We believe in a modern, more humane approach
to Horse-Keeping and Management
At Hoofbeats Holistic, the horses live in an ecosystem designed to mimic the movement patterns and encourage the feeding and social behaviors that occur naturally in the lives of the native horse. We successfully meet these instinctual needs, while providing the daily hands-on care and attention that the domestic horse also requires.
Our horse environment is built on multiple levels that are woven together by ample lane-ways. Food, water and shelter are carefully positioned throughout the entire living area. This stimulates and encourages freedom of movement over a variety of surfaces (dirt, sand, gravel, mud and rocks) and through terrains that encompass meadows, streams, hills, valleys and wooded areas. Horses have unlimited access to forage, water and shelter and have safe areas to roll, nap and play.
For centuries, native horse herds have depended on an environment whose foundation is built upon freedom of continuous movement, free access feeding and herd socialization to maintain optimum health. Our innovative horse-keeping model at Hoofbeats Holistic is a thriving "Paddock Paradise"
Although part of a herd,
each horse is cared for as an individual
Horses that are nurtured here build strong hooves, develop greater fitness and flexibility and are physically, socially and emotionally fulfilled. Many horses who arrive here with soundness issues become sound in this environment. Horses with weight and metabolic issues can attain improved health and fitness. Horses with confinement induced behavioral issues develop improved personalities. It is an ideal place for recovery/layup and rehabilitation.