- Reside within 3 driving hours of Pine Bush, Orange County, New York.
- Veterinary, Farrier and Horsemanship references are required.
- Adoptions fees are required.
- Contracts are required.
- Annual updates are required.
- Breeding rescue horses is counterproductive to our cause and not allowed!
- An ERR horse cannot be kept isolated, at least one suitable companion is required.
- Adopters are responsible for providing appropriate year-round shelter, clean water, good quality horse feed, annual vaccinations, dental care, hoof care and deworming.
- Adopters are responsible for providing veterinary care as needed in the event of illness or accident.
- Horses cannot be sold, transferred or given away, they must be returned to E.R.R.
Applicants, please be sure to read the E.R.R. Placement Agreement carefully. This is designed to protect the equine and assure their proper care. Once you have received and accepted our terms, please print, complete and sign the E.R.R. Placement Application and the E.R.R. Placement Agreement . Keep a copy of all documents for your reference and submit the originals, plus a $10 application fee to:
Equine Rescue Resource Inc.
PO Box 17
Pine Bush, NY 12566
Once we review your application and check your references, you will be contacted.
We look forward to meeting you!
Here is a current list of horses in our care, more details to follow:
Hope – 12 year old haflinger mare. This stocky built mare has been tried under saddle and was pretty unflappable at the walk and trot. She spent time trail riding, packing, working as a therapy horse and is supposed to drive.
Faith – 12 year old appaloosa thoroughbred cross mare. Faith came to us a a 2 month old nursemare foal in a Dutchess County cruelty case. She has since grown up and was a riding horse, doing trail riding and some gymkhana. Health issues forced her home to return her.
Bob – 26 year old quarter horse gelding with a sway back. Bob was left at a NJ horse auction, where he was unsold and unwanted week after week because he was no longer rideable. ERR was given the opportunity to help a horse from there, and we chose to take in Bob, to prevent him from being shipped to the New Holland Sales Stables in Lancaster PA. New Holland is known for selling horses to slaughter, and a kind retired lesson horse who spent his life working with people, deserved better.
He is easy to handle, cross tie, good with farrier and veterinarian. Due to a sway back, he is not a good riding horse candidate. He is middle of the herd in turnout and would be best suited as a companion horse or for someone who wants a deserving old chap to groom or use to teach basic horse care.
Denali – a lovely 30 year old grey Arabian gelding that was owner surrendered. Denali came to us the winter of 2016/2017 as an owner surrender. Due to a landlord tenant dispute, he was denied access to shelter, among other issues, which escalated in to an SPCA investigation.
Surprisingly sound and spry for his age, Denali enjoys being engaged by people or at the very least, lots of turnout time. He can be lightly ridden, and we only restrict his work load in consideration of his age.
Onni – (A. A. Flutterbye) Foaled May 16, 2002. Onni is a thoroughbred mare who was retired from racing and lived on a farm in PA where she was to be a broodmare. The farm was decimated during a hurricane, followed by a tropical storm, which left Onni living under a collapsed overhang, with debris in her field and no running water. The owner reached out to ERR for help, and we took in Onni, along with 3 other thoroughbreds there. Onni has since been rehabilitated and retrained as a low level hunter under saddle and shown locally, placing well in classes. Onni was then trained in dressage and shown, winning her classes. Since then, Onni is living a life of leisure, waiting for someone who does not mind that she is a mare, middle aged and only 15.3H tall. She needs a person, not a program, so if you think Onni would be happy in your barn, we would love to hear from you. Please know photos and video taken at various times during her time with us.
Murphy – SPONSORSHIP only – Murphy is a very senior quarter horse. In his younger days, he was a barrel racer. This gentleman of a horse lost homes twice due to cancer. At this time, he is in long term foster care and we provide for his grain, veterinary and farrier care. Unless circumstances change with his current arrangement, for his health and happiness we feel he should remain where he is. Murphy is seeking guardian angels and sponsors.to help see him through his golden years.
Rosalie SPONSORSHIP only – Rosalie was part of a stray/cruelty case in Sullivan County. She is a miniature horse, that was running loose for a minimum of 2 days before we caught her and brought her and her herdmates to ERR. She was found to have a halter embedded in her head and severely neglected teeth, both which hindered her ability to chew and digest food properly, leaving her underweight. To complicate matters, Rosie was also very pregnant. Her conditions were corrected, she foaled out a beautiful mini mule and was adopted in to a local farm.
After years of loving Rosie, her mom fell ill and had to give up her farm. Once again, Rosalie is in our care until her mom is back on her feet and can bring her back home. She is currently helping serve as an ambassador for ERR until she is able to return home. If you wish to sponsor a portion of her care, we would love to hear from you!
Winston – Gorgeous chestnut quarter horse gelding. Teenager. 16H, built like a halter horse. He came out of the kill pen, looking like he just left a show barn. He was a direct placement, but unfortunately was not as described on the Camelot auction listings, so he came to the rescue. He had back pain and visible muscle spasms. ERR had a section of spine digitally xrayed, everything looked good, and it was thought that an ill fitting saddle may have been the cause of the pain. We also xrayed his front feet and found he had a mild case of navicular. With proper farrier care, muscle relaxers and over a year to recover, he’s doing well. He was slowly worked back in to riding, and spent several weeks being reschooled. Winston does best when kept in a routine, where he has consistent work and lots of attention. Winston is fostered in Goshen.
Chloe – 3 1/2 year old haflinger filly with one blue eye. Chloe came to us during a cruelty investigation by the Sullivan County Sheriffs Office in January 2009. She is a sweet horse, but very shy and would benefit from alot of one-on-one handling with a person she can learn to trust. She does lead, load and is learning to tie. Chloe was voluntarily transferred to the rescue so that we could find her a good home.
Chloe will remain with us, until a very special home can be found for her. UPDATE: 10/18/2011 Chloe has moved to Centerline Dressage, where Julie and Leslie for training. Thank you Julie and Leslie! Photo August 2013.
If you are interested in our horses, but cannot adopt, consider sponsoring! $150 will provide basic feed for one horse, for one month! Some of our horses are on supplements or have special needs. If you would like to help with a special need, please inquire.