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Horse Retirement Farms

Horse Retirement and Recuperation

horse retirementEquestrian retirement farms for your horse at one of the Southeast United States best retirement farms. Let your horse enjoy retirement in wide open spaces in the company of other retired horses. The article Retiring Your Equine Friend is a good source of information about the emotional and financial considerations of retiring your long time companion.

Horse Retirement

Horses retire to horse retirement farms when owners feel it is in the best interest of the horse and themselves to have someone else tend to their horse. Whatever the reason, it is an important decision and requires some study.

All of these horse retirement farms allow you to visit your horse and will provide status updates if requested. You are invited to check out the websites of these horse retirement farms and to call for more information.

When and where to retire your horse is always a difficult decision and will take some shopping around to find the best place. Many horse owners want to have the horse nearby so they can visit frequently and lessen the sense of separation. At the same time, financial considerations may come into play, and mean the most affordable choice is further away. Some equine retirement homes will send you pictures and periodic updates about your horse, which helps when horses are at a distance.

Choosing a Retirement Home

When you visit potential equine retirement homes, be sure to look around to see how well the other horses look and how the facilities are maintained. You may choose to have pasture boarding and will want to know about the forage available for your horse. Feeding schedules and types of feed will also be of concern.

Most retirement venues offer regular visits from the vet for vaccinations and checkups and from a farrier to keep hooves healthy. Ask about pricing for these services in addition to the cost of any special needs your horse may have.

This detailed directory of horse retirement farms in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Directory of Horse Retirement Facilities

Geriatric Horses - about older horses
Welcome to the site dedicated to the older horse. This site provides pertinent information concerning the older or geriatric horse. Here you can find articles and links to articles concerning geriatric horses. These articles and links have a broad range and should interest horse owners and trainers as well as veterinary practitioners and technicians involved with old horses.

Arborwood Stables | Horse Retirement
Loxahatchee, FL 33414
(561) 722-1590
Wellington, Florida, horse boarding, riding lessons and horse training. Hunter/jumper facility located on 5 acres in Palm Beach Point East. Twenty stall barn including stall mats, in-stall water systems, fly spray system, 24 hour video surveillance and indoor hot and cold wash stalls. Horses for sale.

Briarwood | Stable
Dade City, FL
Dade City, Florida horse stable and boarding. Briarwood is a brand new, 35 acre equine retirement and boarding facility that includes three pastures, a gated arena, an indoor wash rack, A/C tack/feed room, several trails, and on-premises staff.

Canterberry Meadows
1056 Toba Bowen Road
Williamston, NC 27892
Horse retirement in North Carolina. Canterberry Meadows is an all-inclusive equine retirement farm dedicated to the care & well-being of the geriatric horse as well as horses still in work. We are a small, private farm situated on 100 acres just outside Williamston, NC. All horses receive personalized daily, hands-on care. Since we are small such things as feeding, supplements, turnout & farrier work can all be tailored to your horse's specific needs. No matter how careful the unexpected happens & your horse ends up injured or is unable to continue work because of a lameness/unsoundness.

Cavalcade Stables
6014 SW Mapp Rd
Palm City , FL 34990
Palm City, FL horse boarding stable. 15+ acre park-like setting featuring horse boarding, layover and retirement care. 10 acres of turnout daily/nightly, large arena, peaceful shed-row style barn. Partial board or full board options are available.

Chester Bar Farm
24 Deer Lane
Sparta, NC 28675
Chester Bar Farm is one of the premier horse retirement homes and turn-out facilities in the United States.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our horse retirement facility is located eight miles outside of Sparta, North Carolina, just off of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

Crooked Creek Farm
PO Box 832
Nashville, NC 27856-9027
Horse retirement in North Carolian. At Crooked Creek Farm we understand that your horse is a part of your family and a cherished companion. We offer you nothing but the best of care at our beautiful horse retirement farm.

Cullenstone Farm, LLC
PO Box 81
White Post, VA 22663
540 837-2529
A horse retirment farm, Cullenstone Farm is committed to providing a safe, peaceful farm environment for your horse to spend its days. Whether it needs a break from active work for some rest and relaxation or just to enjoy a well-earned retirement, Cullenstone is a great option for your horse or pony.
At Cullenstone, our goal is to keep the number of horses at a level that allows us to get to know each one, observing each animal daily to better monitor your horse's health and the dynamics of the herd.

Happy Horse Retirement at Kerry-On Stables
1803 Myakka Road
Sarasota, FL 32240
(941) 322-1350
Horse retirement in Sarasota, Florida. Your senior deserves individual loving care. Often competition horses are accustomed to daily attention and become depressed if they are thrown out to pasture to "retire". This is why Kerry-On Stables has started a different type of retirement for our beloved horses.

Harmony Horse Dressage
538 Champions Way
Bruce, FL 32455
Florida panhandle horse stables, boarding, riding lessons and horsse training. Individualized care for your equine partner. Full board or pasture board
Lessons and training. Harmony Horse Dressage and Harmony Horse Farm are owned and operated by Steve and Holly Hilliard. Holly is a USDF Associate Instructor,

Hidden Oaks Farm
Ocala Horse Stable
8000 NW 121St Ave.
Ocala, FL 34482
Ocala horse boarding stable with seasonal stalls. Hidden Oaks Farm is an exceptional equestrian riding facility and boarding stable located in Ocala, Florida. We can be a home-base stable during show season or a luxury facility to retire your horse. Paddock and stall boarding.

High Meadow Farm Horse Retirement
Greensboro, NC
Horse retirement in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. High Meadow Farm is owned and run by Scarlett and Bruce Mullin who bring a combined total of 75 years experience with horses. Horses in retirement here have a stall and receive full care.

