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Rescued Draft Horse Grady


Grady arrived from a kill pen in Western Pennsylvania in November of 2014. He was aged, emaciated, and in very poor overall health. unfortunately, he was only with us for a few days, but we were grateful to be able to surround him with love when he passed over the Rainbow Bridge. RIP Sweet Boy!

big ben

Big Ben

Big Ben came from a kill pen in Western Pennsylvania in November of 2014. He is an aged Belgian gelding and a very sweet boy with amazing manners. He picks his feet up, he lowers his head for his halter and leads with just a rope around his neck. He has some arthritis and loves to nap. He takes his retirement seriously. Big Ben is very bonded with Jetstar, they are great friends.



Molly is an aged Belgian mare that joined us with a tumor in her right eye. She recently had surgery to remove the tumor and was able to keep her eye.

Molly has recovered from her eye procedure and is doing great!

She is available for adoption!

Rescued Draft Horse Jetstar


Jetstar came from a kill pen in Western Pennsylvania in April of 2015. He is an aged Percheron gelding. He came to us emaciated, scared, and difficult to handle. It took several months for him to settle in and feel safe. He had diarrhea for many months until we finally found a feeding program that worked for him. He has been gaining weight, and appears so much better. He actually plays now and is getting to be a little bit bossy! He is a very sweet boy who has bonded very tightly with Big Ben, they are the best of friends.

Rescued Draft Horse Anne


Anne is a 17 y/o Belgian mare that came directly off a farm in western New York. She is a very sweet gal. She is blind in her left eye, is very thin, and has pastern osteoarthritis in her right front. We have started her on Equioxx to help with her pain level.
Anne has returned to a normal weight. She is often sore on her right front but is enjoying being retired.

Rescued Draft Horse Beau


Beau came from a kill pen in Eastern Pennsylvania. He is a teen-aged, very handsome, Belgian gelding with arthritis in his left front knee and shoulder. He was VERY lame when he arrived here. We had his hooves trimmed correctly and he is taking joint supplements. He has some occasional bute (an anti-inflammatory), but for the most part is doing quite a lot better. He is a bit timid but we are slowly gaining his trust.



Charlie is a 18 year old Belgian gelding that joined us from an auction in New York. He is very sweet and has great manners. Charlie has some weight to gain and some soreness to contend with. We hope he will be available for adoption in the near future.

Rescued Draft Horse Bob


Bob is a 10-12 year old Belgian gelding. He joined us at the end of August. He has very good manners and is pretty good with his feet. He has been ridden a few times and seems to do quite well!

Bob has heaves which has been controlled with environmental management. There are many treatments available for him if he did struggle at certain times of the year.

Buddy draft gratidude horse


Buddy is a 20 year old Percheron gelding. He joined us from a farm in New York. We are still learning about him, but so far we know that he picks his feet up, is easy to catch, loves attention, has been ridden a little bit, and drives. Buddy can be a little pushy on the ground.

Buddy is available for adoption.

Rescued Draft Horse Tonka


Tonka came to us locally from a lady that was struggling with his strength. He had a chronic abscess in his right hind. We worked together with our vet and farrier to get his hoof cleaned up. We made changes to his feed program and gave him lots of space. His owner decided to give him a second chance.

Rescued Draft Horse Ryan

Ryan (renamed Wally in his Forever Home)

Ryan is a teen-aged Belgian gelding that came from a kill pen in Eastern Pennsylvania. He was a collaboration of donations from NH, MA, PA, TN, TX, DC, and Scotland! It was amazing team work!. One of our contributors adopted him and he is a doing great!

Rescued Draft Horse Tank

Morgan (Renamed Tank in his Forever Home)

Tank went through a high risk auction in Canandaigua, New York. We saved him and he went home from the sale with his new family. He is doing great and certainly living a new life style!

