Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc

Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc
PO Box 28
Honeoye NY 14471

Physical Address:
2828 Plank Rd,Lima,NY 14485

Tax ID/EIN: 27-0234285
Year Founded: 2009
Last Updated 2016-04-29

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
We provide a safe haven for horses at risk due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. We provide immediate veterinary, dental and farrier care, set up a rehabilitation program, and find suitable adoptive homes within two hours of Lima, NY. Potential adopters are screened and visited for compatibility and safety. No Begin Again horse can ever be sold, but must be returned to Begin Again for rehoming. We help community members with temporary health issues to keep their horses. We educate the public to equine needs by setting good examples at home and through outreach programs. The farm is open to visitors for tours and educational purposes. With only one paid staff member, we can assure donors that all funds raised go directly to support needy horses.

Horse-related programs:
Our organization is dedicated to helping at-risk horses to recover from their ordeals. We provide shelter and other services to help them to recover and be adopted. We provide hay, grain and volunteer services to community members who find themselves temporarily in need to help them to keep their horses at home. We give talks and demonstrations about the plight of unwanted horses and good animal husbandry at our outreach programs. We provide work situations to individuals ordered by the courts to do public service, workers from the Livingston County Department of Social Services' Mobile Work Force. and mentally challenged individuals brought to us by the ARC, We provide transportation and temporary housing for local humane societies that have no facilities or trailers. Horses are evaluated for health needs and training and matched with suitable adopters when recovered. Volunteers at Begin Again Horse Rescue are educated in good animal husbandry techniques.

Non-horse-related programs:
We provide transportation and temporary housing for animals other than horses when called upon, though our expressed mission is to help horses. We have helped care for and place cows, a goat, a sheep, a dog and chickens.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Are Welcome
We welcome volunteers of all ages every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers feed horses, clean stalls, groom horses, wash and fill water buckets and perform other regular farm maintenance. We provide a new volunteer orientation and a mentor to work with each new volunteer.

Visitor Sunday Volunteers
Every Sunday Begin Again is open from 10 am to 2 pm for visitors of all ages to see the farm and meet the horses. Our barn manager and other volunteers are happy to show you around and answer your questions. Visitors under the age of 10 need to be accompanied by an adult. We are always looking for knowledgeable volunteers to come to the farm on Sundays to show people around and talk with visitors.

Daily Volunteers Needed To Help With Morning Chore
Minimum Age: 14
Please contact our Farm Manager, Meg Hems, Lima, NY, if you are able to help with morning feeding and cleaning.

Wish List Items

Most Urgent Need For Permanent Horse Stalls
When we moved into our new donated 28-acre farm, we we able to help many more horses, which resulted in temporary pipe gate stalls being set up in our riding arena. Even with plywood installed between the stalls, it is not a permanent solution. We are in the planning stages of constructing a new 8-stall barn, but until that time, we need to replace the current temporary stalls with moveable permanent stalls. The stalls we want to purchase are permanent but will be able to be moved into the new barn when it is completed. The cost of each of these stalls is approximately $2,000. Even the smallest donation will help us toward our goal.