Retired Home for Horses
The retirement home for horses at Mill Creek Farm held their fourth annual spring sale.
The farm is home to 133 horses from all over the nation.
T-V- 20's Yaremi Farinas visited the farm and met one horse that had a whole lot of action before he retired.
Chico is a retired police horse from Orange County in Orlando.
Chico was used as a crowd control horse in different events like the NBA Finals in Orlando, but he did more than just control a crowd of screaming fans.
Back in 2008, Chico was used for the search for missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony.
Soon after that, he ended up here at the Mill Creek Farm.
"He's a beautiful horse. He got an injured so they asked us to take him in. We are just very happy to take any horse that worked for the government."
Peter Gregory and his wife bought this land back in 1983. A year later they took in their first horse.
Today the Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm has a 133 horses roaming on 265 acres of land.
Most of the horses here are either retired from government services used in circuses or handicap programs, rescued by humane societies or unwanted by their owners.
Now they spend their days walking the fields and being fed by people who volunteer at the farm.
"To see guys like Picasso who came from New York, totally abused and coming out here
living the dream life."
That's exactly what the Gregory's believe these horses should do. Spend the rest of their life's in peace.
"We make two promises. We tell them their going to be, you'll never be worked or ridden again and your going to be here forever, because they are here forever because they are buried here in the field of dreams."
Each tree you see here stands for a a horse that was buried. One day Chico will have a tree of his own in the Field of Dreams.
The Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm is open to the public every Saturday and you can adopt a horse for just $40 a month.
- Family Gives Everything To Retired Horses
- Retired Race Horse Rescued from Neglect
- Kitchen Problems Temporarily Shut Down Gainesville Retirement Home
- Horse Injected with Gasoline in Belleview Is Back Home
- From Horse Jockey to Horse Doctor
- Retired Gainesville Police Officer Laid to Rest
- GPD Captain Retires
- Upset Retirement
- Gainesville's Police Chief Plans to Retire
- Chief Norman Botsford Retires