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.
Spring season 2013 at Horseshoe Farm
A cold start to the spring season has hindered grass growth again this year. We should get the muck spreading done in the next two weeks and have purchased a muck bucket for the tractor loader. We also purchased a front seeder for the tractor to improve the fields.. Our two Great Danes are getting on fine Ludo has recovered well from his operation (TPLO) to correct a damaged cruciate ligament in his back leg. Click on the Dogs tab in the navigation bar to find out more. Bentley is still doing well.. He is having hydrotherapy which helps with his arthritis and maintains his muscle tone. The horses are doing fine although not impressed with the sustained cold spell. Steamed hey appears to be going down well as we await the grass growth.
Copyright © 2013 Horseshoe Farm. All rights