Kateland Farm

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†††††††††††† The first Kateland Miniature, a weanling named Katelin, was acquired from Mendon Equestrian Center in 1989. Since then Kateland Farm has produce over 200 miniatures raising many to be driving horses. While many breeders have limited their programs to breeding for smaller and smaller miniís, the Kateland Program has been directed towards larger miniatures of 34 to 38 inches and training the horses to drive.

†††††††† In the early days of the farm, the miniís were shown in many breed shows, such as ones offered at the state fair grounds. The acceptance of the miniature as a special driving horse group by the American Driving Society in 1995 resulted in many opportunities to compete and the farm has concentrated† on raising competitive driving horses. The largest pleasure driving competition in the world, Walnut Hill, is held in Pittsford, New York where the Kateland Miniatures have excelled in creating an excellent showing record. In 1998, Bill Remley asked Kateland to form a Driving Drill Team for exhibition at the Walnut Hill Competition. The team showed for many years having over 20 different drivers (whips).

†††††††† The farm consists of three horse barns with one used for expectant broodmares. Another for mares and fillies, and a third for geldings and stallions. A 60x120 show barn on the property has been converted to an event barn and is providing wedding services. Next to the show barn is a 40x80 meter dressage ring . The 28 acres are laced with trails and obstacles used for Cross Country Driving by horses of all sizes.

†††††††† Kateland Farm continues to provide driving horses ,harness and vehicles for miniature horses.

 

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Driving Lessons

There are several good reasons to take a driving lesson.

1. It would be nice if you were smarter than your horse. It will need a lot of training if it has not been worked in several years.

2. Driving lessons are far less expensive than horse training. It is time and money well spent if you are going to train your horses.

Now if you are a little short on driving smarts, then even a great horse will have trouble making you a champion.

Driving lessons can be arranged directly with Starlyt Knight (585) 331-1281

Single Whip- $30/60 Minutes

Pair Driving- $50/60 Minutes

 

 

Other Kateland Farm Fees

Horse Training

We break and train around five Kateland Miniís a year plus another ten we are conditioning for competition and drill team work. We still find time for training outside miniís and any horse purchased from Kateland can be brought back for training.

 

The typical mini has been broken to lead, walk, trot, back, and stand still. This takes around 25 sessions, or two months, to reach a level of a green broke driving horse. We break the miniís at two years old, but limit activities. Cones and cross country will be begin when they are three years old.

 

For more information on our breaking and training, please email at katelandfarm@aol.com

Boarding

$210/Month

†Conditioning

$300/Month

Breaking and Training

$500/Month

Breeding

(Choice of Stallion)

$500

Birthing

$300

Farrier

(Every 6-8 Weeks)

$30/Visit

Veterinarian

Costs Passed Through

Worming

(Every Two Months)

No Charge

Washing

$20

Clipping (Washing)

(As Required)

$40

Trucking to Shows

(Both Ways/Shared Expense)

$0.20/Mile

Trucking

(Both Ways)

$1.00/Mile