Rescued Draft Horse Lady

Lady (Renamed Tilly in her Forever Home)

Lady was a fairly young Belgian mare that was 4 legged lame. She was at the Bastrop kill pen in Louisiana. We worked with Equine Rescue Network(ERN) to get her safe. Her new mom picked her up that same day. She lived in Texas and was loved by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. Tilly has passed away. We are thankful to Gayla for giving her a soft landing and a peaceful and gentle passing.

Rescued Draft Horse Captain


Captain came from New Holland, PA in May of 2015 as part of a joint effort with Equine Rescue Network (ERN). Captain had a very irritated eye that turned out to be Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Dr. Ted Johnson from the VT-NH Veterinary Clinic removed his eye. Captain still has scabs on his nose which we are watching closely. He is a very smart, very fun, very grateful and very forgiving horse. Captain’s new adopted Mom has had him seen at Cornell to have the remaining cancerous scabs removed from his nose.

Rescued Draft Horse Sylvia


Sylvia joined us in the spring of 2015 from an auction in New Holland, PA. She was a very sweet and very smart mare.
Sylvia was adopted.
Sylvia later presented with a hoof an infection that turned out to be Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Her hoof was severely compromised and she was humanely euthanized by her adopted family.

Rescued Draft Horse Belle


Belle came to us from Eastern Pennsylvania in December of 2015. She was an aged Belgian mare and the inspiration of our “Belle’s Fund for Veterinary Care”. Belle had advanced ring bone arthritis. We had her front hooves trimmed and balanced after taking some digital X-Ray images. We managed her chronic paid as best as we could with pain medicine, corrective trimming, nerve blocks, Reiki, and more. Her quality of life was always our focus. Belle is resting peacefully and is no longer in pain. We miss you sweet girl!

Rescued Draft Mules

Belgian Molly Mules

Meet the Belgian Molly Mules! These two came to us from a high risk auction in New York. We had a volunteer planning to bid for us on a Belgian gelding, and somehow she bid on one of these molly mules. She then realized that the mule she bid on had a bonded teammate. And then there were two! We are grateful to the other bidder of the other mule to let us buy her back so that we could keep the team together. The molly mules were adopted together and will stay together as a pair. They are doing great in their new home!

Rescued Draft Horse Pepper


Pepper came to us from a high risk situation in Western Pennsylvania in November of 2015. She is a 23 y/o Percheron mare. She is trained to ride and work. She is quite a character. She loves to splash in water and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve! Pepper was diagnosed with a tumor in her bladder. She was humanely euthanized on our farm. We are honored to have provided her with quality care and a loving home at the end of her life. Rest easy sweet girl!

Rescued Draft Horse Domino


Domino is a 15 year old Percheron gelding. He came from western New York. Domino drives, but we have not had a chance to try riding him yet. Once he is through quarantine, he will be having his hooves trimmed, his teeth floated, and getting his vaccines.

Domino is now living in Maine in his forever home!

Rescued Draft Horse Judy


Judy came to us from a high risk situation in Western Pennsylvania in December of 2016. She is an aged Belgian mare, very sweet, very smart, and quite thin. She is at a foster home in New York during her quarantine period. She will be having her hooves trimmed, her teeth floated, and her vaccines administered there.

Judy was adopted by a couple in New York. She is now a retired Belgian. <3

Rescued Draft Horse Trooper


Trooper is a Belgian gelding from a high risk auction in New York. He ended up being bought by a kill buyer to ship to slaughter. Thankfully, we were able to track him down and buy him privately. He has an enlarged right front knee. We hope to get him as comfortable as possible. Joining the monthly giving team would be an amazing gift as he will have extensive veterinary expenses. Trooper shares a paddock with Pepper whom he seems to have fallen for!

Trooper peacefully passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Rescued Draft Horse Charile


Charlie is a late teens Belgian gelding that came to us from western New York. He was separated from his teammate at an auction. He has some lameness issues, and is a bit unsteady in his hind end.

We are working with our veterinarian to determine how we can help him the most.

