Horses

We breed, train and sell quality Irish Draught Sport Horses and quiet, sensible Thoroughbreds. Our priorities in the mares we choose are excellent temperaments, good conformation, heart, health and a pretty head. Sounds funny, but the head does make a difference for most buyers, and this breeds through.

The foals that drop here are very correct. Sadly, this is a factor neglected by many breeders producing both Irish Draught Sport Horses and Thoroughbreds. Conformation affects soundness and performance longevity. You’ll always be at a disadvantage if you don’t have a horse that’s built to last.

In addition to the farm herd, we also work with client horses that come in for starting under saddle training and/or reprogramming. The farm has gained a reputation as the go-to resource in the area for horses with issues.

Our equine suitability assessments are generating some buzz. If you already have a horse and are wondering if he’s able to adopt to you and what you want to do or are considering buying a horse but don’t have a trainer to provide an objective perspective, we can help. Novices and amateurs are embracing this service as they begin to realize the cost of keeping an unsuitable horse or buying the wrong one.

We’ll come to your home, boarding barn or the site a prospective purchase is located for as little as $100 plus mileage. We’ll look at temperament, conformation, history, suitability, possible soundness issues and other factors that may be relevant. When appropriate, we’ll ride the horse too. Don’t buy your next horse or hold on to one that may never be able to do what you want without someone able to provide seasoned knowledge and an objective perspective. You’ll spend more on your first (or next) blacksmith bill or first week’s feed/board bill than you will on getting some input to determine if this is the right decision for you.

Online Consulting

Have horse issues and no one knowledgeable, affordable or close to turn to for help? We offer personal and customized support on an ongoing basis through our e-coaching programs on everything from horse training and foal handling to troubleshooting problems you’re having riding or addressing horse behavioral issues.

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