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ORGANIZATION: Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 105 people are interested
Ari & Ember
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Have you hugged a horse today? Help us give love and care to the 35 horses, ponies and donkeys retired to Mitchell Farm. No experience required. Have you always admired horses and never had the opportunity to get up close and personal? Now's you chance! Did you ride in your youth and then life happened and you miss it? Come and get your horse fix! Do you want to get outside and hang out with people like yourself? Join us! Our volunteers are involved in all aspects of care for our horses. We couldn't do it without them!

2 Shifts

  • morning / 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM EST
  • afternoon / 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM EST
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About Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.


300 East Haddam Road, (Route 82), Salem, CT 06420, US

Mission Statement

To provide a safe and comfortable retirement alternative for aged and infirm horses to live out their lives, and offer educational opportunities to the public on senior horse care and mangement.


Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc. provides a safe comfortable retirement alternative for aged and infirm horses.

Once admitted to the program, horses are cared for and owned by Mitchell Farm. They are handled, groomed, fed and allowed to graze and be stalled as conditions dictate. Medical and farrier concerns are paid for by MFER, Inc. The horses are sheltered and loved as long as they have an acceptable quality of life,

MFER, Inc. educates the public on subjects pertaining to senior horse care and alternatives to slaughter and livestock auctions. An informed equestrian community is sensitive to conditions at livestock auctions and transport to slaughter. They can also promote alternative situations for horses that are no longer useful. Understanding the unique needs of older horses enables horse owners to maintain them as useful for a longer period of time.

Horses are preferred to be at least 20 years old, but are accepted on an individual basis. They must be pasture sound and in reasonably good health. Each must have a veterinary certificate stating that it is free from communicable diseases, a negative coggins within six months and current rabies and tetanus vaccinations.

Horse owners must sign a contract relinquishing all rights of ownership to Mitchell Farm.




We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


300 East Haddam Road(Route 82)Salem, CT 06420




  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 7:30 am - 10:30 am or 3:30 pm - 5 pm
  • We just ask that when you pick a day and shift that you are consistent with attendance

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