Foal Education - Equus Education
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Foal Education

We understand the responsibility of creating the new foundation behaviours that will shape your foal’s life. We give your future champion a thorough, positive experience, a solid foundation on which to build their career.


We begin with your mare and foal from three weeks of age. This gives them time to bond and is an optimum time for your foal to learn. Each foal is an individual and they take on average 6.5 sessions to graduate with us.

  • At Stud
  • $395start training price
    • When your mare and foal are at stud we offer an inclusive training price starting from $395 plus GST.
    • To book in, or ask any questions please call either Sally or Kelly below.
    • We liaise directly with the stud farm and call you on completion of our work.

  • Your Place
  • $100monthly
    • Or we can travel to your mare and foal at a time that suits you.  You will need an enclosed area with high walls and non slip flooring, where your mare is comfortable. Throughout the process we will advise you how many sessions we recommend for your foal.

    • From Cambridge we charge $75 per session + $1.2 per km + GST.
      Please call Sally King on 021 537 887.
    • From Wanganui we charge $60 per session + $1 per km.
      Please call Kelly Brider on 021 0249 9392.


For the Waikato please call Sally King on 021 537 887.

Central Districts

If you are in the Central Districts please call Kelly Brider on 021 0249 9392.


All our foals are handled by Equus Education have benefited considerably from the work Leigh and her team do with them. The program 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, 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

We here at Cambridge Stud absolutely endorse the foal education program with Leigh Wills. We highly recommend for anyone breeding a foal this year to take advantage of this great service.

Sir Patrick Hogan
Cambridge Stud New Zealand

Equus Education 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 - they are more confident and relaxed. I highly recommend Equus Education to all breeders.

Rodney Schick
Windsor Park Stud New Zealand