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BRIGHT FUTURES FARM

Bright Futures Farm is a trusted, well-respected 501(c)(3) equine rescue

and sanctuary located in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.

Since 2000, our mission has been to save horses from abuse, abandonment, and slaughter.

Once a horse is rescued, we provide medical care, rehabilitation and schooling and then adopt many of them into

loving, forever homes. Our rescue also provides a permanent sanctuary to elderly and disabled horses that have

been callously discarded because they are "too old," "too sick," or unwanted.

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ADOPT A HORSE

READY FOR A FOREVER HOME

GODON - 17.2 Hand Warmblood Gelding

Light Flatwork, Trails, Light Rider (Under 140 lbs.)

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ADOPT A WONDERFUL HORSE

 

Bright Futures Farm has wonderful horses that need permanent homes where they will be loved and cherished. Even though many of these horses may have been shuffled from place to place and come from sad situations, we know that there are people like you who will give them a future that will be as BRIGHT as our name! Visit our ADOPT page and give one of horses the forever home it deserves.

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TIS THE SEASON TO HELP!

The most difficult job in horse rescue is not when we save a horse from a sad, desperate situation--it's when the emergency fades and we have to find the funds each month to continue a horse's care. It costs approximately $250 each month to properly care for one of our permanent residents...and we have fifteen!

Why help Bright Futures Farm and make a donation during our Year-End Donation Drive? Because we NEVER take shortcuts on a horse's medical care and we NEVER deny a horse in need, even when there is no room on our farm and we have to help a horse at another location. Our adoptable horses receive a good foundation under saddle before going to a new home and once adopted, we keep track of every horse by requiring regular updates. Even when our rescued horses are elderly or cannot be adopted due to an injury or illness, we make sure it has a loving home for the rest of its life.

 

SEVENTEEN YEARS OF TRUST

Bright Futures Farm is a trusted 501(c)(3) charity in its seventeenth year of helping horses in need. We have the highest accreditation an equine charity can achieve - accreditation by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. We receive no funding from state or federal agencies and rely solely on donations for support. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

HELP US DO WHAT WE DO BEST

AND GIVE A YEAR-END GIFT OF LIFE

Making a donation will allow us to continue to do what we do best...save horses that are suffering, abused, and neglected. The horses we rescued from the hanging barn in May were with us just five months and because of their dire condition, it cost over $18,000 to make them healthy again. Medical expenses for the six horses from the hanging barn alone were over $10,000 and funds raised for their care totaled $8,500...well short of what was needed. Will you join us and make a one-time donation? Better yet, will you become one of our wonderful monthly sponsors? (You can also check with your employer to see if they will match donations to 501(c)(3) charities and double your donation!)

The before and after photos of Cider from the hanging barn say it all. They tell the story of what we do. Please donate now, because your gift is truly the gift of life and we need your help!

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BFF's 2016 RESCUE STATISTICS

In 2016, Bright Futures Farm:

Rescued 19 horses, including 6 severely abused horses rescued from a place called "the hanging barn". (Read about the hanging barn rescues here.)

Professionally trained 10 horses to give them the foundation they need to find a permanent home.

Placed 21 horses into new homes.

Cared for 15 elderly or disabled horses on-site at Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton.

Boarded 6 additional horses because they needed a soft landing and Bright Futures Farm was full.

CIDER FROM THE HANGING BARN

SPONSOR A RESIDENT

IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED

Sponsor Survivors of the Hanging Barn

These horses have suffered terrible abuse and bringing them back from such severe neglect will be costly. They will need frequent hoof care, dental care, and the three stallions will need to be gelded. Please help with a donation or sponsorship.

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SPONSOR A PERMANENT RESIDENT

 

Bright Futures Farm not only rescues horses and finds them forever homes, but we also provide a sanctuary for horses that are not adoptable due to advanced age or permanent injury. Their feed, hay, supplements, farrier and vet care is fully funded by donations, so please visit our SPONSOR page, choose one of our permanent residents, and sign up to help with a donation each month.

EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS

Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support.

Please consider making a one-time donation, provide a recurring monthly sponsorship for one of our permanent residents,

or join one of our fundraisers, below, to help us continue to rescue horses in need.

FUNDRAISER:

A NIGHT AT THE RACES

 

An evening of Thoroughbred racing!

"Own" a racehorse and race to win.