Charlie peacefully passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Rescued Draft Horse Madison


Madison came to us from a high risk situation in Western Pennsylvania. She is an aged Belgian mare, very sweet, very smart, and quite thin. She has an old injury in her hind end that has caused some lameness. She is in a safe home where her comfort and quality of life are a top priority. Draft Gratitude is still involved in her veterinary care due to the nature of her lameness. We are very thankful that she is in a safe, forever home.

Rescued Draft Horse Bailey


Bailey is a Belgian mare around 17 years old. She arrived with grossly overgrown hooves. We have made incredible improvement with her hooves, she’s had her teeth floated, her vaccines, and is microchipped. She is on Equioxx to help with arthritis. Bailey is a very quiet and well mannered mare. She is a gem.

Bailey has found her forever home!

Rescued Draft Horse Megan


Megan is a 16 year old mare. We were told she was a Canadian Curly. Turns out she is a Galiceno which is a very rare breed that is now considered critically endangered by the Livestock Conservency. Meg has heaves (COPD) and cushings. She has improved dramatically. Although she can be a little bossy, she is very gentle with children.

Megan has found her forever home!

Rescued Draft Horse Rosie


Rosie is an 18/20 year old Belgian molly mule that came out of Unadilla, New York. She is just a doll! Very quiet and sweet. She was very thin, dehydrated, and tired when she arrived.
Today, Rosie is in good body condition but has some lameness issues in her right hind. Our founder adopted her and will live our her days on the farm.

Rosie has a part-time job at Rosie’s Farmstand where she will be greeting customers a few days per week.

Rescued Draft Horse Duke


Duke is a Belgian gelding that came from western New York. He is in is mid teens. Duke seems to be a great boy! He is a little skittish with fast movements, but we are giving him plenty of time to get settled in. He has been seen by our veterinarian and will have his hooves trimmed this week. Duke has found his forever home!

Rescued Draft Horse Pearl


Pearl joined us in February 2017. She was in horrific condition when she arrived. Thankfully, she blossomed with appropriate care. She was rehabilitated and was adopted at the end of July 2017.

Through no fault of Pearl’s, or her adopter’s, it just wasn’t the right fit. Pearl came back to us about a month later. She went right back in her paddock with Jimmy, Big Jake, and Anne, as if she had never missed a day.

Pearl left at the end of October 2017 for her second try at a forever home. Thank you Matt and Brie for providing Pearl a safe home! So far so good. Pearl seems relaxed and is settling right in.If Pearl does need to come back, we will be waiting with open arms. Good luck Pearl!

Draft Mule from Draft Gratitude


Mae was an aged Belgian molly mule. She arrived in very poor condition. Over the span of nine months, she improved immensely. Her body condition score was where it should be, but she was often sore.

Mae was an absolute treasure. It was a privilege to care for her while she lived out her life with us.

Rest easy Sweet Mae-Mae!

Rescued Draft Horse King


King came to us from western New York. We are thrilled that we were offered the chance to save him BEFORE he was sent to an auction. King is in very poor condition but is improving every day. He is a kind horse. He came to us filthy and sore. Appropriate feeding and exercising is making a difference already!

King found a great home!

Draft Gratitude's Babe


Babe joined us off a farm in western New York. Babe had experienced a significant injury of some type to her hind end. She was very unstable Based on our veterinarian’s recommendation, Babe was humanely euthanized after spending a few weeks with us. We are grateful that Babe was able to spend her last few weeks with us being loved and cared for.

Rescued Draft Horse Merlin


Merlin is a teen-aged Percheron gelding. His is thin and his hooves need a lot of work. He is very sweet and very quiet.

Merlin has Chronic Progressive Lymphedema. This is caused from untreated leg infections. Merlin is very quiet and very well trained. He will thrive in a home that will commit to some extra care for his legs. Merlin found a great home on a small farm.

Sol a draft gratitude horse


Sol was adopted by one of our volunteers! He is a very lucky guy living out his retirement about a half hour from our barn!

