people think of boarding most assume it
is because someone who desires to own a
horse lacks the property and facilities
to appropriately house a horse. While that
is a very good reason to board, it is not
the only reason.
A lot of people get
into horses without
or understanding how much care is involved
in general day to day horse husbandry. Day
to day, means at the minimum, twice a day,
every day, 365 days a year! Many individuals
are unable to dedicate that much time or
do not wish to dedicate that much time toward
A horse's dietary
needs are specific to their age, work load,
conditioning, etc... Individuals who lack
the time or the ability are good candidates
to board their horse.
Horses are sensitive
to their surroundings and need appropriate
care and handling. They are far more complicated
to care for than small animals. It goes
much deeper than just having a barn and
property for your horse to graze on. The
person responsible for the horse needs to
be able to recognize abnormal behavior and
their causes, be capable to realize if the
horse is "off", colicing or otherwise
in need of medical care and what to do until
Even if only for
a few years to work with a trainer, gain first hand knowledge, boarding
is an excellent option.
Many people choose to board for the social aspect. To have others to ride with and have horse related company.
Boarding at Old
Mill Farm has many advantages. There are
knowledgeable staff caring for your horse.
We have been doing it for our entire lives!
A trainer, farrier are available 24
hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our reputation is
well known both in our local area and our
chosen breeds. Old Mill Farm participates
in local activities and fundraisers. Daniel
Lepley is a farrier with clients in a three
state radius and a trainer with clients
from all over the country. To date, on a national level in Gypsy Vanners,
Old Mill Farm has been in the championships
more than 40+ times.
Old Mill Farm offers services beyond that of other boarding
facilities. professional training and acess to an equine breeding lab
If you have any
questions about Old Mill Farm's services
or boarding, please do not hesitate to contact
us! You may call the Stable manager