We have 15 isolation paddocks at the Unit – the horses and donkeys that newly arrive at the Unit are put here initially to make sure that no contagious diseases are spread, and that worm infestations are contained. Once assessed, the animals go out to the larger pastures with a suitable group of horses.
15 paddocks are not enough – we have so many horses and donkeys coming in to the Unit that the existing paddocks are ‘overflowing’! Some months we get 60 animals in at the Unit.
We would also like to be able to rotate our grazing by building more paddocks.