Paint Creek Farm takes care of geriatric show horses in their 20′s and 30′s. Our horses are accustomed to the regimen of show life: grooming, bathing, fly spray, special shoes, doctoring, supplements and treats throughout the day. At the farm there are no announcers or golf carts or early schooling calls. Instead of a radio playing all night, we tune into the old sound of Whippoorwill. Some of our oldsters are slightly trail ridden but most are turned out to graze and day dream. They are brought into the barn in inclement weather; under a fan in the Texas summer or the shade of many live oak trees. Our geriatrics are loved by our caretakers like there is a tomorrow and a tomorrow and a tomorrow and a another tomorrow. Meet them in our Gallery Section.
Some horses steal your heart. Geneva Bay seemed to grunt for a cookie from the dock of his tail through his barrel into his muzzle like a kid shaking for a new toy. He did this every time he munched a treat, and he was handed many everyday throughout his retirement. GB was as fat as a slight horse could be the past three years of his 30-plus life. His face was grey and his forehead even greyer, but he was sound.