Central Pennsylvania

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Retirement Boarding Packages

Full Care Horse Retirement

 

Personalized For Your Retired Horse

Orchard Equine Retirement is able to accommodate horses with a variety of health, dietary, behavior, and personal requests, Our goal is to meet your horse's needs and provide you with Peace of Mind.


We board retired horses because we understand and appreciate your relationship with your horse.


We want all of our clients and their horses to have the Peace of Mind that I was never afforded when my beloved Prince was retired. Most importantly we want your horse to have the safe, healthy, and happy retirement that my Prince only achieved when he came home to me.

Call today to reserve your horse's retirement. Limited Availability.


All of our boarding options can be billed at a flat monthly rate or itemized. The choice is yours.

We accept Checks, PayPal, Automatic Bank Transfers, & Credit Cards via PayPal. Discounts for prepayment available.

Full Pasture Care

Run In Shed

  • Turnout in manicured pastures 24/7 in small herds of 2-8 horses

  • Shelter provided by South facing run in sheds
    with 4- 6’ overhangs bedded for comfort

  • Nelson heated automatic stainless steel waterers

  • Small hay bales fed in slow feed hay nets

  • Premium Blue Seal Sentinel extruded feeds

  • Individual feeding in stall/paddock 1-3x daily

  • Diets customized to each horse’s requirements

  • Free Choice Salt/Mineral Blocks

  • Administration of medications & supplements*

  • Veterinarian & Farrier scheduling *

  • AAEP Deworming Protocol

  • Blanketing, sheets, fly sheets, fly masks, & boots *

  • Equipment cleaning & repairs arranged*

  • Checked minimum twice daily & throughout the day

  • Individual Turnout for stallions and horses whose health
    or dietary needs preclude herd turnout

  • Monthly itemized or flat rate boarding fee

  • Burial in heirloom apple orchard or cremation*

Full Pasture Care

Box Stall - Monthly or Daily

  • Box stall 

  • Pasture turnout

  • Bedded run in shed access

  • Nelson automatic waterers heated

  • Hay in slow feed hay nets

  • Small Hay Bales

  • Extruded Feeds

  • Free Choice Salt/Mineral Blocks

  • Individual feeding

  • Veterinarian & Farrier scheduling

  • Blanketing

  • Fly masks

  • AAEP Deworming Protocol

  • Burial in apple orchard*

Full Pasture Care

Private Turnout

  • Private turnout

  • Pasture turnout

  • Bedded run in shed acces

  • Nelson automatic waterers heated

  • Hay in slow feed hay nets

  • Small Hay Bales

  • Extruded Feeds

  • Free Choice Salt/Mineral Blocks

  • Individual feeding

  • Veterinarian & Farrier scheduling

  • Blanketing

  • Fly masks

  • AAEP Deworming Protocol

  • Burial in apple orchard*

Full Pasture Care

Run In Shed

  • Turnout in manicured pastures 24/7 in small herds of 2-8 horses

  • Shelter provided by South facing run in sheds
    with 4- 6’ overhangs bedded for comfort

  • Nelson heated automatic stainless steel waterers

  • Small hay bales fed in slow feed hay nets

  • Premium Blue Seal Sentinel extruded feeds

  • Individual feeding in stall/paddock 1-3x daily

  • Diets customized to each horse’s requirements

  • Free Choice Salt/Mineral Blocks

  • Administration of medications & supplements*

  • Veterinarian & Farrier scheduling *

  • AAEP Deworming Protocol

  • Blanketing, sheets, fly sheets, fly masks, & boots *

  • Equipment cleaning & repairs arranged*

  • Checked minimum twice daily & throughout the day

  • AAEP Deworming Protocol

  • Individual Turnout for stallions and horses whose health
    or dietary needs preclude herd turnout

  • Monthly itemized or flat rate boarding fee

  • Burial in heirloom apple orchard or cremation*

Contact us to discuss the best retirement options for your horse.

 

Full Pasture Care, Run In Shed

Full Care Personalized For Your Retired Horse

 

Run In Shed

Full Pasture Care

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Horses living on Full Pasture Care spend their days and nights in our pastures with access to bedded South facing run in sheds with overhangs that keep the weather out. 


