Meet the Residents of Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary

Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary is currently home to 80+ rescued horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules—plus two adorable goats—and has truly become a haven for horses. It is an equine village where horses get to live out their lives in a natural environment that allows them to socialize with each other. If you would like to help the horses living at the sanctuary, please visit Sponsor a Horse.

  • Alice

    Alice

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    Alice is a Miniature Donkey born on April 29, 2002. She came to Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in November of 2012. She is the sweetest animal and adores spending time with people. She gets lots of love and attention from our staff, volunteers, and visitors!

    Alice is proudly sponsored by family members from Chatham, New York; New York, New York; Queensbury, New York; Valatie, New York and Washington, D.C.

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  • Amos

    Amos

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    Amos, a Percheron Draft, served this country as a Military Working Horse for 14 years with the Caisson Platoon, a unit of the United States Army. Because of his sheer size and strength, he almost exclusively served as a Wheel Horse who pulled the caisson, or wagon, carrying the caskets of fallen military members to their final resting places at Arlington National Cemetery. However, because Amos was also such a good riding horse, he occasionally would serve as a Section Horse in military funeral processions. Section Horses are ridden and not connected to the wagon and are positioned directly next to the Lead Horses.

    During his years of service, Amos performed in many military funerals and other official ceremonies, including the funeral of General Colin Powell in 2021. The Caisson Platoon released Amos from service on November 1, 2023. He was first shipped to Cornell University Hospital for Animals where he underwent a health and wellness exam before coming to the sanctuary. Amos was born in 2004, but we do not know his exact date of birth. Consequently, we will celebrate his birthday every year on November 9th, the day he arrived at Equine Advocates. Amos is a handsome grey gelding with a kind and playful disposition. We are honored to provide this equine veteran with a well-deserved retirement where he will be cared for and doted on for the rest of his life.

    Amos is proudly sponsored by supporters from West Haven, Connecticut; Brooklyn, New York; Hudson, New York; Kinderhook, New York; Bushkill, Pennsylvania and Fort Myer, Virginia.

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  • Angie

    Angie

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    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 U.S. She had been adopted out 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 “Glamour Girls” with other PMU offspring.

    Angie is proudly sponsored by supporters from Wynantskill, New York and Gearhart, Oregon.

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  • Annie

    Annie

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    Annie, born around 2001, is a Belgian Draft branded with #157 (the same as Peggy) and 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 her friends in the area we call “Field of Dreams.”

    Annie is proudly sponsored by supporters from Palos Hills, Illinois; Ghent, New York and Eugene, Oregon.

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  • Arnold

    Arnold

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    Arnold is a Registered Thoroughbred who was born on April 7, 2001, and once raced under the name “Cluster Bomb.” He was rescued, along with two other Thoroughbreds, Mikey and D.A., on January 16, 2007. Mikey sadly passed away on July 8, 2023. Arnold 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.” Arnold and D.A. live together in a part of the sanctuary called “The Heartbreakers.” They share their pasture with fellow thoroughbreds Monty,  Joey, and Tom Petty.

    Arnold is proudly sponsored by supporters from Bronx, New York; New York, New York and Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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  • Babe

    Babe

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    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. Sadly, Belle passed away on March 23, 2021. Babe spends her days with pasture mates Henry and Marilyn in their area of the sanctuary we call “Comedy Central.”

    Babe is proudly sponsored by supporters from Stuart, Florida and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  • Bandit

    Bandit

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    Bandit, a Pinto Pony, was born in 1998. 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 Kip and CJ in an area of the sanctuary we call “Goodfellas.”

    Bandit is proudly sponsored by supporters from Osterville, Massachusetts; Staten Island, New York, and by a family from Chatham, New York and Washington, DC.

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  • Bea

    Bea

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    Bea is a Bay Quarter Horse Mare whose estimated birth year is 1995. She arrived at Equine Advocates on December 13, 2023, after spending more than three weeks at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY. Bea was one of three horses embroiled in a cruelty case in upstate New York. She was seized by State Troopers on November 22, 2023, along with Vince who also lives at the sanctuary. The third horse, Perla, had already been surrendered to us by her owner on November 20, 2023, but Bea and Vince were not surrendered to us until February 13, 2024.

