youngstock at Lexington Farm are developed so that they are people
friendly and safe to handle. The old sayings of, "it takes
the time it takes" and "what you put in is what you
get out" are abided by at Lexington Farm. Our young horses
are handled at birth, stabled as foals with dams, taught to accept
the halter and lead rope. Weanlings are groomed, rugged, washed,
stabled, feet trimmed, yarded and paddocked.
At Lexington Farm we choose to grow our horses to 3 to 4 years
of age, train them and then sell them on. Thus trainability is
a major issue for us and we believe that a horse with trainability
and movement will sell regardless of the bloodlines.
training schedule is based on the German training scale, together
with techniques from the world's leading dressage trainers and
riders such as Kyra Kyrklund and Anky Van Grunsven are used at
Lexington Farm to ensure young horses have correct, well established
basic training. These training techniques are reinforced at regular
schools with Australian based German riders and trainers. As a
result, our horses progress through the levels of competition
correctly, calmly and willingly.
quality of training is evidenced by the results and comments received
from international judges at the Australian Young Dressage Horse
Championships. Competing on the young 6yr horse "Liaison"
in June 2002, Claire was commended on her very correct training
of the horse by guest Grand Prix rider Victoria Hamilton at the
Brisbane Mitavite Dressage Spectacular, Queensland Young Dressage
Horse Championships. The pair placed second amongst a line up
of imported stallions. Liaison is currently competing at medium
level and is well on track to an FEI future. Claire and Liaison
have again been selected for the Qld Dressage Squad 2003. Liaison
is currently competing at Prix St Georges /Intermediate I levels
and is well on track to a future at Grand Prix level.
TRAINING SERVICES PROVIDED
At Lexington Farm we provide a training service to a limited
number of outside horses. Reasonable rates are offered and a variety
of training needs can be met. These services include:
Horse Management Workshops are offered to groups at various times
based on demand. Subjects covered include general care, feeding
and nutrition, basic A to Z of diseases, first aid, lunging, floating,
stable management, presentation, bandaging, saddlery care, paddock
management, landcare for small properties and horse owners. Expert
guest speakers to cover the veterinary and nutrition subjects
will support the workshops.
G roup numbers are limited to 15 per workshop to ensure individual
needs are met. If your equestrian group, Pony Club, Association
or a group of friends are interested please contact us at Lexington
HAPPY CUSTOMER COMMENTS
We have received very positive feedback on the training services
provided and would like to share this with you.
"Once again, a million thank you's for a brilliant job..."
"I don't think 'thank you' will ever be enough for what
you did for 'Sarge', Megan....."
"It is absolutely wonderful to have him (horse) home - he
seems mush more settled and friendly"