How Do We Achieve This Mission
- A horse owner wanting thier horse to continue to lead a productive life after thier
athletic career is over would donate that horse to the P.E.I. Equine Society. We
would then care for the horse until we can find a suitable adoptive home.
What About Our Facilities
- The Headquarters of the P.E.I. Equine Retirement Society is located in Milburn in
western P.E.I., near the community of O'Leary. We have recently completed
construction of a new barn which houses our operations. The barn houses six horses
and provides short term feed storage as well as the office of the P.E.I. Equine Retirement
Society. A nearby barn on the property is used for long term feed storage. The
Society is located on a 40 acre farm so the site has ample pasture and turnout space
Is The Horses Welfare Insured
- Quite Simply Yes! The welfare of the adopted horse is of primary concern to the
P.E.I. Equine Retirement Society. Anyone interested in adopting a horse from the
Society must first fill out a detailed application form
which is followed by an interview. This will help us determine if the person is able
to look after the horse.
- If an applicant meets our approval, we then procceed to match the person with the horse
that best suits thier needs and abilities.
- Before an applicant can take possesion of a horse they must sign a legally binding
adoption agreement which states that they may not sell, trade, lease, give away, or race
the siad horse. The agreement also sets outs guidelines which must be followed for
nutrition, vaccinations, worming, hoof and dental care, as well as overall care.
Everything from the stall construction to fencing material is looked at by Society when
considering applications. A $400 earnest fee is also to be paid by the adopter at
the time of adoption.
- Once adopted out the horse will be checked on at regular intervals by the Society's
representatives to ensure that the horse is being cared for according to the standards
contained within the adoptive agreement. If it is apparent that any horse is not
being cared for in a satisfactory manner, the P.E.I. Equine Retirement Society reserves
the legal right to reposses the horse in question.