    Bea has special needs which is why she cannot live outside with her two old friends. However, she is far from being lonely; She lives in the Main Barn with access to outdoor paddocks and is now quite the social butterfly where she has made new friends with whom she likes to spend her time. Her favorite is a handsome equine Army veteran named Luke who, like Bea, is on a special diet where he also cannot chew regular hay. They are fed grain in hot mashes and chopped hay or Horse Grass Hay Forage that comes packaged in bags. They can, however, be turned out on grass together weather permitting. Bea is extremely cute and funny and makes everyone laugh. She is quite the character who always lets you know if there is something she wants or needs, especially when food is involved.

    Bea is proudly sponsored by supporters from Valatie, New York and Bushkill, Pennsylvania.

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  • Beau

    Beau

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    Beau is an Unregistered Thoroughbred born in 2003. He came to Equine Advocates in 2008, along with his sire, Clive, and another Thoroughbred, Marty, after their former owner was charged with animal cruelty and neglect. Sadly, Clive and Marty have since passed away. Beau is a chronic cribber, most likely due to his poor treatment and confinement by his former owner. Cribbing is a neurotic behavior that involves a horse grasping a solid object, such as the stall door or fence rail, with his or her teeth, then arching their neck and contracting the lower neck muscles to retract the larynx. This behavior can lead to health problems if left unchecked. Because of this behavior, Beau now wears a cribbing collar. Despite his physical and emotional baggage, he is very happy at the sanctuary.

    Beau is proudly sponsored by supporters from Sacramento, California; Westfield, New Jersey; Ghent, New York; Hillsdale, New York; Hoosick Falls, New York and Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

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  • Bridgette

    Bridgette

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    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 pony mare. Bridgette spends her days on “Pony Hill” with other miniature horses and miniature donkeys.

    Bridgette is proudly sponsored by supporters from Paget, Bermuda and Warwick, Bermuda.

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  • Buddy

    Buddy

    Buddy, a gorgeous Unregistered Thoroughbred, was born around 2009. He was rescued in 2012 when police intercepted a truck shipping him and other horses to Canada for slaughter. Thankfully, we were able to take Buddy and he now spends his days with other Thoroughbreds in a section we call “A Few Good Men.”

    Buddy is proudly sponsored in full by a supporter from Schenectady, New York.

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  • Casey

    Casey

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    Casey, a Miniature Donkey, was born on April 30, 2007 here at the sanctuary. Casey’s dam, Pat, was pregnant with Casey at the time of her rescue from an upstate New York animal park that closed in 2006. Sadly, Pat passed away on January 29, 2013. Casey is an absolute joy! He is best friends with two other donkeys named Reggie (from the same rescue as Casey’s dam) and Franklin, who came to the sanctuary in 2010. These three are inseparable and are affectionately known as “The Three Amigos.” You will find Casey on “Pony Hill” with his donkey friends and three miniature horses.

    Casey is proudly sponsored by a supporter from Capistrano Beach, California.

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  • Ceci Divine

    Ceci Divine

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    Ceci Divine is a gorgeous Registered Thoroughbred mare born on March 29, 2005 in Virginia. She raced under the name “Royal Citadel” 12 times but was not interested in being a racehorse. She clearly had been bred, but still ended up in a kill pen. Fortunately, Ceci was saved! She arrived at the sanctuary on May 31, 2018. She is a truly remarkable mare who seems to love her life here at the sanctuary in the company of her pasture mates Sylvia and Vicky in our “Girl Power” pasture.

    Ceci is proudly sponsored by supporters from Mascoutah, Illinois; Osterville, Massachusetts; Hudson, New York and Red Hook, New York.

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  • Cello

    Cello

    OK—so he’s not an equine!

    Cello, born in 2013, is a Nigerian Dwarf Goat! He and his pal Jakey had been owned by a family who could no longer care for them, so they were placed at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) in Saugerties, NY. Equine Advocates was fortunate to be able to adopt them both from CAS on May 7, 2015. These great boys spend their days up at the Main Barn in the section we call “It’s a Small World.” They are constant entertainment for us, our volunteers, and visitors! Cello is such a sweet and shy animal and we just adore him!

