'You cannot remain unmoved by the gentleness and conformation of a well-bred and well-trained horse – more than a thousand pounds of big-boned well-muscled animal, slick of coat and sweet of smell. Obedient and mannerly, and yet forever a menace with its innocent power and ineradicable inclination to seek refuge in flight, and always a burden with its need to be fed, wormed , and shod, with its liability to cuts and infections, to laming and heaves. But when it greets you with a nicker, nuzzles your chest, and regards you with a large and liquid eye, the question of where you want to be and what you want to do has been answered.' Albert Borgmann

Our future is theirs to give

Blessed are the Broodmares,

Gabrielle at  Forrest Hill Farm

Percheron mare, Car Amy, is the dam of Gabrielle, Bretteur, Victor, Vanna, Vinton, Vanity, & six other top sporthorses.  She not only produced but continued to performed for years, both over fences, in dressage and as a valued lesson mare.

Cottonwood Flame,our late grand prix Percheron stallion, daughters and granddaughters are valuable additions to our bloodlines.  We are pleased with their quality and look forward to their offspring carrying on Woody’s traits and performance success.

Vanna, pictured with first foal, Carrington. She too produced many outstanding foals including: Pavanna, Feinest, Racharee


Phone: 765-589-3838     email: mk@forresthillfarm.com


Car Amy

Gabrielle, in her dam’s tradition, was a good competitor & producer, foaling a Love Affair (HOL) colt in 2001, a Feiner Stern filly in 03, in 04 a filly by Ivan, a Percheron, & 2005, a filly by KWPN sire, Iroko   

Meet our Foundation mares

Text Box: Breeders usually focus on sires, careful to sort through every trait. 
We believe even more emphasis should go towards mare selection.  Never overlook the importance of the broodmare.  She not only contributes equal genes but nurtures the foal according to her nature.           M. Kaiser

A mare owner asks…. “Should I breed my mare, is she good enough ?                    

I answer, “Would  you be happy with a new duplicate of her?” 

As time passes and more mares are bred the validity of this test becomes more evident with each foal.  Minor modifications occur but most of the time many of the mare’s traits will be evident, especially nature and temperament. 

Breeding is a gamble, a spin of the equine wheel of fortune, the genes of sire and dam from several generations turn up at random, the dominate and recessive numbers landing with the predictability of dice.  The breeder left with the hand nature dealt and the certainty that the mare will nurture.               M. Kaiser



Text Box: Our Philosophy & Advice regarding mares

Vanity & Gabrielle were top performers, producers and now cherished mounts in our lesson program.


 See our Breeding Program History & Goals page for more insight