SERVICES - Foaling
- Specialized Attention - Only a limited number of mares foaled here each year.
- Full emergency kit including foal resuscitator & oxygen tank.
- Veterinarian on call.
- All foalings are attended by farm owner Melody Adler.
- CBC run on all newborn foals.
- IgGs run on a Densimeter to check for failure of passive transfer.
- Colostrum Bank.
- Secure Barn Complete Video Surveillance.
- Included in foaling fee IgG, and CBC on foal, naval dips, Banamine, probiotics and electryolytes for mare.
- Additional fees for Colostrum if needed, and vet exam.
- Trailer is always hooked up during foaling season in the event of an emergency.
I brought Magic to Aurora Farms for "turnout rehab." Being a show horse all his life, Magic did not understand that freedom in the field was fun! The setup at the retirement barn at Aurora Farms allowed Magic to have a stall with direct access to a small pasture. He was able to acclimate to living in a pasture full time on his own terms. Now, he is retired at Aurora Farms, happily living with a buddy in one of the large retirement pastures. Melody does an excellent job of providing top notch care to all of the horses on the farm and it makes me happy to know that Magic is happy and healthy!
Service: Boarding & Retirement
I boarded my retired thoroughbred (ex-racer/ex-eventer), Slew, at Aurora Farms from January of 2012 to June of 2013. I am a chemical engineer and relocated to Virginia, in June, for work, and I brought him with me. However, he received such exceptional care at Melody’s I considered not taking him with me, even though the separation would have caused me significant heartache. Melody knew how important it was for me to be with him that she assured me that she would be a resource to me at my new facility to ensure that he got the best care possible. She always does what is in the best interest of the horse and cares for every horse as if it were her own. Aurora Farms is the only place I would consider leaving my horse. I have boarded at several places in the state of Kentucky and Melody is the only one I trust implicitly to ensure that my horse receives acceptable, quality care without my intervention. She has the knowledge, the resources, and the facility to ensure the best care of the most "needy" of horses. My horse thrived at her farm. I know numerous people who have attempted to retire their thoroughbreds at other facilities unsuccessfully. I am eternally grateful to Melody for helping Slew acclimate to retirement so that he can live a long, happy life, just being a horse.
Valerie & Dave Blethen, Breeze Hill Farm.
Melody Adler was a life saver for me as my horse business shrank and foaling out my mares became more difficult for me. We raise a few thoroughbreds and quarter horses. Aurora Farm is close to me as well so it is a great choice for us. Melody's care is wonderful. She pays attention to DETAILS and is up on all the newest and latest in horse care, nutrition, foaling, ailments of foals, and everything concerning each horse as an "individual". Her great skills in her lab is far greater than anything I ever had. She has a great relationships with her vets. My first foal born there became a Stakes winner and broke a track record in California. I knew he had a great start. I was nervous at first sending my mares out but soon "let go" of my worries and have complete support of Aurora Farms and Melody. Her dedication is unsupassed in my book.
When I needed to retire my mare Eureka, I went on a journey that took me farther than I ever imagined. I saw many horse retirement facilities, but only one retirement "home." Melody gave me a tour and introduced me, by way of a short bio and medical history, to each and every one of her aging residents. I was struck not only by her knowledge and attention to detail, but by her obvious affection and concern for each animal. My mare was retired at Aurora farms for 5 years. She became a part of the family there and soon was more Melody´s than mine. I received pictures and updates regularly. When she needed something extra to keep her comfortable, Melody would call me and we would make the decision together. When, this summer we could no longer keep her comfortable, she helped me make that decision, too. This was doubly tough as Eureka had always retained her healthy weight, muscle and shiny coat thanks to Melody´s care. Melody made Eureka an evening meal of warm mash carrots and apples and the next morning Eureka was euthanized at her home with Melody next to her. I visited her grave recently over which Melody had placed a tree. Need I say more? with gratitude...