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Breaking In

Here at DPR we take a lot of pride in preparing young horses for their futures as well as we can. We promise to deliver only the best education and the best of care to the horses entrusted to us. Why is this so important? It’s simple, the better educated the horse – the easier they become to train. Here’s what’s involved:

  • Groundwork – Laying the foundation, getting the horse used to the rider, our tack and tools, and their new environments. We work on any areas of concern, treating each horse as an individual. 
  • Working under saddle – Horses are ridden in the round yard, in the Arena, out and around the property and on the track in an exercise saddle. There is no shortage of new scenery to expose them to. 
  • Working in company/upsides   
  • Barrier Education 

Pre Training

Pre-training. It’s a very important job. The right conditioning, the right level of fitness, producing a happy horse who’s ready for the track refreshed and relaxed. We offer a variety of options for our resident pre-trainers ranging from the use of our high-speed treadmill, the all-weather surface track, the national park on our doorstep, or schooling on the flat and over small jumps. The calm farm setting is a great place to kick off your horse’s preparation with plenty of mental and physical stimulation.


Whether a horse needs to freshen up after a long prep or a yearling needs a short break after completing their first stages of education – we offer plenty of paddocks suitable for individual or shared spelling. Spellers are checked and fed twice daily and rugged to suit weather conditions, all paddocks include automatic waters, shelters and natural shade in all paddocks. Situated on over 200 acres of rich grazing.

Re Education  / Education

You may simply want to further your Horse’s existing education, or they may require correctional training. Common behavioral issues include: Reluctance in float loading, rearing, bucking, and other nervous/apprehensive behaviors. There’s no need to settle for a badly-behaved horse, you can get the best out of your relationship by fixing the issues you might be experiencing. DPR provides schooling & re-education for all types of horses. Aggressive enforcement is not practiced here, lasting, long-term methods are demonstrated and pursued in a stress-free and calm environment for each horse. Daniel’s team focus on understanding why a horse’s behavior has become dangerous or unpleasant and use tried and tested methods to correct their behavior at its root cause. Our success stories include the likes of Golden Slipper Winner She Will Reign!