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  1. #1
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    Default Northern CA retirement boarding?

    My friend is retiring her 21 year old TB gelding and is looking for permanent retirement boarding --- anything ranging from Sonoma County all the way to Rancho Murietta area. Best areas would be Sonoma, Napa, Vacaville, Dixon, Davis, Woodland areas. My friend lives in Napa and would like her horse to be within a 2 hour drive.

    Please PM me if you can suggest a good facility. Thanks.



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    A friend has a small rescue and is starting a retirement faculty too and my farrier has a retirement faculty, they are both in Browns Valley. Between Grass Valley and Marysville if that isn't too far away; let me know for details/contacts.



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    I have my guy at a nice place in Vacaville. Just depends on what she wants. These are really nicely fenced, with shelters, but most are singles that are about 1/2 acre. They feed 2 times a day as grass in CA is scarce, but the hay is good quality and the owners are on site. If she's interested let me know and I can send you their info.



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    A gal I know recently moved her horse to a place outside Lodi, but that may be too far for your friend. It's a nice facility with lots of pasture space and good care for a reasonable price. I will PM you the info just in case.
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    Thank you for the PMs and referrals! Please keep them coming! Thank you!



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    Bumping in hopes of more retirement facility suggestions. Thanks!



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    15 years ago, a young horse of mine lived at Joan and Dave Dilworth's Fancier Farm in Acampo.

    Things could have changed, but it was great then. Horses are turned out in 1-2 acre fields that are floor irrigated. They have grass, at least for entertainment value. I think they were fenced with no-climb wire. There are also these huge, stalls (14 x 12 or 14 x 24?) build in an old dairy barn of the open, California variety.

    They had retirees when I was there. Joan could always give me a report when I called and I felt welcome when I visited. You will pay for what all this is worth, however.
    The armchair saddler
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