    Cello is proudly sponsored in full by a supporter from New York, New York who also generously sponsors Jakey!

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  • Chloe

    Chloe

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    Chloe is a Dark Brown Miniature Mediterranean Donkey born on May 22, 2003. According to the Miniature Mediterranean Donkey Association, these unique equines are a separate breed of donkey originating from the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Chloe and Daisy, a second Miniature Donkey of the same breed, arrived at Equine Advocates on April 12, 2024, under very special circumstances. Our oldest equine at the sanctuary was a Pygmy Donkey named Lisa who turned 38 in 2024, which was equivalent to well over 100 years of age in human years. Lisa had a longtime stablemate, a Miniature Donkey named Alice. As Lisa was so old, we wanted to make sure that Alice was not alone if Lisa was to pass away. Just by chance, our good friend Gerda Silver at Gerda’s Equine Rescue saved Chloe and Daisy and adopted them to a new home. However, over time, the two donkeys were returned to Gerda and as she was looking for a new home for them, she found out that we were looking for a companion for Alice. As Chloe and Daisy were inseparable, we welcomed both of them to the sanctuary. When Lisa passed, she did so knowing that her best friend, Alice, would not be alone. Chloe is extremely affectionate and sweet. She is simply a joy to be around.

    Chloe is proudly sponsored by a supporter from Albany, New York.

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  • Cindy

    Cindy

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    Cindy, a mixed breed born around 1996, is a PMU mare from Canada who was rescued by Equine Advocates in 2003 and brought to the United States in 2004. She was part of a large rescue operation conducted by Equine Advocates where 46 PMU mares were saved from slaughter. Cindy is still a little standoffish, most likely due to never being handled or loved while being used as a PMU mare.

    Cindy is proudly sponsored by supporters from Nahant, Massachusetts ; Wellesley, Massachusetts; Castleton On Hudson, New York; New York, New York and Clarksburg, West Virginia.

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  • CJ

    CJ

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    CJ is a Registered Thoroughbred born on March 2, 2002. In 2003, he was purchased as a yearling at the Keeneland Sales for $100,000 due to his impressive breeding. His registered name is “Jay W” and he raced 18 times during his career. We have no idea where he went or how many times he changed hands after his racing days were over.

    In July of 2021, we received a call that a 19-year-old Thoroughbred was about to be shipped from a Pennsylvania kill pen to a slaughterhouse in Mexico. We immediately offered to provide him a forever home at the sanctuary and renamed him “CJ.” After his rescue was expedited, he was shipped directly to a quarantine facility for 30 days. His condition was poor as he had been severely neglected and was extremely thin. During his time at the quarantine facility, he began to gain some weight. He completed his required stay there in late August and was transported to Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, NY for a thorough medical examination and evaluation. CJ arrived at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary on September 3, 2021. He is a sweet-tempered and kind gelding who did not deserve the ultimate betrayal of being scrapped for slaughter. No horse does! He is now a member of our remarkable equine family, many of whom were also saved from the same horrendous fate.

    CJ is proudly sponsored by supporters from Denver, Colorado; Montclair, New Jersey; Saratoga Springs, New York; Bushkill, Pennsylvania and East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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  • Connor

    Connor

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    Connor, a mixed breed and the son of PMU mare Annie, was born in the spring of 2004 here at the sanctuary. This strapping chestnut and his mother had been adopted out, but both came back to us in 2008. Connor is one of our kindest horses at the sanctuary. He really enjoys spending his days with Jeffrey Mac in the pasture we call “Wise Guys.”

    Connor is proudly sponsored by supporters from Williamstown, Massachusetts; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Ballston Spa, New York and Queensbury, New York.

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  • D.A.

    D.A.

