Visited Equiprep earlier today , fortunately it was a dry and sunny morning! Equiprep is the retirement / rehabilitation centre for Owners Group horses, situated just north of Salisbury plain outside the village of Great Cheverell. It has 28 paddocks and covers 126 acres - with a modern well equipped American barn, and indoor walking facility. Equiprep has capacity for 100 horses (currently 35 held there, around half looking for retirement homes).
It was a wonderful 2 hours walk around the fields to see the various horses - most are turned out 24/7, apart from those that need box rest - they're very mindful of ensuring horses' recovery is monitored by vets as they turn them out into bigger and bigger paddocks. One point I found interesting is that they would prefer to retire a horse early from racing, if that will ensure the horse is sound when looking to be rehomed - the welfare of the horse shone through all their comments and found it fascinating how much effort goes into it.