Providing committed horse owners the very best we have to offer when it comes to placing your treasured horse in full retirement. At Weber's, you choose an individualized care program that is tailored to meet your horse's unique needs. Here, your horse is adopted into our farm family and will receive the highest quality care and attention they deserve.
Sandy, age 30 and Sonny, age 28
A DAY IN THE LIFE.... A typical day means your horse will be hanging out with their best friends. We believe older horses do best in small numbers and every effort is made to ensure a compatible mix of personalities. The last thing any horse needs is to be chased around by the pasture bully. Full time access to roughage via pasture or hay is ideal for keeping them happy. Contentment reduces anxiety and digestive disorders. Picture your horse standing head to tail napping under the many shade trees each pasture has to offer. Loafing sheds provide shelter when weather dictates. Feed times for supplements or meds are designed to meet the needs of each individual horse. Other aspects of your horses day can be detailed to meet the desires of each horse's owner. Individual box stalls, extra grooming, or even hand walking on the trails in the woods, can be arranged. Horse treats, carrots and apples are a part of every retiree's life here on the farm.
Our Featured "Farm Family" Member
Maris and Symphony
"Symphony" joined our family, as a show horse for Ariel, in 2000 when he was 8 years old, fresh of the airplane from the Netherlands. He is the spitting image of his father Ulft; we knew we had a gem! He spent the next two years teaching Ariel the ropes of competing and showing, including showing at finals, before she left for college in 2002 when Maris took over riding him full time. Unfortunately they only had a few short months together before Symphony tore his suspensory ligament in his left hind leg, a week before going to equitation finals with Maris. This injury was devastating and took 3 years of slow rehabilitation before he was fully recovered. Maris had the pleasure of being able to show him in the amateur owner hunters, during her freshman and sophomore years in college. Symphony then was leased to many children along the east coast, and traveled down to Florida, West Virginia, and Connecticut, teaching them about the horse show world and showing them the way around children’s hunter and equitation courses. After a few years, he found his way back to us when he became symptomatic from the tick borne disease ehrlichia, requiring a two week hospitalization at the Tufts University vet school. Unfortunately, his bout with the disease weakened his tendons and following it he had repeated soft tissue injuries. After two years of attempts to rehabilitate, we sadly decided to retire Symphony. Even though he was always happy to work and would give everything when asked, his body was tired of the riding life. Over the time we have had Symphony, we celebrated multiple graduations (high school and college), attended countless horse shows, drove thousands of miles in a trailer and endured numerous rehabilitations through cold winter days (and even having him roll in the ring’s we walked around, when it was the middle of winter and he wasn’t allowed to be turned out!). After spending ten years with him around the corner from us and taking care of his aches and pains, it is sad to have him so far away. Seeing him fat and sun-bleached, and playing in the fields with his horsey friends, brightens our day every time we see him living the life he deserves. He truly is a special horse and we, along with the many children he has taught along the way, have been lucky to have him in our lives.
Ariel and Symphony
Maris and Symphony
Please visit our ARCHIVES page for past "Featured Farm Members" stories.
A COMFORTING THOUGHT....
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Rob & Kim Weber phone-270-625-9474 e-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org We are located at: 1013 Dripping Springs Road Princeton, KY 42445