NYSHHAP is designed to promote and to teach a pro-active approach to equine health, care, and welfare and to recognize exceptionally managed equine farms and through the education provided, ensures healthier horses and equine environments. Equine Rescue was the first Equine Rescue Operation to be Certified by NYSHHAP.
These special horses have been rehabilitated and are ready to go to their forever home. Each horse is at a different level of training and may require additional training. Please read their descriptions carefully as some may have restrictions.
Book Of Life aka Booker
Booker is a 2000 Standardbred gelding with lifetime earnings in excess of $130,000.00.
He came to the Rescue in August 2010, surrendered by his owner. Booker was injured in transit from California in July 2010. He arrived at the Goshen Historic Track with a badly injured left front leg. The wound was not properly treated and he laid in his stall for 6 weeks - unable to stand.
When his owner was leaving the area - a very kind woman intervened on Booker's behalf and pled with us to help him. Our vet, Dr. Rachael Fiske, assessed the injury and determined that although the injury would cause permanent lameness, he deserved a chance at survival.
He came to our farm and has been a joy to have around. He is not allowed to be turned out yet - the injury will take months to heal. But, he loves to make funny faces and meet every new comer with bright eyes and a little nudge.
Booker is under saddle and doing walk, trot in the ring and out on trails. A really energetic and funny horse! Needs a small sized person - he's only 14.2 hands.
HIGHLAND SNOW STORM, a 2001 Registered Newfoundland pony mare, black - radical changer, 11.2 hands.
Storm will cross tie for grooming, stand for vet and farrier and has been tacked and worked from the ground. Very sound minded pony and ready for a job. Newfoundland Ponies are rare and headed for extinction.
Lydia came to us through the Finger Lakes SPCA from a horrible over-breeding situation. She had never been handled.
Lyd has come a long way! She crossties and stands for the vet and farrier. Has been tacked and is currently being worked in preparation of beginning her riding career. She is completely sound and a very pretty mare.