Here you find some more information about our horses. All of them are Barb, Arab or Arab-Barb mixes. These breeds love contact with humans, are strong, sober and energetic. All of our horses are stallions, as long as they function well as stallion and are able to have a normal social life we don’t see a reason to castrate them. We bought many of our horses at a young age, and started them under saddle ourselves at 4 years old, giving them time to develop physically and mentally (here most horses are already started under saddle at the age of 2).
All of them have their own personality and we love this variety in characters. Offering our horses a social life with plenty of playtime in the paddocks was one of the main reasons to start our own stables, there not being any other stables on the island where giving stallions a social life was accepted. Unfortunately this is still a big taboo for most people here, but by giving an example we hope to show to people the importance of a social life for horses.
Our horses are being kept barefoot and we cut their hooves ourselves, they get regular check-ups from an equine dentist and osteopath and some of our horses are ridden bitless. We have english, western, treeless and endurance saddles. Our horses are all ridden in a relaxed, sensitive and forward way, so they stay soft and attentive to the aids. The health of our horses is of the upmost importance to our horses, that’s why we only do controlled canters. Our rides are relaxed but also sporty, we do canter a lot but do not let the horses take off at full speed, this way they stay attentive to the rider. For the well being of our horses we only accept experienced riders and handle a weight limit of 80 kg. Sometimes an exception can be made for one very experienced rider until 85 kg.