Horse Play is a non-profit organization that operates an equine rescue/sanctuary in Saunderstown, RI. Our equine sanctuary provides rescue and rehabilitation for abused, neglected, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound horses. Many horses come to Horse Play because their owners can no longer afford to keep them, children outgrow or lose interest in them, some owners do not have the skills or knowledge to provide proper care and many horses are just considered “disposable” – if the horse isn’t winning, it goes to auction. Most of these horses also have health and/or behavior problems. We use humane, communication-oriented “teaching” methods in our training/retraining, provide quality vet care, feed and lots of love. Some horses are eventually placed in approved adoptive homes. Those horses who are “unplaceable” live out their lives at the Sanctuary. All life is sacred here.
It Is Our Intent: To provide rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary services for abused, neglected, and/or unwanted horses. To provide placement & follow-up services for rehabilitated horses and permanent sanctuary for horses that cannot be placed. To help put an end to neglect and abuse through education, community outreach and awareness. To develop and present educational programs and printed media, clinics and seminars on the responsible care, ownership and training of horses.
Come Meet our Pets:
2009 calendar posted soon - visitors welcome at farm - please call first
Our Adoption Process:
Adoption application, several visits to get to know the horse, surrender/release contract, adoption contract, adoption fees vary, must have vet and farrier references, we visit prospective homes before and also follow up after adoption,
Why should you adopt?
horses can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a horse for sale or finding a horse breeder, adopting a horse from
an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a horse to your family.
Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for
a horse. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or
attention your horse needs, and many other important things about how to
house and care for a horse. There are different types of horses
including Andalusian, Appaloosa, Appendix, Arabian, Belgian, Clydesdale, Curly Horse, Donkey/Mule/Burro/Hinny, Draft, Friesian, Gaited, Grade, Gypsy Vanner, Haflinger, Lipizzaner, Miniature, Missouri Foxtrotter, Morgan, Mustang, Norwegian Fjord, Paint/Pinto, Palomino, Paso Fino, Percheron, Peruvian Paso, Pony - Chincoteague, Pony - Connemara, Pony - Dales, Pony - Dartmoor, Pony - Fell, Pony - New Forest, Pony - Other, Pony - Shetland, Pony - Welsh, Pony - of America, Quarterhorse, Rocky Mountain, Saddlebred, Standardbred, Tennessee Walking Horse, Thoroughbred, Trakhener, and Warmblood.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.