All the answers to your questions about La Corona Horse Residence and how we will take care of your horse

Can my horse stay at La Corona Horse Residence?

We offer an ideal place for horses, ponies and donkeys to spend their retirement, or for them to recover and rest. We also look after foals as they grow and develop while learning from an adult herd.

Where will my horse live?

At La Corona Horse Residence, retired, recovering and resting horses and ponies, as well as foals whose owners want them to grow, develop and learn among an adult herd, live in semi-freedom on extensive premises (measuring 50,000 to 300,000 m2) surrounded by electric fences that include pastures, wooded areas, areas of shrubland and watering holes.

Will my horse always be outside, or will there be some shelter?

There are auxiliary paddocks and other areas where horses and ponies who are adapting or recovering are provided with shelters and boxes. The plots of land used to accommodate horses, foals and ponies in herds have large areas of clean forest, where horses can move freely, without obstacles, and that also offer the necessary shelter should they wish to voluntarily take shelter.

In our experience, horses do not use man-made shelters if they have a forest. The forest acts as a cushion against extreme temperatures, making sure the horses feel more comfortable in summer and winter. In addition, the forest greatly decreases wind speed and offers pleasant shade in intense heat. Furthermore, the forest offers varied stimuli for horses, given the diversity of vegetation and wildlife that inhabits it.

As a good friend and partner of La Corona Horse Residence said to us one day, “shelters are for people”, as horses clearly prefer to take shelter under trees and, when it rains, they like to take a good shower under the rainfall.

Despite this, some of our auxiliary plots have shelters (although we can assure you that the horses do not usually use them).

How often can I go and see my horse?

Whenever you want. We are just 40 km away from Barcelona, and even though the estate is far away from urban noise and stress, we are very well communicated and you will find us easily. Come and see your horse enjoying a new life, and visit us whenever you feel like it.

Where can I stay during my visits to La Corona?

To ensure you stay with us in comfort, we work with two hotels located very close to the estate. These hotels are the Fonda Safaja, where you will feel at home, and the Hostal Rural Mas Blanc, a charming place where there are even paddocks for horses. In both establishments you will receive special treatment for being a client of La Corona Horse Residence.

http://www.fondasafaja.com/
http://www.hostalruralmasblanc.com/

What does the monthly fee include?

The fee for your horse to stay at La Corona Horse Residence is very competitive. We offer different rates depending on the accommodation chosen, so we customise our rates according to what your horse needs.

The advantages we offer in comparison to other horse residences are listed below:
  • The veterinary treatments carried out by our partner veterinary centre are provided with a 10% discount that applies to all the horses that stay with us at La Corona Horse Residence.
  • We have established a number of agreements with our service providers and this has resulted in reducing the annual costs for your horse.
  • We do not add any extra charges for treatments or products. The client pays the professional directly for each treatment provided or product used on your horse or pony.

Will my horse be insured?

The monthly cost for looking after your horse includes a number of different kinds of insurance, which cover the basic costs for you and your horse, helping you to save money and have peace of mind.

How will my horse be introduced to the herd?

We have an introduction protocol for new horses, so that they can adapt progressively to La Corona Horse Residence, to living alongside other horses, and then being introduced to the herd. This protocol also includes helping the new horse to adapt from its original diet to grazing and feed, if necessary, as well as a daily revision of their hooves and the state of their coat, and studying their interactions with their new companions at La Corona.

Everything is carried out progressively, and each horse adapts according to its individual needs, with a personalised follow-up to ensure the horse has adapted to its new environment.

Are there horses that you will not accept?

At La Corona Horse Residence, the vast majority of horses and ponies live in freedom and in herds, with mares and stallions together. This means we can not accommodate horses and ponies that have not been gelded, but we do have special large paddocks with robust wooden enclosures, including a shelter and trees, to accommodate newly castrated horses and ponies during the recovery period after the operation and until their hormones rebalance, so that they are integrated with the other herds of horses at La Corona Horse Residence.

If your horse or pony comes to stay with us for less than three months, and you prefer them not to be integrated with the herd, while also not staying alone, we offer special plots of land where your horse can have the company of any of the horses and ponies that are owned by La Corona Horse Residence.

Similarly, for horses and ponies that have daily needs or that require medication for life, and where it is not recommended for them to live in freedom or as part of a herd, we hold agreements with other centres that offer retirement services for horses and ponies in controlled spaces with large paddocks, and who we fully trust. If this is the case for you, let us know and we will help you.

At La Corona Residencia Equina horses have 24h veterinary service

HAPPY STORIES IN THE CROWN EQUINE RESIDENCE

ARWEN

Arwen was the first mare adopted by La Corona Horse Residence within the framework of our Corporate Social/Animal/Environmental Responsibility policy. She arrived at La Corona Horse Residence in 2012 when she was 20 years old. She was in a disastrous physical and mental state when she arrived. She had spent a very long period locked in a box, without being allowed out into open spaces, without receiving the necessary preventive medicine treatments, and with an unstable diet. Now she is a beautiful mare who is enjoying a happy and healthy retirement.

Auermann & Vanderbilt

Auermann arrived at the end of 2012 after retiring from classic dressage because of untreatable joint conditions. Today he lives happily and has a very close relationship with Vanderbilt, the other leader of the herd.

Indo

Indo, a trotter horse, arrived in 2013 in a very unhappy mental condition due to the excessive pressure he received while participating intensely in racing. Now he is a quiet horse living a calm and happy life with his companions, and he belongs to the inner circle of Auermann and Vanderbilt.

Lunali y Felipa

Lunali and Felipa arrived at La Corona Horse Residence when they were foals in 2013, and have grown up very well in every sense, both physically and mentally. They have grown into their muscle to perfection, and trust humans and enjoy receiving and giving affection. After completing their growth and development at La Corona Horse Residence, they were bought by a family of professional horsemen in Germany, and enjoy a very happy life, full of love and attention.

OTHER THINGS LA CORONA WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW

At La Corona Horse Residence, we carry out agricultural and forestry activities in which horses play a key complementary role. By helping to clear an area naturally, they minimise the risk of forest fires by helping to protect forests from the effects of fire. On the other hand, by directly providing horse manure they improve the fertility of arable soils.
On the estate itself, we sow the equine pastures using integrated ecological farming methods. We also produce most of the fodder and hay eaten by the horses and ponies.
The groups of horses rotate throughout the different plots of land on the farm, to ensure the maximum available pasture during spring and summer. In autumn and winter the animals are also provided with fodder and hay produced on the premises, through integrated ecological farming methods.
La Corona Horse Residence is located in a protected community area, the Red Natura 2000 Gallifa-Cingles de Bertí. One of the most iconic species that lives in this area is the Bonelli eagle. This is a bird of prey that is highly sensitive to anthropic pressures of any kind, which makes it a clear indicator of the environmental quality of a habitat.
La Corona's premises are located in the Sierra Prelitoral, at the foothills of the Moianès highlands, one of the most luscious natural landscapes in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The landscape is mainly made up of forests and, to a lesser extent, farmland. It has an exceptional array of flora and fauna, including several protected species. Likewise, the area has a highly valuable rural architectural heritage.