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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: DEDICATED TO ABUSED AND NEGLECTED HORSES. WORKING TO EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE SUFFERING OF UNWANTED HORSES.

Target demographics: abused and unwanted horses, many are cruelty cases

Geographic areas served: New Jersey

Programs: We provide sanctuary for these horses for the rest of their lives if adoptive homes are not found. Currently we care for 38 horses, none of which are ridable. We work with two local schools where special needs students come and brush the horses. They also help with projects and barn chores. It is a wonderful way for our companion horses to be able to give back to the community. We have also helped other rescue groups with financial support, vet care, blood work, medication as well as supplies including blankets, supplements, de-wormer, vaccines etc... to help horses these groups have taken in need. We have helped horse owners directly by networking for homes, we have donated grain, medication, blankets etc.. We have also paid for humane euthanasia when the vet deemed necessary. At our last Open House event we collected soup for our local food bank, raising over 275lbs of soup. You can visit our website for more details, www.mylestone.org

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is great to walk around and pet the horses. Makes me feel great that I can help make a difference by feeding and watering the horses. They are always happy to see me when I bring them their hay and grain. I have many favorites.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love their annual Open House. My favorite horse is Cleo a beautiful dark bay Thoroughbred mare that was rescued in 1995. Mylestone rescued her as a 4 year old and has cared for her all these years. I don't know many rescue organizations that would care for an animal that was adopted for 22 years and counting.

Comments ( 1 )

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info 02/27/2017

Thank you for your review, I think you meant to say that Cleo wasn't adopted. She was rescued in 1995 from going to slaughter and they only interest we had in people adopting her was as a broodmare. There are enough unwanted horses, why add more. Cleo has been with us all these years. Thank you again for your kind words.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are so dedicated to the care of the rescue horses at Mylestone. So many have special needs and the lengths they go to ensure the horses needs are met are exceptional. I like knowing that they provide care long term even if the horses are not adopted into their own homes. I believe it is Cleo that has been in their care for over 20 years.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love visiting the horses at their annual Open House. Been a long time supporter. My favorites are Scout and Madeline. They have a huge silent auction with a real assortment of baskets and a delicious bake sale. I got the cutest horse cookies there last time.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The stories about the horses touch me deeply. They are given a second chance at Mylestone Equine Rescue and they flourish. I was so surprised to learn that many of the older horses get fed small meals 7-9 times a day. These older horses don't have teeth to be able to properly chew hay. I didn't realize how much work went into caring for the horses. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting Mylestone for over 20 years. I admire the dedication of the founders and all their volunteers. They are devoted to the horses.

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter and I love to support Mylestone. We appreciate everything they do for these sick and injured horses. They make such a difference in the lives of the animals at a time when needed most. Instead of death, the horses have a second chance at a comfortable, cared-for life until they near their natural end.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mylestone Equine is the most caring, organized, committed and impressive non-profit organization that I have been involved with. Their passion for rescuing and helping horses (and other animals) is unparalleled!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I got involved with Mylestone on the periphery because I'm a friend of a board member. I've been to their open houses and have helped out at a couple of events. I'm very impressed by the way the horses are cared for by the staff and volunteers. Each horse is treated as an individual personality and given special treatment. The dedication, hard work and hours put in are amazing. This clearly is a special organization and I'm proud to be involved in a small way.

lolo14

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue since 2007. I am now on the Board of Directors. I muck stalls, help with mailings, work events and brush/groom the horses. Many of the horses have had horrific pasts and we work to help them to forget the past and enjoy the present with plenty of food, care and relationships with people where they know they will not be hurt. This rescue is made up of volunteers that really care about mending these horses physically and mentally. It hurts to see horses come to the rescue broken but it is extremely rewarding to see them become trusting horses again. I can't say enough about the caring people that run this rescue.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Mylestone for over 7 years. I retired early and was looking to work with animals. I went to MER's Open House and thought I would apply as a volunteer. I never worked around horses before and didn't think I could be much help, but the Thompson's were more than willing to teach me to muck stalls, lead horses and work fundraising events. I have learned much about the running of the rescue and the time and dedication of the volunteers and the Thompson family. I work closely with them as a Board member now and find that watching horses come in neglected and broken and watch them blossom into happy horses again is the most rewarding part of my experience there. So even if you don't have horse experience, there is plenty that you can do to help the rescue horses. Please contact us to volunteer. We need volunteers to help with everything that needs to be done around the farm. Come to our Open House October 11th from noon-4:00pm and see for yourself.