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.
Emma was one of five Work Mules rescued by Equine Advocates at an Amish dispersal sale back in 1999 in Lancaster County, PA. She had been adopted since that time, but came back to us in August of 2011. Emma is very much a gentle giant and is one of the largest equines at the sanctuary. She has a very sweet temperament and loves attention. She especially enjoys mealtime and treats. She shares her pasture with her two best friends who are former PMU mares, Jill and Bernadette, in the field we call "Pretty Women." Emma’s estimated year of birth is 1991.
Emma is proudly Sponsored by supporters from Idlewylde, Maryland; Missoula, Montana; and Hamburg, New York.
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 Singapore.
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.
Freddie is a sweet-tempered gray Thoroughbred gelding born on March 13, 1991. He raced 51 times primarily at Finger Lakes under the name "Canonbury." After his racing career was over at age eight, he went on to the show circuit and had several homes over the years before he arrived at the sanctuary in December 2011. He spends his days in the company of four other rescued Thoroughbreds, Mikey, D.A., Monty & Arnold in a part of the sanctuary we call "After The Finish Line." Photo credit: Jim Craner
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
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
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 friends, Josephine, a half-blind Standardbred and Elinore, a former Amish work horse. We call this field "Three's Company." 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 as a pasture-mate for Nelson, our other Wild American Mustang who had been on his own for a time since his buddy passed away. 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, In Full, by a supporter from 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.