We help horses that need it the most. Even if it means we never get to meet them. They all deserve a dignified ending.
Travellers Rest Farm Sanctuary accepts any horse (space permitting) from any source, and does not discriminate against horses coming from various pasts. We actively pull horses from kill pens, and accept "free to good" and owner surrender horses. In the event a horse needs help we do everything in our power to give it a soft landing. Sometimes that means placing them in permanent and/or foster homes. Horses placed in those homes are done so only after homes have been carefully screened and approved with signed lifetime contracts. Horses that reside at the farm remain until their passing.
To those horses that have served their humans until their bodies no longer can hold up; we offer a quiet retirement.
Many horses come to us in poor shape after their "usefulness" to their former owners has been completed. We believe their "usefulness" never ends. Horses are amazing animals gifted with abilities we can't even understand. To us they just need to "be". We don't ask anything of them but they give of themselves nonetheless. They are healers while healing themselves. Giving them a quiet retirement is the least we can do for all they give of themselves.
All our horses are given permanent sanctuary. They are family and remain with us until their passing.
Travellers Rest Farm Sanctuary is a "sanctuary" to all that reside there. We not only give sanctuary to horses, but to any animal and human that comes our way. We currently house goats, geese, ducks, rabbits, and a sheep. On some occasions we will invite guests to interact with our residents and are currently working on a program to further give back to those humans that need sanctuary too - our honorable Veterans.