Husband and wife team, Michael and Shannon are both retired military. They each served over 20 years in the Marine Corps and Air Force respectively. The Marine Corps motto, "Semper Fideles" (or "Semper Fi") means "always faithful". It is the inspiration behind the name: Semper Fi Fields, and it also underpins the morals and standards by which they live and work.
The Semper Fi Fields philosophy is that horses are healthier and happier in a natural, herd environment. Many experts agree that overly confined horses tend to display undesirable behaviors and are more at risk of developing intestinal and musculoskeletal problems. We offer stall-board with regular turn in/out.. and have a dry-lot for horses who need reduced grass intake... however, we don't prefer our horses to be cooped up any more than necessary. So, to the extent that is most beneficial to their individual health and well-being, our horses are allowed to "be horses" in the field with the herd.
Our over-arching goal is to provide quality, personalized service to our equine guests and to treat each of our owners like family. We work one on one with our owners to ensure that each horse's individual needs are met. Our "Quality over Quantity" approach is essential to building relationships with owners (and horses) based on trust and mutual respect. We are a quiet, no-drama barn.