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Mylestone Equine Rescue a New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

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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

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a volunteer at Mylestone is great! Everyone works hard and the horses are amazing and witty

Sabrina A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter is a volunteer and I am a sponser, but we love Mylestone for the work they do caring for these beautiful animals. Thank you so much SUsankelly, Bruce and everyone else for all you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been a volunteer with Mylestone for about a year and a half now and its just such a great place to work! The horses and pony’s (and our goat, poppy!) have all come from less then amazing former homes and situations but once they make it to us they get to spend the rest of their lives happy and healthy and I’m so thankful I get to be a part of that.

SKTBCT

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have been devoted to caring for these rescue horses for the last 26 years of our lives. While we would like for them to find their own homes, for many this is their last home. For example, Cleo we have been caring for the last 24 years, many of the horses have been with us for over 15-20 years. They are an amazing group of horses, set up a tour and meet them.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We are so proud of our Equine Relief Fund which in 2017 was able to help 70 horses. This fund allows us to help horses in need that we don't have the room to take in on the farm. We are help to help other horse rescue groups as well with rescue cases they take in. We care for on average over 30 horses at the farm and space is limited. This fund gives us the opportunity to make a difference to more horses in need all over the country. Visit our website for more details, www.mylestone.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with this organization for years and have always been impressed with the selfless dedication of the Mylestone directors and team. They care unceasingly for the horses. After seeing horses come in abused and starved and then watch that horse gain weight, get healthy, shows the difference this organization makes in the life of an horse that needs it most.

Cheryl61

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for a long time and it never ceases to amaze me the resiliency of the horses. Many come to Mylestone abused and neglected. But no matter what they have endured, they learn to trust and love again. Some are so trusting even through their past experiences that they can be used for the grooming program. This is what makes me so proud to be affiliated with Mylestone and what has made me bring my friends and family into the Mylestone family. I've never seen a more dedicated group of people, especially the founder and her husband, who work day and night (literally) to ensure that these horses are happy, healthy and well cared for. Anyone who doesn't mind a little hard work for a great reward should look no further than volunteering for Mylestone.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the love and care provided to the horses at the farm. It is truly amazing seeing the horses grow to trust people again after the neglect and abuse suffered. Please consider volunteering your time. You won’t regret it!

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lolo14

Board Member

Rating: 5

Mylestone is a wonderful horse rescue that has been helping horses for the past 25 years. The horses are given the love, food and shelter that they lacked in their past. Many have trust issues and it sometimes it takes a while for them to come around but they always do. It is heartwarming to watch an intelligent horse look at you and see trust instead of fear. The Founder and her husband work tirelessly whether volunteers show up or not. Their dedication to the horses is unmatched.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for over 10 years and I still get such joy in seeing the horses on a regular basis. Many of the horses have been neglected and/or abused before MER took them in. Each one has their own story and we try to treat each one as an individual so they can leave the past behind and start their new life where people care and love them. We are always looking for volunteers to help on the farm or work at events to raise money. I would encourage anyone who has a love of animals to go to the website and fill out the volunteer form.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A few years ago I heard of the farm's annual silent auction and spent the day as a volunteer. I enjoyed the experience so much that every year after I've also brought my mom with me! It's the best feeling spending the day on the farm, enjoying time with the horses and seeing how many people come together in support of such a great cause!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have donated to this cause on many occasions. They are a world-class organization that have truly dedicated themselves to the better care and treatment of horses. I have seen first hand the rescue and rehabilitation efforts put forth by this team of VOLUNTEERS and, honestly, there is no group more dedicated. The hours that this team puts in shows, from the rejuvenated horses, to the beautiful grounds which they maintain to the comradery among the staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There's no doubt in my mind that what drives Mylestone Equine is their genuine compassion and love for horses and other animals. Without them, many animals would not have the opportunity to live out the rest of their lives in a caring and loving way. I am proud to be affiliated with a dedicated team that works through all types of adversity to help animals.

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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!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a long time supporter of this equine rescue. Many of their horses have not been been adopted due to older age and infirmities. They provide a home for these fine animals for the rest of their lives. This is why I continue to support their efforts.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mylestone Equine Rescue truly is a 24/7, 365-day operation that pursues every option to help horses in need -- whether it is providing medical care, fostering or providing a permanent home for horses at the Mylestone site or finding them a forever home with responsible owners elsewhere. Susankelly, her family and volunteers understand the complexities of equine rescue and often in the face of tight resources and time constraints -- which is a reality for every rescue operation -- work tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes possible. If I knew of a horse in need, Mylestone is the place I'd recommend above all others.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The dedication, care, and compassion to abused and neglected horses shown by the director, staff, and volunteers at Mylestone is beyond spectacular.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an incredible place. Mylestone takes in the horses who are unwanted and are no longer useful. They provide a forever home for these horses. They are the unrideables, the cast-offs that no one wants anymore. SusanKelly and her husband Bruce, along with dedicated volunteers, do an amazing job of keeping these horses safe, making sure they are fed, have proper veterinary and dental care, and know that they are loved.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mylestone Equine Rescue goes above and beyond in providing care for horses. Each one receives individualized attention tailored to their specific needs. The horses thrive in the caring environment. These are horses who have come from neglect and abuse situations. Some are very old and have multiple health issues. Yet Mylestone will be their home if no other home can be found. I always enjoy going to Open House to see how well the horses are doing now that they are receiving the proper care at Mylestone.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Mylestone is a wonderful organization. SusanKelly and Bruce and their kids have devoted their lives to rescuing horses from slaughter and from horrible abuse situations. The horses at Mylestone are treated like individuals and their health needs and personality need are addressed case by case. It’s a really great place and I’m proud to be a supporter.

