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THOROUGHBREDS

We aim to provide a premium quality service in

  • Spelling

  • Breaking In

  • PreTraining and education

  • We work with racehorses at all stages of their careers as well as post racing re-education

 

Recent clients include Matthew Smith Racing, Craig Ritchie, Todd Rawiller, Ron Johnson, KRD Racing, Amanda Turner, Gabrielle Englebrecht, Robby Ingham, Widden Stud, Yarraman Park Stud

FACILITIES

Lyle Equestrian is located at "Fox Hill Farm" 1.5 hours south of Sydney, at Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands. It is situated on 100 acres of  improved pasture and rolling hills. We are conveniently located just 2kms from the Hume Hwy with easy access for big trucks.


Facilities include a 65m X 30m all weather sand  arena, a grass hill gallop, stables, day yards with shelters, an under cover round yard and a 120m x 100 grass jumping arena with XC jumps.

 

There are 22 individual paddocks and 13 large group spelling paddocks (with more being built).

 

Gallery of Fox Hill Farm 

SPELLING

We offer long or short term spelling in group or individual paddocks.  Our paddocks have ample quality pasture.

 

Our fencing is Horserail fencing providing the upmost safety for your horses.

 

All horses are fed twice daily.

We keep in constant communication with owners/trainers and horses weights are monitored by use of scales.

 

PRE TRAINING

Give your thoroughbred the best chance to be a champion. We will improve rideability and balance making your horse more efficient, confident and educated on the track.   Our hill gallop is ideal for building muscle, stamina and lung capacity without wear and tear on legs.

Our experience in classical riding / dressage gives us the ability to educate your horse to improve the contact, straightness and correct use of his/her body.

We will discuss the needs of each individual horse and work to maximise its potential.

BREAKING/HANDLING

Give your horse a confident start in life. It is most important for a horse to start its ridden life in the correct way. We take the time to ensure that the horse understands all the basics and is confident in the rider.

 

We have barriers here for the thoroughbreds and take lots of time getting them confident and settled with them.

We produce the horses to feel safe and educated  - the way we would want our own horses to be. We ride them in the arena and out in big open spaces. They learn to work alone and feel secure in the aids of the rider - not just follow other horses or a rail. 

OFF THE TRACK RE-EDUCATION

A good start for a horse off the track can stand them in good stead for a successful post racing career.  We can provide a good option for trainers/owners looking to rehome their horses or for clients who may have sourced an OTTB and require some help with its training.

 

Over the years we have produced countless horses straight from the track to successful performance horses.

 

We are also comfortable to tell you when we think a horse is not suited to a job or a horse and rider are not well suited to each other. We always have your best interest and the best interest of the horse as a priority and will not waste your time or money.

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Some before and after images of horses that have spelled at FHF

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1 month later
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