“Meadow Breeze Farm represents what we consider a lifestyle devoted to the love and freedom of the outdoors. Our Farm allows us the opportunity to nurture our pastures for the benefit of raising happy, healthy horses.” Jennifer Parker
” Meadow Breeze Farm represents what we consider a lifestyle devoted to the love and freedom of the outdoors. Our Farm allows us the opportunity to nurture our pastures for the benefit of raising happy, healthy horses.” Jennifer Parker
About the farm.
Meadow Breeze Farm was initiated in Northern New Hampshire in 2002. While sitting under the vintage apple trees enjoying the gentle breeze coming up the hillside, Mrs. Esther Parker quietly declared: “Meadow Breeze Farm”.
Meadow Breeze Farm focuses on the gentle hand raising and training of our Shire horse partners. Our foals are imprinted at birth and handled daily by family and friends. They are exposed to dogs, cats, construction equipment, vehicle traffic, ATVs, practice harness, etc. Our Shires are considered members of the family and as such also travel between our farm properties. We strive to give them the best care possible. Our goal is to maximize their time on turnout pasture but they are also trained to be happy and settled in their stalls.
We enjoy our cooperative relationships with our Veterinarians who advise on 365 days a year ‘wellness’. We feed high quality hay and supplement with top of the line balancer. We are grateful to our Farriers for maintaining happy, healthy barefoot working feet. Our Shires are demonstrated at Exhibitions and have been shown at New England Agricultural Fairs. Our Shires are hitched to our carriages and driven single and in teams. We train our horses to be ridden under saddle once they are confirmed in harness. We pleasure hitch or ride our Shires on our farm, in our neighborhoods and special places such as Acadia National Park in Maine and the Picayune National Forest in Florida.
Meadow Breeze Farm’s greater mission is to contribute to the promotion of the beloved Shire horse. As a part of this mission, we acquired Imported English Shire Stallion Eastoft Delegate in 2021. He and imported English Shire Mare Thorpe Hill Sugar have given us our ‘dream team’ of fillies: Meadow Breeze Maebelene and Meadow Breeze Molasses “Mollie”. We have aspirations that these two fillies will train with mentors Meadow Breeze Misty Moon and RM’s Jades Away “Michela” to create a 4 up team of Shire mares. We thank the generous mentorship of Carl Moulton of New England Shire Center with our introduction to the Shire horse and we are also grateful to Soaring Eagle Farms for allowing us the opportunity to promote Imported English Shire Eastoft Delegate! Eastoft Delegate brings diverse genetics to expand to the United States Shire horse world. Please see Delegate’s Page for more details about how he has already contributed to the Shire population in the US!
About the owners.
Glenn and Jennifer both appreciate the meaning and value of small farm life. They aren’t afraid of hard work and instead seek it. With hard work comes the reward of happy, healthy horses, productive pastures and well maintained farm facilities.
Glenn was raised on small farms in Maine and New Hampshire where he enjoyed helping with all the mechanical operations of the farm tractors and equipment. Jennifer grew up loving all animals and aspiring to enjoy a small farm lifestyle.