Horse Retirement Home
Ocala, FL
(352) 622-9558
Welcome to the Horse Retirement Home of Marion County, Florida. The Horse Retirement Home is located in the heart of Ocala, Florida, which is known as the “Horse Capital of the World”. The Horse Retirement Home is dedicated to providing optimum care and a peaceful lifestyle for retired horses, ponies and mules of all ages.
Our program is designed solely for the benefit of retired horses and we do not permit breeding, showing, training or lessons at our retirement facility. Horses spending their retirement at the Horse Retirement Home will enjoy 40 acres of lush rolling pastures dotted with Granddaddy Oaks, an immaculate show barn with 12’ x 16’ airy stalls and wall-to-wall rubber mats, and the best loving treatment in a quiet, stress free environment. Let your aging equine friends spend their retirement years in Ocala, Florida, where the sun always shines

Horse Retirement Home
Ocala, FL
(352) 622-9558
Welcome to the Horse Retirement Home of Marion County, Florida. The Horse Retirement Home is located in the heart of Ocala, Florida, which is known as the “Horse Capital of the World”.

Impossible Dream Farm for Horse Retirement
Jeanie Waddell
2061 Fish Creek Rd.
Cedartown, GA 30125
Horse retirement farm in Georgia. Looking for that perfect place for your retired equine friend? What about a life surrounded by green grass, a huge lake, nice shady areas, and many other retired horse friends? Sound too good to be true? It isn't!

Just One Look Farm
22300 NW 75th Avenue Rd
Micanopy,, FL 32667
Just One Look Farm for horse retirement is located on 35 beautiful acres in Marion County, the Horse Capital of the World! We are just minutes from Gainesville and Ocala. The farm boasts a serene atmosphere, large green pastures and commodious barn. We are dedicated to providing a safe and happy home for Retired Equines of all ages, breeds and disciplines.

Lake Howell Equestrian Center
Kelly and Jim Omally
2736 Lake Howell Ln
Winter Park, FL 32751
(407) 256-9233
Winter Park, Florida horse boarding stables. Lake front equestrian facility, located on Lake Howell in Winter Park. Center aisle barn, and each stall has rubber mats, high quality shavings, automatic waterers, and fans.

M&M Equine Center, LLC Boarding Stable
Ocala Horse Stable
Anthony, FL
Ocala, FL area horse boarding stable featuring boarding, training, and lessons. NE Ocala/Anthony. 100x200 jump arena, 20m x 60m dressage arena. All day turnout, multiple board options.

Mill Creek Farm for Horse Retirement
Alachua , FL 32616
The Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm is 335 acres of tree-lined, rolling green pastures that is protected by a perpetual conservation easement that prevents the land from being developed, ensuring that the Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm will always be a sanctuary for horses.

Mulberry Farm
Jennifer Scarpino
978A McLaurin Rd
Siler City, NC 27344
(919) 837-2333
Horse retirement at Mulberry Farm in Chatham County, NC. 55 peaceful acres of pasture with lush grass, horses in small groups, shelter in all pastures, fed 2x/day, safe fencing, blankets & fly masks put on as needed, regular hoof care, vet care & deworming, and 20 years experience in horse care. Owner lives on farm.

New Beginnings Farm
244 Hillside Dairy Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 742-2622
Horse Retirement New Beginnings Farm, centrally located between Raleigh and Greensboro, is a boarding facility dedicated to the care of aging and convalescent horses

Next Level Farm
Ocala Horse Stable
9353 NW 145TH AVE RD
Ocala, FL 32668
(352) 658-3848
Next Level Farm is a premiere equestrian center located in Ocala, Florida. Adjacent to the HITS show ground, we offer 78 acres of premium pastures, facilities and privacy in the center of the equestrian world. We also offer seasonal stalls for rent during the HITS season or on an annual basis, pasture or paddock boarding for show horses, broodmares, retirees, polo ponies and recovery horses as well as training services for horse and rider. 5/20

Paradigm Farms
Jason & Melissa Webb
P.O. Box 186
College Grove, TN 37046
If you are searching for a horse retirement farm, Paradigm Farms is the place you are seeking. Learn why horse owners across North America choose our farm when it is time to retire their special horse. Because we have transitioned many show horses to retirement, offer a temperate climate, carefully monitor our pastures to allow for excellent grazing almost year round, offer both stall and pasture board, and allow the horses to develop bonds with other horses in small groups as nature intended.

Ridge Farm, Inc.
Established in 2006, we are Southeast Virginia's premier horse retirement facility offering full care horse retirement for the discriminating horse owner. Retirement is our only business!

Rose Apple Stables
Judith Innes
266 Rose Apple Lane
Naples, FL 34114
(239) 793-4501
Naples, Florida stables for active horses and retirement horses. Rose Apple Stables is a unique, family run facility operated by owner Judith Innes for over 25 years. Owner resides on premises and is available 24/7. Rose Apple stables offers private and group lessons from beginners to the advanced rider. Retired horses are welcomed.

Run for the Ribbons
Horse Adoptions for Retrained Race Horses
14650 N.W. HWY 464B
Morriston, FL 32668
We provide off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) with the foundation needed to ensure a smooth transition into their next career and home. We rescue, rehab, retrain, and re-home these horses. We specialize in re-schooling from track to multiple disciplines. We also provide events that create a demand for OTTBs in Florida, as well as educate the community on Thoroughbred aftercare efforts and their importance within the racing industry.

Sally's Ark Horse Retirement and Layover
Overnight Horse Boarding
2850 Butler Road
Rowland, NC 28383
North Carolina overnight horse boarding plus lodging. For layovers, close to I-95, near the southern border of North Carolina. Offering Semi private & private rooms plus Continental Breakfast.
Updated 3-1-20

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