Equine rehabilitation in a small town style
Russells' Acres is a small equine business offering horse leasing and horseback riding lessons. The owner, Constance Cardillo (Connie), works closely with the horses to check their health, feed, groom and train. She is CHA* certified to give lessons and to manage a stable. She works along side with her husband, Phil, in the daily grunt work of the farm, making improvements, upkeep, maintenance and brain storming.
Connie was raised on the farm that is now home to Russells' Acres. Then, the farm was also home to her mare, Little Bit, with whom she participated in 4-H for many years.
Russells' Acres is deliberately in the plural form. There are two reasons for choosing this name:
- The farm is located on Russell Mill Road, and
- The name of the previous owner, her father, was Russell Cardillo.
Although we prefer to take in horses we meet by chance or word of mouth, we can be open to working with rescues or directly with auctions to connect with horses that are in dire need and might also help to fulfill the mission of Russells' Acres.
The horse in the photo is an off the track thoroughbred, who went from being a winner to sustaining an injury and, therefore, being an abandoned, skinny, splayed hoofed throw away. With the assistance of Clechachar Farm, we helped him to become what you see here.
* Certified Horsemanship Association