Learning From Legends


Learning From Legends

Our horses range in age from 8 to 30 years old, and geriatric care is a major component of our work. Through the Learning from Legends program, we partner with research organisations to contribute important information that will improve the equine care across the industry. 

One of our current research projects is with the University of Melbourne. We are providing blood samples and horse histories for endocrine studies, with the aim of improving the diagnosis and management of conditions such as Cushing’s Disease.

In the future, we hope to offer training programs, such as dental care, as our horses represent a strong cross section of cases. Workshops such as these would provide important hands on experience for students, as well as tend to the dental needs of the horses.

Currently we invite veterinary students who have completed placements with us to return when our equine dental specialist is on site so they can continue their learning.

Any project we are involved in must be minimally invasive for the horses.

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COVID NOTICE: 12/06/2021

With the easing of the lockdown in Victoria, visitors from the Greater Melbourne (within 25km zone) can now visit Living Legends join in tours of the horses, enjoy Devonshire tea in the homestead or a takeaway to go.

There’s loads of open space and fresh air for your daily exercise in the Woodlands Heritage Gardens and Park.

The Homestead is open to limited numbers for Devonshire tea with the cafe window also open from 10am – 4pm daily for takeaway orders.

Tours groups are limited to groups of up to 10. Face masks must be worn and QR book in is required.