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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

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Cheryl61

Board Member

Rating: 5

Even after being a volunteer for many years I still feel that Mylestone's volunteers are some of the hardest working and dedicated. The people I've met through the years have inspired me and make me proud to continue volunteering my time.

One of my favorite things about the organization is their ongoing support of the community through their food drives and grooming programs. It allows the horses to give back after being given a second chance themselves.

Mylestone is always looking for new volunteers for farm work or fundraising and if you love hanging out with horses, what better way to spend your spare time?

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for many years and I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the organization. The horses that come to Mylestone are neglected, starved, abused or a combination. These horses may come here with a broken spirit but learn to trust again and thrive on love, attention and proper care. It's been amazing to see the transformation of each of the rescues.

The organization would be nothing without the hard working and dedicated volunteers! Some work through all kinds of weather to feed, water and muck stalls while others may work on fundraising events necessary to keep the organization running. The people I've met through the years have inspired me and make me proud to continue volunteering my time.

I'm also impressed that Mylestone gives back to the community by working with the Alternative school children and collecting soup for the local food bank. It's a win/win.

I encourage anyone who isn't afraid of a little hard work with a lot of reward to think of joining our team of volunteers. There's nothing like a nuzzle from a furry muzzle!!!!

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lolo14

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue (MER) for over 10 years. The horses that are lucky enough to come to MER are shown that they can trust people again. Many of the horses come us broken spiritually and physically. They can again learn that there are good people in their world that show them love, compassion, excellent health care, food and don't ask anything of them except to be happy horses. All the volunteers have their "favorites" but every horse is treated like they are the only horse in the world. I love the work that the Thompson family started and I am grateful to be a part of Mylestone.

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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'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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Our family has dedicated our lives for the past 23 years to helping abused and unwanted horses. The majority of our horses are older with medical conditions and their chances for adoption are quite slim. We will continue to provide sanctuary for the horses for the rest of their lives. We are so grateful to all our supporters and friends who continue on this journey with us caring for Mylestone's horses!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Mylestone Equine Rescue has been helping horses for over 20 years. We take in horses that have little chances of being adopted due to lameness and medical issues, past abuse and old age. We give them sanctuary and we are devoted to caring for them. We feed 4 times a day, our recovering starvation cases receive 8 small meals around the clock. Each horse is treated receives specialized care to meet their specific needs. We are currently caring for 38 rescue horses. We work with special needs kids and adults at the farm through local schools. The horses are able to give back to the community through a grooming program with these students. We also offer financial assistance where we can to other rescue groups to be able to help more horses in need. The horses we take in have been abused and neglected, earning their trust is a gift we treasure.

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.

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 Equine Rescue rescues horses from a variety of situations. These horses have nowhere else to go. Mylestone fills a niche for horses with chronic health issues who are too infirm to be ridden. Every horse is guaranteed a safe place to live and each horse receives the best medical care imaginable along with the love they need to become happy, healthy equines. Each horse who is fortunate to come to Mylestone is guaranteed a home for life at the farm if another home can't be found.
Susankelly, the founder of Mylestone, also works behind the scenes helping owners who have contacted her asking for her help in finding a new home for their horse. Those horses never arrive at Mylestone but are connected to new owners through Susankelly's tireless efforts to help all horses in need. With Susankelly's assistance, I have taken in two horses who were in this situation.
Mylestone Equine Rescue sets the standard for outstanding care of horses.

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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

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.

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!