Welcome to HIT Active Stable

The future of horse keeping in a natural herd environment

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HIT Active Stable aerial view with training arena

What is Active Stable?

The Activestable concept is a new way for horse owners to keep horses in a natural herd environment.  How does it work?

Herd of Active Stable horses galloping together

What does Active Stable solve?

Common issues facing many horse owners including horse welfare, suitable labour and horse keeping as a business enterprise.

Happy Active Stable operator

Who uses Active Stable?

To name a few: horse owners (including recreational), riding schools, livery yards, polo clubs, competition riders, horse breeders and farm diversification ventures.

How does HIT Active Stable work?

In the Active Stable horses live in a herd and allowed continual exercise in structured trail and track systems.  They receive water, forage and hard feed automatically throughout the day and therefore working times and labour requirements are greatly reduced.

Some of the most important elements of the Active Stable are: forage feeding, concentrates, relaxation, trails, drinking water and rolling areas.

Horses resting in the Activestable

Rest & Relax - Horse Beds

A safe sheltered area of for the horses to rest and relax in comfort.

Forage feeding for a herd

Feeding - Forage & Concentrates

Forage feeding with automated and non-automated feeding systems.

Active Stable Water Trough with horse drinking

Water - Insulated & Frost free

Fresh drinking water at all times for the herd.  Insulated against the cold.

Active Stable trail with feeding station

Paths & Trails

Encourage exercise with paths and trails between feeding stations and shelters.

Benefits of the HIT Active Stable concept to horse and human:

Increased social interaction between horses

Natural horse keeping with 24/7 herd life

Approx 50% reduced work and labour time

Horse enrichment and environmental stimulation

Individualised feeding for precise diet management

 

10x more exercise per horse per day

High welfare means happy horses

Attractive business potential for owners

 

Traditional horse stables vs the trend towards HIT Active Stable

Large open stable with integration pen

Traditional methods of horse keeping or a dual concept?

Many horse owners question traditional methods of horse keeping and this has prompted a change in thinking about horse care.

If the responsible horse owner wants to provide a natural and safe environment for their horses it is not easily possible without the Active Stable.

Traditional stabling may still have a place in horse keeping especially for critically ill/injured and high-value competition/racing horses however the Active Stable respects the natural living conditions of the horses significantly better.

HIT Active Stable developed facility and competition venue

The trend towards HIT Active Stable is real:

Horse owners look to the HIT Active Stable to provide horse appropriate living conditions that comply with laws, cause less work and both affordable and cost-efficient.

Over the last twenty years, over 800 HIT Active Stables have been planned and built adding to a growing number of very satisfied Active Stable operators, clearly illustrating the quality and excellence of the Active Stable.

There are also several flagship projects which are helping to pave the way towards more sustainable horse-keeping facilities.

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How did the HIT Active Stable concept start?
Covered entrance and tack up to the Active Stable

HIT & Jelka

The Active Stable concept began in 2000/2001 by the German company HIT.  The founder, Thorsten Hinrichs firmly believed that horses should live in an environment close to natural conditions and this rapidly progressed the concept development.

Hinrichs proves through scientific knowledge and findings that when managed correctly, natural horse keeping in a herd environment separated into functional areas is the most appropriate method of horse keeping.

Jelka is your UK Activestable consultant and works closely with HIT as an exclusive partner and distributor for HIT Active Stable products.

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