About Our Breeding Program
In our search to find the 'perfect Knabbie' we realized how limited the selection was in the States, and frequently we wished we could just take 'such and such mare' and breed it to 'so and so stallion' for the Knabstrupper foal that would fit our criteria and budget.
While we always planned to do our part to further establish the Knabstrupper breed here in the United States (even if it was just with a couple of foals out of our one mare), we figured, why not give potential buyers a wider selection in the process, and instead of just breeding what we like (and plan to keep), also offer our mares (chosen for their sound conformation and pedigrees that contain no Appaloosa or other unapproved blood) to the public through customized in-uterus breeding options and embryo flushes.
In-Uterus sales have always been a way for buyers to purchase quality horses at a fraction of the cost, but with Custom Foals as the basis of our program, potential buyers not only have the stallion of their choosing (provided they meet with KNN/RPSI approval) but a selection of mares of which they can then be bred to- all at an affordable price.
Our mares receive ample turnout, are routinely dewormed and vaccinated, and are kept in good body condition (fed Triple Crown products) according to the Henneke system, and as foaling time approaches we utilize a foaling out service so that in cases of emergency a vet is on hand to promptly handle both mare and foal.
When you buy a Custom Foal from Knight Equine you are buying a lot more than the horse, you are buying nutrition and a solid foundation of handling. Those who remain after weaning (the select few sales stock and those we plan on retaining) will continue on their education, eventually working and showing in-hand (utilizing obstacle course work) while stallions prospects will also begin preparation for breeding approval at age two and a half.
As our Knabstrupper herd grows and our horses are started under saddle many will be available for riding lease, but due to the nature of our program, foals already on the ground will rarely be offered for sale, with the aim of adding them to our breeding program.
Horses started under saddle will participate in our equine assisted programs to some capacity, in our lessons program, as therapy mounts, in the show ring ridden by able and disabled students, or simply as ambassadors of the breed.
Looking for long or short term breeding leases, mare/foal shares, & embryo flushes (flexible with terms).
Mares we are interested in:
- Knabstruppers (no Appaloosa blood)
- Trakehners (including Anglo- or part Arab)
- Thoroughbreds (preferably graded with a warmblood registry)
Our Experience - We have a decade of experience in caring for horses implementing eclectic horsemanship principles (all based on empathetic care) in our handling. We are happy to send periodic updates, photos and even information about them and their offspring.
Lessors are welcome to personally visit the farm and attest to the condition and care of both their horses as well as our own.
Visitation Welcomed - We welcome sellers and lessors the opportunity to visit our farm prior to lease...we understand you want to be sure your horse will receive good care.
Please contact us if you have a horse you feel we may be interested in.