WELCOME TO THE ULTIMATE HORSE RETIREMENT FARM

Horse Retirement Farm Excellence – if you are searching for a horse retirement farm you have found the perfect farm in Paradigm Farms. If your horse could talk he would ask to retire with us!

CLICK HERE to learn why horse owners across North America choose our farm when it is time to retire their special horse.

We have horses retired at our farm from across North America including California, Canada, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Washington, Virginia and Massachusettes.

Why do so many people trust us to care for their horse even when they live so far away?

Because we have transitioned many show horses to retirement, offer a temperate climate, carefully monitor our pastures to allow for excellent grazing almost year round, offer both stall and pasture board, and allow the horses to develop bonds with other horses in small groups as nature intended.

Your horse will not be leaving behind his creature comforts either as we blanket and groom all the horses in addition to feeding 2x/day. We also send regular picture and video updates to the owners so they can see their horse routinely and have regular glimpses into their daily lives.

As an owner why would you want to retire your horse with us?

As horse owners ourselves we know all the factors that must be considered when it comes to where your horse will spend his retirement days. We all want our horses to be well cared for and know that their future is secure, but we also want to know that we can afford to provide this for them.

We might need to be absentee owners as well, due to work/ family commitments or because our “horse time” is going to be spent with a new horse. We want to make sure our horses are still receiving tender, loving care even if we are not the ones providing it for them.

Paradigm Farms is here to provide you with an economical, guilt free solution to your search for a horse retirement farm.

CLICK HERE to learn about our customized approach that makes our horse retirement farm different and unique.

We have customized our approach to fit with the unique needs of a horse retirement farm. As our ideas for an equine retirement farm began to take shape we kept our focus on developing an approach that took the time and worry off of the owners and put the daily emphasis on caring for the horses instead of just throwing them out in a field.

We offer all of the services you would expect from an outstanding boarding facility including quality free-choice hay, well-maintained facilities and strong professional relationships with veterinarians and farriers to assist us in caring for your horse.

Our carefully designed feeding program was developed around soil and forage tests and is regularly monitored.

  • With our equine retirement farm we specialize in the care of retired horses. This means your horse is the focus of our business, not a sideline to a boarding/training facility.
  • You will not have to wonder if your horse is being used in any type of lesson program without your knowledge or permission because retired horses are our only boarders. We do not have a lesson or training program on the horse retirement farm.
  • Our pricing plans were carefully planned and thought out to allow us to make a long term commitment to caring for your horse and at the same time provide comprehensive, quality care.
  • Prices on all of our boarding packages include blanket changes, hoof trimming approximately eight times per year, annual vaccinations and bimonthly de-worming. No more opening the board bill and wondering how many “extras” will be there each month. We also take care of scheduling all vet/ farrier appointments and holding the horses for the vet/ farrier.
  • All of our horses are assessed for their nutritional needs by an animal nutritionist. The type and amount of grain fed is based on each horse’s nutritional needs.
  • Our horses live in closed herds. Because we have only retired horses for boarders we do not have different horses continually coming and going from the farm. This means far less exposure to potential illness than at a traditional boarding facility.
  • New horses are gradually introduced into their herds after we get to know them.
  • Combined, we have 37 years of experience and have the knowledge and professional contacts to properly recognize and address various horse health issues.
  • We offer two different boarding packages allowing you to choose the one that best suits the needs of you and your horse.

Please continue to browse through our website and learn about our horse retirement program at Paradigm Farms. We have tried to make our site thorough and to anticipate many of your questions. However, we know that each horse (and their owner) has unique needs, so do not hesitate to contact us and have an in-depth discussion about your situation. We hope your horse is lucky enough to join us at our horse retirement farm in beautiful Tennessee! -Jason & Melissa Webb

"The decision to retire a horse is never an easy one. A horse, for a lot of us, becomes a... More >

“The decision to retire a horse is never an easy one. A horse, for a lot of us, becomes a member of the family, carrying us around from show to show, forgiving our missed distances, hearing our unspoken thoughts after years of teamwork. When my horse’s riding career had ended and it no longer made sense to keep him stabled in the Northeast, it was important to me to make sure that he would live out the rest of his life cared for the way in the way that he deserved. I did not want him turned out and forgotten. Unless you are lucky enough to live on your own farm, you then have put a lot of trust into the hands of another caregiver when retiring your horse.

I feel so blessed to have found Paradigm Farms. Melissa and Jason have taken such good care of my horse over the last 8 years. I sleep well knowing that they are caring for him in the way they would care for one of their own. Melissa’s frequent blog posts and emails with pictures and stories are often the highlight of my day. On a cold rainy New York morning, I will often times open my inbox to a funny story from Melissa and a picture of several of the horses there, including my own, frolicking in a green pasture as the sun comes up. The stories from real life on a real farm are delightful. Melissa and Jason are honest, hard working, caring and competent people and it has been a joy to be included in their retirement family. Finding Paradigm turned a sad early retirement into something I feel really right about. I couldn’t recommend them any more strongly.”

