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Horse Riding in Poland


Horseman  
25 Aug 2006 /  #1
Hi from Ireland
I search friend in Poland for horse riding.
I will travel to Poland in january.
Can you mail details of places to ride horse and a place to stay.
thanks
Josh
gorgeous  
25 Aug 2006 /  #2
I hope you'll find it useful:

english.pttk.pl/konie.php
info-poland.buffalo.edu/web/recreation/horses/link.shtml
ridingholidays.com/poland.htm

Putting 'horse riding in Poland' in the Google bar you will find much more informations.

Horse riding is very popular way of recreation here and Poland has really beautiful landscapes to explore so I think you won't have any problems with finding exelent place to spend great holidays. Wish you luck.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
25 Aug 2006 /  #3
Hey Horseman Josh

Do you ride western or english?
I'd go with you but I'm not going to Poland in January. But if you're ever in the US, contact me. I'm an expert in these things.
jeandarren 6 | 30  
25 May 2008 /  #4
Thread attached on merging:
Horse Riding in Poland

Hi Folks

Anyone into horse riding? If so please write back with your experiences of riding in Poland . . .

Jean
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
28 Nov 2008 /  #5
anyone know if its possible to rent horses for riding in or around Zakopane area?
Prince 15 | 590  
21 Jan 2009 /  #6
Poland has one of the best bloodstocks in the world.

Janów Podlaski is the best example.



janow.arabians.pl/en/

This place is famous from great horses and costumers. Oscar Wild, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Margaret Thatcher. In 20's Edward VIII and George VI visted Janów to see/buy this beautiful horses.



The great Polish stallion (from Janów Podlaski) *Piaff and handler Greg Gallun, Region 2 Arabian Halter Stallions Championship. Piaff was brought to America in fall of 2005 and is campaigning towards the US National Championship.


nunczka 8 | 458  
21 Jan 2009 /  #7
Krysia, I have 65 acres of land in WV. I am seriously thinking of getting a couple of horses. I am interested in Kentucky trail horses, but I know so little about caring for them. I research on google and it scares the hell out of me about how much care is involved. I have a few questions for you.

Worming>> Do you do your own. How much?
Teeth. Does the teeth have
to be cleaned every year. Filling if necessary?

Water>>> I have a spring fed pond.. Is that ok?
Food.. Hay and oats.. What else?
Hooves. What does that involve? Are shoes necessary.?
How much pasture land?
What did the cowboys and Indians do to care for horse problems
I have a nice new barn with a concrete floor.. I read that this is not good for the horse.

If you answer this, I have more questions
Robert A 1 | 102  
21 Jan 2009 /  #8
I'll try to give you some anwqers:

Worming>> Do you do your own. How much?

As required, if you put them out in the field, they'll need worning reguarly.

Teeth. Does the teeth have
to be cleaned every year

Speak to your vet, wolf teeth can be a problem.

Food.. Hay and oats.. What else?

Maze, during the winter - makes frisky. One thing to watch for during the spring and summer, if you put them to pasture, is Laminitis - when horse eats succulent grass this creates inflammation in the pastern - makes lame.

Are shoes necessary.?

Yes. On average about 6-8 weeks they need re-shoing.

How much pasture land?

Not entirely sure about this one, but about !.5 acres per animal comes to mind.

Haven't done any horse husbandry in years, hence my answers may prove inaccurate.

Correction Edit

nunczka:
Food.. Hay and oats.. What else?

Maze, during the winter - makes them lively. One thing to watch for during the spring and summer, if you put them to pasture, is Laminitis - when horse a eats succulent grass this can create inflammation in the Laminae - makes them lame.

:)
nunczka 8 | 458  
21 Jan 2009 /  #9
Maze, during the winter - makes them lively. One thing to watch for during the spring and summer, if you put them to pasture, is Laminitis - when horse a eats succulent grass this can create inflammation in the Laminae - makes them lame.

If I put them out to pastre, how can I tell them what to eat. If I feed them hay and oats then put them out to pasture.. They are going to eat grass anyhow..

I told you that I am pretty stupid in caring for horses. It would be nice to own them though.. My property adjoins thousands of acres of State forest, loaded with deer, turkey, and some bears..I have an ATV, but it is too noisy.
Robert A 1 | 102  
21 Jan 2009 /  #10
If I put them out to pastre, how can I tell them what to eat. If I feed them hay and oats then put them out to pasture.. They are going to eat grass anyhow..

