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Services Provided by Orchard Equine Retirement for Your Retired Horse

Overview of Orchard Equine Retirement

Website last updated on 11 September, 2017 2:36  

 

Orchard Equine Retirement is located in rural Schuylkill County on a quiet country road. Orchard Equine Retirement is a for profit boarding facility established in 1988 for the sole purpose of boarding retirees due to the lack of facilities dedicated to boarding retirees and the numerous issues I had finding a suitable facility where my best friend would receive proper care - no "rough board"- his needs as a retired horse be met, my ownership of him be respected- no riding my horse-and most of all, loved. There was also the fact that I wanted my horse buried. For those reasons we board ONLY retired horses.

Your horse's safety, health and happiness are foremost in the design of our facility along with Your Peace of Mind. Retirement at Orchard Equine Retirement allows your horse to be kept safe with the same high quality fencing that kept him/her safe while working however instead of a limited turnout in a small paddock for a few hours a day your horse can now enjoy room to run with a herd, or in the case of special needs horses and stallions in their own paddock. Our ENTIRE property is fenced with Four Board Fencing, KeepSafe Diamond Mesh- same fencing used to keep Secretariat safe in his paddock at Claiborne Farm, or no climb fence with sight board. Your horse will continue to enjoy high quality feed- NO round or large square bales-and will continue to be fed individually. Your horse's hooves will be trimmed by our highly skilled full time farrier because quality hoof care doesn't end with retirement. Our equine veterinarian attends to your horses' routine health care. New Bolton Center and Mid Atlantic Equine are within 2 hours driving for emergency care that cannot be handled at our veterinarian's equine clinic.

Benefits of boarding at a facility that specializes in only retirees has numerous benefits. First and foremost we board retirees because we share your love and the belief in a lifetime commitment to our horses. Your horse is not just another boarder, your horse becomes a part of our family. Your horse is cared for by our family, there is no hired staff coming in to clean stalls or perform routine maintenance on the farm. The atmosphere at a retirement farm is very different than at a facility that provides training, riding, breeding, and even layup services. There is absolutely no stress because horses are living as close as to the way nature intended than in any other environment. We have seen it time and time again during the 30 years we have boarded only retired horses. Changes in horses' behavior, attitudes, and health. Horses that once required ulcer medication no longer require the ulcer medication due to lack of stress living in a herd environment. Horses who exhibited negative behavior due to their life in a barn become different horses once they are no longer in an environment that causes them stress. Owners tell us time and again how happy their horses are, which tells us we are doing our job. We are not a horse rescue or non-profit horse sanctuary, so we do not accept donated horses. We have had numerous people tell us they would like to retire to Orchard Equine Retirement, but alas, we only take horses! The horses boarded at Orchard Equine Retirement have one trait in common, there owners love them...

You can read more about Orchard Equine Retirement on our About page.

 

Overview of a Retired Horses' Life at Orchard Equine Retirement

 

When your horse joins one of the herds of retired horses at Orchard Equine Retirement, your horse will spend the majority of the time in beautifully manicured pastures with access to a loafing shed designed to provide your horse with a shelter that keeps them dry and provides them with a respite from the summer sun. Our sheds have stone dust floors and are bedded with either straw or sawdust depending on the time of year.

Your horse is visited at least twice daily by one of our family members to check for overall well being and of course to just enjoy visiting with a horse!. Orchard Equine Retirement is our home and the horses are our life, so it is rare that the horses are not in full view of the residence. Even when we are not with the horses, we can look out the window and take in the beautiful site of horses grazing, sleeping, or taking part in a mutual grooming session, (the "Scratching Hour") or a spontaneous game of tag! There is always something that needs done on a farm so we are often outside with the horses performing routine maintenance We really are fortunate to enjoy such a beautiful view of horses grazing in beautiful fields or playing in the snow.

We provide FULL CARE to all horses. All horses fed concentrates are fed individually. There are NO round bales or large square bales. We utilize a full time highly skilled farrier capable of properly balancing a horse's hoof to provide trims and front shoes every 6-8 weeks. We schedule all health related appointments for your horse, arrange for repair and cleaning of your horse's equipment and resupply of any medications. Owners are responsible for veterinary, farrier, equipment and supplement costs.

