Spirit of the Horse – Retirement Home for Horses
Many horse owners are faced with the difficult decision of where to find a good facility for their retired horse. Whether your horse is retired due to old age, lameness, or special medical needs, it is important to find the right facility. We provide affordable, safe and happy retirement options with all the comfort and dignity a retired horse needs and deserves. The ranch offers access to grazing, water, shade and shelter for all horses without crowding. Our emphasis is on restoring the natural spirit of your horse.
Benefits of pasture include:
- Low stress
- Restoration of ‘herd spirit’
- Harmony with nature and other horses
- Freedom to roam and graze
- Lots of exercise
- Socialization with other horses
Your horse deserves to be allowed to live out its remaining years in the company of other horses in an environment that has been the ancestral home for horses for hundreds of years.
When it was time for Nomad to retire, many of his friends offered ideas and suggestions for appropriate locations. Medicine Horse Ranch in Tomales, California was our unanimous choice. The facility offered a favorable coastal climate, a return to the social structure of a herd, and a daily caring eye on his wellbeing and comfort. He immediately fit into his new lifestyle and found new companions and purpose there. I am so glad we had those final years.
— Dee Mullen
Blanketing services: $45.00 per month, owner supplies blanket. Service provider will bill repairs and cleaning. This is coastal weather. Temperatures may drop to 40 degrees and the wind and rain may be a factor to blanket horses. There is barn shelter/stalls for horses to get out of the weather.
Fly Spray: $20.00 per month applied every other day ( required in the summer months during fly season.) Please supply a fly mask for your horse.
Grooming: $10.00 per grooming includes brushing hoof, care mane and tail maintenance.Baths determined by conditions and need.
Transportation and Visits
Trailer Expenses: Billed by service provider/owners.
Trailering in and out for other than medical purpose is discouraged.
Law for horses transported across state lines requires proof of negative Coggins.
You are welcome to visit your horse anytime Saturday-Sunday from 10AM-5:00PM. Other visitation arrangement is by individual need and written permission only.
This is a retirement facility for your horse, not a boarding facility. As such, horses are not to be ridden on the ranch property.