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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

“Ten years ago my wonderful gelding, Apollo, was stricken with EPM. After treatment and rehab, he relapsed and I made... More >

“Ten years ago my wonderful gelding, Apollo, was stricken with EPM. After treatment and rehab, he relapsed and I made the decision to retire him. I began the search for horse retirement farms. As Apollo is a Hanoverian who hails from near Frankfurt, Germany, he suffered terribly in the hot and humid Florida summers where I live. Even though I would miss him very much, I wanted to send him to a better climate for him. I decided on Paradigm Farms after studying their website and speaking with Melissa and Jason Webb. I found them extremely knowledgeable and caring horse and farm people.

My husband and I visited the original Paradigm Farm soon after Apollo was shipped there. We were very impressed with both the facilities and the care he was receiving. No other farm I researched provided the same care with the same environment and cost effectiveness. Fast forward and Apollo will have been with the Webb’s ten years this July (2016). He now lives at the new farm which was constructed specifically and strategically for horse retirement. Due to my husband’s health issues, I have not been able to visit for several years, but constantly see pictures of my horse on the farm blog and newsletter. He is only a phone call or email away. I KNOW he is in good hands and receives the finest of comprehensive care including farrier and dental services, vaccines, worming, coggins, etc. He is free to wander a large, verdant pasture with his friends. He is fed well and groomed and all his needs are met. Ten years of great care is a testimonial in itself in favor of Paradigm Farms. Apollo and I are very lucky I found them.”

Vivian

“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

"I admit, I was anxious about sending our horse, Convey the Moment, to Paradigm Farm.  After all, they weren't close... More >

“I admit, I was anxious about sending our horse, Convey the Moment, to Paradigm Farm.  After all, they weren’t close by and I didn’t know them personally.  I was proceeding on a recommendation from someone at the barn where he was.
 
Well, well, I certainly had NOTHING to worry about.  Melissa and Jason go above and beyond what I could ever imagine.  When Convey arrived, Melissa not only let me know that he got there, but how he was doing, how he was behaving and sent pictures!!  She also gave me detailed updates and pictures every couple of days.  As he settled in, the updates came a couple of times a week, then maybe once a week to every several weeks.  And after he had been there a number of months, another update.  That is also in conjunction with the weekly pictures she sends on Facebook of all the horses and the blog that is written about what is going on at the farm and full of rich detail about life there and of the horses. 
 
There is another thing……she writes the most beautiful memorials of horses who have passed on.  I don’t even know these horses and they make me cry. 
 
Melissa and Jason really know each and every horse, their personalities, likes and dislikes.  I don’t feel like our horse is just one of the bunch.  They are attentive, caring experts.  They are also user friendly.  I feel I could contact them with any question.  I cannot, CANNOT imagine a better place for a horse.  I will be always grateful for the recommendation to send Convey to them.  I would not only recommend Paradigm Farm but ENTHUSIASTICALLY recommend them.”
Gina

“When I realized it was time to retire the younger of my two horses for health reasons, there was only... More >

“When I realized it was time to retire the younger of my two horses for health reasons, there was only one place I wanted him to be: Paradigm Farms. Even though the farm is 8 hours away from me, I love that the farm is located in southern Tennessee so the horses can be turned out year round and the winters are easy on old horses’ joints. The care and attention they give to each and every horse is remarkable. Dentist, farrier, spring shots, fall shots, spring baths and clipping, special diets, medications, blogs, pictures, rain sheets and blankets are all part of the care given by these very special people.

The wonderful experience I had transitioning Remmy to retirement helped prepare me for the harder transition of my 23 year old gelding into retirement the following year. Even though I had been through this process once before with them, they followed the same steps to welcome Baner into his new herd family as they had with Remmy and made sure I was in the loop with every step of the process. Once the transition was complete, the communication and pictures continue each month so I always know what is going on in my horses’ lives.

Melissa’s and Jason’s truest respect and love of their charges are seen most vividly when a horse is at the end of their life. The well being of the horse and ensuring their quality of life are at the heart of their conversations with owners to decide when to put a horse down. The love and compassion Melissa and Jason have for each horse ensures the best interest of the horse is at the heart of this decision.

These horses are as much a part of Melissa’s and Jason’s family as they are mine, more even, since they are with the horses 10 or more hours a day. Because of this, I know my horses are receiving exception care and are safe and happy in their new home. I’m blessed that I have found a place where they can retire and be horses again after their dressage careers are over.”

Sarah

“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

“When it came time to retire our first horse, Alex, we were fortunate enough to come across Paradigm Farms through... More >

“When it came time to retire our first horse, Alex, we were fortunate enough to come across Paradigm Farms through numerous recommendations. From the exceptional care combined with the vast knowledge to the love they provide, Paradigm Farms is the home away from home that we were in search of. Melissa and Jason go above and beyond in the care they supply and always do what is best for the horse. We have since sent our second horse, Rubrico, to live out his days in this equine paradise. It doesn’t feel like they’re so far away since we are constantly seeing photos and reading stories about them on the blog. We are forever grateful to Melissa and Jason for providing our horses with a wonderful home that is only one click away.”

Donna

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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!