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At 6 months, the weanlings learn to develop a calm, respectful disposition to handlers and others,  and go through extensive ground training. As yearlings, they are desensitized to more casual, common touch (like that of a farrier) and then sensitized to various cues and pressures.

At 2 years of age, the horses are put under saddle and trained in both English and Western tack. They learn to respond to light cues, including leg pressure and seat position, and collect at walk, trot and canter.

By age 3, obstacles become a fun way for the horse to learn (and trust the handler) in what would typically be a frightening situation. They are trained to go over, under and through a variety of obstacles (on a variety of surfaces). Horses ride in parades, in town and exhibitions as they begin to desensitize to city life.

By age 4, they are finishing up their training at Asbury to prepare for active duty. If available, they will present at a major event, such as Equine Affaire or Road to the Horse in front of a large crowd. Though training will continue with you throughout their life, they will be ready to be picked up by late April, the year they are due to graduate.


Our P-colts will graduate in May 2026

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Our O-colts will graduate in May 2025

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Our N-colts will graduate in May 2024

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Our M-colts have graduated in May 2023

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For inquiries, additional information or to set up a visit, contact:

Harold Rainwater
Asbury Equine Director

Renée Frantum
Administrative Assistant
(859) 858-3511, x2262

David McIlrath
Asbury Equine Farm Manager