Looking for a horse? Let’s discuss your goals, abilities and budget together before locating a suitable match.


Horse behavioural problem? Want a second opinion?


What about your young prospect – will he be suitable for the job you planned for him or should he be streamed in a different direction?


Perhaps you're wondering if you and your horse are ready to step up to a higher level of competition, and would benefit from an assessment. Lindsay can give you a fresh, objective viewpoint and take a look with you at the pros and cons of each possibility.

 

Whether for hobby or profit, keeping horses at home can be rewarding. Make sure your farm is tailored to meet your budget and lifestyle. I can save clients the time and money wasted in learning by trial and error!

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  • 20 years experience as owner⁄operator of a successful training⁄boarding⁄instruction facility;
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  • Instructor for University of Guelph in Equine Behaviour and Business and Professionalism courses
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  • Certified coach, judge and equine advice columnist
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For the Hobby Farm:


Are you building or renovating a stable in order to keep your horses at home? Do you want the simplest, low maintenance system of caring for your horses, leaving you time for your family as well?


Discover the most suitable products and equipment to use for your situation (before you find they don't work or your horse destroys them!) Having tried thousands of products on thousands of horses, and sharing current industry research, I offer an unbiased assessment of what works and I don’t endorse any specific company.


From fencing to feed, and blankets to buckets, I will supply the facts.

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  • "How do I recognize, treat and avoid such things as foot abscesses, skin rashes, and minor wounds?"
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  • "Is it necessary to blanket a horse that lives outside in the winter months?"
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  • "Where can I purchase, and how do I recognize, quality hay - square bales or round bales?"
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  • "How do I know if my new saddle fits my horse?"
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  • "How do I keep the dust down in my arena?"
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  • "My horse won't load onto the trailer!"
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  • "Where do I find a reputable vet and blacksmith?"
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Making it a Business:


Turning your passion for horses into a business? Which direction do you take? Boarding, breeding, public riding lessons, renting out your facility – there are many options, both large and small scale. I can point you in the right direction and give you some models to consider.


Details such as facility design, staffing, and organization enable you to avoid costly mistakes.

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  • "What should I charge for my services?"
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  • "What ground training should I teach my yearlings before sending them for training under saddle?"
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  • "What should I look for in a resident farm manager?"
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  • "What are my insurance needs if I want to start a riding school, or boarding operation?"
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  • "What qualities do I look for in buying a broodmare?"
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For the more experienced:


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  • "What ground training should I teach my yearlings before I send them to be continued under saddle?"
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  • "What should I look for in a resident farm manager?"
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  • "What are my insurance needs if I want to start a riding school, or boarding operation?"
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  • "What qualities do I look for in buying a broodmare?"
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