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Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc

Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc
PO Box 28
Honeoye NY 14471

Tax ID/EIN: 27-0234285
Year Founded: 2009
Last Updated 2017-04-30

Public Charity

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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's primary activity is equine rescue & adoption.

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

Sunday Open House
Begin Again is open every Sunday from 11 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 give tours answer your questions. Visitors under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. We are always seeking knowledgeable volunteers to help at the farm on Sundays to show people around and talk with visitors.

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 give each new volunteer an orientation and a mentor to help them learn the ropes. We love to teach new people about proper horse and farm care as well as give them a fun learning experience.

Morning Chore Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
We are always looking for volunteers to help with daily chores. Please contact our Farm Manager at to schedule a visit and orientation.

Wish List Items

Sponsorship For Resident Horses
For $100 per month you can sponsor a horse while it recovers and awaits adoption. We will provide monthly updated information to the sponsor and place a sign on the horse's stall identifying the sponsor.

Windows In Our Barn And Arena To Be Added
In December, 2016 we raised funds and added six wooden stalls to the indoor arena, two to the old barn and replaced four pony stalls with new-to-us secure stalls. Now we need to add windows with bars to protect the glass for better ventilation. Cost is estimated at $300 per window.

After we moved into our new donated 28-acre farm in the Fall of 2014, we needed to upgrade the existing fencing to ensure the safety of our residents. We have been able to raise funds for partial replacement of the interior fences around the pastures, and the perimeter fence along the busy highway. Ther is still more to do. We need to replace the tape fencing along Woodruff Road with no-climb horse fence and wooden posts. $500 will do a 200 foot section. Two gates along this road also need replacing. $500 will allow us to do both. The safety of the our horses is paramount and without the upgrading of our fences, there will be limited pastures for the horses to graze.

We have also started a fundraising campaign to help us with the construction of a larger horse barn. We currently have six stalls in our barn with another six temporary stalls in our indoor riding arena. The approximate cost of our new eight-stall barn is $50,000. We are currently in the process of receiving GFAS verification, and the new barn will go a long way towards making that a reality.