Rescued Draft Horse Big Jake

Big Jake

Big Jake Big Jake ended up in the hands of a kill-buyer in South Carolina in January of 2016. Through a joint effort with Equine Rescue Network (ERN), we were able to save him and get him into a safe foster home. He arrived to our facility in February. He is an older Belgian gelding with one eye. Big Jake is settling into his new home and is very sweet.home!

Big Jake lived out the last two years of his life with us here. He was loved and cared for. Rest in peace Big Jake!

Draft Gratitude's Rex


Rex is a 25 + year old Percheron gelding. He joined us from Western Pennsylvania in March of 2018. Rex is very thin. He is missing several molars and the ones that he still has were very sharp. We have worked with his mouth to provide as much comfort and use as possible. Rex was having recurring colic causing discomfort. We gave him lots of love and let him pass peacefully. <3

sam the horse


Samuel was euthanized after the canker returned to all four hooves in combination with a painful disease attacking his coronary bands. Samuel was an amazing horse, we are grateful to have had him in our care. Rest easy sweet boy, no more pain

Rescued Draft Horse Clover


Clover is a 20 y/o Belgian molly mule. She is a retired farming mule in pretty good body condition. She appears sound. She does have drainage in her left nostril that is linked to a chronic sinus infection/tooth infection that needs to be addressed.

Clover’s age, combined with her veterinary needs, put her at risk. We are hopeful that she will be very adoptable once we can get her healthy. So far, she is very sweet, has a lot say, and is full of personality.

Clover was euthanized when she started showing signs of discomfort from the mass in her sinus. Thanks for joining us here Clover! Rest easy.

doc the horse


Doc is a late teens draft horse who had farmed his entire life. he reached that age where he wasn’t able to keep up with the work load of a younger horse. We were able to give Doc a second chance and found him a safe forever home where he will live out his days.



Red came to us off a farm in New York. He was in very poor condition. While he was not with us for a long time, we are grateful to have been able to give him great care and pain relief during his last few days. Red was humanely euthanized and is now resting comfortably. Red had many fans who followed his story and helped with his care, thank you.

Bill the horse

Bill (1)

Bill is a 15 y/o (ish) Percheron gelding. Bill came directly off a farm in wester New York. Bill’s weight and hooves need improvement, but we’ve seen much worse. However, the more glaring concerns are that Bill has a raw/flesh showing, infected bridle path. He also has a condition called paraphimosis (inability to retract his penis). Bill had surgery to partially amputate his penis. This is been an incredible help to him. No more pain, no more infection. He can pee normally and will live a healthy and productive life.

Rescued Draft Horse Jimmy


Meet Jimmy! Jimmy is 16 ish years old, a Belgian gelding, and super sweet!
He has a neurological condition called Shivers. In the meantime, we are treating his infected tooth, he is taking an anti-inflammatory, vitamin E, and we are working on the best diet for him.
He has improved greatly and are thrilled to have him here with us!

Rescued Draft Horse Cindy


Cindy is a 20 y/o Belgian mare. She joined us from an auction in New York. She arrived in good body weight, but needing attention to a swollen hind leg and hoof care.

She has been seen by our veterinarian, had had her hooves corrected and is settling in quite well! She will be available for adoption soon.

Cindy is now living in Maine. She is doing some light farm work and riding.



Odin is an aged Belgian gelding. He joined us from Western Pennsylvania in March of 2018. He was quite thin when he arrived. We had some dental work on him and have been feeding him appropriately. He looks great! Odin is available for adoption. He would do best in a home with shoeing stocks available as that seems to be the easiest for him to be trimmed.
Odin is now living in Maine. He found a fantastic home and is retired.



Ellie joined us from western NY. She was very sore when she arrived with an infection in her front right hoof and arthritis in her left front knee. She has been seen by our veterinarian and is on antibiotics and pain medicine.



