Come and Spell Awhile…

.:EQUUS:. Archive on August 11, 2008, 23:00

I was having a chat with some students at TAFE today about the recent studs they’d been to visit as part of their course. It was pointed out (and amazed students) that one of the studs made all that they needed to cover the costs of employment of staff, maintenance of the property and care of horses in their stallion fees alone. The rest was profit.

On the Thoroughbred studs I’ve worked on, the main funds do indeed come from stallions and / or the cost of agistment / livery.

As the owner of a gelding that I ride on a weekly basis, I am thankful but surprised to find

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