Weaning the foals at Pepper Tree Farm usually happens in March and April. Our experienced horse staff have designed the program to be as stress free as possible for the youngsters. They are already used to being hard fed in the paddocks with their dams so that dietary change is not a stress factor. When weaning time arrives they are brought in in small groups of about 8 to 10 and spend about a week in the stables where they introduced to being led, tied up, groomed and having their feet trimmed. A vaccination program is also started at this time and at the end of the week they are put out into paddocks with an older “minder” horse and then brought in at regular intervals for further handling, drench and vaccination shots etc.
This fee includes all handling and education costs, but does not include vaccination and farrier charges.