Turnout & Pasture Management
At Bethan-May Equestrian we have over 20 acres of high quality all year round turn out pasture land, directly accessible from the stableyard with an additional 10 acres across the Lower Icknield Way.
All paddocks are fitted with wooden post and rail fencing and automatic water troughs in each section. Supplementary electric rope fencing is used to allow for individual or group turnouts according to the owners specific requirements.
We aim to rotate field usage to allow for seasonal growth and even wear, and we regularly re-seed and organically fertilise the fields to keep them fresh and promote new growth. All fields are regularly harrowed and rolled with our own tractors and associated machinery.
Regular checks of all fields are carried out, with removal of any Ragwort together with “poo picking“ ensure that we maintain our fields to the best possible standards that provide the horses with quality all year turnout and grazing.
We grow our own hay onsite, ensuring quality and availability for most of the year. This is supplemented with further high quality hay/haylidge from a range of local suppliers to allow for good supplies all year round, which are stored in our large barn next to the stables.
In the event that we have to close the paddocks due to inclement weather conditions, all of our liveries are exercised on the horse walker twice per day.