Georgia is a 17 year old Grande mare. Georgia has arthritis in her front right. She has been started on Equioxx and we also have started her on an appropriate feeding program to get some weight back on. We don’t have much information on her abilities yet, but we are anxious to learn more about her!

Rescued Draft Horse Bella


Bella is an aged Belgian mare. She is very quiet and sweet. She just joined us in July. We are working on her initial care, getting her hooves trimmed, her teeth floated, being seen by our veterinarian, and feeding her appropriately.

King the horse


King is a Belgian gelding around 8 years old. King has a very severe case of Chronic Progressive Lymphedema. King’s fate was being sold to the meat buyer. We have stepped in and are giving him a fighting chance. His prognosis is very guarded, but we will give him the best care we can under our veterinarian’s guidance.

Tess Day 1


Tess is a 17 year old Belgian mare. We are working on improving her weight and then will start learning more about what she can do. She seems very quiet and willing to please.



Justin is an aged Belgian gelding that joined us from western PA. He needs lots of TLC including weight gain and significant hoof care.

Draft Gratitude's Kass


Kass is a 20 y/o Percheron mare. She just joined in the fall on 2017! She is very sweet but was in poor condition. We have gotten her cleaned up, she has met our veterinarian, and we have started a safe feeding program with her.

She has Chronic Progressive Lymphedema in her right hind leg. We are also working on getting the swelling in her leg under control. We recently found out that Kass has Cushings. She has been started on medication and we are hopeful that treating the Cushings will also have a positive impact on the CPL in her right hind leg.

Rescued Draft Horse Sunny


Sunny went through a high risk auction in Canandaigua, New York. We were lucky enough to have a foster home for him until we were able to make the trip out to pick him up. His foster mom and her daughter fell in love with him and couldn’t part with him. He is in a great forever home, has gained weight, and has a new best friend.



Pixie joined us from an auction in Pennsylvania. She is an aged Percheron mare. She is thin, has some skin issues, need hoof care, and dental care.  She has been seen by our veterinarian and we are making progress!  She is very sweet and genuinely appreciates the care she is being given.

Bill (3)

Bill (3)

Bill joined us off a farm in New York.  He is an aged Belgian gelding.  He has worked for many years. Bill has osteoarthritis in his right hock (knee), its enlarged, but he seems to manage quite well with it.  Bill is still gaining weight and we are managing the arthritis pain with Equioxx.

Bill has been adopted and is living his best life!

Bill (2)

Bill (2)

Bill joined us off a farm in New York.  He was quite thin, easy to work around, and over due on basic care.  We trimmed his hooved, floated his teeth, vaccinated, de-wormed, and fed him safely.  He received the works! Bill is adopted and has a retirement home with Buddy.



Bertina joined us off a farm in New York.  She is blind in her left eye.  She also has severe ring bone arthritis in her right hind.  She is a smaller draft, very kind and a little shy.



Bell is a teenaged Percheron mare.  She joined us off a farm from New York.  She arrived quite sore.  Our vet and farrier have already started her rehabilitation.  We have a ways to go.  Bell is so kind and gentle, we are so grateful to be able to help her.  Stay tuned!

Bell made a great recovery with corrective shoes.  She is doing great in her forever home!

Monty and Rose

Monty and Rose

Monty and Rose are a team of aged Percherons.  They have been a team for most of their lives. They have a long history of carriage work, farming, and some light riding.  Monty and Rose were adopted together.

Captain 2

Captain 2

Captain is a teenaged Belgian gelding.  Captain has a neurological issue.  While we have not been able to officially diagnose his problem, we are keeping him safe and healthy.  Captain is not available for adoption.



Luke joined us after having a breathing issue when working as a carriage horse.  His condition is known as “roaring”.  We are working to find the best solution for him.  Luke will be available for adoption to the right home.  Luke is a 14 y/o Belgian gelding.



Julie is 16 y/o Percheron mare off a farm in New York.  She met our veterinarian and she started her vaccines, has been dewormed, her hooves are trimmed, and she is gaining weight.

