Barefoot and Back to Nature

Consultancy and Publishing


I am Amy Dell, and I run Barefoot and Back to Nature (BBN) Consultancy and Publishing.

I started BBN after 7 years of running a successful Track System Livery/Boarding facility (Abbotts View Livery: Barefoot and Back to Nature)  and realising that there was a gap in the market for both consultancy and a book that went into detail on how to set up and run your own Track System.

My mission is to help others to make the change in the way they keep their horses for the better, and to help guide them in this, so they can avoid all the mistakes I made along the way!

My book Horse Track Systems: A How-to Guide to a Healthier Horse in Body and Mind was released at the end of November 2022 and has already sold over 3000 copies and hit two best seller lists on amazon! It has over 100 five star reviews on amazon and has already helped so many people and their horses.

A lot of my time is still taken up with running Abbotts View Livery, but I am now making more time for consultancy, to either help you over the phone or complete a site visit.

Please see Consultancy for more information, and buy a signed copy of my book here.

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My new book 'Horse Track Systems: A How To Guide to a Healthier Horse in Body and Mind' was released end of November 2022 and is OUT NOW!!!

100 plus five star reviews on amazon! Read some of my favourites here.

Buy directly from me for a SIGNED COPY by click here (dispatched in 3-5 working days) UK ONLY

For the rest of the world please buy through Amazon. Please note that some countries will not be able to buy the standard print version of my book and will need to purchase the premium colour print version (Australia and New Zealand)

If you would like a signed copy and you live outside the UK, please contact me for a price for postage to your country.


A track system or 'Paddock Paradise' is an exciting new way of keeping horses that was created by Jaime Jackson, who spent years researching into horses' natural environments and studying how they live in the wild.

Rather than being turned out into paddocks, a track is fenced along the perimeter of the paddock, allowing for restricted grazing and increased movement.
Laminitis, colic, obesity, EMS and other equine health problems are on the rise and the majority of these are caused by incorrect management. A Track System looks back to nature, and aims to mimic this within a domesticated environment creating a way of living that is closer to what nature intended, and in turn, creating horses that are healthier in both body and mind.
In a nut shell, a track system:

  • Increases movement whilst reducing grass intake
  • Mimics the horse's natural environment
  • Allows horses to express their natural behaviour
  • Discourages vices and unwanted behaviour
  • Creates a stimulating and enriched environment for the horse
  • Allows 24/7 turnout 365 days a year
  • Has many health benefits including a lower risk of our most common health problems such as stomach ulcers and laminitis.
This book goes into detail about what a track system is and how you can create, build or improve your own track for either or your own horses or as a livery business, to create happier and healthier horses.

This book includes:
- What is a track system?
- Detailed descriptions and step by step instructions on different surface options and how to implement them
- Track system templates
- Introducing new horses on track
- Creating points of enrichment
- Running a track system as a business

And much much more!

Track System Consultancy

Do you want to set up your own Track System? Do you want to make a huge difference to your horses/horses in your area and do something that you love everyday?

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What I Can Help You With

How I can help you set up or develop your track and give you experienced and professional advice on all things track related

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Consultancy Options and Pricing

I can tailor my consultancy to best meet your needs, but to give you a feel of pricing and what's included please click here.

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Document Templates

Purchase document templates for your track system livery.

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Consultancy Reviews

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