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Sat, 27 Jul



Species Appropriate Living - One-Day Clinic

A one-day, in-person clinic on species appropriate living and the benefits of a Paddock Paradise track system.

Species Appropriate Living - One-Day Clinic
Species Appropriate Living - One-Day Clinic


27 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 16:30

Newport, Newport TF10 9BZ, UK

About the event

A paddock paradise, sometimes referred to as a track system, caters to a horse's fundamental needs on a day-to-day basis. In the equine world, there is an epidemic of conditions linked to the way we keep our horses, such as Laminitis and EMS, and owners are understandably becoming more and more confused and frustrated. If you're interested in learning about alternative methods to keeping horses, managing a medically complex horse or providing a more natural lifestyle for the health and wellness of your horse, then this is the clinic for you.

This clinic is designed to break down the 'what, how and why' of species appropriate living into small, manageable chunks of information, distributed throughout the day. We encourage all of our attendees to ask as many questions as they can, providing a safe and non-judgemental space for owners to express their concerns or expand on their knowledge. We aim to dive deep into the fundamentals of paddock paradise track systems, sharing past and present rehabilitation cases and the 'before and after's of a change in diet, management or lifestyle. 

The topics we will be covering:

  • What is a paddock paradise track system?
  • The 4 pillars of the paddock paradise 
  • Understanding what a species appropriate diet and lifestyle is
  • Signs the horse's diet isn't species appropriate
  • Identifying problem areas in your horse's health and understanding why they occur
  • Understanding grass 
  • Adlib hay and movement for weight loss, gain or management
  • Salt, feed and supplements
  • Herd living, enrichment and mental health
  • The importance of movement and how to encourage it
  • The hoof, barefoot and shod horses, the natural trim
  • Identifying common shoeing or trimming issues
  • The benefits of a paddock paradise track system

Ideal for owners struggling with:

  • Laminitis & EMS
  • Arthritis, stiffness or swollen joints
  • Obesity, weight loss or poor muscle
  • Poor quality hoof horn, chips, splits or cracks
  • Reoccuring thrush or abcsesses, contracteed heels
  • Grass-related behavioural issues
  • Anxiety, boredom or stress related behaviours 
  • Ulcers or reoccuring colic
  • Going or staying barefoot

The day begins at 9.30am and ends at 4.30pm at our ridden livery based in Newport, Shropshire. However, please note that the clinic may run over. Lunch is not included, but there will be tea and coffee refreshments available, as well as some cake and treats.

Please note, we are purposefully keeping the clinic to a small number of people, so our attendees can get the full experience out of the day. We offer a non-judgemental place for owners to ask an unlimited amount of questions. If you would like details for nearby accommodation, please get in touch.

Who are we?

PB Paddock Paradise Livery is a family run, track system livery with over 15 years of rehabilitation or tracking experience. Specialising in the rehabilitation and management of Laminitis and EMS, we also have extensive experience working with horses with grass affected physical or behavioural issues, anxiety, stress, barefoot rehabilitation, shoe to barefoot transitions, ulcers, colic, poor muscle devolpement, arthritis, hoof pathologies, obese or underweight horses, resource guarding and more. 

Alyson Sharpe of PB hosts regular clinics, workshops, open days and courses, in addition to providing 1 to 1 services, to help horse owners expand their knowledge on species appropriate living, diet and lifestyle and managing medically complex horses.

"That was life changing. What I didn't know! So simple...yet transformative. A brilliant event. We'll structured and to the point. Excellent."

"PB were a wealth of information for setting up a paddock paradise system. I learned so much about track systems and why horses on grass have so many issues. I thoroughly enjoyed this weekend workshop."

"Very informative and well delivered. Thank you so much."

"What a great conference about paddock paradise systems! Alyson and Maddie are a wealth of knowledge on this topic - I have learnt so much. I highly recommend them. Thank you!"

"Thank you. I learnt some new things today, inspiring and informative." 


  • Standard Ticket

    +£3.13 service fee



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