Door Prizes - Raffles - Gift Baskets

 

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IMMEDIATE NEED:

THE HANGING BARN HORSES

 

Please help us care for the horses

rescued from the hanging barn.

They continue to need your help!

 

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BFF PARTNERS

 

HEATHER MEHAL DRESSAGE

BIG DOG STABLES, ABERDEEN, NC

 

Heather Mehal Dressage and Big Dog Stables

is located in Aberdeen, NC. This outstanding trainer has partnered with Bright Futures Farm to help re-train off-the-track Thoroughbreds and prepare them for a new career in jumping, showing, or pleasure.

 

HEATHER MEHAL DRESSAGE:

http://www.heathermehaldressage.com/

 

LISA MILLER AND ZAVESKY FARM

WEST SALEM, OH

 

Lisa trains Bright Futures Farm's off-the-track Thoroughbreds at Zavesky Farm in Northeast Ohio. She begins each horse with basic ground work and then works to prepare them for their new home and discipline in jumping, dressage, youth, and/or pleasure.

 

LISA MILLER, TRAINING AND BOARDING:

(330) 464-9735 / Click to Email

 

MEGAN WHEELER

TOP NOTCH STABLES

UNION CITY, PA

 

Megan's training begins with a health evaluation, then includes ground work, confidence training with obstacles, flexibility/balance/collection under-saddle in the arena, trails, and specific discipline-related training.

 

TOP NOTCH STABLES, (814) 882-1401

11103 Dyer Road, Union City, PA 16438

 

ABLER, INC.

EQUINE PHARMACEUTICALS

 

Abler is a leading equine pharmaceutical company, producing an wide range of products for the treatment and prevention of equine health conditions, including gastric ulcer treatments, anti-inflammatories, dewormers,

and probiotics.

 

ABLER EQUINE PHARMACEUTICALS:

http://www.abler.com/

IN THE NEWS

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Thank You, HSUS

Thank you to the Humane Society of the United States for

providing us with a Plan 4 Progress scholarship that supports

training horses that have been through traumatic experiences increase their adoption success. We are honored to be part

of this groundbreaking HSUS program.

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Thank You, TAA

Thank you to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) for their generous support of the Thoroughbreds in retirement at our facility and the Thoroughbreds coming off the track into our TARP (Thoroughbred Advocacy, Retraining and Placement) training program.

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Visit the TAA: www.thoroughbredaftercare.org

Thank You, TCA

Thank you to Thoroughbred Charities

of America for their support with a 2015 grant to assist with the care of the Thoroughbreds at our facility.

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Visit the TCA: www.tca.org

Thank You, BEWF

A HUGE Thank you to Brennan Equine Welfare Fund for their generous grant to provide Catch This T with regular chiropractic and acupuncture sessions. T ran in front of a truck in 1999 and had a 26" gash in his L shoulder and severe damage to both stifles. After several surgeries and rehab, he was able to be ridden again, but then contracted EPM. Chiropractic and acupuncture sessions help his mobility tremendously and are truly a life saver.

Visit the BEWF:

www.brennanequinewelfarefund.com

TRUSTED AND VERIFIED

Bright Futures Farm is a a stellar, accredited, non-profit equine charity with a fifteen year history

of transparency and fiscal responsibility. Contrary to popular belief, Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from

state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support. Please consider making a one-time donation to help us

save horses in need or provide a recurring monthly sponsorship for one of our permanent residents.

Bright Futures Farm is Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and focuses on providing a life after racing to Thoroughbred racehorses by providing training and helping them find a new home and career.

Bright Futures Farm has achieved Gold status

with GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Bright Futures Farm's Gold status confirms our legitimacy, reputation, finances, and governance.

Network for Good is a nonprofit donor-advised

fund that uses the Internet and mobile

technology to securely and efficiently distribute

thousands of donations from donors to their

favorite charities each year.

Each month we depend on tax-deductible donations, sponsorships and grants. We know that our honestly and transparency is the foundation of your support. You can verify our financials, and read testimonials from other donors by clicking the link for GuideStar and Network for Good. We have been Verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are Accredited by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (click the links to see our status). Both credentials required a thorough interview and on-site inspection of our facility, the animals in our care, and our financials by independent equine professionals, and an independent equine veterinarian. Click on the “Credentials/Testimonials” tab on the left to read more about our certification, ratings and testimonials.

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