Horse "pasture living" involves complete care of the body, mind, and spirit. Day-to-day stabling/turn-out, hoof care, veterinarian services, holistic treatments, feed supplements, fly masks/blankets, and the unique list for each individual supports the body. The mind is encouraged to be calm and tranquil by living in a peaceful, safe, and well managed environment. The spirit is expressed as a natural horse grazing within a herd. Contact us to find out if your horse would find it inviting to live at the Waltzing Horses Wellness Center.
Horses that aren't retired can come for shorter periods of time to grow-up, problem solve, or learn something for the life list.
Humans are welcome for a walk, time drinking tea with horses, short stays with or without a personal trailer/RV, and rooms in the house are available too.
No rigid outline. The focus is on harmony and alignment to right action for four and two-leggeds. JUST ASK!!!
Healthy land practices support healthy horse practices.
Day-to-day life is a dynamic path which requires many small decisions made throughout a 24 hour period. Horses are designed for movement and friendships. The ideal is for the horses to live as a herd, but individual needs might require different lengths of time in the field according to stages of grass and being where the barn/shelters supports them according to weather.
Horses have access to water, feed, movement, rest, and socialization without being compromised. A heartfelt goal is to care for and respect the land, so it supports the grazing, moving, and socializing nature of horses. Clean, well maintained, and not over used spaces are the basis of the living practice.
Managing the land requires the same attention to detail as a working with horses. There are no chemicals used here, so spreading manure with a wheelbarrow and rake is an opportunity to see and feel the grazing areas. Mowing manages "weeds" and rotational grazing eases the use.
Kentucky is famous for its' grass and abundance of it. Horses with or without special metabolic needs require seasonal observation as the grass changes intensity. The fields at Horse Woods Haven are made up of orchard, clover, wild grasses, and fescue. They are baled once a year to support horses living and retired at the haven.
While visiting, feel the vibration of the vortex, woods, and meadows by going for a walk on beautiful fields and trails. A perfect chance to self reflect with nature. The woods surround the periphery of the 88 acre farm, so it provides a lovely natural boundary.
Natural meadows are managed and groomed to support wildlife and horses. They are an important integral part of the Haven's diversity. A lovely part of nature's diversity and Earth's balance.
The beauty of nature surrounds the installation of a wood labyrinth that can be walked in with or without a horse. When the horses are in the field with the wood labyrinth, they walk and graze in and around it by themselves.
The joy of watching flowers emerge and embellish the beauty of the flower labyrinth. Seasonal, but a fun part of Horse Woods Haven. Bees, butterflies, and birds like it too.
Four seasons are a gift from nature. The haven is designed for all beings, two and four legged to find inner peace. No hunting is allowed, so wildlife is welcome in the flow of daily life too.