Horse Training

A well broken in horse is worth its weight in gold. Your horse will be prepped for show season or ready to work a rural property after our training at Mutarnee. At Biffins Equine & Rural Contracting, we provide a wide range of programs to suit the breaking in and training needs of your horse.

4 Week Horse Program-$1400 (owner to provide hay or hard feed)

This package is recommended for previously handled horses and competent riders. Your horse will be educated in:

  • Ground manners
  • Lunging
  • Long reining
  • Understanding pressure & tie up
  • Trailer loading
  • Standing when saddled, before & during mounting
  • Mounting & dismounting
  • Riding in all gaits
  • Riding outside the yards & trail rides
  • Riding out on its own & with other horses
  • Opening & shutting gates

Owners are required to supply feed, or we will provide for an additional cost of $77 per week. If your horse has special dietary requirements, these must be supplied by the owner. Horses will be shod in the second week of the program.

6 Week Horse Program-$2100 (owner to provide hay or hard feed)

Our 6 week program is recommended for horses that have not been handled before. We will educate your horse in:

  • Ground manners
  • Lunging
  • Long reining
  • Understanding pressure & tie up
  • Trailer loading
  • Standing when saddled, before & during mounting
  • Mounting & dismounting
  • Riding in all gaits
  • Riding outside the yards & trail rides
  • Riding out on its own & with other horses
  • Opening & closing gates with hand maintain contact on gate
  • Maintaining a steady head when riding forward
  • Smooth gait transition
  • Softer & fluent body control
  • Moving off leg sideways
  • Canter circles

Your horse will also be taken to a local show or horse event to help them become familiar with the atmosphere. Owners are required to supply feed, but this can be provided for an additional cost. If there are special dietary requirements, these must be supplied by the owner. Horses will be shod in the second week of the program.

Horse Working-$350 (owner to provide hay or hard feed)

Horse working is ideal if your horse has behavioural problems or getting them ready to sell. We will:

  • Ride your horse out 2 times a day, 5 days a week
  • Expose them to rough terrain, rivers, stock & other horses
  • Retrain them on head control & responsiveness
  • Retrain them on stopping & turning

Any extra food or special dietary requirements are to be supplied by the owner. We recommend that you have your horse recently shod to get the most out of training. If they have not recently been shod, it will limit the amount of riding we will be able to do. Shoes can be organised through our farrier for an additional cost of $110. Full feed is $11 per day. We also provide rugging and full feed for an additional cost of $77 per week.

If you are considering breaking in or training your horse, we ask that a vet or horse dentist check their teeth. All horses must be wormed and vaccinated against tetanus and strangles. This can be arranged in-house if needed.

Call us for more information today.