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    D.A., formerly “Pass the Pie,” is an unraced Registered Thoroughbred gelding born on March 14, 2004. He was one of three emaciated Thoroughbreds rescued from a breeding farm in 2007 by Equine Advocates. All three horses were in such poor condition that they had to be treated at an equine hospital for more than 30 days. The story of their rescue was featured in an article by New York Times reporter Joe Drape in April of 2009. The article exposed wide-scale abuse and neglect. The breeder was later convicted and served time in jail. Today, D.A. is healthy and happily spends his days in the company of other rescued Thoroughbreds in a part of the sanctuary we call “The Heartbreakers.”

    D.A. is proudly sponsored by supporters from Denver, Colorado; Bellrose, New York, East Nassau, New York and Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • Daffodil

    Daffodil

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    Daffodil is a Miniature Horse estimated to have been born around 2009. She was rescued out of a New Jersey kill pen in 2016 by Artemis Farm Rescue. When Daffodil was rescued, it was discovered that she had a serious leg injury most likely sustained at the auction. Consequently, she underwent a long rehabilitation. Cornelia Guest, who founded Artemis, arranged to send Daffodil here after she recovered from her injury. Daffodil arrived on August 7, 2017. She now lives on “Pony Hill” with three donkeys and two other miniature horses.

    Daffodil is proudly sponsored by supporters from Wellesley, Massachusetts; Queensbury, New York and Bushkill, Pennsylvania.

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  • Daisy

    Daisy

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    Daisy is a Spotted Miniature Mediterranean Donkey, a rare breed originating in the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. According to the Miniature Mediterranean Donkey Association, these small equines were bred for grueling work. There are woodblock pictures of them from the 18th century carrying water and supplies over mountainous areas and performing other arduous tasks. While they are practically extinct in their native land, they have since become popular pets in the U.S. due to their sweet and gentle disposition.

    Daisy was born on April 27, 2007. She and her best friend Chloe, another Miniature Mediterranean Donkey, were rescued by Gerda Silver at Gerda’s Equine Rescue. Gerda adopted them to a home, but eventually, they were returned to her. At the same time, Gerda learned that we were looking for a Miniature Donkey as a companion for Alice, whose longtime companion, a Pygmy Donkey named Lisa, had turned 38 in 2024. We had been looking for another donkey to join them since Lisa’s age was equivalent to a person over 100 and we did not want Alice to be alone when Lisa passed. When Gerda told us about Daisy and Chloe and how sweet they were, we thought they could become wonderful pasture mates for Alice. They arrived before Lisa passed away, but when she finally did, they were already bonded with Alice. Daisy arrived at the sanctuary with Chloe on April 12, 2024. She is as gentle as she is cute.

    Daisy is proudly sponsored by supporters from Waldwick, New Jersey and Queensbury, New York.

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  • Dallas

    Dallas

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    Dallas, an Appaloosa born in 1989, was one of 27 Camp Horses and Ponies rescued by Equine Advocates at a bankrupt New York tourist attraction in April 1997. We went up against a known killer buyer who would have sold the animals for slaughter. Every year, thousands of Camp Horses end up at auction and are often sold for slaughter at summer’s end. It is imperative that parents research riding camps before sending their children to one where the animals are leased for the season from dealers and killer buyers. There are good camps that keep their horses and retire them. One needs to take the time to find them.

    Dallas had been adopted at the time but came back to us in 2008. He spends his days at the Main Barn or out in his field. Since we don’t know his exact date of birth, we celebrate his birthday on the date he was rescued – April 15th. Stop by and say hello!

    Dallas is proudly sponsored by supporters from Great Barrington, Massachusetts; South Salem, New York and a family from Valatie, New York.

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  • Denny

    Denny

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    Denny, formally “Major Deegan,” is a Registered Thoroughbred 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 and two other Thoroughbreds, Tim and Monty, on December 5, 2010. Every institute of learning that uses horses in its programs should teach responsible horse guardianship. Denny spends his days with Tim and other Thoroughbreds in a section of the sanctuary we call “A Few Good Men.”

    Denny is proudly sponsored by supporters from Wellesley, Massachusetts; Draper, Utah and Sandy, Utah.

