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Discover the Hidden Gem of Equine Advocates: A Sanctuary for Horses


Are you looking for an offbeat experience that educates, inspires, and rejuvenates your spirit? If yes, then make way to the serene Equine Advocates Sanctuary, where horses, ponies, and donkeys are rescued, rehabilitated and honored with the love and care they deserve. Nestled in the scenic beauty of Chatham, New York, this sanctuary is a haven for all animal lovers who seek to get up close with the majestic animals and understand their journey of survival. As you step into this magical world of Equine Advocates, you will not only learn about the importance of sanctuary care but also make unforgettable memories with the horses and other guests.


Two furry donkeys nuzzling each other at Equine Advocates Sanctuary
Equine Advocates Donkeys

A safe haven for horses: At Equine Advocates, every animal has a story to tell, and each story is an ode to their resilience and strength. The sanctuary provides a safe haven for horses and other equines that have been abused, abandoned, and neglected. Here, they receive on-site medical care, rehabilitation, and lots of love and affection from the staff and volunteers. The facilities are designed to cater to the animals' unique needs, including grooming, feeding, and sheltering. The aim is to help the horses retire with dignity and bring attention to the issue of equine welfare.


A learning experience for guests: Visiting Equine Advocates is more than just spending time with horses. It's an opportunity to learn about the sanctuary's mission, the issue of equine welfare, and what individuals can do to promote positive change. As a guest, you will get to tour the grounds, interact with the animals, and even hear their stories from the staff. The sanctuary also hosts events, workshops, and educational tours that cater to various interests and age groups. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned equine enthusiast, you will leave the sanctuary more informed and inspired than before.


A holistic approach to animal welfare: Equine Advocates takes a holistic approach to animal welfare. The focus is not just on rescuing animals but also preventing the root causes of abuse and neglect. To that end, the sanctuary partners with other animal welfare groups to advocate for legislative reform and public awareness campaigns. The goal is to create a society that values and respects all animals, including horses. Guests who visit the sanctuary get to witness the positive impact of the sanctuary's efforts firsthand and become a part of the change.


More than just a visit: Equine Advocates offers a range of activities and experiences that make for a memorable vacation destination. Visitors can opt for overnight stays, volunteer opportunities, and even horseback riding lessons. The sanctuary is also located near other popular attractions, such as art museums, historic sites, and hiking trails. As a guest of the sanctuary, you get to enjoy the peace and tranquility of rural New York while also getting a chance to make a positive difference in the world.


Equine Advocates is a sanctuary like no other. It's a place of healing, learning, and compassion for animals and humans alike. Whether you are an animal lover or an adventure seeker, visiting this sanctuary should be on your bucket list. Public Open days are listed on this schedule but for more information, give them a call. By supporting this sanctuary, you are not only helping the animals but also contributing to a kinder, more humane world.


Book your stay at Silver Maple Farm today and be a part of this wonderful experience.

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The Team at Silver Maple Farm



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