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​Six comprehensive 8 week courses Sessions meet once a week for 3 hours Classroom~Practical Training~Guest Speakers Instructor Melissa MacDonald, Equine Mgr, Mitchell Farm
Stable Management I           Stable Management II

Basic Horse Care               Equine Health

Equine Anatomy & Physiology Horse Ownership

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Checks can be made out to:


MFER, Inc.
Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement
300 East Haddam Road (Rt. 82)
Salem, CT 06420
 

Thank you to The Community Foundation of Eastern CT and Anonymous for providing assistance with our specialized feed program for the aged equines at Mitchell Farm.  During our 13 years of senior equine care, it has become increasingly evident that as our herd ages, specialized feed and hay replacement products are key to our feeding program.  Older horses are often difficult to keep in good health due to poor dentition or age related metabolic issues.  The goal of our feed program is to assure that each horse is fed appropriately for its individual nutritional needs.   


Thank you to George & Harriet Burrell for your donation of an awesome farm truck!  It has been so helpful.  We are not sure how we got along without one for so long.


Thank you to the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) and Merck Animal Health for donating spring vaccines for our Herd!  

27 Equimaxx Dewormers
Double ended snaps
2 Horse size halters
2 Pony size halters
15 gal. rubber feed tubs
Home Depot gift certificate
Staples gift certificate
Skilled labor

     (electricians & Plumbers)
Small engine repair

Educational Resources

Considering our geriatric population, we are fortunate to not experience the more common causes of colic such as gas or impaction.  Unfortunately, what we do see is colic from strangulating lipomas.  This accounts for 36% of the need for euthanasia at Mitchell Farm.  The following link is a really great description by Drs. Ashley and Matt Kornatowski  of Twines Pines Equine Veterinary Services in Griswold, CT.​​​



​Equines Aging Gracefully

​here is an interesting link to an article by Eleanor Kellon, VMD from TrailRiderMag.com

     Used Blankets, Tack          & Extras For Sale

A Dignified Life For All Equines

Second Saturday Of Every Month!

​8am to Noon


From blankets to bits, saddles to boots, treats to breeches, if it's for the horse or their person, we just might have it.  Also available for sale is an array of Mitchell Farm gear.......hats, totes, t-shirts, glasses, calendars, etc.


New or gently used horse-related items may be donated to Mitchell Farm by appointment (860) 303-8705


Your donations and your purchases are appreciated.





     Hands On Horse Care

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Educational Links

Animal Welfare  Resources