Humane Education at Equine Advocates

Children are the future guardians of humanity, animals and our environment

We are excited to launch our “Fun From Home” activities to keep families occupied with fun horse puzzles, quizzes and games while working or schooling from home during these uncertain times. Each day, we will add a new puzzle featuring our equine residents. We will also create new quizzes and word searches. All games can be found on our Kids Corner page! But don’t be fooled, these games are perfect for all ages!

And as always, our Equine Advocates coloring book is available for download. Feel free to share your masterpieces with us on social media – don’t forget to tag us!


Humane Education at Home

With schools closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we unfortunaley cannot host sanctuary visits with local schools. However, we found a way to bring the sanctuary to you! Check out our latest video series: Humane Education at Home. Our Director of Humane Education Colleen Cronin ventures to different parts of the sanctuary to teach kids about the work we do here, as well as the importance of compassion and empathy for all living things.

Episode 1: Pony Hill


Finally, since we sadly had to cancel our 2020 Public Open Days, we wanted to give everyone sanctuary tours to hold us over until we are able to open to the public safely! Check out the videos below:

Sanctuary Tour 1     Sanctuary Tour 2   Sanctuary Tour 3.    Eye in the Sky: Drone Tour


We also launched a NEW tour video series that introduces viewers to all of our equine residents at the sanctuary:

Touring Equine Advocates Rescue and Sanctuary Video Series


Equine Advocates Humane Education Program teaches children to develop empathy, compassion and a sense of responsibility towards all living things. We provide them with an understanding of the need to advocate and make necessary changes in our world by getting involved, raising their voices and making a difference.

**As we face the ever-changing circumstances related to the Coronavirus, we find ourselves regretfully having to postpone our Humane Education Program for the spring in order to minimize health risks to students, faculty and our staff. We will continue our program in the fall and look forward to working with local educators and students**

The Humane Education lessons offered at Equine Advocates Sanctuary helps fulfill the requirements of the New York State Humane Education Law (Article 17, Section 809).

The curriculum is developed to include fun, relevant, age-appropriate lessons for Pre-K through Middle School and special education programs.  At the sanctuary, students will meet our horses and hear stories of how and why they were rescued as well as understand the need to advocate and protect all animals.  The program encourages critical thinking and problem solving to question, make informed decisions and take compassionate action.

Our program is written to align with the NYS Learning Standards incorporating Social Studies, Language Arts, Vocabulary, Civics and Science. Students will learn the history and evolution of equines and their contributions to society past and present.  Additionally, they learn what both wild and domestic equines need to survive and society’s responsibility to protect and rescue animals.


Click here to view our Humane Education brochure!  

Students will gain an understanding of how our sanctuary works to identify animal abuse and the importance of advocating to make and change laws to protect them. Giving students the opportunity to think critically about the information they learn and develop opinions, attitudes and solutions to the plight of horses in our world gives them a sense of responsibility towards improving our society.

This is an excellent opportunity to educate children about the importance of caring for each other, animals and our planet. Click below to fill out our School Field Trip Request Form to email over to us! Please feel free to contact us for more information, a hard copy of our brochure and to arrange field trips for your group/school at

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