Reba, Judgement and Bo
Leo, Daisy and Chula
Each of the horses is over 20 years old, and most are close to or over 30. To maintain their health and quality of life they receive special diets, supplements and medications as necessary. Regular maintenance and care include hoof care, veterinary care, vaccines, and dentistry.
As non-ridden horses, they still need engagement and interaction. Grooming, a run or roll in the arena, and walking through the trails on site keeps everyone fit and happy.
On average most working and pleasure horses are able to “earn their keep” into their twenties, but if they are in good health, and well cared for they can live as long as 40 years. When a senior horse is in need of a new home there are very few options. If they are no longer fit to carry a rider or need expensive feed or medical treatment they are often euthanized, abandoned or suffer neglect. The horses retired to our herd never face that injustice.