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  • Elinore

    Elinore

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    Elinore, a Percheron/Morgan Cross born around 1994, was an Amish workhorse when she was rescued by Equine Advocates. She was adopted out for several years but came back to us in December of 2009. Elinore spends her days with her best friend, Zoe, in the area we call “Dream Girls.”  Fun fact – Elinore was named to honor the memory of a great friend of Equine Advocates, Elinore B. Gordon.

    Elinore is proudly sponsored by supporters from Dunwoody, Georgia; Cold Spring, New York; New York, New York; Old Chatham, New York and Troy, New York.

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  • Emma

    Emma

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    Emma is a Grey Standard Donkey born in 2020. She arrived here on August 18, 2022. As we do not have her exact date of birth, we have designated that day as her “Re-Birth-Day” and celebrate it every year. Our good friend Gerda Silver of Gerda’s Equine Rescue in Vermont rescued her out of the kill pens in Bastrop, Louisiana which are run by the notorious Stanley Brothers. They are responsible for sending thousands of equines to die in Mexican slaughterhouses every year and have been fined and brought up on charges numerous times for violating laws and committing crimes connected to their evil horse slaughter empire. The only way to shut them down once and for all is to ban the slaughter of all equines for any type of food – Period!

    Because Gerda does not have a sanctuary, the equines she rescues from slaughter are put up for adoption when they have been rehabilitated. Emma has adapted beautifully to sanctuary life and now lives with Jake, another Standard Donkey, in our “Donkey Serenade” pasture. We are grateful to Gerda for saving this adorable donkey and are happy to provide her with a permanent and loving home.

    Emma is proudly sponsored by supporters from Stuart, Florida; Williamstown, Massachusetts; Beach Haven, New Jersey; Wynantskill, New York; Queensbury, New York and Bushkill, Pennsylvania.

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  • Franklin

    Franklin

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    Franklin, an absolutely adorable Miniature Donkey, came to the sanctuary in April 2010. He 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.” They reside on “Pony Hill” along with three miniature horses.

    Franklin is proudly sponsored by supporters from San Diego, California; Kissimmee, Florida; Monterey, Massachusetts; West Milford, New Jersey; Armonk, New York; Ghent, New York; Hampton Bays, New York; Hudson, New York and Queensbury, New York.

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  • Gerda

    Gerda

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    Gerda is a Chestnut Quarter Horse Mare whose estimated birth year is 2000. In January of 2023, we joined a group of organizations to help rescue 21 former rodeo bucking horses who had been sold and shipped from a Las Vegas rodeo outfit to a Pennsylvania killer buyer. The good news is that all 21 horses were saved and we took in Gerda, who reportedly was used as a broodmare after her cruel rodeo days were over. She spent more than 30 days in a quarantine facility where she was diagnosed with Strangles, a contagious disease that she picked up in the kill pen. When she left quarantine, she was shipped to Cornell University Hospital for Animals and spent nearly a week in an isolation unit. After recovering and finally testing negative for Strangles, she was moved to the main part of the hospital. She arrived at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary on February 26, 2023. We will celebrate her “Re-Birth-Day” on that day every year.

    Not surprisingly, Gerda has some health and soundness issues, some of which are the direct result of the neglect she suffered in her past life, including low body weight, long hooves on all four of her feet, badly neglected teeth, and other issues. According to the veterinarians who treated her at Cornell, there was evidence of previous laminitis with mild right front coffin bone rotation. She was examined and evaluated thoroughly at the hospital and while there might not be a permanent cure for some of her health issues, we will be managing them for the rest of her life so she is as comfortable and sound as possible. Gerda was named for the wonderful horse rescuer Gerda Silver in honor of her 80th birthday.

    Gerda is proudly sponsored by supporters from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Wynantskill, New York.

