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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.
ADOPT A WONDERFUL HORSE
READY FOR A FOREVER HOME
READY FOR A FOREVER HOME
Current Location: Cochranton, PA
Placement Fee: $700
English, Western, Trails
Stretch is a combination of Baby Huey, Dennis the Menace and the Three Stooges all rolled into one! He is a highly intelligent horse and can learn anything quickly. He will “help” you mend fencing, build stalls, and anything else you’re doing in the barn or pasture. He has been ridden both English and Western, on trails and in the ring and he has jumped up to 2 feet. Stretch hasn’t been ridden in about two years, but he is a horse that takes very little in a refresher course to get back on track. His high level of intelligence works in your favor sometimes, and sometimes not. You have to be on your toes with this guy and be one step ahead of him because he is always thinking two steps ahead of you. If you like a horse with a lot of personality and are looking for a bigger ride, this is the guy for you.
If you are interested in adopting Stretch, contact us at (724) 496-4960.
ABOUT ADOPTING A HORSE FROM BRIGHT FUTURES FARM
We are so excited that you're thinking about adopting one of our wonderful horses! Most of the horses that come through our doors have been shuffled from place to place, so they need a loving, forever home where they will be safe and secure. So before going further, it's important you understand that adopting one of our horses means you want to make this horse a part of your family. We also realize that in any adoption, a circumstance can arise that will prevent you from keeping one of our horses (a move, health issues, financial issues, etc.), so if that happens, our contract requires you to contact us and arrange the return of the horse to our program. On our adoption forms, we ask many questions, and in turn, we provide you with a great deal of information about the horse you are interested in adopting. We always practice full disclosure to ensure that the horse is a right fit for your needs, and you are a right fit for the horse.
THE REAL STORY OF RESCUE
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 must find the funds each month to make sure our horses have proper care and enough food to eat.
It costs, on average, $250 per horse each month to properly care for our rescued horses, and because Bright Futures Farm is funded solely by donations, sponsorships and grants, we are always in need of regular, monthly donations.
BEYOND THE EMERGENCY
We'll always be there at the crucial point of rescue, but we need dedicated horse advocates that will go beyond the emergency and help us care for our horses with monthly donations.
Currently, our barns are full and we're caring for over 15 horses. Some of these horses are waiting to be adopted, but most are our permanent residents--elderly or special needs horses that no one wants. We're committed to saving horses in need and making sure that none are cast aside, abused or forgotten, but we need your help. Will you join us and help us give the horses in our care the Bright Future they deserve?
WHY SPONSOR A RESIDENT?
IMMEDIATE SPONSORS NEEDED
SPONSOR A PERMANENT RESIDENT
Toby is receiving supportive care in an effort to rehabilitate him from founder so that one day he will be able to live without pain and run and play with other horses. It will be a long road until he is healed, but Toby has the will to live and we want to give him every chance. Toby is given Laminae Saver daily and receives treatments every other month. Please consider sponsoring Toby each month, because next to “Catch This T”, Toby is the most expensive rehab horse we have had in our program. (NOTE: Toby is a stallion only because he is not yet healthy enough to be gelded. Once he is healthy, he will be gelded.) To Sponsor Toby and/or purchase Laminae Saver, call (724) 496-4960.
Foal Date: 2004
Current Location: Columbia, NJ
Toby was sent to auction in the summer of 2013. He was extremely thin, listless and had obviously foundered severely. On August 5, 2013, a rescue from NY purchased him from the auction simply to save him from making a horrific trip to a slaughterhouse. Different horses speak to different people. This neglected, stallion, in incredible pain, spoke to that rescuer. She had her vet assess him, and she was told his founder was severe. They made an appointment to have him euthanized. He had been living at a farm in NJ and word spread quickly about him because he was a stallion, he was beautiful, and he was in bad shape. A friend, Donn Egidio is a natural trim farrier in NJ. He was told of Toby’s situation and Toby was slated to die that day at 4pm. Christine (Donn’s wife, my friend, and our board member) called me and told me of the situation. She said that Donn felt he could help Toby as he had trimmed him at least once since he left the auction, so he was familiar with the situation. She said they’d care for him if we’d call the Rescue in VT and ask them to release him. They did, with the understanding if, at any time, Toby’s quality of life was becoming compromised, that the decision would be made to end his suffering. All were in agreement.
Toby is receiving supportive care in an effort to rehabilitate him so that one day he will be able to once again run and play with other horses. It has been, and will be a long road, but there have been and continue to be so many successes in his journey and he’s made incredible progress. He has the will to live and is smart about his abilities and limitations. He receives regular chiropractic care, massage therapy and acupuncture to help with the parts of his body that were compromised due to what we believe were many years of making concessions to find comfort from the founder. Toby is a stallion only because he is not yet healthy enough to be gelded. Once he is, he will be.
Toby is given Laminae Saver daily and receives treatments every other month. If you’d like to sponsor Toby, we’d appreciate it very much. Next to “T”, Toby is the most expensive rehab horse we have in our program. If you’d like to order a tub of Laminae Saver for Toby, click here. Destination address for order is: Christine Edigio, 37 Centerville Road, Columbia, NJ 07832.
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.
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Over the years I have been involved with many horse rescue organizations, but the one constant has
been Bright Futures Farm. They have a reputation for being professional and they always have
the horse’s best interest at heart. Bright Futures Farm is top notch!
I have helped Bright Futures Farm by volunteering, fostering, and pulling horses out of dire situations.
This rescue makes a difference in the lives of so many horses, and places them in loving homes.
I am proud to be associated with such a fine organization!
I’ve fostered Bright Futures Farm's horses, and it was the best decision I’ve made. I speak highly of
this non-profit to anyone who will listen, and I would recommend it to anyone
looking for a way to make a difference with these beautiful creatures.
Bright Futures is always willing to step up in whatever way they can, keeping the best interest of the
horse in mind, always. They are totally transparent, forthright, and honest, and an asset to the
community they serve, as well as the animals that they help.
I was looking for a forever home for a retired draft horse and pony, and Bright Futures Farm helped
place both in a timely and very sympathetic manner. I receive updates on both horses, and I am very
pleased with the homes provided for both of them. It was a great experience.
Bright Futures Farm is dedicated to the horses, and they even send me pictures of the horse I’ve sponsored for 2 years. They let me know when they’re traveling to visit Sweet Lips and give me
updates on how he’s doing. Bright Futures Farm does a wonderful job!
THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS
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Thank You, ASPCA
Thank you to the ASPCA Equine Fund for their generous grant
to assist with training Cracker and Iris. Professional training
always makes a horse more adoptable!
Visit the ASPCA: www.aspca.org
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.
Thank You, TCA
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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