Clients can choose from one of our resident stallions or we have the ability to walk out mares to all Victorian Stud Farms.
Our dry mares are run in large paddocks in groups. Mares with foals at foot are paddocked in groups no larger than 7. The mares and foals are fed to maintain optimal body condition.
Over 1000 mares have been foaled down at Wyndholm Park. Our staff know and understand the possible risks that can be associated with foaling.
While the foals are on the mares we monitor the legs and carry out corrective trimming. Should it be necessary and after consultation with the owner we may perform corrective surgery or other farrier procedures. The foals have a large amount of human contact in the paddocks and also whilst the mares are being examined and ultra sounded.
Weaning normally occurs from mid February through to mid March, depending on age groups. It's designed to be a no conflict, relaxed experience for both mares and foals. They are both sedated herbally. In this time the weaners are boxed and taught to accept being caught, close human contact, led, groomed, tied up and have their legs picked up.
Because of Kim’s involvement as a race track veterinarian and his knowledge of the problems encounted we have a series of horses being rehabilitated from leg injuries and post-surgery. We have a range of facilities from boxes through to small paddocks, plus the staff are well educated to administer prescribed treatments and carry out bandage changing.
Weaners are bought through the yards every 4 - 6 weeks for leg check, worming, vaccination and trim. We have a target weight gain which we achieve by altering our feed intake according to the progressive weights.
As the horses are growing, we continue to monitor their weights and feed accordingly to body weight and pasture availability. Every 6-8 weeks feet trimming and deworming are carried out.