View Full Version : retirement barn in Ocala

Sep. 15, 2009, 10:13 AM
I am looking for a retirement barn for my 19yr old retired high jr/ao jumper.

He has some minor health issues that need to be watched over and is just now starting to adjust to long periods of time in the paddock. He is not suitable for light riding.

He has done a lot for me over the 12 years I have had him and I feel that it is now my responsibility to find him the best possible retirement situation.

Any suggestions for facilities in Ocala would be greatly appreciated.

Sep. 15, 2009, 11:17 AM
I'm afraid I don't have an Ocala suggestion for you - but wanted to bump this in case you might consider something further afield.

I'm looking, too - and am now willing to consider anything east of the Mississippi, south of NY. Hoping someone will have some suggestions.

Sep. 15, 2009, 11:57 AM

The Swinderman's (Robin Swinderman's parents?) place is in Ocala. I've heard great things about them.

Sep. 15, 2009, 12:01 PM

Board is $400 per month and they ONLY care for retired horses. Farm features a nice barn, small turn out groups (4 or less), high quality feed, grooming and bathing, etc...

Sep. 15, 2009, 12:02 PM
Not in Ocala, but you might want to consider Paradigm Farms in TN. http://www.retiredhorses.com/

Another option is at Blue Ridge Farm in Upperville, VA. One of our mares is retired there. Excellent care (manager is a vet tech), they get fed once/day, hay rounds in the winter, monthly worming, feet trimming, out in a 50 acre field with a HUGE run-in shed and frost-free waterer, and only about 10-15 horses max in the group.

Sep. 15, 2009, 12:10 PM
We offer retirement board at our farm here in NC. if anyone would like info please contact me, all inclusive rates.

Sep. 15, 2009, 08:13 PM
hi, i have a smallish private farm in ocala. 30 acres, i am an equine vet tech and live on the property. my board is 500.00, feed 2 x a day, and orch/alf hay 2 x a day. can be turned out alone next to other horses or in a small group.have several older fellows, ranging from 25 to 2 :)

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Sep. 15, 2009, 08:52 PM
Buttonwoodstreet, I sent you a PM... it's been too long! ;)