Owners may choose to pay a monthly fee for a stall on a daily basis choosing the months that they would like their horse stabled, (daily in summer, nightly in winter). Owners do not have to pay for a stall year round to guarantee a stall in winter. Stalls on a daily basis are available, however only if available as preference is given to owners selecting monthly stalls. Owners that do not pay for stalls can rest assured that their horses would not be left standing outside in severe weather without shelter. Horses that can not access the sheds will either be stabled in the barn at the daily stall rate

   

We will recommend an owner pay for a stall when a horse's age or condition changes and we feel it is your horse's best interest to be stabled.

Horses are fed Equine Senior several times daily depending on their individual needs. Horses that have worn teeth and cannot chew hay will have their senior feed made available to them at all times. In winter weather horses enjoy a hot breakfast and dinner of senior feed dissolved with hot water. Accommodating horses with worn teeth is a daily experience at Orchard Equine Retirement.

 

Facilities for Your Retired Horse at Orchard Equine Retirement

Orchard Equine Retirement consists of 20 acres. We never accept more than 20 horses, with 15 horses being our preferred limit however depending on the make-up of our herd, their needs, and other considerations we will accept more than 15 horses for a short period of time. Two retirement horse barns with 9 box stalls, five loafing sheds, four pastures- 7 acres, 4 acres, 4 acres, and 1 acre respectively-each with its own dry lot paddock and loafing shed, two grass paddocks, one dirt paddock with its own run in shed, and an Apple Orchard where we lay the horses to rest under heirloom Apple Trees from around the world..


Barns

Our barns are pole building construction

 

Barn at Orchard Equine Retirement  blanketed in snow.Barn Number One:

  • Built in 1990
  • 32' wide x 48' long
  • 6 12' x 11' box stalls
  • Hay/Bedding Storage
  • Paved aisle 10' wide with three sets of cross tie
  • Heated tack/feed room
  • Swingair blanket holders
  • Intercom monitoring system with the residence.

Both barns have a center aisle design with sliding doors at each end providing excellent tunnel ventilation

 

Barn Number Two Barn 2

  • Built in 2009
  • 36 wide x 48' long
  • 24' x 12' loafing shed with a 6' overhang
  • 12' x 16' stall with Observation Window from Tack Room
  • 2 12' x 12 stalls with Bale Doors Windows
  • Climate Controlled Tack/Feed Room
  • Hay/Bedding Storage
  • 8' lean to for Equipment Storage
  • Paved aisle 12' wide
  • Blanket Holders

 

Barn Number 2 built in 2008 provides horses with a loafing shed that is incorporated into the barn with a 6' wide sliding door opening into the center aisle of the barn allowing us to access the shed directly from the barn. During warm weather there is a 6' sliding grill door which provides ventilation from the outside through the shed and into the barn. This also allows us to view the horses in the shed from inside the barn aisle. We can move horses from stalls to the loafing shed without ever going outside. The 10' walls are southern yellow pine tongue and groove.

 

Loafiing Shed in Barn # 2

Stalls

Fans on each stall provide cross ventilation in the summer for the horses. There are six box stalls, 12' x 11' with southern yellow pine tongue and groove boards with bars to the front in Barn Number One. The side and rear stall walls are 2" oak board to a height of 8'. Three stalls have sliding doors with bars and three stalls have stall gates. The stalls are deeply bedded with shavings or straw depending on your horse's needs and availability. The stalls are cleaned at least once daily- if your horse comes int a stall in the morning during the summer and goes out in the early evening the stall will be cleaned at least once, possibly picked during the day. If your horse is in a stall for longer than during the day or overnight the stall will be cleaned at least twice and possibly picked throughout the day.

 

 

Barn Number Two has a 12' x 16' stall with a Dutch Door to the outside and a sliding door to the center aisle. This stall can be observed through an observation window from the adjoining tack room allowing us to monitor a horse without disturbing the horse.

 

The two additional stalls are 12' x 12' with sliding doors to the center aisle, a friendship grill and each stall has a swinging oversize window with a steel grill which prevents a horse from deciding to exit the stall through the window, but yet allows air flow through the entire opening.

Run in shed incorporated into Barn #2

Barn aisle, 12' x 12' looking toward 16 x 16 stall. Door to loafing shed is on right.
 

Fencing

Each pasture has a drylot for use during wet weather.Your horse is kept protected with woven Keepsafe Diamond Mesh Fencing - the same fencing that kept Secretariat safe in his paddock at Claiborne Farm and woven wire fencing, four feet high with an oak top board. Corners are rounded for your horse’s safety due to the inherent danger of 90 degree corners when horses are turned out in a herd situation.

