Offering horses as much freedom as possible fits the horse’s natural behavior. Horses live in groups or “herds” and graze, often walking long distances. The group of 60 horses at Seaside Nature Park is kept in large paddocks during the day when not at work and are offered the freedom to roam in the 30 acres of the park during the night . The herd is divided into two groups and the groups are rotated every week, with one week off and one week work.
The groups are divided into smaller subgroups that each have their own pack-order. Observing the horses, we can tell you all about each individual horse character and place in the group. Even though they work for their food, our horses are happy and very horse-like.
Our horses are very much used to each other’s closeness and we respect the pack order when we organise our group rides. Many visitors to the park come and enjoy the view of the roaming horses on the hillside and feeding them a carrot or an apple.