Castleton Ranch Horse Rescue Inc., has been pro-active in saving many lives since our operation began in 2004. We started by rescuing mares and foals from PMU farms, which I am happy to say no longer exist in America. They do however still operate in Canada but mostly the PMU industry is now set up in China. Reports indicate that as many as 90,000 mares could be on production lines.
Between both ranches, Castleton has at any one time between 80 and 100 horses. We have many Thoroughbreds but also other horse breeds such as Appaloosa, Quarter, Arabian and Standardbred. Each horse has their own unique story about how they came to be here. Many of them get to tell their story when they are featured in our calendar.
A large number of our horses are old and thanks to our wonderful donors they have a safe and loving home to live out the rest of their lives.
Every horse at Castleton Ranch is cared for by our dedicated staff who ensure that their happiness and well being is at the forefront of our daily care.
Lots of good quality hay or pellets and where required additional suppliments such as senior equine steamed flat rolled oats and bran are given. All horses are on a rotating worming schedule and each are attended by our farrier every six weeks. Most of our horses are barefoot however some require shoes for a variety of different corrective reasons. All of our retired horses are groomed each week during their weekly checkover. Any issues which present themselves at this time are shared with our first class veterinarians. Ensuring that every horse has healthy feet and teeth is at the forefront of our primary care, particularly for our older horses.
Castleton Ranch pride themselves on providing all of our retired horses with the very best care possible so that they may enjoy their retirement to the fullest.