– Reside within 3 driving hours of Pine Bush, Orange County, New York.
– Veterinary, Farrier and Horsemanship references are required.
– Adoptions fees are required.
– Contracts are required.
– Annual updates are required.
– Breeding rescue horses is counterproductive to our cause and not allowed!
– An ERR horse cannot be kept isolated, at least one suitable companion is required.
– Adopters are responsible for providing appropriate year-round shelter, clean water, good quality horse feed, annual vaccinations, dental care, hoof care and deworming.
– Adopters are responsible for providing veterinary care as needed in the event of illness or accident.
– Horses cannot be sold, transferred or given away, they must be returned to E.R.R.
Applicants, please be sure to read the E.R.R. Placement Agreement carefully. This is designed to protect the equine and assure their proper care. Once you have received and accepted our terms, please print, complete and sign the E.R.R. Placement Application and the E.R.R. Placement Agreement . Keep a copy of all documents for your reference and submit the originals, plus a $10 application fee to:
Equine Rescue Resource Inc.
PO Box 17
Pine Bush, NY 12566
Once we review your application and check your references, you will be contacted.
We look forward to meeting you!
Here is a current list of horses in our care, more details to follow:
Jack Frost Jack is a cute grey pony gelding, shetland sized, approximately 4 years old. He lived on a farm raided for operating an illegal slaughter facility. He came to us a feisty stallion with poor manner and hair matted with dirt, feathers and burdocks. He has since learned to lead nicely, pick up his feet and has been castrated and dewormed. Jack would do well in a home that has lots of time to play and continue his socialization.
Xavier Xavier is a handsome little gelding, just shy of 15H and a dark seal bay with a “Z” shaped belly spot. He came to us as an emaciated yearling from a nursemare farm 12 years ago. We rehabilitated him successfully and found him a good home. Due to a change in circumstances, his home has requested that he be re-adopted. Xavier is sound and trained to ride.
Poptart Young 18 -24 month old miniature horse filly, with a black coat and appaloosa mottling around her lips and few white hairs in her coat. Poptart was the last horse at a public horse auction, untrained and frightened, no one would bid on her. We were asked by the auctioneer to take her. She was underweight, wormy and infested with lice. She is slowly trusting people, has gained weight and is ready for a new home with someone who has plenty of time to devote to her.
Onni Bay Thoroughbred mare relinquished for rehoming, along with Wendy, Chopper and Lucky. Nice mare, who blossomed with a good diet and consistent care. This refined lady, although previously raced, retired sound, has had a lot of let down time and recently received 3 months of training at Twin Spruce Farm, Accord, NY. She is being ridden weekly and doing nicely.
Summer 2015 Onni received additional training in dressage, and was shown in August, winning both of her classes.
Bella – 2 year old pony molly mule. Her dam was a skinny pregnant mini mare found roaming the streets of Sullivan County NY. The mare’s adopter returned Bella to us, and we have socialized and halter trained her. Bella spent a few weeks with a family who started her with driving. Adorable but not for young children, beginners or as a livestock guardian. We look forward to furthering her training in spring 2015.
Wendy Beautiful and big bodied bay Thoroughbred mare relinquished for rehoming. Extremely sweet girl, she needs weight and farrier. Old abrasions from a collapsed structure have healed. She had a severe case of rainrot, which was treated, but has left her with some scarring. She does have an old knee injury which was evaluated and digitally xrayed by a veterinarian. Wendy can be ridden for trails and flatwork only, no jumping. Wendy is doing well now and is ready to start a new life. She loves attention and would appreciate having a special person of her own.
Winston Gorgeous chestnut quarter horse gelding. Teenager. 16H, built like a halter horse. He came out of the kill pen, looking like he just left a show barn. He was a direct placement, but unfortunately was not as described on the Camelot auction listings, so he came to the rescue. He had back pain and visible muscle spasms. ERR had a section of spine digitally xrayed, everything looked good, and it was thought that an ill fitting saddle may have been the cause of the pain. We also xrayed his front feet and found he had a mild case of navicular. With proper farrier care, muscle relaxers and over a year to recover, he’s doing well. He was slowly worked back in to riding, and spent several weeks being reschooled. Winston does best when kept in a routine, where he has consistent work and lots of attention. Winston is fostered in Goshen.
Percy Very handsome black and white paint gelding. He was sold for slaughter in NJ. We were led to believe he was hand walked through the sale ring because the owner did not pay the “rider’s fee”. Most horses walked through, are presumed to be lame or untrained, so usually do not sell well, which ended up being Percy’s situation. He arrived with a note that said “Sound. Not ridden since November”. After quarantine he was to be evaluated under saddle, however, Percy had an adverse reaction to tacking. Dr. Heather O’Leary, an equine chiropractor and veterinarian, was called in. Percy has some back and neck issues,which are being addressed with adjustments, accupuncture, chiropractics, carrot stretches, belly lifts and hand walking over ground poles. At this time, Percy is available for adoption as a companion only.
Dillon – 6 y.o. spotted saddlebred pony cross. This cute paint pony has stunning blue eyes, and a new lease on life. He was sold for $60 because he was untrained and an intact stallion. Had his prior owners invested some time and attention to this pony, he may have found a private home and we would not have had to intervene on his behalf. We have had him castrated, dewormed and vaccinated. Dillon has been given a foster home in upstate NY; potential adopters please know he requires a special home with considerable time available to spend with him.
Chloe – 3 1/2 year old haflinger filly with one blue eye. Chloe came to us during a cruelty investigation by the Sullivan County Sheriffs Office in January 2009. She is a sweet horse, but very shy and would benefit from alot of one-on-one handling with a person she can learn to trust. She does lead, load and is learning to tie. Chloe was voluntarily transferred to the rescue so that we could find her a good home. *Update* 4/15/09 Chloe was taken to a local clinic, where she had her teeth and feet care for. UPDATE: August 2010, Chloe is still with us. She has progressed, but her emotional scars run deep. She has a profound inability to trust new people. She has been transferred in to 2 foster homes, and prefers a quiet private atmosphere with consistency. Chloe will remain with us, until a very special home can be found for her. UPDATE: 10/18/2011 Chloe has moved to Centerline Dressage, where Julie and Leslie for training. Thank you Julie and Leslie! Photo August 2013.
If you are interested in our horses, but cannot adopt, consider sponsoring! $150 will provide basic feed for one horse, for one month! Some of our horses are on supplements or have special needs. If you would like to help with a special need, please inquire.