Sorry, my mistake. During the winter months you would bring them into stables etc. and put them out to grass after feeding - by the way concrete isn't good for them as 'bare' flooring: usually you would put down a lot of straw (approx 0.5 meter deep), this cushions their hooves & legs, also comfy for them to rest (downside is that you have to "muck-out" daily, they pee & crap all over the place!).

During the winter months grass isn't a real problem - it isn't as lush and succulent as it is during the spring and summer. During these times, it is best to cut the grass before you turn them out - all they get is the shoots not the juicy stuff!!!

One other thing, I mentioned that you can feed them maze during the winter: do this only if you are going to work them. If you feed them maze and don't work them there is a good chance they will go lame - it has the same effect as succulent grass.

Horses are hard work. If you don't want to do all that but still want to ride, you might consider employing a couple of local girls/boys to do all the donkey work (no offense osiol) in exchange for riding your animals, daily, to exercise them. Keeps them fit for all those long "hacks" you want to do :)
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
21 Jan 2009 /  #11
it is best to cut the grass before you turn them out

really not a great idea as then the grass will be covered in oil and deisel which is poisnous\ also u waste the grass.;;;;;
Robert A 1 | 102  
21 Jan 2009 /  #12
Don't know what kind of machines you use to cut grass ;) Grass is not wasted, once cut you allow it to dry, then you collect it and feed it to the horses as . . . hay . . . sorted :)
nunczka 8 | 458  
21 Jan 2009 /  #13
I have no problem buying them food. The grass I save and build compost piles. For my garden. I can also use the manure to build up my compost pile. I save all of my leaves in the fall and run them through a shredder.. Makes great mulch.

On the concrete barn floor.. suppose that I would put pressure treated plywood in each stable? Would that work?
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
21 Jan 2009 /  #14
sorted :)

OH yeh youre right ...sorry i had vision of u out in the field with a petrol mower...silly meee..........must b tired..
Robert A 1 | 102  
21 Jan 2009 /  #15
On the concrete barn floor.. suppose that I would put pressure treated plywood in each stable? Would that work?

Sure, but you still need to lay down the straw.
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
21 Jan 2009 /  #16
pressure treated plywood in each stable? Would that work?

no it would get slippery
fredex 2 | 31  
21 Jan 2009 /  #17
Famous Polish Arabian Horse !

emanor.com/story.html
nunczka 8 | 458  
21 Jan 2009 /  #18
OPPS< SLIPS Made a mistake
Robert A 1 | 102  
22 Jan 2009 /  #19
Really, the concrete should be ok, as long as you lay down plenty of straw. Once you've mucked-out, you would bank the straw so that you could hose down the floor and allolw it to dry. During this time, your horse would be outside - in the stable yard or turned out to grass.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
22 Jan 2009 /  #20
I think if you are serious about getting a horse you need to find out properly how to keep it first. Surely there must be some manuals, rather than looking for advice on here. The best thing would be to employ someone to help you and then learn from them.

Repeating my earlier question... can anyone recommend any places to go horse riding in Zakopane or surrounding areas?
krysia 23 | 3,057  
24 Apr 2009 /  #21
Here's a few you can try, you can also go on Gubałówka and go up by the Skocznia (ski jump). There are horses and ponies saddled up waiting.

Jarosław Wawrzyniak
Góry prusinowskie 20
98-240 Szadek
(0 43) 8215128
1 hour - 20 zł.

Zakopane KOŚCIELISKO, GROŃ 2,
tel. 603579476

Zakopane, Hotel: Polana pod Nosalem,
tel. (0-18) 134 30

Jazda konna Migiel Wojciech
Zakopane
ul. Pardałówka 14a

Górski Ośrodek Jeździecki Bogdan Pietrzyk
Bukowina Tatrzańska,
tel. 018 2077290
e-mail:bopietrzyk@poczta.onet.pl
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
24 Apr 2009 /  #22
Thanks Krysia, I knew you would have some horse info.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
25 Apr 2009 /  #23
A Horse on Gubałówka waiting for you



jumper  
9 May 2009 /  #24
I dont know if this thread is still active.

but my family and I are moving to Poland, warsaw area. I am looking to ship my horse from the states.i cannot leave him behind because I have had him since he was foaled. any advice as for boarding or care? or what to expect?

thanks so much

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