Equiculture - keeping horses in a way that is good for your horses, yourself and the environment
Horse pasture/land management made easy
It isn't easy to know the best way to keep horses and manage the land that they live on in today's rapidly changing world. It is likely that you have received conflicting advice in the past.
This website is an information-based resource for horse owners/managers. It provides straightforward education about responsible, sustainable, and ethical best practices for managing horses and the ecosystem of which they are a part.
Learn about pasture for horses, grassland management, alternative equine grazing and management systems, horse behaviour, welfare and much more.
This One Welfare approach to keeping horses is a true win-win-win
Read a few of our numerous endorsements:
Julie Spencer, USA
''The Equiculture approach to everything horsey - from how you manage your horses to how you ride - has been a revelation for me. My horses have benefited so much. My partner also loves this approach and is now much more involved in our improved 'horse lifestyle.''
April Chalklin-Costa - Puckshott Farm Livery, UK
"Forget micro-management, go Equicentral and embrace macro-management then sit back and watch the horses thrive. It's a revelation."
Anna Marian - Equine Dentist - Australia
"If you have horses on small acreage, the Equiculture information is absolutely invaluable. You'll save tonnes of money on feed, have healthy land, healthy horses and your property will look fabulous."
Our strategy at a glance:
A world where the needs of domestic horses are met by providing them with a species-appropriate ‘lifestyle’ that recognizes horses as part of an ecosystem, not separate from it.
To ensure domestic horses have the best life possible by educating horse owners about:
1. Domestic horses have innate behavioural and physical needs that should be met.
2. Domestic horses deserve the best life that we can provide for them.
3. Domestic horses can be managed in a way that is good for them and, at the same time, good for the wider environment.
4. All horse owners / managers should strive to continuously improve the 'lifestyle' of the horses in their care and be good land custodians.
1. To continue to challenge ‘traditional’ myths about horses, horsekeeping, pasture, grassland & land management.
2. To reach and challenge the thinking of a significant percentage of the horse owning population.
3. To continue to work closely with environmental organizations to deliver more information to more horse owners.
4. To be the worldwide recognized authority on horse pasture management and the One Welfare approach to horse, human and environment management.
The concept that the environment, animal welfare and human wellbeing are all interconnected and influence each other.
How did we develop our approach?
Over many years, we have drawn from concepts such as Permaculture, Regenerative Farming, Rewilding (with large herbivores), Natural Sequence Farming etc. We have learned from some of the best Natural Resource Managers in the world. We have added this information to our background and extensive research into Equine Grazing Behaviour. From this, we developed an alternative and innovative approach to managing horses and the land that they live on (horse pasture management) that aligns with the One Welfare concept.
We have been teaching this information to horse owners and managers worldwide for over 30 years.
Read more of what people have to say about us and our work:
Paula King AUS
''Jane and Stuart Myers have changed our lives. I wish I had met them sooner. When you start to 'think outside the box' anything is possible, and this is what Jane and Stuart have made me do. The way I keep my horses now works with rather than against my principles.''
Becks Cato NZ
"As I write this I'm feeling an incredible amount of relief that my horse was able to graze on grass happily for a whole 12 hr stretch earlier this week! This is purely down to the science-based guidelines from Equiculture I have been able to implement in my horse's living environment."
Joanne Cooke UK
''I like to support people who are trying to make positive change in the world. However my expectations of what I get for my money have been massively exceeded. You get loads of really great stuff. I'm loving working through the course and learning loads.''