The pastures & herds
In all Lelymare has ten hectares of meadows, where two herds walk about both in winter and in summer. Unlimited movement, all the year round, is very important for young horses. The Flevoland soil makes it possible that the horses can be out in the fields during all seasons.
The meadows have a natural lay-out. There are various groves and the mares’ pasture has a natural pool where horses can play and swim. The horses have ample room for walking, running, jumping and playing.
The herds consist of horses of different ages. In this way the horses educate one another and thus a natural order arises. From experience and examination it appeared that this has a positive outcome on the horse’s character.
In the mares’ pasture we let breeding-mares and foals walk along with one- and two-year-old mares. The colt-foals go to the colt-pasture, when they are about one year old. In the colt-pasture we have the young stallions and geldings together with an older gelding, who is the leader of the group.
From November till March / April the herds are closed. We introduce no new horses into the groups.