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West Lawn Farm

Dr. Jim and Penny Gute of West Lawn Farm in Faribault, Mn, have created a truly unique and progressive approach to breeding Arabian horses.  In 1999, the couple purchased a new farm and set up a full-service equine reproductive center.  The facility is located on 20 acres and includes a heated 15-stall barn, plus a 10 stall barn, an indoor arena and a state-of-the-art reproduction laboratory.  West Lawn Farm is unique not just for its facility, but also its caretakers.  At West Lawn Farm, mares and foals receive expert care from experienced, hands-on professionals: Dr. Jim Gute, a practicing veterinarian and Penny Gute, a certified veterinarian technician/lifelong horsewoman.

West Lawn Farm offers expertise in equine reproduction, managing broodmares through conception, through foaling and then re-breeding, using both cooled and/or frozen semen.  Our facility provides 24 hour surveillance, every foaling stall is equipped with cameras that relay directly to us.  This is one of the few facilities where you have an in-house vet (he is literally in the house), that can deal with shipped cooled and frozen semen and can perform an ultrasound anytime of the day or night, or be available for immediate assistance during foaling season. 

Aside from breeding client mares, the Gutes' also make time for their own breeding program.  The couple has been breeding Arabian horses for more than 26 years and has consistently produced high quality, marketable breeding stock that excels in both the halter arena and performance.  All of the West Lawn bred horses are Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated and MAHB Futurity Nominated, which increases their marketability and worth throughout their career.  “We believe that in order to maintain a successful breeding program, we must be willing to market our highest quality foals in a price range that allows clients to make their own profit in the future, in other words we offer great value,” says Gute.

With their breeding program firmly in place and the reproductive center
complete and operational, West Lawn Farm and the Gutes' welcome your
calls and visits.

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