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MIDNIGHTS EQUINE RESCUE & SANCTUARY

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Board Development
  • Community
  • Environment

Location

123 W LIBERTY RDSYKESVILLE, MD 21784 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome horses; to provide a permanent sanctuary for horses that are not capable of being rehomed; and to educate the public in the care and training of horses using an intuitive horsemanship approach.

Description

While officially established on December 19, 2013, Midnight’s Equine Rescue and Sanctuary began a few years earlier with the rescue of an awesome, gorgeous, loveable, big personality pure black Morgan Horse named Midnight. Since then, more rescued horses, ponies, and mini-horses have made their way to the farm and into our lives and hearts.

On November 3rd, 2013, Midnight passed-away from complications from colic. Later that week, we heard of a horse that was completely healthy and just six years old that was at a kill buyer's farm ready to be shipped to the slaughter-house. Well, when we went to pick her up, for the price of $700.00, there was a Belgian Draft Horse next to her that had a face that would melt a stone-heart. So that's how we came to rescue Tiny-Tim, too!

We came to realize that, with a little help, we could do more for these and other abandoned horses. Since then, over the years, a combination of veterinarian technicians, horse trainers, educators, students, retirees, homemakers, and even musicians and a yoga teacher have stepped up to help. Together, we do good for horses on a rented 30-acre farm in the country.

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by Jane M. (Administrator for this Organization) (July 17, 2017)
Wow... what a great place for both young and old to volunteer! This organization is large enough that they have a wide variety of horses, yet small enough that you get as much hands-on time with the horses as you want. ...and what personalities the horses have! There is always a little something that needs to be done, even if it's only visiting the horses or cleaning a stall or two. This has been a great way for me to make a meaningful contribution while also learning new things, and getting a little some exercise and fresh air.

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