Julie was adopted and is now a resident at a veteran’s therapy program.



Prince, also fondly known as “The Principal”, is quite a character!  He joined us off a farm in New York. He is an older fella, probably in is 20’s. He is very thin, and after his first appointment with our veterinarian, we have found a significant reason why! His teeth were a hot mess.
We are making steady progress.


Joy joined us off a farm in New York.  She had sore and overgrown hoofs.  She also was pregnant.  Joy delivered a healthy filly about 5 weeks after arriving. Both are doing well!

Joy was adopted to the same home at her filly Ruby!



Ruby was born on April 11, 2022!  She is a beautiful and healthy filly.

Ruby was adopted. She will be able stay with Joy.  Ruby’s human mom has great future plans for her including riding, gardening, and lots of training.

Sir Thomas

Sir Thomas

Sir Thomas came off of a farm in central NY. He is an 18-ish year old Belgian gelding.  Sir Thomas is a sweetheart to work around. He loves being groomed. He is settling into our routines and enjoying the sunshine, fresh water, and all the hay he can eat!


Ruthie is a Belgian mare around 22 years old.  She came from an auction in NY.  She is at a healthy weight, can be bossy, and has fantastic manners.  Ruthie is available for adoption.



Maya is a senior Belgian mare.  She came to us as an owner surrender.  She has great manners and is in decent body condition.  We are still getting to know her, but she will be availabe for adoption soon.



Grandeur is a senior Clydesdale gelding who joined us from an owner surrender.  He is a handsome boy!  He has some skin ailments on his lower legs and CPL in his hinds.  We working to get him cleaned and up and feeling better.



Grissom is a belgian mule.  He came from a neglect case outside of our area.  We were a stepping stone for him on his way to Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue.



Gabe is a medicine hat! He was Grissom’s bonded companion and came along from the same neglect situation with Grissiom.  Gabe has moved on to Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue.



Betsy is a light mule who is a seeing companion for a blind pony named Travis. She came from a neglect case outside of our area.  We were a stepping stone for him on his way to Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue.



Travis is a blind pony gelding.  He came along with Betsy who is his bonded companion.  Both are now at Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue.

Skinny Pete

Skinny Pete

Skinny Pete joined us off a farm in New York.  He is a mid 20’s Belgian gelding.  Skinny Pete was in very poor condition.  His teeth were a major contributor to his weight problem.  His teeth have been corrected, he is being fed appropriately, and he is looking better every day!


CC (Clip Clop)

CC is a Percheron mare around 16-18 years old.  She had a previous life of mostly driving and some riding.  She is sweet and sound.  May need a refresher as she has had a few years off.

Lucky Lou

Lucky Lou

Lucky Lou is a senior Belgian gelding that joined us off a farm in New York.  Lou is soooo handsome.  He had a breeding related type injury that needed attention and will be going directly to Cornell as our first steps.

Black horse


Rose is a Percheron mare, late teens.  She came off a farm in NY when she was no longer able to keep up with the work.  She will be availabe for adoption soon.

Black horse


Athena is a 19 y/o Percheron mare.  She has a sore left front hoof.  We will be getting right to work on sorting out the hoof and getting her as comfortable as possible.



Percy was thin with a really ugly leg upon arrival.  His right hind leg was enlarges with countless nodules. There was an infection as well.  As time when on, his behavior prompted us to test for being a cryptorchid.  He was indeed a cryptorchid.



Patty2 was a smaller Belgian mare.  Upon arrival, she was sidewinding and in active heart failure.  I will never undertand why a horse like this was sold instead of being humanely euthanized.  Our vet was able to see her immediately and we helped her pass gracefully and painlessly.



Buddy2 joined us off a farm here in NH.  Buddy2 was in rough shape when he arrived.  He was sooooo hungry.  Buddy did have some underlying health issues going on, most likely a tumor that pinched his intestines.  Buddy was humanely euthanized.


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