Ingleside Shire Horse Stud ยป Breeding

Rearing and handling foals

 

Ingleside Anastasia

Ingleside stud has been successfully breeding, foaling and rearing Shires for many years. We are now approaching our 100th foal and have 5 generations of Ingleside horses in our current herd.

Shire foals can be surprisingly delicate, so care needs to be taken throughout their early life.

All our foals receive the best of care, from conception through foaling and their formative years. Mares are kept in optimum condition throughout their pregnancy and monitored closely as they approach foaling. All births are attended and expert assistance provided to both mares and foals throughout their labour and delivery.

Foals are monitored from birth to ensure they stand and drink in the crucial first two hours. They are also closely watched during their first few weeks for any signs of illness or heat stress, so early treatment of any developing problem is assured. They are fully registered with the Shire Horse Society Australia, wormed and vaccinated, as well as DNA tested and microchipped to meet all registration requirements.

Ingleside foals are extremely well handled, and taught at an early age to lead, tie up, pick up their feet and load onto a truck or float. Depending on their individual maturity they are weaned between the ages of four and six months, and when we are sure they are well adjusted, are available to go to their new homes.

We also offer advice on the feeding and nutrition of young Shires to ensure they reach their maximum potential.

There are many other areas we can help you with โ€“ for more details please visit our Services page. We also supply foaling kits and a comprehensive set of notes about foaling, in particular heavy horses.

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Our imported Shire stallion, Escrick Extreme, is really enjoying running with the pregnant mares at the moment, out in the paddock. Late autumn afternoon snooze for all of them. Extreme is the big black boy on the right. ... Read MoreRead Less

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Thank you so much to Kazz and the team at Heavy Horse Heaven for offering to find our beloved old girl Rhiannon a retirement home.

She has always been the most wonderful mare and there were many tears shed by us today when we delivered her to HHH.

Since our move to Bredbo Rhainnon has found it very difficult here, especially in the winter where we regularly experience temperatures down to (and below) -10. We did not want to put her through another of our harsh winters at her advanced age.

We look forward to seeing her able to enjoy her twilight years in a more forgiving environment and hope she can bring joy and happiness to a new adoptive family.

She is, of course, always welcome back if it doesn't work out ๐Ÿ’–

We knew that in looking for a new home she couldn't be in better hands than with the HHH team.The gates opened this morning and this mega sweet older lady came dancing in.

Welcome Rhiannon. 24 years and the most beautiful gentle darling you could meet.

We look forward to lots of pampering sessions and cuddles with you gorgeous ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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