• Retirement Rates

  • Our retirement fee is $475 per month.  This includes:

    • Gentle introduction to our resident equines
    • Highest quality organic pasture grasses
    • Fresh 11% protein mix grain
    • Local free-choice organic orchard grass hay
    • Free-choice mineral blocks available 24/7
    • Carrots, apples, and natural horse treats offered daily
    • Access to pristine, spring-fed streams
    • Heated water buckets in winter
    • Daily visual health inspection
    • Scheduling and holding of horse for regular veterinary and farrier visits
    • Dental and hoof exams when needed
    • Annual rabies vaccination
    • Hoof trim every 6 to 8 weeks
    • Administration of supplements and medications
    • Deworming typically every 3 months
    • Bathing, grooming, and fly treatment as needed
    • Use of our custom-built barn for inclement weather or medical issues
    • Freedom to roam and run while enclosed by superior, safe vinyl horse fencing
    • Care and attention of an experienced horseman who will treat your horse as one of his own
  • Additional Rate Information

    • $25 of the $475 monthly retirement fee will be placed in a Health Spending Fund (HSF) to help cover supplemental healthcare expenses for your horse.  The HSF accrues over the duration that your horse is with us.
    • Medical, dental, and farrier work other than those services specifically stated above will be completed at the owner's expense.
    • In the event of an emergency, we make every effort to contact the owner in advance for written instructions of cost expectations.  Please see the Retirement Agreement for additional details.
    • Our rates are subject to change without notice, depending on market conditions.
  • Admission Requirements

    Upon acceptance to the farm, you will need to submit a signed boarding agreement, available *here.*

    Prior to your horse's arrival at our farm, we require documentation of a current negative Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia, and proof of vaccinations, including West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), within the last 12 months.  In addition, your horse will need to have a recent float and hoof trim, and be without shoes. 

    We ask that you provide current veterinary papers certifying that the horse is generally sound and in good health.

    For precautionary deworming, we suggest that horses begin a five-day Panacur Pak before arrival.

    Finally, we require two months' boarding fees in advance. 

  • Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

    When the time comes that your horse has passed away, you may choose to have him or her buried on our property as their final resting place.  You will only be charged for use of a backhoe as needed, depending on the time of year and local conditions.  Alternatively, you may opt for cremation through our veterinarian, who will provide options and charges upon request.  Finally, the Maryland Department of Agriculture may handle removal of your horse, for a fee of $275 plus a per-pound rate.