We have some lovely mares at the farm and each of us has our own favourites or horses that naturally gravitate towards us.
Click on the photos to the right to find out more about our gorgeous girls.
We've got the biggest group of mares of breeding age in Australia, but only a few are picked each year to go to the stallions. It might be 2 one year or 20! Just depends on how many foals we have room to grow out. That may change with the seasons, or if we're looking at breeding some specific types one year.
The girls don't go into the breeding herd until they are at least 4 years old, and are carefully chosen for type, temperament, unique genetics or qualities.
They are joined in the paddock with the stallions and they also foal out in their groups with usually very little interference from us.
Most foals at our farm tend to born in the morning - often between 6 - 9 am. Best feeling driving into the farm and seeing a new baby with its mum.
Stallions are chosen to enhance or improve the qualities of each mare.
After years of breeding we now have a pretty good idea what kind of horses we might get from a mare/stallion combination. It can be a long wait - some 6 or more years from the first joining to see what the offsprings true potential under saddle is.
When selecting mares and stallions we are able to use the virtual mate selection on WORLDFENGUR to help us. It tells us how closely related the stallion and mare are, possibility of five or four gaited, as well as the potential colour combinations we could expect.
We hope you enjoyed learning a little more about our girls.
Come and meet them one day.
Dam: Geira from Gudenadalen Sire: Galdur from Daeli DOB 3/10/1999 This little sweetie is a mum to Aska, Kalsi, Magnus, Birta and Rollo. She is 5 gaited with lots of tolt and a kind nature.
Dam: Venus fra Gudenadalen Sire: Galdur fra Daeli DOB: 26/12/2002 Emma is 5 gaited and started under saddle. She has been a consistently good mum, some of her babies include, Keldan, Osk, Ari, Vinur, Orn & Gaefur,
Dam: Venus fra Gudenadalen Sire: Galdur fra Daeli DOB: 5/2/2002 Keila breeds sensitive foals with lots of gait, who settle in to lovely riding horses. Farandi, Mattur, Alfur, Kleif, Kjoi are some of her offspring.
Dam: Gledi fra Daeli Sire: Galdur fra Daeli DOB: 8/3/2002 Melodia is 5 gaited and well trained tolt and pace horse. She has made some beautiful foals including Ifli, Dreyra, Ivy, Hakon and Megas, We are looking foward to her first grandchild in 2017 from Dreyra and Haukur.
Dam: Stikla fra Gudenadalen Sire: Galdur fra Daeli DOB: 8/10/2002 Laena is a very special horse to us. Not only is she a super fun, very gaited mare undersaddle, she took on our orphan Gja and mothered her when she lost her mum. Laena is mum to Ro, Bil, Notti, Loa and Vesta, She passing on her great nature to her daughters and grandbabies.
Dam: Saela fra Gudenadalen Sire: Galdur fra Daeli DOB: 26/7/2002 Elsa is 4 gaited and her offspring make super rewarding riding horses. They include Logur, Perry, Vidir, Gyllir, Stjarni, Fim, and Rubin.
Sire: Tandri Von Roetgen DOB: 17/11/2006 Apple is started under saddle - likely 4 gaited. She is a brave, forward happy pleasure riding horse. Her babies inherit her happy easy going no fuss nature. (Idunn, Ivaldi & Gjorvi)
Dam: Gledi fra Daeli Sire: Galdur fra Daeli DOB: 21/08/2006 5 gaited, beautiful mare has had the most gorgeous babies. Gullver, Tyr, Hrima and Floki.
Dam: Emma from Haldane Sire: Tandri Von Roetgen DOB: 22/11/2009 Osk is an unusual colour we're excited to see what colours her offspring will be.