Horse Retirement Boarding

Learn more about our horse retirement boarding options.

A dream retirement getaway!

Our retirees enjoy their days out in lush pastures with their new herd mates, and your horse can have a comfy stall for nights with plenty of shavings. We give every horse lots of love & attention! Whether you have a trusty trail horse, a show horse, or a racehorse who is ready for retirement, 7 Springs Farm can be your horse's dream retirement getaway!

Each of our turnout pastures are between 10 and 50 acres on our 640 acre farm. They each have a pond with a natural spring and/or automatic waterers supplied by our well. There are mineral blocks in every turnout, and our pasture has excellent grass forage almost year round. We bail our own quality organic hay that is an orchard grass/clover mix. We are glad to feed extra supplements to the horses that come into the barn at night if you supply them.

The number of horses per pasture is anywhere from 3 - 7 depending on the size of the field and which group of horses we are talking about. We have several different groups of horses, which allows us to place your horse with friends that have a similar temperment and activity level. Once your horse has bonded with a group of horses we try not to separate them.

Our location is ideal for the retired horse because the Ozarks have milder winters than the north and cooler and less humid summers than the south. Here at 7 Springs Farm, your horse can be a horse again!

Meet the horses

If you are interested in meeting some of our retirees, you can visit our meet the horses page.

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The Ultimate Gift

All of our boarding packages allow your horse to be out on high quality grass pasture for 12 - 24 hours a day. Depending on which package below you choose for your horse, you can customize his or her schedule to best fit their needs. If you choose a stall package and want to keep your horse on any supplements you have them on, you can either ship Smart Pak Supplements to the farm, or if there is just one or two that our feed stores carry (such as electrolytes, etc.) we can add it to your monthly invoice. It's up to you. If your horse has trouble keeping on weight, you need to choose one of the stall packages, and we recommend keeping them on similar nutritional supplements you use regularly to help with that issue. We like all of our retired guys to be "fat and happy!"

We know it is a difficult decision to let your horse, a long time friend, go to a retirement farm. We try to make it easier for you by sending monthly photos and an update of your horse. Possibly even a video every once in a while! That way you can see your horse living the good life and know that you gave them the ultimate gift.

Retired horse splashing in pond

This is the LIFE!

It warms my heart every time there is a new picture of Jordan and I get to see what a wonderful life he has. He is and always will be a very special horse to me and he deserves the best life...and that is the one he has with you two. Thanks again for everything.     MaryAnn

Pasture Retirement Boarding

$250/month

Please note that it takes a special horse to live out in the pasture full time. They must be able to sustain a good weight on grass and hay alone, because we do not feed grain out in the field. In a herd environment, we will never know which horses are getting more feed than the others, and it is just asking for a fight between friends! We do feed hay in the winter months when the grass is not enough to keep the pasture horses well fed. We still check on them daily and groom and bathe them as needed. They do not get quite as much individualized attention as our retirees that come into their stall daily though. If you choose this option, be aware that we may request you to move your horse up to one of the stall packages if we see them losing weight or becoming too wild/out of control in the pasture.

Premium Retirement Boarding

$300/month

With this plan, you can choose if you want your horse to be out on pasture for 12 - 24 hours. You can have them come in for nights, or come in for feed and supplements and be let back out to pasture. You can also choose for them to spend the majority of the time in the pasture in the spring, summer & fall, and come in on winter nights. We have found that most of the retired horses staying with us do best with a combination of being out on pasture and coming into the barn. Some horses really need the more constant interaction with us bringing them into the barn every day, or they get unruly out in the pasture and don't want to be caught! Every horse is different, and that is why we allow built-in modification to our retirement boarding plans. Whatever is best for your horse is what we want! If your horse needs additional care or is a "hard keeper" you should check out the Deluxe Retirement plan.

Deluxe Retirement Boarding

$350/month

This is our most customizable plan, and also gives us the most amount of time to spend with your horse. This option is ideal for any horse that needs the most individualized attention. Blanketing, fly mask, leg wrapping, or any other daily medical duties can be taken care of with this plan. This is also the plan to choose if your horse is a "hard keeper" and needs a lot of feed to supplement being out on pasture. You can still choose to give your horse as much or as little pasture time as you want. They can come in for nights, or come in during inclimate weather, or stay in their stall with a couple hours of turnout. Whatever your horse's needs are, we should be able to meet them!

Two horses grazing
Horses walking in pasture
One horse grazing in tall grass
$250/month
Pasture Boarding Plan
$300/month
Premium Boarding Plan
$350/month
Deluxe Boarding Plan
24 Hours on Pasture 12-24 Hours on Pasture 12-24 Hours on Pasture
Hay when needed during winter Hay when needed in stall Hay when needed in stall
Grooming when needed Weekly grooming Daily grooming if necessary
Quarterly Worming Quarterly Worming Quarterly Worming
Trimming every 8 weeks Trimming every 8 weeks Trimming every 8 weeks
Monthly baths in the warm months Monthly baths in the warm months Bi-weekly baths in the warm months
Personal Stall Personal Stall
Customizable Schedule Customizable Schedule
Grain mixture when in the barn Grain mixture with Senior Feed
(if necessary) when in the barn
Fly Mask on summer days*
Blanketing on winter nights*
Daily Leg Wrapping if needed*
Other misc. daily medical duties*
      * Items provided by horse owner

View our Rate Schedule, including a list of additional fees such as vet and specialty farrier work.

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

~ Winston Churchill