Each of the pastures has a dry lot for use during wet weather. Your horse's pasture is maintained so as to provide optimal grazing. By utilizing dry lots we prevent the pastures from being torn up by the horses' running and playing. The dry lots are large enough to allow your horse ample room to exercise and access to a loafing shed. Dry Lots also allow us to contain the horses on the day of farrier and veterinary visits without confining your horse unnecessarily to a stall. Some horses are stressed when they have to be confined to a stall which is the last thing we want for your horse in their retirement!

Since our dry lots provide access to shelter, your horse can be turned out even during inclement weather to exercise. We strongly believe it is important for the horses to have time to exercise even during inclement weather, footing permitting, as a precaution against impaction colics and as an aid for arthritic horses.

 

Loafing Sheds

Two loafing sheds located in the pastures number 1 ( 1 acre) and number 2 (7 acres) are 24' x 16' with 8' overhangs ( anything less and your horse and their bedding will be wet in or standing in snow) to keep your horse and his bedding dry. The sheds are pole-building construction with oak kick boards to a height of eight feet. The sheds are bedded with shavings and/or straw. In the event of an emergency situation requiring that all horses on the farm be confined to a stall, we can create temporary stalls sized 12' x 16'. This is a VERY rare situation.

Pony Shed built in 2003 located in Pony Prison. Shed is 16' x 10' with a four foot overhang.

Small grass paddockA 16' x 10' loafing shed is located in the paddock, commonly known at the farm as, "Pony Prison". Pony Prison came by its unusual name because of the 'disgruntled' ponies who have to be "imprisoned" on a dirt paddock to prevent them foundering on lush grass pastures!

A second paddock has a mini loafing shed, 8' x 8' that are goats and mini donkeys utilize. (Unfortunately our last mini donkey passed away Christmas Eve 2016) Our third paddock is a grass paddock shaded by a beautiful maple tree that the horses enjoy relaxing under. This paddock adjoins "Pony Prison" allowing us to provide grass on a limited basis to horses that may be on short term limited turnout. We also utilize Pony Prison for incoming horses upon arrival allowing your horse the immediate opportunity to stretch their legs after their trailering journey. Because there is a shed located in the paddock your horse can utilize this paddock even if they arrive during inclement weather. The proximity of this paddock to our residence and the center of activity on the farm allows us to keep a close watch on your horse after arrival. Your horse will utilize this paddock during the herd introduction process which takes about two weeks to safely complete. Your horse will utilize other paddocks and pastures during this phase however this paddock will be their "home base" .

View of Pony Shed and  second Shed in Lower Pasture. Eight foot overhang on Lower Shed is under construction.

Barn Number Two

provides horses with a loafing shed that is incorporated into the barn with a 6' wide sliding door opening into the center aisle of the barn allowing us to access the shed directly from the barn. During warm weather there is a 6' sliding grill door which provides ventilation from the outside through the shed and into the barn. This also allows us to view the horses in the shed from inside the barn aisle. We can move horses from stalls to the loafing shed without ever going outside. The 10' walls are southern yellow pine tongue and groove.

 

Pastures

Retired horse grazing in one of the quality pastures at Orchard Equine RetirementYour horse will graze on pastures planted in bluegrass, orchard grass, timothy, rye grass, clover, and endophyte free fescue. Our pastures and dry lots are entirely fenced in Keepsafe Diamond Mesh, four board fencing, or 2" woven no climb, similar to Diamond Mesh with rounded corners, there are no dangerous 90 degree corners in our pastures. Your horse grazes on manicured pastures that are mowed, soil tested and then fertilized and limed as needed. Herbicides are applied only when needed to keep your horse grazing grass, not weeds. Orchard Equine Retirement has four pastures- 7 acres with a 24' x 16' run in shed with 8' overhang, 4 acre pasture with 24' x 24' run in shed with window and hay storage room, 4 acre pasture with run in shed incorporated into Barn #2, and a 1 acre pasture with a 24' x 16' run in shed with 8' overhang- with dry lots and four paddocks.

