Beau (left) and Lorna (right) 📷 : Susan Wagner
Spring has sprung MORE new relationships here at Equine Advocates!

Everything is green and in bloom here at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in beautiful Chatham, NY - And so are new relationships! Back in 2008,  Beau , Clive and a third Thoroughbred named Marty were seized by police during a cruelty raid. We were present during the raid with the police and immediately shipped them to an equine hospital following their rescue. All three were emaciated and had behavioral problems due to being locked up and isolated in tiny, squalid areas. After they were gelded, Marty and Beau bonded and lived in a large pasture with two PMU offspring, Jeffrey Mac and Connor. (Clive went on to bond with horses in a different pasture.)
All had been going well for Beau until 2017, when we lost Marty. It was a very sad time for all of us, but especially for Beau who mourned his best and long-time friend. To make matters worse, he just could not seem to get along with the other two geldings in that pasture now that Marty was gone. In fact, he did not get along with any of the other equines we tried to introduce him to which made it both a sad and frustrating situation. We felt so sorry for Beau. Finding him a new friend had proven to be a lot more difficult than we thought.
Meanwhile, in another part of the sanctuary, an aged PMU mare with special needs named, Ella and her best friend, Lorna , a Thoroughbred mare, had formed a very strong attachment – so strong, in fact on Lorna’s part, that we all worried about what would happen if we lost Ella. Both mares had suffered terribly in their past lives and had been slaughter-bound. Lorna understood Ella’s physical problems and protected her. It was so touching to see – But then, the day we all dreaded arrived. In January of this year, we lost our dear, beloved, Ella. Lorna was distraught, as we knew she would be. We had to think fast and find a temporary companion quickly to move to the stall next to Lorna so that she would not be alone.
What at one point may have seemed unlikely, suddenly appeared to be the only solution that made sense in this emergency. We decided to try introducing Beau to Lorna. We immediately brought Beau up to the Main Barn and put him in a stall next to her. Much to our delight, these two melancholy equines were immediately attracted to each other! Call it chemistry, but we are just so happy for Beau and Lorna who have grown to be inseparable. You can find them in a section of the sanctuary that we have named " Lovers Lane ” especially for them. 🐴
Our 80+ rescues thrive under the dedicated care of our staff here at Equine Advocat es, but it wouldn't be possible without all of YOU and your amazing generosity and compassion. Our residents need constant care. Many are aged and/or have health problems because of the abuse and neglect they suffered before being rescued. Your sponsorship of one of our equine residents helps provide a happy life for the animal you choose. We have many sponsorship options available. However, you might be interested to know that the two beautiful mares below, Bebe and Elinore, are the only equines at the sanctuary who DO NOT have any sponsors!  To learn more about them, please click on the names below their images and potentially become a caring sponsor. These two great girls are as deserving as any animal here. Won’t you please consider becoming a sponsor for one or both of them?

Bebe, a gorgeous dark bay mare, is the offspring of Scarlet, a PMU mare who was pregnant with her at the time Equine Advocates rescued her at a Canadian slaughter auction in 2000. Bebe was born in the U.S. on May 11, 2001. As we had not yet established our sanctuary until 2004, we placed Bebe in an adoptive home. However, not long afterwards, Bebe was returned to us. We kept her in a boarding facility until we moved to Chatham and established the sanctuary. Bebe loves sanctuary life and spends her time in the company of other former PMU mares and PMU offspring in a huge pasture we affectionately call “The Big and the Beautiful.”

Elinore, a Percheron/Morgan Cross, was born around 1995. She 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 in western Pennsylvania at a low-end slaughter auction about 18 years ago before we established the sanctuary. She was initially adopted out, but came back to us in 2009. She will remain with us for the rest of her life as will all the other equines at the sanctuary. Elinore spends her days between the Main Barn and Outdoor Arena with her best friend, Zoe. Both are on special diets which is why this situation works so well for them. These girls love attention. Please make sure to stop by and say hello to them during one of our Public Open Days!
Don't forget.. our SECOND public open day of 2019 is THIS SUNDAY, MAY 19 from 11AM-4PM! We can't wait to see you there.
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Equine Advocates is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) equine protection
organization founded in 1996. In 2004, we moved our base of operations
to a 140-acre horse sanctuary in Chatham, NY which is home to 
80+ rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules and
Charlotte, Jakey & Cello, our three adorable goats. We have
a Humane Education Center on the sanctuary grounds
where we welcome visitors of all ages throughout the year. 
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