A promise made, and kept, to aging horses
"We have to find somebody willing to come here and manage it," said Peter Gregory.
He added a touch of dry humor: "We’ve been working here for 30 years and we still haven’t got our first paycheck, by the way."
Gregory said that when he and his wife die, the farm will remain a nonprofit organization to help horses. The land is protected by a perpetual conservation easement that prevents the property from being developed.
It’s a stunning property, with gentle hills and a small creek in the woods; the horses live in various fenced pastures while the couple’s dogs roam the property during the day.
Even though the Gregorys are looking for someone to take over, they are still accepting new horses.
"Most horses, when they get old, if they do get old, then nobody wants them anymore," Gregory said.
There’s a special patch of land where the horses are buried; a sign that says "Field of Dreams" stands in a clearing. A tree is planted for each horse buried in the field, marking the animals’ final resting spots.