Retirement Home For Horses!!

Retirement Home For Horses – This is Hivron Horse Haven’s first blog!!

     This is an exciting time for me because over the past year, as well as running a Retirement Home For Horses I have also been learning how to promote our business over the internet – hence my first blog on my newly created website     by me.     What do you think?

      I don’t want to go into too much detail about our Retirement Home For Horses in this blog, because you really need to go and visit our website! to see for yourself.  You will meet our logo called Hector, who has been with us since the beginning in 2004, whoops looks like he has already snuck in!:


 Horses have always been a part of my life, since I was 4 years old.   Running the Retirement Home For Horses here in Mid Wales has been such a pleasure and an honour for me to be able to give something back to these beautiful creatures.   

      You might wonder where did the retirement home idea for horses come from:    A sad story I am afraid.  I had a bad experience from loaning out a lovely old TB, which cut a long story short ended up with him pretty emaciated, lame on two feet and a bad case of rain scald.    He belonged to an ex, who when he moved out left the old horse, who was 16 years young with me!        I should have retired him then,  but I thought that he was too young to retire and would be happier doing something    - How wrong I was and how quilty I felt when I collected him 9 months later on in this pittiful state.   It was then that I wondered what did the average person do with their faithful equine friend when either circumstances or health determined that they would have to retire them,   hence the idea of a Retirement For Horses came about.

      The timing also was perfect, Andy and I were due our first baby, so I knew working committments were going to have to change for me.  So putting bad experience, babies, having to change my work committments , small property, wanting to work with horses and yes once again the idea:  Retirement Home For Horses seemed the perfect solution.

     Below is a photo of my horse Eclipse, he gave me the idea for my logo, or should I say Hector!

     Eclipse is also in our Retirement Home For Horses gallery together with more photos of our horse guests.

     We also cater for box rest horses, horses needing restricted turnout after convalescing from an injury or illness and the rehabilitation work needed to aid their recovery ,or just resting from competition work.    We will also offer accommodation to horses when their owners themselves want a rest and go on holiday!

     Talking of holidays, we are very lucky to live in a very beautiful part of Mid Wales.  Visitors are very welcome and we have some wonderful scenery such as the Elan Valley Dams near us to help you relax and enjoy your visit.

     I know that this blog sounds like a bit of an advert for our Retirement Home For Horses, but being my first blog I thought it fitting to tell you all about us and what we do.      The decision when and how to retire your horse can sometimes be a difficult one.  Being able to care for a horse that is recoverying from an injury can sometimes be a tricky one too, and this is where stables like ours can give the owners peace of mind that their horse or pony is being cared for professionally by experienced caring staff, in a non stressful and peaceful environment.   

      I hope you have enjoyed my introduction to our Retirement Home For Horses.  Please feel free to ask for advice or comment and get in touch even if it is not our retirement home for horses that you are particularly interested in.

      Thank you for reading my blog about Hivron Horse Haven – our Retirement Home For Horses.

       Best Wishes,

       Rachel Holman

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About Rachel Holman

I started Hivron Horse Haven in 2004. We specialise in the care of retired, box rested, convalescing and resting horses and ponies. We are based in the beautiful countryside of the Mid Wales border. I also market horse related products and country wear.
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