Our curly Stud Farm
He became allergic to the animals he cares for and breeds!
Jeroen Verschuren, my husband, who is a VETENARIAN has become allergic to horses and cats just a few years after obtaining his qualifications. For my part, I've always had horses and our life was tricky. It wasn't even needed for Jeroen to be in contact with a horse to trigger an asthma attack. During the years of the "allergy thread" i had to work between my horses and my husband. When one day I was on the internet and came face to face with a photo of a curly horse, titled "BASHKIR CURLY HORSE HYPOALLERGENIC" our lives changed ...
Today, Jeroen is doing very well with his allergies and horses. He is happy to raise and heal his CURLIES without asthma attacks, giving him great pleasure!
We have observed that over time Jeroen had fewer allergic reactions. The CURLY is less allergenic than the "normal" horse , allergens are available in doses Homéopatique, Jeroen is gradually desensitized. Now he is able to be stand 5 days, such as for trade fairs, among horses of all breeds, provided he breathes fresh air frequently. We incorporated into our herd in December 2008, 2 PAINT HORSE broodmares he has so far not responded to their contact. But his allergies to dust and hay are still present.
Grasslands are prepared with care, with regular mechanical and tournus common herd. No chemical fertilizer is used, only natural products (Bactériosol, Bacteriolit).
The horses are settled in the year and have shelters, areas away from the wind, shade, fenced in with flexible cord at 4 levels.
At the entrance of each prairie, an airlock fitted with 2 openings, to avoid any panic or confusion at the time of entry and exit of selected horses.Hay is available in summer and winter, and cool fresh water is continuous.
Horses have a supply of choice complemented by salts and minerals.
The herds are formed according to gender, age and the relationship between horses.
A journey "vita", with varying soils is being studied, it will be "obligatory" to provide areas of dry, hard,
+ - erosion, water, for a physical and mental trimming of hooves .. all natural!
Until this project is actually completed the feet of horses are hoove trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks.
The breed are made by artificial insemination or assembled by hand in any respect for the comfort of mares received. Followed after ovulation in mares, Jereon, owner of livestock, and veterinary, give 2 or 3 ultrasounds control of gestation: at 12/15 days gestation for diagnosis and control of risk of twins, then 20 / 21 days for confirmation of pregnancy, then to 1 and a half months (for breeding mares).
During foaling, integrating the maresin the foaling boxes is "physically" monitored day and night by Aline, who enjoys sleeping with her mares! Foals from birth receive all needed care, care of umbilical cord serum and administration if necessary, verification of proper colostrum. They come out into a private paddock after their second day and are integrated into the herd of mares from their tenth day as long as suitable.