WHAT WE ARE
WHAT WE OFFER
- A comfortable, relaxing place where a horse can be just a horse in the late years.
- All horses roam, graze and play at will year-round.
- Fresh Bermuda hay and sweet feed fed during winter season and as needed.
- Treats and sweet feed fed on occasion and in winter.
- Salt and mineral blocks are always available.
- Photographs taken on arrival and annually and e-mailed to owner
- Minimal cuts and abrasions treated locally
- Veterinarian on call for vaccinations and more extensive medical issues
- Farrier services as owner requests or as needed
- Horses are checked on regularly
- Know that your horse will not be used for lessons or riding
- New horses are separated until they can gradually be introduced to the group
- No outside horses migrate though the facility (to minimize illness)
- Each horse's personality and needs will be in high consideration
- Web cam is planned for continual viewing
- 50'x25' metal barn with 50'x20' shed.
- 20'x30' corral and chute of telephone poles and cattle panels
- Fenced corral area and pen
- Two 5' round metal tanks with automatic city water, one 5' round and one 6'x2' oblong metal tanks collect rain water off barn roof
- Owner's home – 1920's custom frame house moved from Brownwood in 1988
- John Deere 5205 Tractor w/286 Bush Hog
- John Deere 2520 Tractor w/SQ160 Bush Hog
- 1939 Super H Tractor
- Most fences are barb wire
- No toxic products will be used unless an owner makes a strong request
- No chemicals will be used if a non-toxic product will do
- No pesticides or weed killers have been used on the property in 25 years
- We use food-grade DE (diatomaceous earth) in feed to control worms
- We vacuum flies off the animals when flies are a problem
- We use a straight razor and/or 9% vinegar to remove botfly eggs
- We cover poop with sand in high-traffic areas to keep flies to a minimum
- We use medicated Vaseline on small cuts and abrasions
- Monthly fee: $175/month
- Veterinarian Fees: Billed individually
- Farrier Fees: Billed Individually
- $75 per horse within 20 miles,
- $0.70/mile after first 20 miles + tolls
EXPENSES INVOLVED IN OPERATION
- Cost of land
- Property taxes
- Salaries for caretakers
- Feed, hay, salt blocks and treats
- Water is expensive at $56/mo for first 1,000 gallons + $/M gal
- Maintaining road and fence lines
- Pasture maintenance
- Maintaining barn and water lines
- Tractors and other equipment maintenance and repair
- Feed troughs, hay rings, buckets, hoses, brushes, etc.
- Commercial Liability Insurance
- Maintenance of truck and trailer, travel
- Website design, hosting, maintenance and updating expenses
HORSE OWNER INPUT
Call and tell us about your retired horse, and we'll see if we're a match. Tell us what kind of life your horse has retired from: racing, eventing, jumping, quarter, polo, riding, pet, etc. Tell us how healthy the horse is. Does the horse have few or many health issues or requirements? Does he/she have feed issues or requirements? What are his/her specific personality traits? Let's talk.