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Equine Retirement Survey

September’s Finance Friday will be about equine retirement, and I’d like to gather a great deal more information than I have so far.

I’ve created a survey in Google Forms.

If you have ever retired a horse, or ever thought about or planned to retire a horse, could you go fill it out for me?

Could you also share it as widely as possible so I can get tons of responses?

Thanks!

 

Link to Equine Retirement Survey

3 thoughts on “Equine Retirement Survey

  1. I think the most difficult part of retirement is how to afford to maintain the retired horse while affording a new horse to be able to continue to ride. Especially if the horse was retired young so you didn’t really see it coming and start to plan for it.

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  2. I’ll fill it out! I researched several options while trying to figure out what to do with my OTTB who was young, but unsound. I actually was able to send him back to his last owner, so didn’t end up doing it. But I did a fair amount of research. My other two are retired at my house. I had hoped to send them off to retire, unfortunately neither would be able to live out in a field with other horses anymore. Rio because of the epm. He’s not strong enough to thrive in a herd setting. And for Jamp, he foundered this spring, so he can’t go out and live on grass.

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