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 three dogs Bentley, Ludo and Breeze live with us along with our three Horses Rooney, Daly and new young horse Rio (Don Jamie). Unfortunately our other young horse Rupert passed away suddenly on the 01/05/09 from EGS. 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 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 fertilising, 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.
Summer season 2013 at Horseshoe Farm
A nice warm summer spell this year. Hay is now in for the winter and the yield this year was very good as it has been for many areas. This is a welcome change over the past two years. Bently is still going well despite the challenges from a degenerative spinal nerve problem. His hydrotherapy keeps his muscle structure in good shape although the back legs are becoming a challenge. He celebrated his 14th birthday a few weeks back. Ludo is doing well after his TPLO operation and is back to normal. The horses are appreciating the warm weather especially the old boys. Rooney is becoming quite stiff as arthritis is slowly setting in despite best efforts. He is now unridable and in reality retired. A new youngster should be joining us in October once he is fit to leave mum.
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