Our Testimonials

I purchased a horse ‘Jeffery’ from Lou this year. Her service and desire to find the ‘right home’ for her TB’s is second to none. Jeffery is just delightful and there have been no surprises post purchase. Lou was honest and up front to deal with. Thanks Lou!
Stacey Briggs
Found my dream horse through Abey Performance Horses, Lou is a very experienced professional horse trainer and the horse I purchased even though not a OTT was exactly the horse that was advertised. Would highly recommend to my horsey friends looking for their next horse.
Jill Bone
I have worked extensively over the years with thoroughbred horses taking them from the track to competing at World Cup level. I believe one of the most important aspects of any young horse or OTT tb’s training is a varied and comprehensive education. When I relocated to Melbourne it was such a pleasure to start working with Lou and to witness the mindfulness and diverse skillset she brings to every one of her horses. Lou offers a variety of fantastic cross-training opportunities for her horses including a cross-country course, show jumping arena, and space to hack out. Her experience and success as an event rider has stood her in the best possible position to re-educate thoroughbreds and match them thoughtfully to their best possible homes. If you’re looking for your next OTT thoroughbred you can be assured Lou will have brought them along carefully and knowledgably and you’ll know exactly the sort of horse you’re buying.
Kate Pither
I cannot recommend Abey Performance Horses enough. With Lou’s help, matching me with just the right equine partner, I am looking forward to a super exciting riding future. Lou was professional and so supportive during the whole process (application, test rides and purchase). APH Woody now lives with my family and we couldn’t be happier. I fall more desperately in love with this horse each ride.
Stephanie Waras
We purchased the red wiggle off Lou 3 years ago now and he has by far been one of the best horses I’ve ever had and gotten the privilege to ride and compete. I was only just starting out at 95cm eventing and Lou had been competing the Wiggle at 2* level when we took over him. He is a massive 17.1hh OTT but he is the biggest gentle giant and so easy and loving to manage. He took me up to 1* eventing and now my youngest sister (16) has been taking him competitively around the tracks. Lou was so fantastic in the whole process as it was the first school master we have ever bought and gave us all the insights into how the wiggle works and any recommendations on gear and feed. We couldn’t have bought a more amazing horse off anyone else so thank you so much Lou for trusting our family with your big boy and giving us the awesome opportunity of riding such a fantastic horse! Couldn’t recommend Lou enough for training such high quality horses and being so great to deal with!
Lou Wheatley