About Us

Dawn & Bailey

Dawn & Bailey

Dawn Brown and Bailey Meier are a mother-daughter team based on a farm in rural Saskatchewan approximately one hour south of Saskatoon. Bailey graduated high school in 2012 and is currently enrolled in a two-year equi-sports therapy program through the BC College of Equine Therapy. They run a small breeding program focusing on purebred and part-bred Arabians.

You’ll often hear breeders say that they are aiming to produce horses with the disposition to be a family horse and the athleticism to be a competitive show horse, but it’s the details that make all the difference.

“We aim to produce beauty and functionality,” says Dawn, “and to stay true to Arabian type. It’s really important that the horses are athletic – although we send our youngsters in for halter showing, we really focus on breeding for performance. Temperament is hugely important. I like foals that are bold and confident right from the start, that are sassy and fiery, but at the same time are really easy to work with, and exceptionally kind and loving.”

Dawn, age 2

Dawn, age 2

Dawn was born into a horse family and raised around horses. Her family had chuckwagon ponies and she had an uncle who raced Thoroughbreds, but she’d always admired Arabians and she passed on that love to her daughter Bailey. “We went to watch Canadian Nationals in Regina every year,” explains Dawn. “Bailey was in love with Spago WA (one of Wunderbar Arabians’ stallions), and when she worked up the courage to talk to Laura Friesen one year at Nationals, Laura gave her a CD of the stallions. Not long after, we bought our first Arabian show horse from Wunderbar, a riding horse for Bailey and our foundation broodmare, Blueberry Bey WA.”

Being primarily a working grain farm, every horse at Baida Arabians lives in a herd setting. “The horses live in groups in pastures and grow up learning to be well-socialized to both horses and humans” says Dawn.  All of the under saddle horses are ridden outdoors and on trails.

Bailey

Bailey

Currently, Dawn spends a considerable amount of time researching Baida Arabians’ breeding choices, looking for athleticism, conformation, temperament and soundness.

“I’m an analytical, scientific thinker,” says Dawn, who has a degree in psychology. “When I breed, I research and research. I study pedigrees and study every horse within pedigree crosses, looking for strengths, faults and consistencies.”

Combining careful breeding with consistent handling and training has thus far produced family-friendly babies with show ring appeal. “It’s always a work in progress,” says Dawn, “but so far we’re really proud of every baby that’s come from the Baida Arabians breeding program.”

If you’re looking for a beautiful, loving, athletic Arabian, contact us – if we don’t have a horse that meets your needs, chances are we can help you find one.