For Melissa, and parents Bert and Margaret, the family's passion is breeding and - quite literally - they
wear their heart on the horses they breed.
the Glenara-bred horses are branded with a heart and the letters MF Conj - the initials for Melissa Froesch.
Melissa says she designed the simple brand when she was a teenager. "Sometimes people have a bit of a laugh when they see it, and in a way it is a bit of a childish brand,'' she says. "But
it means for the love of breeding, that is the meaning behind the brand.''
So far, 46 horses carry the
MF heart brand, and Melissa says she is excited about the next generation of foals due this spring. They include a foal from Glenara Bollinger by the overseas stallion Balou Du Rouet, a foal from Glenara Lady Bollinger by the same sire, and a foal from Glenara
Empire by frozen semen from Chacco Blue.