ARROWHEAD RANCH HORSE RESCUE, Inc.

Arrowhead Ranch Horse Rescue, Inc. is a 501c-3 non-profit corporation in the state of New York. It is a sister company to Arrowhead Ranch & Retreat, located on the same property. We are a sanctuary where rescued animals live their lives in peace and dignity. In turn, these rescued animals, with their pure gentle spirits, can offer a form of therapy to humans: uplifting, comforting and empowering them!

We now offer Farm Tours for your private group upon request!

Your tax-deductible contribution to our nonprofit is what keeps us running! Food, utilities, labor, equipment, veterinary. The rescue needs your support so we can keep doing good for the animals and our community.

If you would like to offer a monthly sponsorship of one of our animals and receive rewards, please follow this link:

I WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR!

If you would like to make a one-time, tax-free donation, please follow this link:

I WANT TO MAKE A ONE-TIME TAX-FREE DONATION!

MEMBER NY STATE HORSE COUNCIL


Meet Our Animals

Harry was our first rescue, and he was offered to us soon after he was born in December 2020. Harry had a difficult birth and they did not know if he would live. But he pulled through! We could not keep him warm over Winter, so he was raised as a sort of mascot at the dairy farm, wandering loose in the barn instead of with the veal calves. We adopted him in June 2021. They thought his growth would be stunted, but he is OK! He is wonderful and very happy at Arrowhead Ranch. Harry loves hay and his favorite day is when a new round bale arrives and is rolled out! He also loves to kiss and loves to be scratched or brushed.


Stanley is the buddy of Harry and we adopted them both together in June of 2021. A male born at a small Bethel dairy farm, Stanley somehow avoided becoming veal. He was instead recruited by a livestock farmer as a breeding bull, but a minor medical issue disqualified him. Stanley is still a baby and turned 1 in January 2022. He and Harry love to play and butt heads. They are funny to watch when they run in a slow rocking motion. They love to sit in their hay and watch the world go by when they are not being petted or fed their grain.


Norman is a mini-mule who came to us in November 2021. Rescued at an auction along with Aura, a female mini-mule, they were previously owned by the Amish. A year later, the new owner's situation changed and was unable to keep them. We were very lucky at the time to have a space available to adopt them. Norman and Aura were both called "feral" by our vet because they have never really been handled or trained. True to mules' reputation, they are stubborn and extra hard to train. Norman is the more difficult and untrusting of the 2. He is only 5 years old and is super strong for his small size. We are still not able to touch him at all, although he loves to eat treats from hands and will walk up and sniff you. We are working every day to create trust and encourage all to follow our progress. We are confident he will be a trusting and well-trained part of our rescue family one day!


Nora (formerly Aura) is a 10 year old female Mini-Mule. We adopted her in November 2021 with her partner in crime Norman! They were previously owned by the Amish and purchased at an auction. A year later, the new owner's situation changed and was unable to keep them. We were very lucky at the time to have a space available to adopt them. We renamed her Nora. Norman and Nora were both called "feral" by our vet because they have never really been handled or trained. True to mules' reputation, they are stubborn and extra hard to train. Nora is more trusting and easier to handle than Norman. We can brush her and trim her hooves. She loves affection and returns it! We invite you to follow our progress with Nora.

I WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR!

VIP SPONSOR: $500.00


• VIP Season pass to all Arrowhead Ranch Presents activities for one year
• Arrowhead Ranch T-Shirt or Hoodie
• Engraved Plaque with your name and message in the barn

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: $250.00


• Arrowhead Ranch T-Shirt or Hoodie
• Engraved Plaque with your name and message in the barn

Arrowhead Ranch Hoodie: $150.00

Wear your support with our cozy fleece hoodie.

Arrowhead Ranch Tee Shirt: $100.00

Wear your support on our 100% cotton heavy weight tee shirt.

We are now 4.5 years into our journey of restoring this abandoned property. Thanks to everyone who has helped us and contributed! Check out all the progress we've made so far with your generous donations.

TIMELINE

Starting in the spring of 2019 we set a goal to raise $25,000 to prepare the barn and the fields for horses. In 2019 we raised $6755 and in 2020 we raised $11,482 for a grand total of $18,237. Only about $7000 short of our goal. Not too shabby. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Check out all the progress we've made so far with your generous donations.

May 2019 Our volunteer team tore down the one sagging section of the barn.

September and October 2019 the volunteer team built and installed new barn doors, windows, and other hardware.

March and June 2020 we cleaned and disposed of more junk in and around the barn. Getting the place ready for horses!

In May 2020 we built our first horse run-in shelter.

June 2020 we relocated the old white trailer to the back of the concert field.

July 2020 we restored electricity to the barn.

Our first horse paddock was completed with a 5 ft. tall post and square wire fencing.

August 2020 we installed surveillance cameras.

September 2020 we completed the small fenced corral in front of the barn.

October 2020 barn cleanup and renovation continued.

Five horses arrived to board with us as a work-trade!
Meet Vegas, Sierra, Sunny, Chief, and Rusty

November 2020 the 10-acre paddock was completed with 4 strand wire electric fencing. The well was winterized, including a new shed, trenching, insulation, and a pipe running to a heated trough for the horses.

We acquired an old Ford tractor!

June 2021 our first rescues arrive: Stanley and Harry, 2 baby bulls from a dairy farm

August 2021 we completed the pallet shelter

September 2021 we installed gates at the entrance to the barn area.

October 2021 we finished the quarantine pen.

November 2021 our rescued minimules arrived. Meet Norman and Nora!

Electric trenched in for the barn.

December 2021 new driveway to the barn.

December 2021: Veterinary checkup
January 2022: Emergency well repair
Spring 2022: Trenching water from well to barn (approx. 1000 feet)



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