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  • Ginger

    Ginger

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    Ginger is a Chestnut Draft Cross Mare whose estimated birth year is 2007. She had spent most of her adult life working as an Amish buggy horse and ultimately was dumped at a Pennsylvania slaughter auction when she could no longer perform. She was purchased by a commercial barn at that auction which saved her life. However, due to the soundness issues she developed over the years as a buggy horse, she was not a good candidate for riding and needed to be retired in a sanctuary. We heard about her situation and decided to help. After undergoing a complete medical evaluation at Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Ginger arrived at Equine Advocates on October 16, 2023. She was diagnosed with several health problems, including severe pastern osteoarthrosis in her two front and right hind limbs and mild osteoarthritis in her left hind limb. Her Vitamin E level was way below the normal range which can be quite serious and predispose a horse to muscular weakness and dysfunction, as well as degenerative neurologic diseases. Ginger was immediately started on supplements at the hospital which we will continue to treat aggressively until her Vitamin E level is normal since no one knows how long she was living with this deficiency. Based on her medical evaluation, the good news is that with proper care, she can expect to live a good life turned out in a pasture with other horses. Ginger is a strikingly beautiful mare with an engaging personality. All of us at Equine Advocates are delighted that she has taken well to sanctuary life.

    Ginger is proudly sponsored by supporters from Acra, New York; Averill Park, New York and Montgomery, Texas.

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  • Ginny

    Ginny

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    Ginny, a Standardbred born in 1992, 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 in 2010.

    Ginny is proudly sponsored by supporters from Palatine, Illinois; Germantown, New York; Millerton, New York and Schenectady, New York.

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  • Gizmo

    Gizmo

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    Gizmo, one of the largest Mules at the sanctuary, is the offspring of a rescued Clydesdale mare, Queen. Queen gave birth to Gizmo on March 27, 2001, and luckily Equine Advocates was able to rescue them both later that year along with a Percheron named Dolly and her offspring Gomez, another handsome mule. The group arrived at the sanctuary in 2010. Queen and Dolly sadly passed away in 2022.

    Gizmo and Gomez spend their days together in the area here known as “Mule Town” along with another former work mule and one former buggy horse.

    Gizmo is proudly sponsored by supporters from Flushing, New York; Mill Neck, New York; New York, New York and Tacoma, Washington.

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  • Gloria

    Gloria

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    Gloria is a Pony Mare born in 2017. She reportedly was Amish-bred and was dumped in an Ohio kill pen while she was pregnant and disabled from an old injury. Fortunately, she was saved by Gerda’s Equine Rescue. As Gerda does not have a sanctuary and adopts out most of the equines that she rescues, we have given homes to several of them over the years as we have occasionally needed special companions for some of our residents whose pasture mates have passed or situations here have changed. Gloria gave birth to a healthy foal while still at Gerda’s. When her foal was weaned and due to her physical limitations, it was determined that Gloria was best suited for retirement in a sanctuary. We accepted her into our program on August 18, 2022. As we do not know her exact date of birth, we celebrate her “Re-Birth-Day” on the date of her arrival.

    Gloria is proudly sponsored by supporters from Israel, as well as from Glencoe, Illinois; Valatie, New York and Wynantskill, New York.

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  • Gomez

    Gomez

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    Gomez is an absolutely gorgeous Mule who was born on April 26, 2001. We rescued him and his mother, a Percheron named Dolly, later that year along with a Clydesdale named Queen and her offspring, another beautiful mule named Gizmo. Queen and Dolly sadly passed away in 2022.

    Gomez spends his days with Gizmo and another former work mule, 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.

    Gomez is proudly sponsored by supporters from San Diego, California; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Mill Neck, New York.

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  • Gracie

    Gracie

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    Gracie, born on April 9, 1999, is a Registered 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.

    Gracie is proudly sponsored by supporters from Englewood, Colorado; Granby, Connecticut; Burnsville, Minnesota; Armonk, New York; Hudson, New York; Jericho, New York; Rye, New York and Argyle, Texas.

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    Photo credit: Kara Heniges

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  • Hayden

    Hayden

    From: $50.00 / month

    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) roundup 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.  He made fast friends with another Wild Mustang, Kachina, and the two live happily in our outdoor arena which we call “Born to be Wild.”

    Hayden is proudly sponsored by supporters from Lee, Massachusetts; Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts; Wellesley, Massachusetts; Altamont, New York; Irvington, New York; Mechanicville, New York; Newburgh, New York; Schenectady, New York and Yonkers, New York.

    More Sponsors Welcome!

    Photo credit: Terry Hawthorne