Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Wind Backs Family's Program to Breed Arabians; Hard Work, Study and Love of Breedsee Success at Bororen Equine Centre

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Wind Backs Family's Program to Breed Arabians; Hard Work, Study and Love of Breedsee Success at Bororen Equine Centre

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Byline: WORDS: Rebecca Danslow

IT IS said to be the oldest breed of horse in the world, renowned for its spirit, grace and beauty.

As you watch them majestically prance around the yards, you can see why Keri and Paul Lockwood are so passionate about Arabians.

C[pounds sterling]They have a lot of spirit,C[yen] Keri said.

C[pounds sterling]They are very smart, they think quick and their movement is just gorgeous.C[yen]

Neither Paul nor Keri grew up with horses; it's a love that developed later in their lives.

C[pounds sterling]When we moved out on to our property, my brother-in-law left his horses with us and that's when we became interested in purebred Arabians,C[yen] Keri said.

For the past four years, they've been working to develop their business, Jaraileb Equine Services, at Bororen.

C[pounds sterling]We breed purebred Arabians. We initially just planned to have a couple for riding but it's progressed since then.C[yen]

Keri said one big struggle in setting up the business was deciding on a name for it.

C[pounds sterling]Because they are Arabian horses, we wanted an Arabian undertone but we also didn't want to be offensive,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]My mother suggested I use our son's names Co Jarec, Aiden and Caleb. And that's what we did.C[yen]

An eight-year-old stallion named Jaraileb Aeolus is at the heart of the family business.

C[pounds sterling]His name means Cyking of the wind',C[yen] Keri said. C[pounds sterling]Our breeding program revolves around him.C[yen]

The coming year promises to be the biggest yet for the family.

C[pounds sterling]We will have three geldings, all by our stud stallion, to show in hand and under saddle,C[yen] Keri said.

C[pounds sterling]One of the shows we will be trying to get to next year is Mt Larcom.

C[pounds sterling]Showing the progeny of our stallion will showcase our stud and show the quality that our stallion is producing.C[yen]

Aside from full-time work and business development, Keri and Paul have been studying to expand the range of services Jaraileb can offer.

C[pounds sterling]My husband is in the process of finishing his Diploma in Equine Podiatherapy and is currently a barefoot practitioner with the equine services part of our business,C[yen] Keri said. …

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