Ashley

""I have had my horse Faune with Melissa and Jason at Paradigm Farms for many years. To say that there... More >

“I have had my horse Faune with Melissa and Jason at Paradigm Farms for many years. To say that there is no one else I would ever trust with my horse’s happiness and health in his retirement is an understatement. They treat him as if he were their own and I sleep well at night knowing that my big French horse is being cared for just as I want. It’s my privilege to give him the happiest and most comfortable retirement that exists, and Paradigm Farms is truly the best.”  
Gillian

"I cannot imagine better people to care for my retired horses. Jason and Melissa are truly wonderful people whose care... More >

“I cannot imagine better people to care for my retired horses. Jason and Melissa are truly wonderful people whose care is unmatched.”

Jocelyn

When I started to toss around the idea of retiring my gelding, “Stormy”, I became anxious over what I saw... More >

When I started to toss around the idea of retiring my gelding, “Stormy”, I became anxious over what I saw as limited retirement options available in the northeast. Horse retirement farms were somewhat of a novel concept to me.  Typically, I saw horses being sold as “schoolmasters”, coming out of work and living out their years in small backyard farms, or if lucky just coming out of work and staying where they were on full board. While none of these options are bad, per se, I wanted to explore other options.

It was important for me that Stormy be in a more temperate climate, have lots of friends and room to run.  In short to just “live like a horse”.  BUT, I wanted him to receive the same level of care he received his whole life, to be in a structured environment with daily hands on care and supervision by knowledgeable horse people.   A tough bill to fill, I thought. I started by asking friends in Florida for references and Paradigm Farms was the first name I received.  I then continued my search, eventually gathering information and comparing about eleven farms in total.

After about a two-year decision making process Paradigm Farms was the choice for me and Stormy.  They offer their retirees an amazing combination of a free life in complete structure, exactly what I was looking for!  Melissa and Jason are extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and kind people and I never worried about Stormy’s care.  My horse lived out his later years as a horse, and while the distance made it impossible for me to be with him at the end of the road, I would not have had it any other way.

I would not hesitate to recommend Paradigm Farms to anyone looking for a retirement farm for their horse.

Kelly

“From the day my horse arrived at Paradigm, I never once second guessed my decision to retire him there. For... More >

“From the day my horse arrived at Paradigm, I never once second guessed my decision to retire him there. For me, one of the best things was reading their regular blog posts about things going on at the farm and seeing photos of my horse and his buddies. Even though I was hundreds of miles away, I felt like I still got to be a part of his life. If there was anything my horse needed, Melissa didn’t hesitate to ask and I took much comfort in her and Jason’s extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with older horses. I am so thankful Melissa and Jason allowed me to retire my horse with them.”

Michelle

"Cino is a horse of a lifetime, so the decision to retire him was not an easy one. I researched... More >

“Cino is a horse of a lifetime, so the decision to retire him was not an easy one. I researched a bunch of places online, sent emails, made phone calls, talked with horse friends, even spoke with horse friends of horse friends. Nothing I had heard or read about helped ease the anxiety I felt about sending my beloved horse to be retired… until I started emailing back and forth with Melissa at Paradigm Farms. Her emails were professional, full of information, and I could tell that she understood how hard this decision is for a horse owner. What finally convinced me was the first phone call I had with her. She told me about a long time resident that was having serious health issues and the outlook was grim. She got choked up about it, and went on to tell me the story including all that had been done to meet the horse’s needs. Her honest emotion and love was exactly what I needed to hear. We had a wonderful conversation that day and I told her I wanted Cino to go to a farm where the owners cared as much about him as I did.
Cino left in the beginning of November. Upon his arrival, they sent videos and photos along with numerous email updates. I visited the farm in December and met Jason, Melissa and Carter. They are a wonderful family who love what they do. I got a tour of everything from fields to the feed room. The farm is clean, maintained, and organized. They interact with the horses daily and know them personally. Cino was eating hay with his friends and looked quite happy when I left. I was so relieved!
I now have 2 horses at Paradigm Farms. I retired my second horse of a lifetime, Havana, shortly after. I love seeing photos of them in blog posts, as well as reading about everything that is going on around the farm. Both of my horses deserve wonderful retirements, and I trust Melissa and Jason are giving it to them. Paradigm Farms is a wonderful place!”
Jocelyn

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Paradigm Farm’s Equine Retirement Facility and unique philosophies regarding the ultimate care and nutrition for senior horses have been featured in these and many other publications. We have thoroughly enjoyed each and every opportunity to talk about our horse retirement farm and to brag about all the horses!