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April

Mixed Breed  Mare Age: 12 Height: 14.3 hands
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Offered by New England Equine Rescue - North Inc.
West Newbury, MA
Rehoming Fee: $1000.00 - Re-homing Agreement

April is a green broke mare in training at Abenaki Farm. She is herd bound so we have been working on trying to get her attention/her mind working independently. We have been working her mounted in a halter and bareback pad, just to try to get her quiet and working without asking a whole lot of her. We have “ponied” her unmounted and mounted just to see if that gave her a little more confidence which seems to help along with round penning. April is good in her stall – respectful when we go in to feed/night check, etc. She can be led in and out with a lead line around her neck. Because she is herd bound, she can get anxious when taken away from her friend. She can be pushy on the ground but some of that, we think, can be because she gets anxious. She is ok for the farrier if it’s taken slowly and patiently.

Best career/placement option for repurposing April:
    Recreation/Pleasure Riding
    In Training/Under Evaluation

More about career/placement options:
Green Broke- needs experienced trainer


Where is April located?


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April is located at NEER North Inc., 52 Ash Street, West Newbury, MA 01985.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 13
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 14
Pastures: 1  Paddocks/Pens: 14
Horses do not have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 1-3; hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 16+ hours per day
    Equines are out 24/7
    Equines are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Equines are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Equines are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises
Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises
Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises
Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week
Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place:
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets

Our Rehoming Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a written contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the equine on site
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the equine to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    The agreement states that should the adopter decide to re-home the equine, our organization must grant approval of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason prior to the equine being placed into the possession of such individual or organization as of the date of this agreement and any time thereafter, including being provided written notification of the name, address, and telephone number of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason.
    The agreement states that re-homed equines cannot be bred
    The agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the equine must be returned to our organization
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization free of charge

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Our organization retains ownership of the equine for its lifetime

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  $751 to $1,000

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More About Us


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New England Equine Rescue - North Inc.
52 Ash Street
West Newbury MA 01985
978-510-1031
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
NEER North actively rescues horses, ponies, mules and donkeys in need. There are a wide variety of situations including owner surrenders, abuse and neglect where these majestic animals are in diminished health or, worse yet, at risk for slaughter. NEER North is a safe haven where these animals are rehabilitated with the intention of adoption into new families. NEER North also networks closely with other reputable equine rescue organizations, assisting where needed.


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 and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

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



EIN: 45-4007146
Founded: 2011

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
April 15, 2021

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