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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.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a long time supporter, both with funds and belief in the mission of Mylestone. Each time I visit or have contact with the owners, the Thompson Family, I come away inspired that the horses they care for are loved and excellently taken care of in health matters and companionship. The owners are truly sensitive and insightful of the needs and sensitivities of their charges and they are eager and willing to help others with horses whose futures seem dim. They do all they can to see that abused horses come to trust again and provide a peaceful and loving place for many to live out their lives in a natural and caring environment. I can't say enough about the tireless dedicated of this rescue and the wonderful family that owns and runs this marvelous entity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful sanctuary for horses that have had difficult lives. The horses are cared for by knowledgeable staff, medical professionals, farriers, and volunteers who put the welfare the animals in the forefront. Whenever necessary, the horses have a forever home surrounded by equine buddies and caring humans.

Susan C.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have dealt with many non-profit & for profit equine rescues over the past 20 years, & Mylestone Equine Rescue is one of the very best! The dedicated folks there take in some of the most needy animals & see to it that each & every one receives the best care possible, as well as much love, to heal both physical & mental injuries. I only wish there were more rescues & sanctuaries of this quality, for the horses & other equines, in need.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've known Mylestone Equine Rescue for over 10+ years and what is shown in the wonderful video here is just the tip of the iceberg. Susankelly, Bruce and all the volunteers work tirelessly to provide a loving and healthy home for so many unwanted/abused/neglected horses. Unfortunately, many people don't want to or can't care for their horses for the entire life of that horse. Mylestone does everything in it's power to help find horses new homes and/or providing guidance to people in these situations. Sadly, there's only limited funds and space and no rescue can help every single horse, but certainly try their hardest.

Volunteers play such an important role at the rescue and you really don't need much experience to lend a hand as there are many different things you can do to help....AND you are guaranteed to meet a ton of great people, have fun and help so many horses get the love and life they so deserve.

Thanks for everything you do, Mylestone, for our beloved equine friends!

ejsant

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue for a little under ten years. I have never met people more dedicated to horses, especially those in great need, then the board, director, staff, and volunteers of this rescue. I work with-in the horse world taking care of horses from show horses to pasture mates and I’ve rarely witnessed such compassion for, and dedication to horses as I have for the horses of Mylestone nor have I seen horses more grateful for their circumstances. I’ve seen horses blossom from dire circumstances whilst in the care of the rescue, I’ve witnessed horses once again giving their trust to a human being and all this is due to Mylestone. Our world is a better place because of Mylestone Equine Rescue and I am so privileged and honored to be just a small part of their mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue the led to my discovering a deeply held passion for horses with-in myself. A passion that has led me to many different experiences, not only with the brilliant horses in Mylestone's care, but as well with other herds and barns. I dedicated the necessary time to become an accomplished ground handler as well as a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist as a result of my experiences with the rescue. I cannot imagine my life with out horses. Mylestone Equine Rescue truly makes a difference in the horses' lives with-in their care. They are an oasis in a world that often times fails to show compassion to the brilliant equine souls that bless our planet.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I enjoyed my recent visit and meeting Tyler one of the newest rescues. He is becoming good friends with Patty and Lucy. All the horses seemed happy and in great shape. It is wonderful to know that people truly care about these wonderful creatures.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

You could not ask for more of an organization that helps unwanted horses. Whether offering the very best of care to the rescued horses in residence or helping other horses and their owners through networking and advice, Mylestone goes above and beyond for the animals they love and support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It would be hard to find more compassion for abused, starved, or slaughter-bound horses than you find at Mylestone. They bend over backwards to help the hardest luck cases and give new lives to horses that had no reason to hope. I am proud to know Susankelly and to be part of this rescue organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciated the honest advice I received when needing to place my horse. Even though they were unable to take my horse because of a long waiting list the woman I spoke with took the time out to talk to me about other options. She was understanding but frank about the realizations in trying to find a home for my older horse.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Bruce and learned a great deal about how the horses were rescued.

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.

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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

I've been a volunteer at Mylestone for about three years now and love the people and the horses! The crew is so helpful and knowledgable and welcoming! Great rescue!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the most wonderful equine rescues around. The place is always clean and the horses well taken care of. They also have a program for handicapped children to come and work with the horses, some of which also have handicaps. Money given will actually go to help the horses directly. The family that runs it is also very generous in helping fellow humans. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently visited Mylestone and was very impressed with the rescue. The volunteers were friendly while working cleaning fields and stalls. Susankelly took me for a tour and gave me some history on each of the horses and why they are no longer ridable. She explained that this is one of the reasons that makes it very hard to place them. You could see how the horses adored Susankelly by the way the ran up nickering to greet us. From how the horses were acting it was hard to believe that they were once abused or neglected and no longer ridable. I found my visit very educational.

After my visit I went home and went to Mylestone's Facebook page... I now get regular updates, pictures and events that Mylestone is hosting. I can't wait to go to their Open House in October and meet the newest addition.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Looking forward to their annual Open House and seeing the rescue horses again! Visit their website for more details. www.mylestone.org there is a great silent auction, bake sale, vendors and more!