Pasture number 2's shed has a hay rack, however we utilize slow feed hay bags to deliver your horse's hay which reduces wastage. Mineralized and straight salt licks are located in all the loafing sheds. The sheds were built in 1988, 1996, 1999, 2003 ,2009, and 2017

 

Feeding of Retired Horses at Orchard Equine Retirement


 

Hay

Orchard Equine Retirement uses ONLY small bales, we don't cut corners feeding substandard hay that requires your horse be vaccinated for Botulism due to the contents of round or large square bales. We feed your horse only the best, second and third cutting Timothy/Alfalfa is our preferred hay. We purchase our hay from the same local farmer. We know the person growing and making the hay your horse eats. We also have grass hay available for horses who do not need Alfalfa. Hay is always fed free choice 24/7 at Orchard Equine Retirement whether in the stall, or while turned out in the pastures or paddocks. We utilize slow feed hay bags in the stalls, paddocks, and sheds. We make certain there is always one more bag than there are horses. Because we offer your horse hay 24/7 your horse is never stressed or anxious at feeding time because just as natured intended there is forage available 24/7

There are exceptions for horses who have difficulty chewing hay and we make adjustments as necessary for those horses. Alfalfa cubes are available if needed as is chopped hay.

Pasture at Orchard Equine Retirement

Water

Your horse is provided with fresh well water heated stainless steel Nelson Automatic waterer located in each dry lot close to their shed so that in inclement weather your horse does not have to venture out into the weather to drink. In stalls horses are provided water in one or two 5 gallon buckets depending on their drinking habits.

Your horse is assured a fresh water supply in freezing temperatures as Nelson waterer are heated and horses in stalls utilize heated water buckets.

Salt

Your horse is provided mineral salt licks free choice in the stalls and the loafing sheds.


Retired Resident -JB

JB a resident of Orchard Equine Retirement for 10 years. Pictured here at age 38. JB is laid to rest next to Foxy and Nova, her friends for over 20 years.Pictured at right is JB at age 40. JB was a state champion halter horse

1967 - 2007

Laid to rest next to her friends of 20 plus years Nova and Foxy

At one time JB was owned by an alcoholic woman who locked her in a stall and beat her with an iron pipe. JB was fortunate to have found a home with Sue who provided for her for over 20 years, 10 of those at Orchard Equine Retirement.

Concentrates

Orchard Equine Retirement feeds Blue Seal Feeds, our standard feeds being Sentinel Senior and Sentinel Performance both of which are extruded feeds. Research proves that horses utilize 20-30% more nutrients from extruded feeds. Only the best for your retired horse!. We utilize CarbGuard for horses who have to watch their starch and sugar intake. Your horse is fed their senior feed individually in stalls or in our fenced barnyard. (Some horses prefer to eat in the barnyard as opposed to a stall so we accommodate these horses' preferences.) In winter weather horses enjoy their breakfast and dinner served hot. Orchard Equine Retirement routinely serves senior feed dissolved with hot water for our retirees who have trouble chewing their food.

 

Health Care for Retired Horses at Orchard Equine Retirement


 

Veterinarian Services

Mr. Bunz, age 31 years.Orchard Equine Retirement utilizes the services of a full time equine veterinarian for your horse's routine vaccinations and emergency care.Horses playing in the snow

 

Coggins Test

A negative Coggins Test for Equine Infectious Anemia, EIA within twelve months is required before arrival.

The horses love playing and rolling in the snow!

Gesaab, a 15 year old Hanovarian checks out the shed post after a roll in the fresh snow.Dentist

 

Your horse's teeth are checked each Spring and Fall during their health exam before having their vaccinations.. Orchard Equine Retirement schedules dental services for our clients. Our equine vets have been trained in the use of the Power Float by a vet who worked with the developer of the Power Float.

Deworming Program

Your horse is dewormed with a deworming program developed in cooperation with our veterinarian. Fecal Testing is available for owners who prefer to have their horses dewormed only when fecal testing indicates there is a need to deworm. Ivermectin is used every 8 weeks. Equimax is used once a year for tapeworms and the Panacur Power Pack is used if required against encysted Strongyles. Upon arrival all horses are dewormed with Ivermectin and are not turned out on pastures or paddocks until forty-eight hours after deworming.

