This was my first time knowing that's an equestrian park in Putrajaya even though I been to Putrajaya for many times. This place is known as Taman Equestrian Putrajaya (TEP) owned by Pulse Group who manages Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Pulse Grande Hotel and Marina Putrajaya at the same time. TEP is built on an estimated 70-acre spread overlooking the lush Putrajaya greenery and can be found at the edge of a hilltop where prestigious Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) sits.
The equestrian park visit started with a stable tour. Upon entering, we saw some horses having evening bath by the staff. We had been told that Tun M has 7 horses here. The equestrian has 14 horses by their own which offers public for joyriding for a minimum fee of RM15 for adult and RM10 for a kid.
The maintenance fee for a horse inclusive of food, supplement and medicine is RM30k per month! Those who really own a horse is quite rich :)
A horse in brownish and whitish colour was seen in the stable. According to the stable manager, the stable in equestrian is divided into normal and exclusive to cater the different needs.
I guess this horse was under some treatment.
Feeding the food (carrots) to the horses was fun. They just can't wait to reach the food on my hand. Well, after all, I had all the saliva on my palm, but it's one of a kind of experience.
According to the staff, the horse eats 4 times a day. That is breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. For breakfast and dinner, the horses will be grazing at the field. Each of the horse has been given different diet according to the veterinarian's prescription based on the types of horses. (Types of horses is categorized based on the owner's requirement if the horses are used for leisure, endurance or racing)
Tadah, the selfie with the horse after finish the feeding session.
Each of the horse is kept in their own "room". In TEP, they do not breed the horses. All horses are bought from overseas.
Look at my face! I was so scared when the horse walked with a man pulling the string attached to the horse's mouth. I asked the man to slow down as I was worrying I could fell down. He looked at me and replied: "ok" with his biggest smile. I heaved a sigh of relief after the horse was not walking so fast like before.
They offered joy riding for kids too. See the pony is only at the height of a man's shoulder. The staff said the horse in nature spends 17 hours roaming freely on the ground. They need to be free out for a walk if not they could fell sick and died due to colic (severe pain in the abdomen due to the gas or obstruction in intestines). Colic can kill a horse just within 12 hours of time!
Teacher Fuad is a horse enthusiast, he explained everything about horses to us patiently. He did a dressage presentation to us as well.
The horse is about my height.
The pony is shorter.
The toddler was seen steady during the ride.
Horse Carriage Ride - RM15 (adult); RM10 (kid) ~ Malaysian
Horse Carriage Rental from RM900+
For a stable tour, min 10 pax booking at the same time. The whole course is 45 mins and above. The package starts from RM15 (tour only); RM25 (tour + meal).
Riding courses are offered from introductory to advanced level. For more information, kindly visit: www.tep.my