Central Pennsylvania

©2018 by Orchard Equine Retirement - Est 1988

Our Menagerie

Yes, We Are A Horse Farm

I love animals. My childhood dream was to live on a farm and have lots of them. Thus the goats who assist in pasture management though weed control and leaf cleanup. Plus they are just so cute.


The Cats

One on One Time

This is Sebby's farm. The other cats are his pride. The barn is home to cats whose mothers found their way to our farm to give birth. We practice Trap, Neuter, and Release. The kittens though are tamed and remain with us. Moms usually hang around as they know the homemade cat food is good.

Sarah's Ducks

One Cold Duck

Our chickens and ducks are totally free range and assist in parasite control through their scratching and uncovering of external parasite larvae. 

Petunia, our duck, showed up one bitterly cold day in mid February. More ducks, "The Kids" were added to keep Petunia company which led to "The Children".

Free Range Chicken & Duck Eggs are utilized in the homemade cat food.

The Dogs

The Goldens

Our beloved Golden Retrievers are a joy to play with us & enjoy meeting farm visitors.

Our Own Horses

We Gave Them A Home

From ponies given to us for our daughters to learn to love, care, and ride their own horse to the riding horses owners entrusted us with a lifelong homes so that if time allowed we might all enjoy a trail ride together these are the horses who called Orchard Equine Retirement home..

Our Mini Donkeys

Heard Round the Neighborhood

All of our donkeys were given to us by their owners in return for a loving lifelong home. Our donkeys’ wonderful brays were heard throughout our rural neighborhood. Loved by JB, and Smokey as if they were their foals, & Houdini as a companion, all of our donkeys are sadly missed.

Our Feathered Friends

The Buzzards

Our free range chickens are truly free range, roaming over the entire farm and even visiting our neighbors (who welcome them for their appetite for insects). Our chickens not only provide us with fresh eggs for ourselves and our homemade cat food, they also perform they very important job of controlling flies and ticks by consuming fly larvae and ticks. Our daughters named all the chickens at one time, the favorite of course being Beaky who was known far & wide with many friends. Beaky went to school with Sarah for a school project and appeared on Mom’s On the Move with Linda Swain.

Contact me to discuss the best outdoor options for your pet.

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!

Our Rates 

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