||Currently there are approximately 25 youngsters at the farm, as they
average between 8 and 10 foals each year. Horses of a wide variety are available as
different breeds and bloodlines are represented in the program to create an athletic
individual with a great disposition. "The youngsters are showing some real
promise," comments Gladys.
advantage of selling 4 - 6 year olds rather than weanlings is that they have time to grow
up in a herd and be supervised by Wetherbee's talented staff which results in the new
owner's complete knowledge of the horses' histories which many horse owners never receive
from others. Rondi Keaney is in charge of the breeding, foaling, nutrition, and health
care. Rondi Keaney, Ann Geoghegan, and Alyssa Gagnon do the handling, round penning, long
lining and three-year-old backing. At 3 to 5 the horses begin their consistent training
schedule under Rondi. Brett Gaby, DVM and Amy Clark, DVM of Essex Equine, oversee
the foaling and the young horses' medical needs. Neo Ruiz performs the trimming and
shoeing from weanlings to competitive horses.
method seems to be working as some of our first foals are now competing in combined training and doing
well with Bruce Davidson, Suzie Gornall and Ann Geoghegan. Tricia O'Connor has taken some
into the hunter ring and has done very well there.