The Horses in Our Care

Starfish Poem

One day an old man was walking down the beach just before dawn.  In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea.  As the old man approached the young man, he asked, “Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?”  The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun.  The old man exclaimed, “But there must be thousands of starfish.  How can your efforts make any difference?”  The young man looked down at the starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said, “It makes a difference to this one!”

Thank you for believing in what we do! Together, we are making a difference!

Rescued Draft Horse Grady

Grady, Our Very Frist Rescue!

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!

Rescued Draft Horse Big Ben

Big Ben (In Our Care)

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.

Rescued Draft Horse Jetstar

Jetstar (In Our Care)

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.

Jerry the horse

Jerry (In Our Care)

Jerry is an aged Belgian gelding who joined us from western New York. He is quite thin and showed some signs of a laminitic episode. Thankfully we were able to make some angle corrections during a hoof trim and seems to be quite comfortable now. We a refeeding him safely and he is improving every day! Jerry will be available for adoption soon.

Rescued Draft Horse Anne

Anne (In Our Care)

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 (In Our Care)

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 (In Our Care)

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.

Tess Day 1

Tess (In Our Care)

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.

More details to come!

Draft Gratitude's Kass

Kass (In Our Care)

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 Bob

Bob (In Our Care)

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.


Justin (In Our Care)

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


Lucky (In Our Care)

Lucky joined us from an auction in New York. He went directly to Cornell for a consult and surgery for Paraphimosis. He is on the mend! More updates coming!

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