Our intention is to promote and protect the physical and mental welfare of the horses according to their needs as a species.
SLOW HORSE CARE has its origins in THE SLOW MOVEMENT, which began in Italy with the concept of SLOW FOOD (as opposed to fast food). This approach of taking the time to fully participate in an activity and to savor life, nature, people, has expanded to many other areas of life. When applied to one's way of being, it becomes SLOW LIVING.
We like this concept and try to create a group that invites to think about making a change, focus to valuethe time and to obtain better quality of life: less is more. SLOW DOWN, SLOW LIVING IS GOOD FOR YOU!!
Our definition of "physical and mental wellbeing" of the horse would be based on providing them a habitatand a social structure similar to the following:
The horse is a social species that live in family groups consisting of 2-12 individuals
(averidge of 7), known as bands.
These family groups are very stable (very little changes over time) given that the social and emotionalrelationships that unite different individuals are very narrow.
They are strict herbivores (do not eat anything of animal origin) and their diet is based on a 80% on a variety of forage grasses, and 20% in a variety of fruits, roots, leaves, herbs, bushes ...
As a species its biological habitat (the environment in which it is designed to live through the evolutionary process) are arid (steppe).
In our relationship and coexistance with them the concepts to follow are clear:
• Unshod horses (barefoot)
If you are interested in this philosophy and you want to participate ...