Concentrates, Supplements & Medications
Feeding Your Retired Horse
At Orchard Equine Retirement, we feed your horses individually in box stalls or individually in paddocks since not all horses will eat well in box stalls.
Our standard feed is Blue Seal's Sentinel line of premium extruded feeds, which address the needs of retired horses with poor digestion, dental issues, and/or metabolic disorders, such as Insulin Resistance, Cushings, and/or Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy.
Horses are fed one to three times a day as necessary.
Salt, Supplements, Medications
Plain White Salt & Red Block with Minerals & Salt
Fed via 50-pound salt blocks in run in sheds and five-pound bricks in stalls
Located across all pastures and paddocks in each respective run in shed, as well as stalls.
Himalyan Salt is also available.
Smartpak Appreciated But Not Required
Supplements are fed and re-ordered free of charge. Cost of supplements are the responsibility of owners.
One of the advantages of a small personalized horse retirement farm is that we have the time to measure out your horse's supplements, which saves you the cost of individualized packaging and saves the environment the cost of all those individual packages.
Long Term & Short Term
We provide the following services with your board:
Administration of daily Medications
Administration of long-term maintenance medications
Re-ordering of medications, including prescription medicines.
Owners are responsible for the cost of all medications.
Two of the most common medications that we administer are for insulin resistance/Cushings and for soundness issues.
Reserve Your Horse's Retirement Today
Peace of Mind is Priceless.
At Orchard Equine Retirement we have been providing Full Care Horse Retirement since 1988. We know that retiring horses is so much more than turning a horse out in a pasture.
Much more. We understand and respect the special relationship owners have with their horses. We understand how difficult it is to separate from your partner and friend.
We've been there. Lying awake at night wondering if they are being fed properly. If they are standing out in the weather, or are they comfortable inside their box stall or run in shed with their buddies.
It is that very relationship with a horse named Prince and the failed search for a horse retirement farm where he could safely retire, that inspires us to this day.
We look forward to discussing the retirement you want for your horse. Please include your horse's name in your message!
We offer flat rate and itemized billing. Clients choose which method best suits their horse's needs and their preferences. Call or send a message to reserve your horse's retirement at the farm that continues to set the standard in horse retirement.
Christine, Jack, and Sarah
Orchard Equine Retirement