Annie, a Belgian Draft, born around 2001, was the youngest of 46 Canadian PMU mares Equine Advocates rescued between October 2003 and March 2004. For that reason she does not seem to have as many physical and emotional scars as most of the other mares rescued during that six-month period. She was adopted when she arrived and gave birth to a colt named Connor. Both horses came back to us in 2008. Annie spends her days with other PMU mares and PMU offspring in "The Big and the Beautiful" field! Photo credit: Jim Craner
Annie is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Palos Hills, Illinois; New York, New York and Poughkeepsie, New York.
Bebe, a gorgeous black mare, is the offspring of Scarlet, a PMU mare who was pregnant at the time Equine Advocates rescued her at a slaughter auction in Canada in 2000. (Sadly, Scarlet passed away on October 10, 2014.) Bebe was born in the U.S. on May 11, 2001 and adopted soon afterwards, but came back to us later that year. Bebe has since adapted very well to her life at the sanctuary and lives in the company of other former PMU mares and PMU offspring in a huge pasture we call "The Big and the Beautiful."
Bebe is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Belle, born around 1994, is a former Amish Work Mule from western Pennsylvania. She and her sister, Babe had been involved in a plowing accident where Belle sustained a broken jaw. The farmer who owned them was going to send them to auction when we heard about their story and purchased them privately from him. Belle is one of the sweetest equines at the sanctuary. In 2016, her left eye had to be removed due to Glaucoma, a condition she also has in her right eye. We manage her condition by administering medication to her right eye every day. She will be on this medication for the rest of her life. Belle and Babe will never be separated. They spend their days with two other mules, Henry and Marilyn, in a part of the sanctuary called, “Comedy Central.” Photo credit: Holly Scism
Belle is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Stuart, Florida.
Vicky is a registered Thoroughbred mare who raced under the name, Lady Flicker. She was born on May 15, 2006 in Oklahoma. Vicky did not win a lot of money as a race horse and so the decision had been made by her last owner to breed her. After having given birth to at least one foal, she had trouble getting pregnant again which is how we first heard about her situation. Fearing that she could fall through the cracks, we took her into our program. Vicky is a gentle and striking chestnut mare who deserves a forever home where her life is not reduced to being passed from one owner to the next – a situation which sadly becomes the fate of so many equines who are bred for one purpose only to end up in jeopardy when they can no longer perform or fulfill certain expectations. Because we did not have room for her at the sanctuary when first rescued in 2018, she remained in a foster home until she could come here in May of 2019!
Vicky is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Granby, Connecticut; Kinderhook, New York and Draper, Utah.