Abby, a Belgian Draft, born on June 28, 2001, is the offspring of a PMU mare who was pregnant when Equine Advocates rescued her at a Winnipeg, Canada slaughter auction along with 11 other mares in 2000. Abby is best known around here for all the funny faces she makes as you can see in this photo! She spends her day with other former PMU mares and the offspring of PMU mares. We call this field "The Big and the Beautiful" and they sure are!
Abby is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Huntsville, Alabama.
Alice is a Miniature Donkey born on April 29, 2002. She came to Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in November 2012. She is the sweetest animal and just adores spending time with people as well as her best buddy, Lisa. They both live up at the Main Barn. Needless to say, Alice and Lisa get lots of love and attention from our staff, volunteers and visitors!
Alice is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Mckinney, Texas.
Angie, a Draft Cross, was born on June 4, 2004 to former PMU mare, Barbra, who Equine Advocates rescued that same year in Canada, along with 45 other slaughter-bound PMU mares. Angie was born in the US. She had been adopted for several years but came back to us in August of 2011. She has her mom’s eyes and face, but not her color. Barbra was a large Belgian Draft who sadly passed away on April 22, 2017. Angie lives in a large pasture that we call "The Big and the Beautiful" with other PMU mares and PMU offspring. Photo credit: Caroline Christie
Angie is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Poughkeepsie, New York.
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.
Arnold who once raced under the name, “Cluster Bomb,” was rescued by Equine Advocates on January 16, 2007 from a New York breeding farm, along with two other emaciated Thoroughbreds, Mikey and D.A., who also reside in the area of the sanctuary we call "After the Finish Line." A handsome chestnut gelding, Arnold was born on April 7, 2001. He spent more than a month being treated for emaciation and severe skin disease at an equine hospital immediately following his rescue. Dr. Bill Barnes who treated all three Thoroughbreds told New York Times reporter, Joe Drape, “They had no groceries. They were starving to death.” That was then. Look at Arnold, Mikey and D.A. now!
Arnold is proudly Sponsored by a support from Poughkeepsie, New York.
Austin is a registered Standardbred gelding born on May 14, 2005. As a trotter, he raced under the name of "One Awesome Master" with earnings of more than $270,000. After sustaining several injuries and undergoing multiple surgeries during his lifetime, Austin became a candidate for permanent retirement at a sanctuary in 2015. We were happy to provide him with a forever home where he will live out his days in the company of other horses, many of whom are also former performance and work horses. Austin lives in a section of the sanctuary we refer to as "Kindred Spirits" along with his pal Nicky! Photo credit: Kara Heniges
Austin is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Beach Haven, New Jersey and Ghent, New York.
Babe, born around 1991, is a former Work Mule from western Pennsylvania. She and her sister Belle were involved in an accident while pulling a plow and Belle was injured. Both were about to be sold at a slaughter auction when Equine Advocates came to their rescue and purchased them. The sisters will never be separated. They spend their days with pasture-mates Henry and Marilyn in their area we call "Comedy Central" here at the sanctuary. Photo credit: Holly Scism
Babe is proudly sponsored by supporters from Minneapolis, Minnesota and Port Washington, New York!
Bandit, a Pinto Pony, was born in 1986. He was rescued by Equine Advocates in 2001 from a car garage in New Jersey. He was adopted at the time of his rescue but came back to us in 2007. Bandit spends his days with Spirit and Kip in an area of the sanctuary we call "Goodfellas." Photo credit: Kara Heniges
Bandit is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Morristown, New Jersey; Kinderhook, New York; and Staten Island, New York.
Beau is an unregistered Thoroughbred born in 2003. He, his sire, Clive, and another Thoroughbred, Marty, came to Equine Advocates in 2008 after a ruling in a judicial proceeding where the former owner was charged with animal cruelty for neglect. As a result of his inhumane treatment and confinement by his former owner, Beau has a neurotic behavior called "cribbing." Beau wears a cribbing collar as he was getting severe gas colics weekly that are very dangerous. With the collar, he has not had any further episodes. Even though Beau has some emotional issues and doesn't get along with a lot of other equines, he is very content at the sanctuary with his new best lady friend, Lorna, in the pasture we call "Lovers Lane."
Beau is proudly Sponsored by supporters from New York, New York; and Pawleys Island, South Carolina.
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 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 Port Washington, New York.
Bridgette, a Pinto Pony mare born around 2000, was rescued by Equine Advocates when an upstate New York animal park closed in 2006. The park auctioned off over 1,000 animals, of which approximately 800 went to animal dealers and hunting interests. There were 28 equines for sale and we were fortunate to be able to purchase seven of them, including this adorable little mare pony. Bridgette spends her days on "Pony Hill" with other miniature horses, ponies and donkeys.
Bridgette is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Cheektowaga, New York.