Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Are there employment opportunities at Lazy E Ranch?
A: We welcome interest from anyone interested in working at Lazy E and accept applications and/or resumes anytime. Turnover among our dedicated staff is infrequent, so openings for full-time positions are not often available. However, we offer several paid internships at different times of the year. For more information on our internship program, click here.
Q: What are the costs associated with your sale prep services?
A: We charge $26 per day for sale prep services prior to a particular sale. In addition, we also receive 5% or $400 (whichever is greater) for Heritage Place horses, and 5% or $500 (whichever is greater) for all other sales.
Q: What is the difference between private care and regular dry or wet mare care?
A: Private care is provided to those mares or mares with foals that either because of special needs (i.e. daily treatment or medication requiring special attention from our staff) or at the owner's request, are kept in a private stall or paddock and do not come into contact with other horses. These mares are turned out daily into private paddocks for exercise.
Q: Are there any considerations given on stud fees for stakes winning or stakes placed mares?
A: No. There are no considerations given. Every client pays the advertised stud fee for every stallion standing at the Lazy E Ranch, therefore, no one is getting a better deal than you are.
Q: What does "syndicated" mean, in reference to a stallion?
A: The Lazy E Ranch stands several stallions that have been syndicated. This simply means that they are owned by a group of shareholders. Seasons from these stallions are only available for purchase from a member of this syndicate. The Lazy E Ranch acts as agent for many of these syndicate members and seasons may be purchased by contacting the ranch.
Q: Can I come for a tour of the ranch?
A: Tours of the Lazy E Ranch are available by appointment only. Just like any other business, members of our staff are responsible for specific duties each day. When people visit the ranch unexpectedly and request a tour, this takes personnel away from their assigned duties. At times, especially during breeding season, it is impossible to accommodate these requests. However, we welcome visitors and a simple phone call is usually all it takes to schedule a tour.
Q: Why haven't I received my breeders' certificate?
A: The Lazy E Ranch does not send out breeders' certificates until the document is requested by the mare owner. Also, we do not send out a breeders' certificate until any outstanding charges associated with that particular breeding are paid in full.
Q: What paperwork do I need when I bring a mare to the ranch to breed?
A: It is extremely helpful if mare owners contact the ranch early in the breeding season to book a mare. We will mail a contract and several other information forms to you. Mail those completed forms back to the ranch, along with a copy of the mare's registration papers. If this information is in our office prior to your arrival, the process moves much quicker and more efficiently. Upon arrival with your mare, we will ask for current worming and vaccination information and for a current coggins test. If you cannot provide this information, or the horse has not had current vaccinations or a coggins, those procedures will be done at Lazy E.
Q: How do I get semen shipped to me from one of the Lazy E Ranch stallions?
A: The procedure for booking your mare for cooled semen is essentially the same as for a regular contract. Just call Lazy E Ranch and request the contract and we will send one to you, along with some additional information forms. Just fill out the forms and fax or mail back to us, along with the signed contract and we will be prepared for your call to order semen. Please note that the stud fee must be paid in full prior to any shipment of semen.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: We accept Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover.
Q: How early do I have to send my horses to Lazy E for sale prepping?
A: We prefer to have sale horses at Lazy E Ranch 90 days prior to a sale, but customers are welcome to discuss this schedule with our sales manager.
Q: What are your breeding days?
A: We began breeding February 4, 2014 and continue EVERY OTHER DAY, even on weekends. This means we are on EVEN days in February, EVEN days in March, ODD days in April, ODD days in May and MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY in JUNE.
Q: Is the $300 booking fee a part of the stud fee or an additional fee?
A: The $300 booking fee is a part of the total stud fee. A balance, minus the $300 will be due prior to shipping cooled semen or before your your mare leaves Lazy E.
Q: What vaccinations should my mare have before she comes to Lazy E Ranch?
A: Required vaccinations are listed under on our rates and fees page.