Be at least 20 years old, pasture sound and be in reasonably good health.
Be accompanied by a Veterinary certificate stating that the horse is pasture sound and free from communicable diseases.
Have a negative Coggins within one year of admittance.
Be current with Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations.
Stallions must be gelded at least 30 days prior to entry.
Upon entry an owner must:
Enter into a signed agreement with Mitchell Farm Retirement Inc. and relinquish all rights and ownership to the horse.
Remit a one-time admittance fee. For more information call Dee at 860-303-8705. Additional monthly or annual donations for the care of the horse are always welcome.
In return Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc. promises to:
Provide a safe, clean and adequate stall, feed, hay & bedding.
Provide adequate pasture when weather and conditions permit.
Blanket when deemed necessary.
Provide for all farrier needs.
Provide all routine Veterinary care (vaccinations, deworming, dental).
Provide simple emergency care and diagnostics: (lacerations, fever, mild colic, radiographs, blood testing). Life threatening injuries and illnesses will be dealt on farm with our local Veterinarian. Off- site surgery and other cost prohibitive procedures will not be an option.
Euthanasia will be an option only when, in conjunction with a licensed Veterinarian, it has been deemed that the horse no longer has Quality of Life.
Burial on these premises at the time of death or euthanasia.
Contact us for more information on retirement for your horse or to place your horse on the wailing list: