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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

“I struggled with the decision to retire my beloved competition mare. Who would care for her the way I did?... More >

“I struggled with the decision to retire my beloved competition mare. Who would care for her the way I did? I went to tour the farm based on the beautiful photos on Paradigm’s website. When I made the decision to bring my mare to Paradigm, Melissa could not have been more helpful in this transition. They are both so experienced with transitioning sport horses into retirement: how to go without shoes – how to introduce a horse into the pasture group – how to manage feed – how to manage owner anxiety. The program is meticulous and the blog makes you feel like you have a video camera into your horses daily life. I could not be happier and would highly recommend Paradigm farm for horse retirement.”

Sandy

“Your horse could not live out his/her last years with better care or under better living circumstances. The love and... More >

“Your horse could not live out his/her last years with better care or under better living circumstances. The love and care he/she receives from Melissa and Jason is phenomenal; you never have to worry. And you, as the owner, are kept in touch daily with your horse through pictures, newsletters and blog entries.”

Sana

"I can say that we think Romeo is in "Horse Heaven" with you folks.  We love the blog and the... More >

“I can say that we think Romeo is in “Horse Heaven” with you folks.  We love the blog and the website and all the pictures you take and the news you provide of what’s going on there.  I can’t imagine a better place for him.”
Marki

"I don't really know how to start about Paradigm Farm without sounding like I am gushing or I am being... More >

“I don’t really know how to start about Paradigm Farm without sounding like I am gushing or I am being paid to do this. You can be assured that I am not being paid, I won’t guarantee about the gushing. Paradigm Farm is nothing less than wonderful. I always thought I would never “let my horse go” and that I would need to have him close to me to be a good mother. There is nothing farther than the truth. In being able to provide a well deserved “last chapter” for my Grand Prix Dressage horse, I could not have given him a better gift. Jason and Melissa don’t just care for the horses, they really care about the horses. To we owners, each horse is an individual with quirks and needs that we, as owners, cherish. Melissa and Jason listen to the owners and respect those quirks and needs that are so important to us. The perfect emotional support I needed.

One of the nearly tangible elements of Paradigm Farm is that Paradigm Farm is not some last ditch effort to save a piece of property. Rather, as crazy as it may seem, they run the farm because they love to take care of retired horses. And they do take care of them – nutrition, feet, vaccinations, clipping. In a way, it is the best assisted living a horse can get without being over the top. You see, it is still very important that the horses get to be horses.

I loved the fact that Melissa totally got what a goof ball my horse was. And that he never wanted to be in the barn again in his life. So, rather than making him adjust – they adjusted to him. The farrier and vet took care of him outside the barn where he wanted to be. After all, he had earned that in his life.

When the time came to discuss the eventual final sunset, it was comforting that while we all struggled with it (because they cared about him); he was able to go with the dignity he earned during his competitive life and the joy he found in his final years at Paradigm.

OK. Maybe I am gushing too much. However, while Paradigm was a gift I was able to give my horse in his senior years; Paradigm was in itself a gift to me as someone who finally let her horse go be what he was meant to be. A horse. “

Roberta

"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

“Having the opportunity to retire my horse, Hesse, at Paradigm Farm has been wonderful. Melissa and Jason are professional, knowledgeable,... More >

“Having the opportunity to retire my horse, Hesse, at Paradigm Farm has been wonderful. Melissa and Jason are professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. They provide excellent care in an extremely horse-friendly environment. After years of training, competing, and traveling, Hesse deserved the best retirement that I could give him. Now, each time that I get an update, pictures, or look at the blog, I know that found the right place. Hesse is thriving as a member of his retirement herd and I know that Paradigm Farm has been the best choice for him.”

Sarah

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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!