FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES HARNESS BREAKING TAKE?
Each horse is an individual, and training times vary depending on temperament, experience and train ability. As a rough guide, I recommend my clients budget for 8 weeks for full break ins, and 4 - 6 weeks for re training/schooling.
WHAT FACILITIES DO YOU HAVE?
Cloverdale Farm is located in a quiet, tranquil spot in Te Kowhai. We have four fully fenced paddocks, with readily available water. These can be strip grazed and managed to suit each horses grazing needs. We also have two post and rail sand yards and two roomy stables with lighting for the winter. Training facilities include safe paddocks, hitching rail, quiet safe road and access to farmland.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DOES CLOVERDALE FARM HAVE WITH FOALING DOWN?
I have worked on a foaling down stud for the last two seasons, regularly assisting to foal mares, helping with post/pre foaling care, and the actual breeding itself. I've foaled my own mares down, as well as many for friends. My experience ranges from standing births, maidens, miniatures, and regular sized horses.
CAN I COME AND VISIT MY HORSE?
Cloverdale Farm welcomes owners to come visit their ponies, and also be apart of the training. Bookings need to be made so the owners can be on site, for health and safety reasons. General available hours for visiting are after 10am.
WHAT ACCESS DOES CLOVERDALE FARM HAVE IN THE EVENT AN ACCIDENT OCCURS TO MY HORSE?
We have fully stocked first aid kits readily available for your equine friends, with multiple people trained to use them. In the event the horse requires a vet, Cloverdale Farm will arrange this with yourself and then either transport the horse to the local clinic, or arrange an out patient appointment.