Natural Horse Care
At Haven Horsemanship, we keep our horses in a variation of a 'paddock paradise' or 'track system'. The idea is to allow domestic horses to live as closely to what they would have in the wild.
We offer tours of our property to those wanting to learn more about natural horse care, herd living, track systems and more, both virtually and in person.
Ari provides consulting services to horse people who are looking to re-arrange their current property to include more natural care elements OR those who are looking to purchase a new property and want help planning and building out the horse amenities. This can include helping look for the perfect property, property layouts to show how a property could be set up, cost estimates to build out each portion, referrals to contractors to carry out the projects, etc.
Virtual consultations are $75/hour
In person consultations are $100/hour
Aid in property search for a referral fee
Our horses live a way that encourages:
Friends and Social Interaction
Herd living 24/7 and 365
Freedom of Movement
Horses are only ever contained in smaller areas for health reasons. Hay, shelter, water, and varying terrains are spread out over the property to encourage movement
24/7 access to free choice, low NSC, grass hay
We currently have a herd of 11 horses on the property. There are 3 mares and 8 geldings in the herd, ranging from a 10-year-old 13.3 hand APHA ,to a 17-year-old 18 hand mustang, to a 23 year old OTTB.
The horses have ample shelter (one 12x24 shelter and an 18x64 shed row) and 4 acres of modified track system to roam.
All horses are barefoot.
In addition to the 24/7 free choice access to low NSC meadow grass hay, water stations, each horse receives the appropriate amount of daily ration balancer and salt, etc.