|"I believe, first and foremost, that a horse should always
be allowed to be a horse. We should not force him to
conform to our world, but rather, we should always strive
to conform to his. We have been graced by God with the
privilege of his company and with that privilege comes
responsibility. We are charged with his physical and mental
well-being, not only for as long as he is considered useful,
but for as long as he continues to ask and need our help to
|Pam Zielinski -2003
|To that end, every horse at Damrock Farm receives a forage-based diet and
as much turnout as possible. Current research shows that this approach is
best for developing sound minds and bodies on both adult and growing
horses. With the exception of horses in for sales prep, everyone receives
free choice hay or grazing, depending on the season. Concentrates are
added as needed to maintain a healthy condition. Prep horses also receive a
forage-based diet, but with extra concentrates, supplements and exercise as
required to achieve maximum condition prior to sale time.
|Mare care includes twice a day feeding, with daily, nightly or 24 hour
turnout, depending on the season. Included in your board is observation for
normal pregnancy progression, estrus monitoring and administration of
medication as needed if prescribed by a veterinarian. Holding for vet or
farrier is included. Veterinary care and farrier work are billed directly to the
owner on an as-needed basis. A one time foaling fee of $350 applies at foaling.
Foaling with dystocia may incur additional charges at the Farm's discretion.
Normal foaling fee includes monitoring before, during and after delivery, helping
with delivery if needed, examination of foal for any abnormalities, newborn care,
administration of any needed medications (mare and foal) and holding for
veterinary aftercare. All resident foals are halter broke and handled daily, as
well as trained to load and to stand for vet and farrier.
|Sales preparation includes twice a day feeding with nightly turnout to
avoid sun-bleached coats. Holding for vet and farrier is included. Sale
horses should be at Damrock Farm a minimum of 60 days prior to the
sale, preferably 90 days. See more details about prepping sale horses on
our Sales Prep page.
Pam and Dave Zielinski
877 State Highway 67
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|This is the place you have been looking for! What a retiree needs, a retiree gets at
Damrock Farm. INCLUDED in the price of retirement board is routine veterinary and
barefoot farrier care. Routine care means that spring and fall vaccinations, regular
trimming and twice yearly dental checks, with recommended floating as needed. If
your horse requires shoes, the standard fee for a barefoot trim (currently $40) will
be deducted from the farrier bill with the balance to be paid by the owner. The
same is true of dental care. Routine floating is included, extras such as tooth
pulling, etc are charged to the owner. Blanketing with owner supplied blankets, fly
sheets, etc., is included at no extra charge, so you know your horse will always be
comfortable. Fly spray is supplied by the farm. Retired horses will be fed any
special feeds necessary such as senior feed, weight supplements, etc, to maintain
optimal health for as long as possible. There is no extra charge for soaking feed or
feeding second cut hay like at many boarding operations. Special supplements (for
arthritis, ulcer prevention, Cushing's treatment, etc) supplied by the owner will also
be fed as requested. Any special veterinary work such as illness or injury is paid
by the owner, but Damrock Farm will take care of seeing that recommendations
made by the vet such as medications, etc are carried out as directed. When the
time comes to say good-bye to your special friend, you have the option of being
here or not, whichever you are more comfortable with, and while we cannot offer a
burial place, we can arrange for disposal, even transport to Cornell University for
cremation if desired. You can rest easy, knowing that your retiree is in the best of
hands at Damrock Farm and will be safe and comfortable until the very end.
|WHILE WE WELCOME RETIREES, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT
NO RIDING BY BOARDERS IS ALLOWED AT DAMROCK FARM.