Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.

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.

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H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc.

H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc.
43 Wilbur Road
Washington CT 06777

Tax ID/EIN: 22-2611615
Year Founded: 1981
Last Updated 2017-03-12

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:
The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E.) of Connecticut, Inc., is a non-profit, 501c3, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescue, shelter, protect, provide medical and grooming care to abused, neglected and starving horses, geld stallions,rehabilitate the animals and find suitable, caring permanent homes. To be and remain a horse rescue where horses accepted into shelter remain the sole responsibilty of H.O.R.S.E. To raise funds to support the organization, prevent cruelty and promote the humane and ethical treatment of horses, ponies and animals in general. To assist individuals and families with problems concerning horses and guide and educate the public in humane and proper care of horses.

Horse-related programs:
The rescue and rehabilitation of starved and abused horses is our primary service. All of our programs are held in support of this effort and the education of the public in the proper care and treatment of horses. All of our horses are available to be sponsored. Individuals can spend one day a week with their chosen horse, grooming, walking, and providing attention. Our volunteers take horses on visits to senior facilities, provide tours and represent the farm at community events. Educational clinics and seminars on all aspects of horse care are held each year. The public is invited to four or more horse showings annually to see all of our horses either under saddle or hand-walked. We hold open houses in May and December and include farm tours and pony rides for children. The farm is open to visitors daily, and school children and college students are welcome to come to meet the horses and learn about the care they require. We assist horse owners facing difficulty keeping their horses and help with placement when necessary. <br/><br/>The volunteer program enables individuals of all ages and interests to care for our horses daily. They devote many hours of personal time assisting with grooming, walking, feeding, and general farm maintenance. We hold five volunteer days a year to attract new volunteers.<br/><br/>Our adoption program is meant to provide permanent homes for our rescued horses. Our requirements are strict, with the welfare of the animals being most important. We also have a leasing program for experienced riders who are unable to own a horse.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

H.O.R.S.E. Of CT Volunteering
Please call the farm at 860-868-1960 to arrange a tour and discuss volunteer opportunities.

Wish List Items

H.O.R.S.E. OF CT Wish List
Blue Seal Feeds
Waterproof horse blankets
Fly masks with ears - Mini to Draft sizes
Fly lotions and sprays
Breakaway halters - all sizes
Rubber mats
Vet supplies
Water defrosters
Wood fencing

H.O.R.S.E. Of CT Wish List