April 2010 marked the beginning of our ‘all imported Gypsy Cob stud’. Our first stallion Lord Callum Of The Owlish Fortress (imp) has gone on to become one of Australia’s finest and most notable Gypsy Cob stallions. Other incredibly beautiful cobs joined our boutique stud Gypsy Elite Pride’s Amelie (imp) the well know Supreme Champion mare Bobs Blossom (imp) with Wattlelane O’Bryan’s Winchester( imp utero), Millish Millie (imp), Falcon’s Flower (imp) & Mo Annamhs Samba (imp).
The QLD climate proved to be the undoing of their earlier fabulous hair growth in Europe and USA. Thinking it only too easy to go to the local produce store and purchase a ‘fix for growing manes back fast’ proved to be a joke, even globally there was no such solution. Then we discovered the curse of QLD Itch, our precious Clydesdale mare Wattlelane Molly began to suffer terribly. Again, no feed supplement existed to support internal immune functions.
Being a Researcher of Economics, I shook my head at the lack of adequately researched nutritional solutions for horses. As it so happened I was already surrounded with several internationally recognised and open minded scientists in equine, bovine, poultry & swine fields and one of Australia’s most innovative animal nutrition feed producers, all happy to work alongside us in developing our range based on consistently backed global research findings. Free from ‘old school’ nutritional constraints and hungry to bring new science to the fore in Australian equine nutrition, Wattlelane Stables the original stud became Wattlelane Stables the superior equine nutrition research & development brand.
The first two supplements were QI Ease and Hair In A Bucket, a terrific relief for my own herd and horse owners by the thousands cheered after the initial clinical trials found the outcomes were nothing short of fast and impressive. With time came the comprehensive all in one Flowers Gold daily mineral and vitamin feed supplement, the first of its kind in Australia to offer scientifically balanced minerals in specific ratios (co-dependent minerals fed together correctly) and where possible in the more bioavailable organic and chelated forms. More recent times Gut Centric and Mindfulness For Horses have been included in our heavily researched—spare no expense styled boutique range.
Ethics, integrity and honesty have been the ethos behind the brand. Our own horses health and happiness have always been our priority. To know we are making a genuine difference to many other Australian horses lives we stand extremely proud and happy. Pricing is a direct reflection of the superior quality, type and bioavailable raws we source for each blend. Some ingredients are exclusively imported and supplied only in our feed supplements. No compromises are ever made, if it wont make a difference we wont use it. We wont add ingredients just because other companies do or social media groups make claims– these can unfortunately be driven by a profiting enterprises in the back ground rather than solid clinical trial outcomes. Wattlelane Stables—the name you can TRUST!
One of the largest and finest examples in Australia of a Gypsy Cob (imported from Germany). Now owned by Greenbrook Gypsy Cobs in Jimbour QLD.
Chester foaled with us in Australia, now has grown into a spectacular stallion living in Margate Tasmania at Blue Gate Cobs.