. Facilities include a stable block fixed field shelter, mobile field shelter and 60M x 30M sand and rubber menage for the horses. The rest of the land (large field out the back) has been planted for hay production. We produce our own hay using agricultural machinery that we have purchased or acquired over time. Tractors and large machinery are essential to maintain the land as there is a lot of hard work required to keep the place running. The paddocks require quite a bit of attention in the form of cutting, spring tine harrowing, rolling, spraying for hardy and poisonous weeds and fertilizing, to keep them in good order for the horses. These activities go on throughout the year although they are more intense in the spring and Autumn. Please use the navigation buttons on the left to look around the site.
Autumn season 2015 at Horseshoe Farm
It has been another challenging year for both of us at the farm. Sammy Rolo is still growing up and is a really big lad now. Edwin is still away but will be returning for Christmas to potentially take a year out. He still has ongoing problems and the likelihood of returning to being a riding horse is now quite slim. We still miss our old friend Bentley who was sadly put to sleep. Ludo is showing signs of old age and is quite stiff but still getting about and enjoying life. Daly is semi back from retirement to help our riding skills and we are working on Rio to complete breaking him in. Hay was safely got in during July. It is ready for the Winter thanks to our neighbors as this years challenges meant we struggled to cope.
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