 

Hoof Care

Orchard Equine Retirement has a full time highly skilled farrier for your horse's hoof care. Hooves are trimmed every six to eight weeks as necessary. Front shoes are permitted, but for safety reasons we do not permit hind shoes in group turnout. Orchard Equine Retirement schedules farrier services and holds your horse at no extra charge. Don and Travis Schock provide our farrier services. Don is an excellent farrier and provides your retired horse with excellent farrier care. Owners often ask about our farrier care because their horse has special needs due to various soundness issues. Our owners can rest assured that Don is an exceptional farrier and that in conjunction with our veterinarian can address any hoof issues. We have had several horses arrive here wearing front shoes, "because without front shoes they are lame",and are now barefoot and sound due to Don's dedication and skill at properly balancing a horse's hoof. We have often sent owners video of their once lame horse running across the field barefoot! Horses that need front shoes do wear them and in winter sno-cuffs are added to help prevent sno from building up in their shoes.

 

Medications

Daily medications that the farm owner can administer will be given at no charge. Horse owners are responsible for the cost of medications and veterinary services. We will arrange the reordering of horses' medications.

Junior playing with his buddies in the snow.

Gesaab grazes in one of the three pastures at Orchard Equine RetirementVaccinations

Orchard Equine Retirement schedules the vaccinations for your horse in conjunction with our vet's recommendations required before arrival and boosted yearly or every 6 months include:

  • West Nile/EEE/WEE

  • Potomac Horse Fever, PHF;

  • Rhino/Flu;

  • Tetanus;

  • Rabies

  • Botulism if requested by owner.


Equipment for Retired Horses at Orchard Equine Retirement

 

Halters

Halters must be leather or nylon with a breakaway crown. We wash the nylon halters at no charge. Once your horse has been acclimated to the farm, the herd, and us, unless there is a reason we must keep a halter on, none of the horses wear halters except when being handled. Reasons to keep a halter on are a horse that is hard to catch and a horse that needs to keep a halter on to keep them from removing their fly mask.

 

Blankets

Your horse will be blanketed at your request at no additional charge. For owners choosing to have their horses blanketed, we strongly recommend waterproof turnout blankets. We have had excellent results with blankets manufactured by Rambo and Weatherbeeta. Blankets with high necks work very nicely. We arrange for your blankets, sheets, halters, etc to be washed and repaired as needed by Berks Blanket Service for a nominal fee.

 

Fly Masks

Your horse is required to have a fly mask. You horse's mask is washed as needed and your horse will have his fly mask put on at no extra charge. We prefer masks with ears to prevent the annoying small black biting insects prevalent in April, May and late Summer. We prefer Absorbine and Roma brands due to the soft and flexible edge that does not rub your horse under his/her jaw. We also utilize Cashel and Rambo for horses that tend to "shed" their fly masks. Your welcome to purchase your own fly mask however we will order, wash, and put on your horse's fly mask for the cost of the fly mask.

Fly Sheets

Horses that develop hives from insect bites do well either in a stall during insect season or wearing a fly sheet. We recommend Kensington fly sheets made with Textilene for durability. The downside to fly-sheets is that we cannot see the horses since they look like a horse that a knight would ride!

So how bad are the flies? Visitors to the farm tell us that we hardly have any flies. I guess we can thank the fly predators, chickens, and management!

 

Cassie wearing her Shoo-Fly Leggins size Medium in BlackFly Protector Boots

In one word - FANTASTIC! Your horse can be protected from biting flies by utilizing Shoo-Fly Leggins. All of the horses and donkeys on the farm are wearing leg protectors with excellent results! Owners are responsible for the purchase price of the fly protection equipment and we handle putting on and removing the leg protectors at no additional charge. The washing of your horse's leggins is included in with your board.

Due to the plastic insert in the leg protectors they do not slide or scrunch down. The loose fit allows for air circulation and the flies do NOT crawl down inside. None of the horses had Bot eggs on their legs this year.Junior wearing his yellow Shoo-Fly Leggins size Large

We tried other fly protectors but we found that they slipped down, resulting in less protection, loss of leg protectors, and collection of dirt and debris.

 


Fly Parasites

In 2005 we began a Fly Parasite Program as part of of our fly management system. Every month we receive a shipment of tens of thousands of fly predators based on the number of horses, goats, chickens, and dogs we have on the property from Spalding Labs that we distribute around the farm in locations where flies deposit their eggs. The fly predators lay their eggs inside of the fly pupae thus destroying the fly larvae. There are no chemicals to harm your horse and the fly predators are not a pest to horse or human, only flies! In addition we use various fly traps designed to trap various types of flies present on the property.

