“All our foals handled by Foal NZ have benefited considerably from the work Leigh and her team do with them. The programme gives the foals confidence around people and lays a solid foundation for their whole lives, through weaning, sales preparation, stable life, and race day competition and beyond. This is confirmed by feedback we have received from breakers, trainers, and jockeys about our horses. Importantly, it’s a process that reduces the likelihood of injuries to horses and people, thus maximising the opportunity each horse receives to fulfil its racing potential.”
Michael Martin and Susan Archer, Breeders
“Foal NZ (previously Equus Education NZ Ltd) has worked with my mares to give their foals the best start in our very competitive thoroughbred industry. They work with each foal’s unique learning style and personality while using research and practice to continuously reflect on and improve their approach. They keep me up to date with my foal’s progress as they work to ensure each one achieves their potential in an ethical and sustainable way. I highly recommend Foal NZ for your long-term success.
Mari Ann Moss, PhD Director, Dreamcatcher Enterprise Ltd
“[The team at Foal NZ] are real professionals that provide a top-class level of horsemanship. We are extremely happy with the results. You can easily distinguish the foals that they have dealt with – the are more confident and relaxed. I highly recommend [Foal NZ] to all breeders.”
Rodney Schick, Windsor Park Stud NZ
“We here at Cambridge Stud absolutely endorse the foal education programme with Leigh Wills and team. We highly recommend for anyone breeding a foal this year to take advantage of this great service.”