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m: 07794 935590 (Stephen)
     07749 391714 (Julie)

Welcome to Samsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre

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The horse is an animal with a soul like all animals and thus at the very least deserves our respect and love for locking him up for most of his life.  Our basis is quality in everything.  If you have a solid foundation, as with most things, what follows becomes a lot easier.  Our approach can be summarised as follows:

  • Solid basis
  • Prophylactic
  • Whole horse
  • Always in the Now
Whenever we work with a horse for the first time we always check everything out (see our 9 point plan for more details).  We endeavour to ensure that as far as possible the horse is in optimum condition to prevent a problem occurring in the first place.  Nutrition is 80% of the battle in our experience, yes, 80%.  Make sure the whole nutrition system is working well and you have gone a long way towards your goal of a happy, well balanced horse because of course nutrition is not just physical it has a strong psychological influence.  We always focus on what is best for the horse first and then the owner.  We have long term aims for all our horses but all the time we are working with them, from the moment we get them from their stable or field we are listening and feeling what the horse is telling us and responding appropriately.
Our mission is to save as many horses from the dreaded PTS as possible. In so many cases it is not necessary if only people could become aware that muscles and not bones are the source of many locomotion issues horses experience. We are of course a business but if you have genuine financial concerns please do not let this put you off. We can usually work something out such as a long term payment plan, part ownership (usually only where a horse has potential significant value) and any option you care to suggest to us we will consider carefully.

Muscle Therapy
Our muscle therapy uses high quality plant extracts and as we use up to 10 litres per horse you can understand that this is not a cheap process. For a single therapy a horse would usually need to be here for at least 2 months at a cost of £250 per week. For more complex cases a 3-month period is more usual. We do try to make arrangements where possible so if you want to have your horse sorted out but it is just a matter of money then talk to us and it may be possible to arrange something.

Horsemanship mini-Courses
We take a maximum of 2 people on these 1-3 day courses which are designed individually. 1 day is £150, 2 days is £135 per day and 3 days is £120 per day. Each day is roughly 9-12 and 14.00-17.00. Each client is encouraged to bring their own horse in order to get the maximum benefit from the course. There is an additional charge of £25 per day per horse which includes hay and bedding. Please bring your own feed. Stables should be skipped out and left ready for the next horse.

Starting/Breaking/Backing
Prices start at £160 per week all-inclusive depending on the age and state the horse is in. More challenging horses or requriements will be charged at a higher (negotiated) rate. Starting can take anything from a week or 2 to a month or more depending on the age of the horse, its upbringing and what is expected. Do you want it fully traffic-trained or just be able to get on it without being bucked off?

Riding Lessons
We provide riding lessons for riders of all abilities and ages. You must bring your own horse. We have plenty of space for parking and both an indoor and outdoor arena. We also have stables for your horse whilst waiting. Lessons start at £35 per hour or part thereof. Children (under 16) are £25 per hour.

Cart Training
A standard fee of £200 per week is payable weekly in advance. How much time it takes is dependent on the horse and the exact requirements of the client.

Livery
Full livery is £140 per week payable 4 weekly in advance with a month's notice in advance.

 

Please note: Worming, shoeing and any vet's fees that may be required are recharged at cost and are not included.

                   Riding hats must be worn for riding and lessons must be on your own horse. No responsibility can be taken for injuries to the rider or horse during training, riding or therapy. All horses and riders must be insured to the satisfaction of the owner and responsible person. We only have 3rd party cover.

                   All rates may change without notice and all invoices are payable weekly, fortnightly or monthly in advance. No refund is given for part weeks. Cheques are accepted made payable to Samsara Equitation Ltd or via BACS details for which are sort code: 40-23-24, a/c 61399330.

Stephen & Julie Goodridge

tel: +44 1497 851764

mob: +44 7749 391714

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Stephen Goodridge

01497 851764

Address: Cabalva Farm, nr. Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 6EX.

The yard is actually located just across the Welsh border but has an English postcode. It is completely unmarked from the road so you will need the directions below.

Samsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, HerefordSamsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford

 

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