43 Wilbur Road
Washington, CT. 06777
The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E.)
of Connecticut, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated
to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses. In
addition to direct intervention, H.O.R.S.E. also maintains an on-going
commitment to educating the public regarding horse care.
H.O.R.S.E. was established in 1982 and moved to its permanent home
in 1995. It is still staffed by a team of volunteers who share its
dedication to and love of the beautiful horse. We intervene on the
behalf of suffering equines by providing relief, recovery, shelter and
rehabilitation. Once a horse is physically and mentally rehabilitated,
we then begin the process of seeking an adoptive home. All prospective
adoptive homes are carefully screened. And, we require a contract which
guarantees that the horse shall not be bred or sold. It is a lifetime
H.O.R.S.E. receives no town, state or federal funding. Monies are
raised through memberships, sponsorships, charitable contributions and
our own fund raising activities. And, all donations go directly to the
We investigate all cruelty complaints (which are kept strictly
confidential). If a problem exists, co-operation is first sought from
the owner. Prosecution is pursued only when there is no other recourse.
Horses placed in our custody are provided with immediate veterinary and
farrier care. We then seek adoptive homes that meet with our standards.
In addition, we are available upon request, to speak to interested
groups in order to raise public awareness to our purpose and support.