Breaking-In, Training & Education
We're located along Glenbrook Road in the lush green area of Karaka, New Zealand and we're specifically set up to provide services for thoroughbred training, pre-training and agistment.
The tranquil, spectacular and equine friendly environment provides an idyllic setting for training your horse so that it can increase it’s performance and set the stage for a long and productive life as your racehorse.
As with humans, horses are individuals. Our basic natures are shaped initially by genetic pre-disposition and then by life experiences. As with the iceberg theory, behaviour is the exposed tip of the ice-berg with the athletic ability, beliefs and values sitting out of sight beneath the surface but responsible for behaviour. We do our best to allow each horse to build it's natural confidence that it can do what's asked by humans and that humans can be trusted not to abuse the horse's generosity.
Training horses is more about applying the "principles" to the situation not so much about the exercises you're doing with the horse.
An unstarted horse is like a blank canvas. As humans we're looking for a better relationship & clearer communication between the horses and ourselves in a kind, and natural way. Like any creative endeavour, the process involves a clear vision, patience, self-discipline and an ability to work through any number of unforeseen obstacles with an open mind. This is the philosophy of Cheski Brown, Principal of Abderry Boarding School for Horses.
Cheski believes that Patience, Knowledge
are the only things you need to bring into horse training sessions.
to give the horse as long as it needs to take it's lessons on board.
When we think we've run out of Knowledge
it's just because we haven't
asked the question: What else is can we do to make the message clear.
and respect for the horse's generosity is the very quality that allows us to continue teaching to mould a bright and confident future for our equine pupils.
“Abderry Boarding School for Horses”
has a Kindy
, a Pre-School
, a Primary School
, a Department of Physical Education
, a Racehorse Academy
, a Sport Horse College
and an Advice Bureau
Cheski is the Principal and works alongside a Team of Equine Councillors, Coaches & Tutors who all have their own specialist Subjects.
When a human child goes to Primary School their classmates will be potential lawyers, dentists, doctors, bricklayers, homemakers and website designers etc. In human school the syllabus of early education for a potential doctor is exactly the same as that received by a potential cleaner.
We follow exactly the same principles in the education of all our young horses...of course they are all very special individuals, but a vital lesson that everyone needs to learn in life is to get over their ego and to learn that patience is a virtue.
Specific Racehorse Education Services
Some of the Custom Built Facilities on the 48ha farm include:
- A 600m All Weather Sand Track plus a 1000m Grass Track
- Starting Stalls
- A 25m Covered Indoor Lunging Ring.
- Two Large All Weather Exercise Arenas
- Starting Stalls
- A Specifically Designed Loose Jumping Arena
- Stabling for 28 horses
- An 8 Horse Walker.
- A custom built Crush.
- Flat and undulating paddocks
- A network of all weather tracks and races