Retirement Horse Boarding in Ocala Florida

Crowe's Nest Farm provides retirement horse boarding in Ocala that is perfect for horses that have finished their show, racing or pleasure careers. The serene atmosphere provides the environment where they can now relax, while receiving the appropriate feed and hay for their age and condition. Supplements and medications are given as prescribed to help our residents remain comfortable and content.

Retired horses enjoy our grassy paddocks and pastures with lots of shade at Crowe's Nest Farm. Stalls are available for owners who prefer their retirees be inside during undesirable weather conditions. We do our best to accommodate every horse, providing a level of comfort with a care plan suited to their individual needs.

Services Provided

  • Medicated baths
  • Grooming
  • Body clipping
  • Manes pulled
  • Massage therapy

Our Facilities

Crowe's Nest Farm's larger concrete block barn has 12x12 matted stalls equipped with ceiling fans, automatic waters, and a fly spray system to keep your horse comfortable. The other barn on the property has larger 14x16 stalls. For the safety of the horses staying at Crowe's Nest Barn, our pastures and paddocks are all constructed with 4 board and wove wire fences.

We have excellent vet and farrier services available.

Our property is in a private, gated area with 24 hour guard security. And, our owner and manager, Joanne Crowe, lives right here on the property.

Allow your aging horse to experience Crowe's Nest Farm. We are the ideal setting for retirement horse boarding in Ocala. We have designed our retirement program for horse owners who seek individual, personalized care for their horses.


Meet our Owner/Manager Joanne Crowe

Joanne Crowe is the owner of Crowe's Nest Farm, and is a thoroughbred breeder as well as registered nurse. She was the 4th generation of her family raised on a farm in southern Ohio. So she comes by her love for horses naturally. When she was younger, Joanne showed quarter horses and earned many titles in AQHA shows throughout Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Joanne worked 7 years as a vet tech before graduating from Miami of Ohio with her degree in applied Science and School of nursing. Joanne has over 30 years as a RN in the Emergency department and Recovery room.

She moved to Ocala in 1993, drawn to the area due to its reputation as the "Horse Capital of the World". Once in Ocala, she learned more about the thoroughbred industry and began breeding and raising the foals.

Crowe's Nest Farm has been incorporated since 1996. Today, we still breed thoroughbreds on a smaller scale and run a facility specializing in equine rehab and retirement horse boarding.

We love being that tranquil setting for older retired horses to peacefully and comfortably live out their days. The atmosphere at CNF is ideal for older horses, providing calm surroundings and specialized care. Race horses, show horses, broodmares, yearlings, and weanlings, all find relaxation in the pastures and paddocks at Crowe's Nest Farm.

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Visit Crowe's Nest Farm & See for Yourself

Sometimes the only way to know for sure if CNF is the right retirement horse boarding facility for your horse, is to pay us a visit. We understand the relationship between aging horses and their owners. It is not easy find on the best retirement home for your beloved show or race horse. We love what we do here at Crowe's Nest Farm and invite you to check us out! Just use the contact form below to schedule a visit.