Since 1996, Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary has helped rescue thousands of horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect. At Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY, they have rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules—and a few other animals too! On the sanctuary grounds, they have an Education Center where visitors of all ages attend seminars, workshops and symposiums on equine issues, care and natural horsemanship.

Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary has truly become a haven for horses. It is an equine village where horses get to live out their lives in a natural environment that allows them to socialize with each other. The 80+ equines who reside here receive lots of TLC. Most were slaughter-bound and/or came from abusive situations and have surely earned their retirement here at the sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is a wonderful example of how horses should live. Every horse here has a stall, either in the Main Barn or in one of the many 2 or 3-Stall Barn structures located in our paddocks and pastures. The horses in the Main Barn mostly have physical issues or other special needs. Each horse has the ability to enter and leave the stall at will.

Our Humane Education Programs are continually expanding. We offer tours and present lectures and classes on a variety of equine-related subjects and issues. We have held Symposiums on Equine Cruelty for law enforcement where experts discussed how to recognize abuse/neglect cases and how to effectively enforce the cruelty laws.