Nelson Automatic Waterers are located within 15 feet or less of run in shed openings.

Fifty pound mineral blocks and salt licks are available in run in sheds & five pound bricks are available in stalls.

Small hay bales are fed in slow feed hay nets providing hay 24/7. We feed hay every day that horses are interested in eating hay. 

Hay nets are located inside and outside the sheds except during inclement weather when haynets are placed inside sheds and under the six or eight foot  shed overhangs.


Depending on the personalities of the herd anywhere from one to three horses will eat off one bag. There is always enough bags strategically placed so that every horse can access a bag. We do not allow horses to be driven away from hay nets without the option of another bag to eat from undisturbed.

All horses requiring additional feed in addition to pasture/hay are brought in to box stalls or an individual paddock to be fed separately. Because some horses will not eat well in a stall we feed these horses separately in a paddock where they can see their buddies.

Supplements & medications are administered at no charge with owners billed for the cost of each additive. Farm reorders at no charge.

Farm arranges and holds horses for all health care visits at no charge. Vet & Farrier fees are billed to the owner.

We have only one difference in our level of care, and that is some owners choose to have their horses utilize a stall at night in winter or during the day in summer. Their is no other difference. All horses receive Full Care.

For more information on retired life at Orchard Equine Retirement visit our Facilities and Services pages for detailed management care.

Full Pasture Care, Box Stall

Full Care Personalized For Your Retired Horse

 

Box Stall - Monthly or Daily

Full Pasture Care with Box Stall

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Horses who prefer a stall - and some do no matter how many years they are retired- or owners who prefer their horse to have a stall live in our pastures with access to run in sheds during their time in the pastures, then during the day in summer or at night in winter.

Owners can also choose to have their horse utilize a stall only during severe weather such as winter storms, heavy rain, or excessive heat.

The benefits of a stall in summer include having their private fan.

Some horses also enjoy having their own time alone in their own stall.

Your Retired Horse's life is very similar to the life they lived during their working career except for two major differences:

They live in a herd situation when not in their box stall;

They live in a significantly larger turnout area than they did during their working life.

Nelson Automatic Waterers are located within 15 feet or less of run in shed openings.

Fifty pound mineral blocks and salt licks are available in run in sheds & five pound bricks are available in stalls.

Small hay bales are fed in slow feed hay nets providing hay 24/7. We feed hay every day that horses are interested in eating hay. 

Hay nets are located inside and outside the sheds except during inclement weather when haynets are placed inside sheds and under the six or eight foot  shed overhangs.


Depending on the personalities of the herd anywhere from one to three horses will eat off one bag. There is always enough bags strategically placed so that every horse can access a bag. We do not allow horses to be driven away from hay nets without the option of another bag to eat from undisturbed.

All horses requiring additional feed in addition to pasture/hay are brought in to box stalls or an individual paddock to be fed separately. Because some horses will not eat well in a stall we feed these horses separately in a paddock where they can see their buddies.

Supplements & medications are administered at no charge with owners billed for the cost of each additive. Farm reorders at no charge.

Farm arranges and holds horses for all health care visits at no charge. Vet & Farrier fees are billed to the owner.

For more information on retired life at Orchard Equine Retirement visit our Facilities and Services pages for detailed management care.

Full Pasture Care, Private Turnout

Full Care Personalized For Your Retired Horse

 

Private Turnout

Full Pasture Care

Some horses due to health issues or behavior issues require individual turnout. Some examples include horses with limited or no vision, a horse such as Smokey whose attachment to our mini donkeys required that he be kept with his "babies", or a horse such as Houdini, who for his first year of retirement was very uncomfortable in a large area.

Horses requiring Individual Turnout are able to do so in our small paddock, "Pony Prison" which has access to other grass paddocks or our one acre pasture.  

Horses on private turnout, depending on their individual needs and requirements, are given turnout time in our larger pastures.

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.

Sincerely,

Christine, Jack, and Sarah

Orchard Equine Retirement