Testimonials from Balterley Stables

Messages received from our happy clients

A few years ago, I was advised to retire my horse due to a heart condition. I continued to look after him at a DIY yard, but he was becoming lonely in his individual paddock and I wanted him to spend his retirement with horsey friends.
I finally made the difficult decision to move him to a retirement livery. As soon as I met Tina and looked around her yard, I knew Balterley Stables was the right place. Due to the small number of horses at the yard, Tina is able to personally give them the love and attention they deserve, but also has the space to allow them to just be horses. Having cared for him myself for 26 years it was difficult to part with him. I missed him terribly, but it was comforting to know that he was happy and being well looked after. Within weeks of his arrival, Ace was grazing peacefully with new friends – not bad for a horse who had never been turned out with another horse since leaving his mother!
Sadly, Ace was only with Tina for a few months before his heart finally gave out. I want to thank Tina for the wonderful care she gave him, he was so chilled and happy when I visited him with his new horsey friends.
My only regret is that I did not move him to Tina’s yard sooner. If anyone reading this has any doubts then let me assure you that Balterley Stables is the perfect place for your horse.

Shirley Jukes


My pony Sparky is 20 now, and has been on Tina's yard for three years.  He is a special pony who took great care of my children in his younger years, and now I believe he should have the care and attention he deserves in his later years.  He is extremely happy and well cared for at Balterley Stables, it's just like 'horsey heaven'. 

I am delighted with the care Tina provides, and she treats all the horses as if they were her own.  Whenever we visit Sparky he looks very well, happy and in great condition.  The horses get the best care in terms of food, bedding and lots of TLC!

Mark Waters


I would highly recommend this yard to anyone, what a fantastic place Balterley Stables is! 

I have seen many other yards, and did not like the fact they have too many horses.  Here at Balterley Stables the horses get the individual attention they deserve.  Everyone at the yard is friendly and helpful, and Tina always puts the horses first.  I have complete peace of mind now, knowing that Charlie is getting just what he deserves, The Best!

Nicky Granger


Balterley Stables has a great friendly atmosphere, with all the facilities me and my horse need.
Katie Turner


I have kept my horses at Balterley Stables for 3.5 years. They are both happy and healthy, in a very relaxed and safe environment.
Hannah