Own herd

Species-specific life in paddocks

Ruska Laukan talli-, varuste-, kuivaus- ja muut toimintatilat Ruka-Kuusamossa


Our horses live in paddocks. Horse welfare and the right to species-specific behavior is important to us and that is why we allow horses to realize themselves and live as stress-free life as possible in the herd, taking into account the differences between the horses. We have four paddocks and horses have large forest pastures all around the year. 

There are two large paddocks and two smaller paddocks in the yard district. In the larger paddocks, horses live herds of 10 horses, in smaller paddocks, herds of a few horses, for example ponies and stallions. Horses are handled and fed daily. Horses are always eager to go to work and spend time with people. Outdoor areas and paddocks are cleaned daily, as are the stables.

Ruska Laukan tallilla yhdessä oloa – ja ateriointia Ruka-Kuusamossa

” Your horses are always so harmonious as they are in paddocks. You could watch them whole day without getting bored.”

a customer
Togetherness and feeding in Ruska Laukka in Ruka-Kuusamo

Feeding and rest

In winter, the area of ​​the paddocks is about one and a half hectares. Horses always have hay and straw freely available. Hay is served from nets from which horses eat in peace at their own pace and the quality and hygiene of the hay remains good.

Horses have heated drink containers and the bottom of the inside paddock is frost-free, soft and insulating.Paddocks have varied terrain and bottoms. The forest section attracts horses to play and adventure again and again.