Spring is almost here, hurrah! It’s been a long lockdown winter for all of us, including our four-legged friends. We are specialists in equestrian groundworks contracting. As Sussex horse owners begin to prepare for warmer months, we thought we’d share some of the ways we can help.
Equestrian Groundworks Contracting – Preparing for Spring:
Over the last few weeks, you may very well have noticed the scent of spring in the air on your early morning hacks. So the time has come to think about contacting your Sussex-based equestrian groundworks contracting firm. We can help you keep your four-legged friend happier, healthier, and safer over the warmer months. Here’s a list of ways that we can help.
Ride, come rain or shine:
Your pony loves to exercise. But with spring can come, often heavy, April showers. This means the bridle paths can become muddy and slippery, which is no fun for anybody! But don’t curtail your horse’s happiness. Invest in an all-weather sand school so you can ride come rain or shine!
At Timberley Projects, we build all-weather surface, fully-fenced sand schools. Because we are specialists in equestrian groundworks contracting, we always ensure the correct drainage system is installed. Thereby protecting your new sand school for many years to come.
Ensuring your horse has a plentiful supply of fresh, clean drinking is essential in the warmer months. But who wants to spend hot summer days trudging across paddocks with heavy buckets; let us install water troughs in each paddock and your stables along with associated pipework.
Turning them out means tidying up the stable:
Once you’ve transitioned your horse to the paddock and are leaving them out overnight, it will give you a good opportunity to inspect their stable and carry out essential maintenance.
If you’ve decided to invest in new stables for your pony this year, talk to us about getting your foundations right. We supply concrete stable bases throughout West Sussex. These are generally designed using a raft foundation. This type of foundation is a reinforced concrete slab, ‘floating’ on the ground. It spreads your stable building’s load over a larger area than other foundations, lowering the pressure on the ground.
If you would like to talk to us about specialist equestrian groundworks contracting, please fill out our contact form or give us a call.