Here at Mark Butler Dressage we have built an excellent reputation for not only offering quality long term training but also for offering short respite livery. Some clients simply opt to send their horses to us secure in the knowledge that they can relax and enjoy their holiday knowing their horse’s every need will we catered for. Others look to us for help in solving a specific problem or issue, or to consolidate an area of training, clients can be sure that their horses will receive the highest standard of care and training giving them complete peace of mind.

Mark is a lightweight and sympathetic rider making him perfect to deal with ponies too!

Occasionally we take horses to sell on behalf of clients, subject to a successful assessment period.

Mark Butler Dressage offers a range of training livery and rehabilitation packages to suit all budgets and needs.

Training Livery – Standard Monthly Package

Schooling or lessons by Mark 4-5 times per week
Full muck out with wood pellet bedding
Individual turnout or in pairs, depending on client’s preference
Ad lib hay/haylage
Up to 3 feeds per day – we feed quality branded feeds such as Dengie and Saracen
Full groom, wash off and rug changes according to season
Bridle cleaned daily, saddle cleaned weekly
Daily use of solarium
Attendance for farrier, physiotherapist, chiropractor, vet and dentist as needed
Bath and plaiting service prior to competition
Parking for horsebox or trailer
Late night skip out and hay/feed every night

Short Term Training – Charged Daily

Schooling or lessons by Mark
Full muck out with wood pellet bedding
Individual turnout or in pairs, depending on client’s preference
Ad lib hay/haylage
Full groom, wash off and rug changes according to season
Bridle cleaned daily, saddle cleaned weekly or on departure.
Daily use of solarium depending on season
Late night skip out and hay/feed every night

Re-Breaking or Backing Livery – Charged Weekly

Training with Mark as required
Full muck out with wood pellet bedding
Individual turnout or in pairs, depending on client’s preference
Ad lib hay/haylage
Up to 3 feeds per day
Full groom, wash off and rug changes according to season
Bridle cleaned daily, saddle cleaned weekly
Daily use of solarium
Attendance for farrier, physiotherapist, chiropractor, vet and dentist as needed.
Late night skip out and hay/feed every night

Rehabilitation – Charge dependent on length of stay and intensity of care

For horses post surgery or post injury we can offer a bespoke rehabilitation service tailored to suit your horse’s needs. Working alongside your vet and other equine professionals; we can offer the following services:

  • In-hand walking
  • Controlled ridden work
  • Lunging and in-hand work
  • Hacking and road work with fantastic hills
  • Polework,
  • Cyrotherapy
  • Solarium
  • Box-rest
  • Restricted turnout

In addition to the above services we also provide an attendance service for vets, farriers, physiotherapists and other equine therapists at no extra charge.

We have successfully worked with horses with a range of ailments including:

  • Recovery from colic surgery
  • Kissing spines
  • Tendon and check ligament injuries
  • Specialist dietary needs
  • Allergies
  • Breathing problems
  • Horses recovering from accidental injuries such as impalements
  • Eye removal

Additional Services

At an additional cost we are also able to provide the following services:

  • Clipping
  • Trimming
  • Mane and Tail Pulling
  • Competition Riding
  • Preparation for Sale

“I would highly recommend MBD for both training livery and sales livery. As a long distance livery, communication was key, and I felt very involved in the yard and my horses care, despite the distance and often only being there at weekends. I can see how running a busy yard, this is an area easy to ignore, but as with everything, this was exemplary. The level of care is second to none, each horse is treated as an individual, and nothing is too much trouble. The high standards throughout are reflected in the organisation of the yard. The yard is always tidy, and the horses turned out impeccably.

The training took into consideration both the horse and rider – my horse was sympathetically produced and competed at level beyond my current riding abilities, but was all done with my ability (or lack of!) taken into consideration, so that we both benefitted greatly.” Sally Barr

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