Arondel Equestrian Center
Arondel Equestrian Center
Premium Horse Retirement Farm, Lay-Up & Rehab Facility
  • Premium Horse Retirement

    Retire Your Special Horse In Style

    Imagine your special horse spending their days leisurely grazing in large well manicured fields with like minded herd mates in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky.   Like a 4 Star Spa Retreat,  they will receive regular spa treatments;  rubber curry massage,  bathing, mane and tail trims;  all to keep them feeling and looking their best. 

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ​~Sharon Ralls Lemon

Arondel Equestrian Center's Boutique Horse Retirement program provides hands on daily care, attention and love for your beloved equine companion.  We specialize in horses that have medical issues like Cushings/PPID, dental issues, or lameness that limits a pasture boarded lifestyle.     

Commitment to Safety

Your horse will meet new friends with introductions at a safe distance.   All of our paddocks are double fenced with Kentucky Board Fencing.   Your horse can take as long as they need to find a group and will never be rushed through their retirement transition. 

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Facility Amenities

  • Large well maintained pastures with Ketuncky Board fencing and automatic waterers in most fields
  • Large 11’x14′ matted stalls with an outside window and ability to hang head out into the 20′ wide aisle
  • Stall Fans
  • Stalls at least picked daily
  • Automatic fly spray system in the barn
  • Feed thru fly program
  • Perimeter fencing
  • Gated entrance with security cameras
  • Security Camera & WiFi in the barn
  • Owners/operators live on site

Wellness Program

  • Bi-Annual Veterinary Wellness Exams including: Vaccinations, Blood Work (ie  ATCH / Cushings/ PPID, EIA/ Coggins
  • De-Worming & Fecal Analysis
  • Annual Dental Exam
  • Regular Farrier 5-8 weeks based on your horse's need
  • Blanket/Fly sheet and fly mask changes as needed
  • Daily fly spray 
  • Weekly grooming, baths in summer
  • Minor medical treatment
  • (1) Fly mask provided per season
  • Includes all consumables and tools needed for regular grooming, bathing, and fly spray

Nutrition Program

  • Tribute feeds fed 2xs daily. Each horse’s dietary needs are evaluated and adjusted accordingly.
  • Soaked Beet Pulp & Alfalfa or Timothy Pellets (as needed)
  • Soaked feed and/or hay available if needed for dental or dietary restrictions.
  • Administer Owner supplied supplements/daily medication (ie Pracend, Equiox, etc)
  • Quality hay available at all times while in a stall via slow feed hay nets.  Type fed based on metabolism: Teff / Orchard / Alfalfa
  • Hay when needed in the pastures
  • Salt blocks in the stall and in pastures

Veterinary, Dentist, Farrier charges are billed at cost in addition to the monthly board fee.

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Daily Hands On Care
You horse will be handled every day twice day.  You horse will enjoy ample turn out 12-20 hours a day based on their medical and dietary needs as well as the weather conditions.  They  will also enjoy the comfort of a private stall with a ceiling fan, an outside window and the ability to hang their head out into the barn aisle.  Every day your horse is given a body check and you will be notified of any concerns.  We will learn your horse's personality and know immediately if something is not quite right. 

Your horse will be able to eat any grain, supplements and/ or any medication with out the fear of their herd mate running them off.  If your horse needs to wear a muzzle, their time in the stall will give them a break. All muzzles rub to some extent. We have tried them all!    

You will know your horse will be safe from extreme weather like thunder storms, blizzard and ice storms in their fluffy dry stalls munching on never ending hay.   When it is sunny, hot and in full fly season, you will know your horse is sleeping under his stall fan in a fly free barn.  

Kentucky is very wet and be difficult for horses to maintain a good quality hoof.  By coming into a stall everyday it will give your horse's hoofs time to be out of the moisture and free from stomping the flys away.   Some horses need a private space to lay down and go into full REM.  If they do not lay down, they can suffer from sleep deprivation. Our barn security cameras allow us to more accurately monitor your horse's sleep patterns.  


Because They Are Family 

We do what we do because we love them and they are family.  Pure and simple.  Every horse and client becomes part of our farm family.  These amazing animals who have brought all of us so much joy and love deserve that love and care in return for the rest of their days. 

Stay Part of Your Horse's Life
Technology allows us to send you photos and videos as well as allow you to have real time live video chats with your horse.  Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger - what ever platform you use, we will work with you.  We are also happy to help with any technology questions so you can chat with your horse.  Our monthly bills also include a summary of your horse's month in Kentucky.   All accessible via your secure Client Portal. 

Family Owned & Run

Life long Equestrians passionate about horse care.

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Senior Horse Nutrition 

As a horse ages,  their nutritional needs change.  Dental issues,  metabolic issues,  old injuries or arthritis all can effect their overall health.  Caring for and loving these special horses is what we do.

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