Boarding

Calling Mill Ridge Home

Boarding at Mill Ridge Farm

Our success in raising the world’s best racehorses is founded in time proven traditions while balanced with modern techniques. True to our roots we take care of the horse first and know the rest will take care of itself. In doing so our team, led by Duncan Macdonald, patiently guides foals through weaning and onto maturity, when they leave the farm ready for their next education—being ridden.

Since horses are herd animals, they seek comfort and growth in the herd. We believe in ample turnout and are blessed to have some of the best soils and grasses in the region. Our gently rolling hills and large open spaces promote bone development and competitiveness amongst our crop. Our horsemen carefully inspect the herd daily to mend any bumps or bruises, as well as closely monitor weight gain and development. During development we limit stall time, yet utilize it with grooming and relationship building between horsemen and horse. Complimenting our horsemen is a team of veterinarians and blacksmiths, who regularly inspect, evaluate, and facilitate proper growth and development.

We take great pride in our boarding service; it is the foundation of our farm. Our clients are recognized as family, and we are honored everyday to take care of their horses. Thus, we treat your horses as our own, each as an individual and care for it as such. Our clients' success is our greatest accomplishment, and nothing inspires us more than their horses. We welcome the opportunity to grow our family, and invite you anytime to learn more about our boarding program.

Balance and her baby

Balance frolics with her baby

La Ville Rouge and Set Them Free

La Ville Rouge, mother of 2006 Kentucky Derby Barbaro, with Set Them Free, mother of 2005 Kentucky Derby Giacomo — both call Mill Ridge home

Havre de Grace and mother, Easter Bunnette

2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, with her mother and longtime boarder, Easter Bunnette

Balance

The beautiful Balance gets love