January 7, 2023.Reading time 11 minutes.
It’s been more than a year since Freedom stepped onto the cruise-ship-on-wheels and was whisked away to his retirement home in Virginia. While I was reluctant to send him so far away, I had just broken my ankle so couldn’t do my share in a co-op barn, and he is not a horse that tolerates […]
October 9, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Five weeks ago, when I was lying at the bottom of a slippery hill in the rain, knowing that I’d done significant damage to my ankle, I realized that I would need to make some changes. Freedom and Zelda have lived for the past five years at a barn with extraordinary turnout (for my Boston […]
October 2, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
Only 10 lucky people will have the chance to add a Hemerocallis ‘Old Friends’ daylily their garden. In this fundraiser for Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm, you have the chance to purchase one of 10 beautiful 6.5” tetraploid daylilies hybridized by John and Annette Rice of Paris, KY. It was specially chosen by Old Friends President […]
February 10, 2010.Reading time 5 minutes.
Recently I tried to help someone find a home for a horse that at the tender age of six, has been declared pasture sound only. After spending thousands of dollars at a well known large animal veterinary hospital the diagnosis was severe kissing spines. While the horse looks fine at liberty, he can’t carry weight. […]
July 13, 2009.Reading time 6 minutes.
I’ve written before on retirement options for senior horses (Rehoming the Senior Equine). It’s not easy to find a place where you can be assured that your horse will be well cared for while living out its senior years, especially when the retirement facility is far away from where you live. But what about when […]