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 two dogs Ludo and Breeze live with us along with our four Horses Jimmy, Daly, Rio, and young horse Sammy Rolo who is growing up fast. 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 (large field out the back) 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 fertilizing, 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.
Winter season 2016 at Horseshoe Farm
Last year was a challenging year for all of us at the farm. With the sad loss of our mum from cancer in November. Edwin was sadly put to sleep in on March 24th following a number of growing issues (see his web page for more information). Our new horse Jimmy came to stay with us in November 2015 has settled in well. We have been to the beech with him and taken him out onto the XC courses to do training with him (the first Sue has been on a XC course for 14 years). Ludo is very poorly and has cancer we will love and look after him for as long as our good friend has. He is quite stiff but still getting about and enjoying life. Daly is back in retirement following diagnoses of serious heart problems, which mean he can no longer be ridden. He was very poorly a couple of months back and we suspected we may lose him. We are now gearing up for Spring. The fields have been sprayed and most of the plant cleaned and put away at the end of last year. We cannot believe how quick last year appears to have gone
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