Give senior working horses the safe retirment they've earned.

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About Draft Gratitude

Providing a Second Chance and a Place to Call Home

Horses like Big Ben, Molly, or Charlie find themselves on a slippery slope when their age or medical needs catch up to them and they can’t keep up with their workload.  

They become unwanted. Then they are sent to auctions and sold for any amount they will bring, with no regard for where they end up.  It’s not a great ending.

These are the same horses that have worked tirelessly their entire lives. Often they are quiet, well trained, talented horses with plenty of life left to live. 

They deserve a second chance and a place to call home.

Draft Gratitude, with your help, give senior working horses a second chance and a place to call home.  Horses that are not able to be adopted for any reason will live our their lives in our care.

Draft Gratitude is an all volunteer organization. Our volunteers and contributors make saving lives possible. Caring for these deserving draft horses is an honor and we are thrilled to be able to provide a soft landing for as many as we can. Thank you for being part of this amazing team!

We love to share our passion about saving draft horses. We are available to speak at civic group meetings, horse clubs, or church groups. Please contact us if your organization is interested in learning more about what we do.

Draft Gratitude Saved My Life

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Draft Gratitude was featured in the Keene Sentinel

The horses that live at the farm, the volunteers who work there, and the founder of the nonprofit herself all feel the same about their experience on the farm in Winchester: grateful. In 2014, Rebecca Roy started Draft Gratitude, an organization that [ continue reading]

Draft Gratitude was featured in Horse Nation

Each Week, Horse nation teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we’re recognizing Draft Gratitude, a draft horse rescue in New Hampshire… [ continue reading]

Draft Gratitude was featured in the Keene Sentinel

WINCHESTER — After they were both rejected for their disabilities, two blind draft horses recently found a safe and stable home at a Winchester horse rescue. But in order for them to stay … [ continue reading]

Now that winter has arrived, our hay seems to get eaten up faster and faster! But that’s OK! In fact, it is what we want. In many studies, and in my experience, horses with access to quality hay 24 hours per day a better able to maintain… [ continue reading]

On a crisp, sunny March afternoon, Rebecca Roy parks her truck at the end of a roundabout dirt driveway. The task at hand is checking on Pearl, the latest addition to Draft Gratitude, a horse rescue that gives retired draft horses a… [ continue reading]


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Self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase energy—and it doesn’t have to feel like more work! Ready for a chance to catch your breath?