Rainbow Stud
Introduction

Rainbow Stud is situated under the Takitimu Mountain range in Western Southland, with the Hunter Mountains on the western side. This makes us very close to the Fiordland National Parks. Our views are spectacular, I feel privileged to be able to call such a place home.

The horses are run on good steep hill country and are well used to every aspect of terrain. They are very sure footed and handle the steepest of hills, to the boggiest of places with ease.

The horses are drenched in the same way as cattle, they are not caught, but go up a race one at a time. Foals go in with there mothers and are drenched in the same manner. This also makes our horses good to float as they are used to going into confined spaces.

Young horses are not taught to lead and tie up until they are yearlings. I like them to learn how to be a horse within the herd situation, with as little human contact as possible. This ensures a good respect once they do begin there education.

Rainbow Stud horses are usually broken in when they are at least five years old. Some are broken in older. The reason being that our horses are very slow to mature. They are not fully grown until they reach eight years of age. From six years of age they will develop and muscle up, it is in the seventh year nearly  all of them will grow their last couple of inches ( five centimeters).  They have excellent longevity and vitality, often competing well into there twenties.

Rainbow Stud TM

Rainbow Stud TM

Rainbow Stud TM

RAINBOW PENNY IS THE WHOLE REASON I EVER BRED HORSES. I BELIEVED THAT IF ALL THE HORSES I BRED, WERE ONLY HALF AS GOOD AS HER, THEN THEY WOULD ALL BE EXCELLENT HORSE.


Read about Penny, Kingy, Ace and their ancestors in Chasing Rainbows, its a must read for any one who appreciates horses and their worth, go to

(Collection of  Stories) and stationery page.

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