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Thoroughbred Advocacy Retraining & Placement (TARP)

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.

HORSE RESCUE AND SANCTUARY: The horses at Bright Futures Farm are rescued from very dark places, and brought to a place of safety, light and love. We operate strictly by the book, and always with the goal of putting the welfare of our horses first. Our horses are regularly examined and treated by veterinarians, farriers, and equine dentists, and are fed top-quality hay and feed, including Southern States and Purina. Our horses are also given ongoing care with any needed treatments and supplements. Once a horse is rescued and evaluated, we either find it a  loving, forever home if it's adoptable, or retire it into our permanent sanctuary. Most importantly, we require that all of our horses be adopted into their new homes under contract, and we then require regular updates (pictures, veterinary reports, etc.) to verify their continued health and happiness.

 

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 are 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.

ABOUT US

THE STORY OF BRITE

In 2000, Bright Futures Farm began with one horse - Brite Decision, a Thoroughbred ex-racer who literally ran his heart out for his owners time and again. Saving him was the best decision Bev Dee ever made.

When Bev saw Brite for the first time, he walked slowly, limping and unsteady, from the back of his stall to greet her. Despite his obvious pain, he was gentle and friendly. Bev connected with him immediately, and knew that there was something special about this beautiful, pitiful horse. When she asked the woman who ran the rescue about him, she was told that two veterinarians had recommended euthanasia because he was in such desperately poor health. Bev asked if she could adopt Brite to try and save him, and to her surprise, the woman simply said, "take him."

 

Bev knew that there was no guarantee that Brite would survive, but she wanted to help the sweet horse that had captured her heart. She immediately took Brite home. She made an emergency call to the vet, and found out that Brite had several hairline fractures of sesamoid bones that had healed, and founder in both front feet. Brite's prognosis was questionable, but Bev was determined to give it a try. After 36 long months of care and rehabilitation, Brite was finally healed enough to be able to live comfortably.

 

Today, Brite Decision is happy, healthy and sound, and is the heart and soul of the rescue efforts at Bright Futures Farm. He is always kind, never complains, and will happily do whatever is asked of him. He even babysits new horses at the rescue like a doting uncle—almost like he knows it's his job to help the new horses heal and grow strong again. "Brite Decision" was the best decision Bev Dee ever made, and he is the sole reason that she founded Bright (Brite) Futures Farm. Fourteen happy years later, Brite remains the inspiration to save other neglected, abused and at-risk horses at Bright Futures Farm.

FARM GALLERY

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.

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries has Verified Bright Futures Farm as a true equine sanctuary and rescue. The GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.

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 are 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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