Connor, a mixed breed and the son of our PMU mare, Annie, was born in the spring of 2004. This strapping chestnut and his mother had been adopted, but both came back to us in 2008. Connor is one of our kindest horses at the sanctuary. He really enjoys spending his day with Jeffrey Mac and Beau in the pasture we call "Wise Guys." Photo credit: Terry Hawthorne
Connor is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from New York, New York.
D.A., is an unraced chestnut Thoroughbred gelding whose name had been "Pass the Pie." He was born on March 14, 2004 and was one of three emaciated Thoroughbreds rescued by Equine Advocates at a NY breeding farm in 2007. All three horses were all in such poor condition that they had to be treated at an equine hospital for 31 days. Luckily, they all survived. The story of their rescue was featured in an article in the New York Times in April of 2009 when writer Joe Drape exposed wide-scale abuse and neglect by that same breeder for which he was later convicted and served time in jail. Today, D.A. is a beautiful and very healthy horse and spends his days in the company of four other rescued Thoroughbreds, Mikey, Freddie, Monty & Arnold in a part of the sanctuary we call "After The Finish Line."
D.A. is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Delmar, New York.
Daffodil is a Miniature Mare estimated to have been born around 2009. She was rescued out of a New Jersey kill pen in 2016 by Artemis Farm Rescue. One of our Minis, an aged gelding named Mannie, lost his long-time companion and needed a new one. When Daffodil was rescued, it was discovered that she had a serious leg injury sustained most likely at the auction. Consequently, she underwent a long rehabilitation. Even though she is young, she was a perfect candidate to be a companion for Mannie. Cornelia Guest, who founded Artemis, arranged to send Daffodil here after she recovered from her injury and she arrived on 8/7/17. It didn’t take long for her and Mannie to hit it off and are now great friends!
Daffodil is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Dallas, an Appaloosa born in 1989, was one of 27 Camp Horses and Ponies rescued by Equine Advocates at a bankrupt NY tourist attraction back in 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 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 with his best buddy, Bobby II Freedom, along with Austin & Nicky in our "Bobby and the Heartbreakers" field.
Dallas is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Briarcliff Manor, New York; Hudson, New York; and Plainview, New York.
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. Photo credit: Gregg Heniges
Denny is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Wellesley, Masssachusetts.
Full of photos of adorable horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, all of whom were rescued by Equine Advocates. Do Horses Sleep Standing Up? is a fun Q & A style children’s book that will satisfy little inquisitive minds. Children will learn about the different types of equines, the care horses need and the love they deserve.
All proceeds from the book benefit Equine Advocates’ rescue, sanctuary and humane education programs.
Dolly, a white Percheron born around 1992, 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, Queen and Maxine in our "Full Figured Girls" field at the sanctuary.
Dolly is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Alameda, California and North Chatham , New York.
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 with Gracie and Josephine in a field we call "Three's Company." Photo credit: Jeffrey Anderson
Elinore is proudly Sponsored by a supporter from Rocky River, Ohio.
Ella, branded #57 for her stall number at the PMU factory farm she came from, was living a life of neglect and abuse, just like the other mares rescued by Equine Advocates from PMU farms in Canada. It took an especially long time for Ella to realize that she is now in a safe place. She has really calmed down and loves the beautiful "Glamour Girls" pasture that she shares with her friends, Jasmine & Millie. Ella is a Belgian Draft born around 1993. Photo credit: Lisa Tommasulo
Ella is proudly Sponsored by supporters from New York, New York; and Rocky River, Ohio.