First I want to thank you for interest in our program and our foals. We offer a few select APHA and dual registered APHA/AQHA foals every year for your consideration.
Each mare has their own album in our FB Page and there are lots of pictures and details on our website under the Breeding Section.
For the prices of our foals we take a lot of different things into account for determining the price (I know people don’t need to be told how much it costs to have a horse but I like to share our thought process will all prospective owners).
Some of the things we consider:
Cost of breeding (stallion care and maintenance, stud fees for listing with APHA or AQHA, Breeding Report Fees for mares, DNA Testing required to list the stallion, associated vet bills for pre-breeding exam, ultrasound to confirm in foal), cost of feeding the mare (more so the last trimester and then until weaning when her grain and supplement requirements increase dramatically to offset her bodies nutritional and caloric requirements), cost of feeding the foal (from birth to weaning), medical costs (for extra dewormer for the mare and foals, vaccines for mare and foal, neonatal exam on foal, farrier care for both mare and foal), materials cost (for extra bedding, to run the cameras, and stream the cameras live), time cost (for the time put in for the mare and foals care, sleepless nights, handling of the mare and foal and training of the foal).
We offer discounts for paying up front in full for your foal, or a non-refundable deposit is accepted to hold your foal for you, and it will be taken off the market. The minimum deposit is 20% of the purchase price (when buying a newborn or in Utero). Monthly payments on the foal are required with the full balance due by weaning age.
Both mare and foal are monitored closely after foaling to ensure all important timelines are passed (foal stands and nurses, mare passes her placenta, foals passing their meconium). Vital signs are monitored and recorded. Imprinting is started with the foal.
At approximately 24 Hours Old a Neonatal Veterinary Exam will be performed on all foals (Value $250.00). This exam is done to ensure there are no obvious congenital abnormalities. The veterinarian will also draw blood for a complete blood count and IgG (blood antibodies). This will allow the veterinarian to determine if the foal received adequate colostrum and passive transfer. The blood tests will be returned to the hospital and results will be available within a few hours.
An IgG level <400 mg/dl is considered failure of passive transfer.
An IgG level between 400-800 mg/dl is considered partial failure of passive transfer.
An IgG >800 mg/dl is considered good.
If the foal has an abnormal IgG, <800mg/dl, an intravenous plasma transfusion will be given to ensure adequate antibody levels to fight infection.
This exam also makes foal eligible for Mortality Insurance. Which we require all owners to purchase with their foal. Cost is usually $150.00-$250.00.
Foals are kept up to date on Dewormer (given every 4 weeks), as well as farrier care (trimmed every 4 weeks) until weaning. We wean around 4 months of age. A week after weaning we give their first set of vaccines (Flu, Tetanus, Rhino, EEE and WEE) and send them home with a booster shot to be given 3-4 weeks later. (Value of $250.00)
We wean around 4-5 months old and do a gradual wean (usually over the process of 14+ days where we gradually increase their time away from their dam). Then have them stay on property an additional two weeks to ensure they have adjusted well to this big life change, are eating grain and drinking water without any issues. We try to wean in pairs so that it is less stressful and always make sure there is an older buddy to help with the process.
You will be able to pick up the foal at this time (or we can deliver for cost of fuel), there will be no additional charges for feed, or care unless it is agreed that payments are extended beyond the age of weaning, then board will be charged for the foal.
We invest a significant amount of time in our young horses development. All weanlings will have completed our Young Horse Development Program at time of weaning. Foals are handled daily, and are easy to catch, Halter, lead, groom and work with. They will have vet and farrier prep work done with them, confidently have their feet handled for trimming, be prepped for injections and oral medications, introduced to clippers, spray bottles, and hoses. Extensive desensitization is done, exposed to obstacles (bridge, teeter totter, poles, gates, pedestals, puddles etc), able to stand tied or be ponied off another horse, yield to steady and rhythmic pressure, yield forwards, backwards, sideways, HQ and FQ and self load in a trailer.
Foals are sent home with a Rope Halter, 12′ Lead. Colours of your choosing (Value of $100.00)
Ownership of foal will remain with the seller along with any Registration Papers, Registration Applications, and/or Transfer until after the foal has been paid in full, any board, vet bills and expenses have been paid, and foal has been picked up. Foal will not be allowed to leave unless paid for in full and all expenses are paid.
We are more than happy to let the buyer choose their new foals registered name and/or barn.
We do offer FREE weekly lessons with the foal until weaning (Value of $720.00) – if you can’t make it up for a lesson we try to have weekly photos and videos available. Your foal will also get a discount on the training fees (be it a refresher on the ground or being started under saddle), and discount on Lessons for life. Basically we make a lifelong commitment to our babies and enjoy being a part of their lives even after they leave here.
2021 Foals Available
We do offer discounts for things like – sold in utero, paid in full, sold to show home, sold to natural horsemanship home, or sold out of the maritimes (to help with shipping expenses). We sell our babies pretty quick – we don’t typically post them for sale officially until a week old (unless selling in utero), but we have sold them within 24-48 hours of being born. The babies do go fast! I can provide you with a list of all the previous foal owners if you wanted to check in with them – and see if the investment was worth it.
If you have any questions let me know. I can also send you a copy of the contract of you want to review it.