Breeding Methodology

HISTORY

The BRH team of professionals

Currently 5 people are working at the stud, three of whom are young professional riders. The other two employees take care of all other non training activities, such as mares management and breeding, feeding, growth supervision of all foals and overall premises maintenance.

We also work with some other external teams of professionals, above all vets everyone covering a different vetting area.

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The BRH stud premises

Our premises are thought and designed to breed horses in the best and safest possible conditions. The young horses grow up in big fields where they can run freely. Mares also live in fields until three months before delivery. We do this to control their feeding, so important in the phase of the pregnancy, when the fetus grows 70% of its total growth previous to delivery.

We have 23 big boxes for the horses under training. We also have a walker and two arenas, one indoor where we start all horses under saddle. The outside arena has a professional footing to guarantee horses work in the best possible conditions.

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Feeding our horses

Horse feeding is, without doubt, a key element in any stud and we care a lot about it at the BRH stud. Recent research suggest feeding with concentrates is one of the many different factors determining developmental skeletal diseases (OCD) in young horses. An excess of concentrates increases the chances of colics. For this reason, many years ago and with the help of professional nutritionists, we designed a concentrate high in energy and protein, but where the first comes from oils and highly digestible components. We also add mineral balancers to the mix, so that the huge development of the babies the last three months of pregnancy finds the needs completely covered.

The combination of this concentrated provided always in small amounts and combined with a varied forage diet (Alphalpha, different kind of hays, straw, etc), makes our youngsters grow strong and healthy.

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How do we work our horses

Horses are worked everyday: soft but constant work.

Recent investigation demonstrates that three year old horses brought from the fields to the barn to be started under saddle, suffer a process of bone mass lose, that can translate into weaknesses and lameness. It is for this reason that experts recommend to move the horses every day so that their lives pattern does not change dramatically when compared to when they moved free in the fields.

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Enrique
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