BOARDING INFORMATION & BOARDING CONTRACT
We take pride in providing superior individualized care at affordable prices!
The first few months of the foal's life are vastly important in training the foal to live in both human and equine society.
At this age we focus on gentle care approximately 15 minutes per day as a foal's attention and positive learning happens within that window of time. Desensitizing by hand walking, brushing, petting head and ears, picking up and holding up feet for balance.
Proper feeding for coat and body conditioning and proper development is paramount to these foal's future development and athletic success. We feed McCauley's grain out of Versailles, formulated for our farms needs.
A foal's experiences with learning situations leave a lasting impression on the foal. If the experiences are positive, the easier the horse will be to handle and train, not only as a yearling and a two-year-old, but for years to come.
Trusting their handlers makes learning and future training easier and safer for all.
CTS has gently rolling hills throughout the entire property and pastures; we have focused on pasture freedom for conditioning, fitness, back strength, joint strength and proper bone and muscle growth of our yearlings over the years. Some yearlings are foaled here, staying until they are ready for sale or to start their training careers. Others are brought to us as weanlings or as young yearlings already.
Free lunging in our 30' and 60' round pens is also done as part of the training of our yearlings to assist with halter schooling, standing square, stopping, backing, walking quietly, trotting on command and learning respect for personal space.
We start our thoroughbred yearlings slowly with the feel of the Chifney bit and very careful handling.
Thoroughbred breeding season in Kentucky runs approximately from February 15th - June 15th.
CTS provides for broodmares under lights starting in late November/early December. With onsite veterinary support we help to cultivate a successful next spring. A systematic approach is taken starting with our assessment of the incoming mare(s) body condition score (ideally between 5-7), local veterinary breeding soundness exams, cycling, breeding and follow up confirmation. Clients are kept up to date by the farm and veterinarian office throughout the process to make informed next decisions and diagnose and determine a solution in the case of problem mares.
We extend a 50% discount to our boarding clients for breed shed runs or AI needs for our non-thoroughbred clients to local equine hospitals in Lexington, Georgetown, Paris, Versailles and surrounding areas.
While our fields are carefully manicured and maintained we are diligent about limiting the risk of mares eating too much fescue grass. In foal mares are removed from large pasture grazing during the last trimester to avoid endophyte toxicity and red bag delivery.
Mares are camera monitored 24/7 in larger birthing stalls when close to delivery.
Training and Tune up's
Our barn manager is available for under saddle tune up's, training and re-training for you and your horse.
We also support the retraining of OTTB's into other disciplines here at our facility and welcome the opportunity to work with your horse!
Call or email us to discuss your needs and reserve the time.
We offer riding lessons for children and adults of all skill levels wanting to start for the first time or improve on skills. We offer lessons in Hunters, Equitation and Natural Horsemanship in english and western disciplines.
Call or email us for details about 1/2 hour and 1 hour lessons privately or for groups.
We do support and love the US Pony Club and welcome day trip or weekend clinic gatherings for local clubs wanting the space for practice eventing and camping.
*See our boarding terms and conditions as the health cert, coggins and vaccination requirements apply to all drive in clients as well
CTS offers forever home retirement for all breeds of horses loved by their owners and wanting them to have a beautiful and safe place to live out their days. Basic pasture boarding and limited full care boarding is available depending on the needs of your horse.
We also offer Layovers for time off and injuries, Training, and Under-Saddle Tune-ups with rates customized for each individual horse and owner's needs.
Monthly boarding rates start at Basic Pasture Board to Full-Care Indoor Stall Board.
Additional care for Foaling, Broodmare care, Breed shed transport, Farrier, Increased Grain and special needs are customized by horse owners needs.
Please call or email us to discuss services and rates based on your needs.
A negative coggins, current health certificate and copy of current vaccinations are required on arrival of horse(s).
Please read our Boarding Terms and Conditions before completing a Boarding Contract
Annual Vaccinations are required based on AAEP Recommendation Chart for all horses boarding at Chasing The Sun.
CLICK on AAEP Logo for vaccination charts (at owner's expense)
Vaccinations for ADULT HORSES
Vaccinations for FOALS
Board payments made via Paypal / Credit Card are subject to a 3% service fee.