Create an account Home  ·  Information  ·  Your Account  ·  Contact Us  ·  Classifieds  
Ads - the best horse-lover dating site!

Select Area
Driving Directions
NOAA Weather
Traffic Information

Free Classifieds 

· Home
· Archived_Stories
· Encyclopedia
· Information
· Search
· Top 30
· Web_Links

Get Map
State:ZIP Code:

Google Search


Horse Humor
[ Horse Humor ]

·Excuses people use to why not to work their horses
·More Funny Equine Terms
·Funny Equine Medical Terms
·Life ups and downs
·The Beginning of the End...
·Top Ten Exercises to Becoming a Better Horseman
·My Husband Vs. My Horse
·She is an Equestrian when...

Who's Online
There are currently, 63 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here - the best horse-lover dating site!

Pennsylvania: Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines
Posted on Saturday, September 17 @ 21:31:39 CDT by donna

Horse Adoption and Rescue 1710 Ridge Road
Pottstown, PA ,19465
Phone 866-469-0507
Fax 610-469-0537

Ryerss farm was endowed in 1888 as part of the legacy of Anne Waln Ryerss. Today, over 117 years later, Ryerss is the oldest and largest non-profit organization of its kind in the United States.

Originally founded as a "hospital for ill, aged and injured animals," Ryerss took in its first residents on June 11, 1889 at their first farm in the Bustleton section of northeast Philadelphia. The infirmary became a haven for old hunters, ponies and workhorses from the Philadelphia area. The farm's mission expanded when it took in a dozen retired horses who had been used to pull fire engines in the city of Philadelphia. Eventually, mules, dogs and even a cow found their refuge at the first Ryerss Farm.

Once a horse is admitted to Ryerss, it is truly retired—it's never ridden or worked again. Pastures are rotated, raked and limed regularly to provide optimum grazing conditions for the retirees. Shade trees can be found in abundance and each pasture has a natural supply of fresh water running through it.

A veterinarian visits the farm and sees each horse on a regular basis. Routine care is handled by the staff. Many people tell us that the horses at Ryerss receive better care and attention than is provided by many nursing homes.

Related Links
· More about Horse Adoption and Rescue
· News by donna

Most read story about Horse Adoption and Rescue:
Rolling Rock Horse Rescue & Retirement

Article Rating
Average Score: 0
Votes: 0

Please take a second and vote for this article:

Very Good


 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColorado ConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinois
IndiannaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMaryland MassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontana
NebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew Mexico New YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth Dakota TennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington
Washington DCWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2005 - 2009 by
Site design and hosting by SSC

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi.
This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL.
PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.