Baridown is a small retirement farm offering individualized care to a small herd of nine horses.
New retirees are eased out onto pasture over several weeks, observed and then placed with an appropriate small group depending on their personalities, age and condition.
Each pasture has adequate shelter as well as groves of shade trees. Horses wear owner supplied fly masks and winter blankets when needed. During inclement weather horses are brought inside. The 12 X 12 stalls are bedded with shavings and have excellent ventilation.
All horses are bathed and groomed as needed. It is my goal to offer quality care to your horse, treating your horse as if he were my own, without exorbitant expense to you. I have an excellent, very long standing (23 years) relationship with Dr. Jim Hamilton from Southern Pines Equine Associates. Minor injuries are treated here often with a phone consult to Dr. Hamilton. The farm keeps a supply of often used items on hand for this reason.
Owner supplied supplements and/or medications are happily given at no additional cost.
Special attention is paid to the changing nutritional needs of retirees here as they age. Feeds are individualized ranging from a ration extender for those easy keepers who live on air, to a wet mash for those who may have teeth below gum. Body condition determines the protocol.
If you have any questions at all, no matter what they are, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to answer your questions or discuss your horse's needs I also well understand the emotional nature of retiring your horse, you need to feel right about it. I love what I do.
Thank you for visiting.