Spartan

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    Maiden - R50

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    Palmerston North
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    TB racing & breeding, show jumping, farming

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  1. Spartan

    NZB Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Sale

    We've previously bought alot of lower priced broodmares, weanlings & other stock at the May Mixed sale. Have't been to Karaka to any sales for about 3 years now. Have done all our buying online - sight unseen, unless local & easily viewed. Has actually been far better. Have been able to contact vendors prior & find out more about the horses on offer. Anything with issues we've known what we were taking on, rather than at the sales - where in numerous cases - we found out after! Far more cost effective for both vendor & purchaser.
  2. Spartan

    Foals - 2018

    Colt by Sir Ego out of Danced All Night ( by Spartacus) - 3 days old
  3. Spartan

    Foals - 2018

    Colt by Sir Ego out of Faith Divine ( by Keep the Faith)
  4. Spartan

    Broodmare

    We're downsizing our broodmare band. Lovely St Petersburg mare available. ( named - Caladesi). 3 win mare. Great Mum. Fantastic to handle. Has had 2 foals. Oldest has recently been broken in. Has recently weaned stunning filly by Fabulous. Located near Palmerston North. Email [email protected] or ph 0274509392 for more details. $500. She's currently empty - not served last season. So ready for early service.
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    Chautauqua....has he had enough....???

    Been fascinated to read all the comments on social media about why he won't come out of the gates. We spent a lot of last winter puzzling a similar thing with one of our horses. She loves working. Loves Racing & is 100% fit, healthy, happy & in no pain. But took to getting slower & slower away. We tried a few gear changes & they didn't work. Everyone else seemed to get super stressed at the gates wanting her to jump & she got 1000% worse! Once we pusuaded everyone to just back off & leave her be, she decided to jump out again. Though it's still on her terms & I'd never bet on what she's going to do. She's very strong minded & likes very set routine. If anything isn't to her liking then she's not happy. Sometimes you just have to accept that you can't control everything. Chautauqua looks like the kind of horse that knows his own mind & will definitely have the final word on the subject.
  6. Spartan

    Raceday saddle

    Raceday saddle only used couple of times. Imported from USA. Black patent leather. Excellent condition. 1kg or 1.5kg - need to re-weigh it. Has 4 pockets for lead weights. No use now. Really nice to ride in. $150
  7. We've bought a couple off the online auctions. Made sure we rang the vendors & had a good talk about the horses before bidding. Have been very happy with them. But we've also taken on quite a few previously raced horses people have bought online without doing plenty of checking & they'd been dumped for a reason. Lots of problems, only 1 has been suitable to continue as a racing prospect. We've put a couple of broodmares on last year. But unless it's a genuinely high value horse it was a struggle to sell even unreserved.
  8. Hi there. Here's a quick overview of the serices we offer. We're based on a 300 acre property 5 mins from Palmerston North town boundary. We lease another 150 acres next door. For full details see our FB pages https://www.facebook.com/Meersbrooke-Equine-Services-1584178098546738/?notif_t=page_fan&notif_id=1465288433143548 We offer: Spelling for racehorses. Great environment to relax & unwind. Maximum 6 outside horses. Full pre-training service ideally suited to horses who need individual attention/programmes or a variety of work to build fitness - we've had 30 + years experience. Our property is a mix of flats, rolling & hills. It's well tracked & great for building fitness. We also visit the beach, use the arena & facilities at Tielcey Park and go into Awapuni track regularly. We breed & train our own racehorses, plus sporthorses - have our own 9 horse truck, so transportation is easy, including to jump outs etc. Our riders are experienced & well balanced - able to get the best from your horse. If your horse needs hand walking before starting ridden work, they are fully competant at leading out from our guide horses or lunging.We only take a maximum of 4 outside horses, so you can be assured your horse will get plenty of attention. All our horses are worked in Stride Free saddles. For more photo's & information, check out our 'Meersbrooke Thoroughbred' page on Facebook. Equine massage/bodywork. This is an intergral part of all our own horses' fitness programmes. Liz has over 25 years experience in equine massage and bodywork. Each treatment is tailored to suit the individual horse, with the goal being to help maximise freedom and elasticity. Being ridden (even correctly) adds stress to the horses' body. Does your horse bite or get grumpy when being girthed? Does it only canter on 1 lead? Does it feel stiff? Does it have trouble bending? Is it bad tempered & getting worse? Has it had an injury & now doesn't move as freely? Is it an equine athlete that you want to get the best performance from? Is it old & feeling a bit stiff? Our equine massage/bodywork is suprisingly good at helping these problems. It's well tolerated...most horses just bliss out! It's also good for helping reduce anxiety. Liz travels to treat the horses at your property - Central districts regions. Feel free to get in touch about any of our services.
  9. 1kg black patent leather American race saddle for sale. Hardly used in excellent condition. Has additional 1.6kg of leather covered lead weights (4) that fit into saddle pockets. Great saddle to ride in - just no longer needed. contact [email protected] for more details & photos.
  10. 2 mares available for lease this season as we have few too many. Pop Ya Belt (Strategic Image x True Belt) 2 wins 13 placings from 33 starts. 9yo. Dam of 2 foals, plan to race both - 3yo & yearling. Monica Star (Starjo x Copper Note) 3 wins 21 placings from 57 starts. 17yo. Dam of 2 foals. 5yo bred to be sport horse & 2yo who'll race. Both mares currently empty. Registrations up to date. Easy mares to handle & have around.
  11. Update. Saddles have been sold. Helmet still available.
  12. 2 track work saddles for sale (un-mounted). Well looked after & in good condition. Just surplus to requirements now. 1 is Zilco Equi-suede, other standard synthetic. $180 & $80 plus pp. Also as new Gatehouse skull cap (worn once, never dropped - bought new 4mths ago). Top International brand & safety rating. (Doesn't fit rider). Size 56. $280 plus pp email [email protected] for more info & photos.
  13. Itsa Belt 11yo bay broodmare by Istidaad out of Golden Belt (half sister to the dam of Mega Belt). Really good natured, good doer. Approx 16.1hh. Dam of 1 foal to race so far - Itsallbelt - winner & placegetter. 2 younger foals yet to race. Currently empty, not served last season. We have a super yearling filly (chestnut) out of her by City on a Hill. Have decided though that we don't need as many broodmares as we currently have. Only to good home. Will just sit in the paddock if none suitable. Would also leave super sport horse foals. Yearling filly is a lovely mover. Contact liz [email protected] or phone 0274 509 392
  14. Our daughter has just changed to an amateur licence from an apprentice - no longer needs her ultra light race day gear!! For sale: 180g saddle, 300g saddle (both have ornelle carbon fibre stirrups. Leathers (one set ultra light). 1 x Ultra light girth, sircingle & breastplate. Pair ultra light race day boots, size 7. All gear in excellent order - had very little use! Contact Sacha Rennie 0276 440510 for more info
  15. Spartan

    NZ weanling sale

    We have a fair stack of these $100 + horses from various NZB May sales. Some that were weanlings will make racehorses, many that have failed to make the grade as racehorses, or were so screwed up are turning into outstanding sport horses. The broodmares have had a few foals, and a handful of others are just happy paddock ornaments! They all enjoy life & are well looked after. There are lots of genuine reasons why people vend these horses & why they are prepared to sell them cheaply. We would have been happy to pay more for many of them...but why should we if no one wants to bid against us?? & yes, there are a ton of places (esp. on Facebook) where you can advertise surplus or unwanted TB's. Doesn't guarantee a good home though....