Each breeding season a number of foals are left orphaned and in need of a Foster mare, if you find yourself in this situation and rather than have to bottle feed a foal for at least 3 months you require a Foster mare you can now register on our site requesting a Foster mare. Time is of the essence and we need to match up mares with foals asap within the first couple of days if possible to ensure success.
Also the reverse situation also applies when a mare becomes available and the owner is quite happy to make her available for use as a Foster mare than you can register your mare as being available for use as a foster mare should an orphan foal become available.
Owners of foals successfully fostered by a foster mare will be responsible for any costs associated with the supply of a Foster mare i.e. floating, agistment until weaning of foal, farrier and/or any vet work required if the mare has to be walked on to a stallion in the same season whilst fostering the foal.
If a successful match up does not occur Hollylodge can also offer the foal owner a local Nanny mare service for these situations, again time is the essence when matching up mares and foals.
Successful match ups depend on lots of things, moving quickly to get the match up happening is the most important, communicating your needs asap will help fasten the request, a good natured brood mare who has previously had foals of her own should only be offered for fostering in the first instance.
Approximate costs for a Nanny mare are from $3000 onwards plus gst for a successful match up, billed by the nanny mare service to the foal owner.
A list of conditions will apply for mares going out to orphan foals which must be adhered to and will be supplied by Hollylodge to the foal owner.
Please contact us if you require or have a foster mare available or if you would just like to express interest in this service.
Are you new to the Thoroughbred Industry? and not sure what to do, then we can offer you a Consultancy service, from over 22 years of experience in breeding winning racehorses in the industry (44 to date ).
We can advise on purchasing the right type of horse at the major sales to suit your needs, whether it be a weanling, yearling or broodmare.
We also offer a Tesio match up of your mares with stallions and pedigree reports of your horses no charge for our own clients.
Become a client of Hollylodge by agisting your mare, weanling. yearling or racehorse at our Specialist Broodmare and agistment farm located in the heart of Thoroughbred & Wine country at Tabilk, Victoria.