I am trying to help a friend find a retirement home for her 24 yr old gelding. He is sound and a very sweet boy! She was planning to give him to a good friend but they backed out at the last minute...So now we are looking for a retirement home. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I dont know personally about any in Va, but if you google "horse retirement farm virginia" a decent number come up. You could check their sites, get references, ask questions on here, etc.
Maybe 15 yrs ago I looked into one which was somewhere in the Middleburg vicinity, but for the life of me, can't remember the name.
It will take a little homework, but good luck to your friend. And maybe you will get some specific recommendations!
We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........
If you are in Richmond area - you might look at Dragonfly Farms (http://www.dragonflyfarms.com). Owner is a vet at a local practice, the farm is lovely and the care is exceptional for retirement or lay-up
Bacardi1, I am very aware of the difference. She had planned to "give" him to an approved home. The person that was going to take him changed their mind. Now she is looking into retirement "board" facilities. At this point in time she will do either. Give him to an approved home or find a suitable facility where she pays board.
M.A.E.R.C. Specializes in equine retirement. We are a full service rehab facility that also cares for geriatric performance horses.
Most performance horses have had a very specific life style that they have become accustomed to. We here at MAERC will make sure that your horse still gets the same care that he has been used to his whole life.
Please take a moment to look at our web site.
We are a private facility located in the Eastern Panhandle of WV. Close to Washington DC, PA,VA.
Millwood Farm in Boyce Va has an opening for a retired gentleman.Great care ,plenty of pasture ,run in shed ,blanketing ,and feeding 2 x day.Not my farm ,but I can see the guys from my kitchen window!PM me if you want details or contact info.