Veterinarians, our farrier, and visitors to the farm tell us that we have "less flies than even the places we fly spray systems" and that they don't think "we have many flies" That sounds good to us! Spalding Labs is always very helpful in educating us on the management and control of flies.

 

Grooming Services

Ray enjoys her bathYour horse is fly sprayed daily during fly season in addition to their fly mask and fly protector boots. Anyone who has been around horses in fly season knows that fly spray is not as effective as a barrier method, such as fly masks or fly boots. Manes & Tails -Your horse's bridle path is clipped regularly usually at the same time as your horse is having their feet trimmed. We prefer to let your retired horse grow out their manes because their manes protect them from biting insects, plus mane pulling is not on your horse's top ten list of favorite things to do. Your horse prefers back or belly scratches to mane pulling! Your horse's mane and tail are kept free of tangles. General grooming and bathing are done as necessary. Owners can choose to have their horses groomed once a week or daily for a nominal additional fee. If your horse has difficulty shedding we provide clipping services for a nominal fee. Geldings are required to have their sheaths cleaned at least once a year, usually performed at the same time as teeth floating since the horses are already under sedation because of the Power Float. Owners are billed a nominal charge for sheath cleaning.
 

Saying Good-Bye

Deciding to board owners' retired horses is one of the best decisions I ever made as it allows me to provide horses with a peaceful and happy retirement which makes your horse and you very happy. As one owner stated after viewing a photo of their recently retired horse running across the field,

"He looks SO HAPPY! Now I can go to work all day knowing he is happy. It made me feel warm all over!"

That comment tells me I am doing my job because I have made the horse happy and by doing so I have made their owner happy. When your horse retires to Orchard Equine Retirement, your horses' needs and desires come first. Your horse makes friends with other horses and becomes part of the herd, often developing very strong bonds that were often discouraged by trainers when your horse was performing. Your horse comes and goes from the pasture when they decide it is time to come into their stall or their loafing shed, not when the clock says it is time to come in. We schedule our lives around your horses' needs.

The horses retired at Orchard Equine Retirement become part of our family and when one of them passes away, we are very sad. One of the hardest parts of our job is telling an owner it is time to say good-bye. When it is time to say good-bye most owners prefer to have their beloved horses buried here on the farm, usually next to a horse that was a buddy. If at all possible we always plan to have horses laid to rest next to or nearby their buddies. Owners are encouraged to plant flowers, place markers, and visit their beloved horse's final resting place. In an effort to assist owners with the grieving process we have a page dedicated to Saying Good-Bye

Burial

Orchard Equine Retirement permits owners to bury their beloved horses on the farm in our Apple Orchard under the heirloom Apple Trees from around the world. In 30 years we have never had a problem burying horses due to the weather, no matter how cold. As long as it remains legal for the farm to bury horses we will continue to provide this service. Contrary to popular belief and lore, there is no state laws against burial. Orchard Equine Retirement follows the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's regulations regarding burial of horses.

There is a nominal charge for burial which covers the cost of opening and closing the grave site and the planting of Spring Bulbs such as Daffodils and Crocus on your horse's final resting place.

We can also provide owners with the name of private crematoriums that will return the ashes in a wooden box with name plate. We recommend C.R. Cremations in Paradise, PA. The other alternative is removal of the body by a rendering company

 

Contact Orchard Equine Retirement

For more information contact Orchard Equine Retirement via e-mail or phone. Please include your phone number.

 

Phone

Farm: 570-345-3846 |Cell - 717-891-0472

Thank you and we look forward to caring for your retired horse!

E-Mail

E-Mail: Board @ LastChanceFarm.net

You will need to copy and paste the above address into your Mail Program and then remove the spaces. Please include your phone number in your E-Mail

 

 

 

Location of Orchard Equine Retirement

Located in Pine Grove, PA the farm is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 78. We are 45 minutes from Harrisburg, PA or Reading, PA and one hour west of Allentown, PA. We are approximately 3 hours from the NYC and 2 hours from Philadelphia. The farm is located on a quiet country road surrounded by farmland. We live on the farm and the fields are in view of the residence. For security reasons and the safety of your horses we only provide directions to visitors with appointments.

 
 

 

Donnie

Trakener

1986 -February 14, 2008

Sadly missed by Laura & Deja, and all of us here at Orchard Equine Retirement

Donnie passed away from intestinal cancer.

Oasis giving Jessie a hug.
 
     
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