Denny, formally Major Deegan, is a chestnut Thoroughbred gelding born on February 4, 2002. When he could no longer race, he was admitted to a State University Equine Studies Program. He had sustained a broken coffin bone and had issues with his stifle, so he was about to be dumped at auction by the school when Equine Advocates rescued him, Tim, and another Thoroughbred named, Monty on December 5, 2010. Every institute of learning that uses horses in its programs should teach responsible horse guardianship. Tim spends his days with four other Thoroughbreds in a section of the sanctuary we call "A Few Good Men." Photo credit: Gregg Heniges
Denny is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Wellesley, Masssachusetts.
Dolly, a white Percheron born around 1994, was rescued in 2001 by Equine Advocates along with her baby mule, Gomez, from a farm in Ohio that was otherwise going to send them to auction. Gomez had been adopted but came back to us in 2009. Dolly was also in foal and later gave birth to Zoe. Dolly is one of the gentlest horses at the sanctuary and loves visitors! She spends her days with Zoe and Queen in our "Full Figured Girls" field at the sanctuary.
Dolly is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Alameda, California.
Elinore, a Percheron/Morgan Cross born around 1995, was named to honor the memory of a great friend of Equine Advocates, Elinore B. Gordon. Elinore was an Amish work horse when she was rescued by Equine Advocates. She was adopted out for several years but came back to us in 2009. Elinore spends her days up at the main barn, stop by and say hello! Photo credit: Jeffrey Anderson
Elinore is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Cold Spring, NY.
Flame, born on May 9, 1996, is a Thoroughbred mare who was rescued by Equine Advocates along with two other Thoroughbreds at the Sugar Creek Slaughter Auction in Ohio in 2001. She was part of an undercover investigation by The Pittsburgh Channel to expose the stockpiling of Thoroughbreds by a local killer buyer who bought them at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia and then sold them each week at the Ohio meat auction. We credit Flame and the others like her as helping to educate the public about what happens to many race horses when they are no longer fast enough to compete. Flame was healthy and only five years old at the time of her rescue. Photo credit: Kara Heniges
Flame is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Riverdale, New York.
Franklin, an absolutely adorable Miniature Donkey, came to the sanctuary in April 2010. Franklin was born on October 28, 2008 and is an incredibly sweet and lovable animal. He immediately became great friends with Reggie and Casey, also miniature donkeys and they are affectionately known as "The Three Amigos."
Franklin is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Kissimmee, Florida; Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan; New York, New York: and Westhampton Beach, New York.
Ginny, a Standardbred born around 2000, is the only horse who lives at the section of the sanctuary we call "Mule Town." She has been in the company of this group of mules for several years and is definitely part of the herd—in fact, she's actually in charge! Ginny worked as an Amish buggy horse in Pennsylvania before being rescued by Equine Advocates.
Ginny is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Palatine, Illinois; Millerton, New York; and Schenectady, New York.
Gizmo, one of the largest Mules at the sanctuary, is the offspring of a rescued Clydesdale mare, Queen, who also resides at the sanctuary. Queen gave birth to Gizmo on March 27, 2001 and luckily Equine Advocates was able to rescue them both later that year along with Dolly, a Percheron mare, and her offspring Gomez, another handsome Mule. Both Queen & Dolly were work horses and used for breeding stock. Gizmo & Gomez spend their days together in the area here known as "Mule Town" along with several other former work mules and one former buggy horse. Photo credit: Jim Craner
Gizmo is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Mill Neck, New York.
Gomez is an absolutely gorgeous Mule and is the offspring of Dolly, a Percheron mare. Gomez was born on April 26, 2001 and we rescued him and Dolly later that year along with Queen, a Clydesdale and her offspring Gizmo, another beautiful mule. Dolly and Queen were work horses and breeding stock at an Amish farm. In fact, Dolly was already pregnant again at the time of her rescue. Gomez spends his days with Gizmo and other former work mules as well as with one former buggy horse in an area we call "Mule Town." Gomez has the distinction of wearing the largest halter at the sanctuary—Size 100! Gizmo comes close with a size 90! Photo credit: Jim Craner
Gomez is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan and Mill Neck, New York.
Gracie, born on April 9, 1999, is a Thoroughbred who raced lightly under the name of "Grey Cyane" before sustaining an injury that ended her racing career at age two. She had been adopted out twice, but came back to Equine Advocates. She shares her pasture with her best friend, Josephine. Photo credit: Kara Heniges
Gracie is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Englewood, Colorado; Rye, New York; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hayden, a Wild American Mustang, arrived at the sanctuary on October 1, 2013. Born in 2007, Hayden was captured during a brutal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) round-up in the Pryor Mountains of Montana when he was just two years old. He had been through two adoptions before he came to us. Hayden is a gorgeous equine with a rich history. His unique color is known as "Coyote Dun." He has a long Dorsal Stripe that runs down the entire length of his back and he has black stripes on his legs. Hayden loves the attention he gets from our staff and volunteers and he also seems to enjoy the slow pace and quiet of the farm. Photo credit: Terry Hawthorne
Hayden is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Wellesley, Massachusetts and Irvington, New York.
Henry, born around 1995, was a Work Mule and is one of the most abused equines ever rescued by Equine Advocates. In 2005, he was being auctioned off in New Holland (PA), one of the worst and most notorious slaughter auctions in the country. Henry’s halter was on so tight that it had become embedded in his skull and had to be cut off. He was beaten in the sales ring and had whip slashes all over his face. We believe that sometimes Henry still remembers the abuse, but we also think that he now feels pretty safe here at the sanctuary. Henry spends his days hanging out with his buddies in our "Comedy Central" pasture.
Henry is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Hamburg, New York; and New York, New York.
Jack, born around 2001, is a gorgeous dark bay Percheron who was a work horse. His life was suddenly placed in jeopardy when injuries he sustained over the years ended his ability to perform. We sent Jack to a hospital for a complete evaluation. He was diagnosed with left hind lameness, evidence of an old bone fracture, osteoarthritis and other changes in his feet and legs, in addition to thrush, mange and white line disease. However, he is sound enough to be in the company of his best buddy, Lionel. Photo credit: Karen Wagner
Jack is proudly Sponsored, In Full, by a supporter from Charlottesville, Virginia, who also generously sponsors Sheena & Zack!