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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: At Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, Inc., our mission is to rescue horses in need, and protect them for life. We save equines from slaughter, neglect, and abuse. Most have been passed from owner to owner, never knowing a herd or consistency. When they arrive here, they are home. We provide care, training, and space to recover, for however long is needed. Working closely with our professional team of equine specialists, we make our decisions based on what is best for each horse and the Sanctuary family. Our horses live in dynamic natural environments, in herd groups, creating vital family bonds that are honored and protected. While adoption is not our focus, select horses may be available to adopt, under contract, to the right home. In addition to our rescue work, we educate horse owners and the general public about the conditions many horses suffer, and how they can improve both the physical and emotional guardianship of horses. Rosemary Farm is 'Where horses get to be horses'.

Results: Since our inception, Rosemary Farm has directly helped over 240 equines and indirectly helped with many more. Please join us on our Facebook page, Rosemary Farm, to read daily accounts of the horses we are caring for!

Target demographics: Horses in dire need.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Rosemary Farm Sanctuary is the largest equine sanctuary in New York State, home to nearly 100 horses, two mules and a donkey with a prosthetic leg. We typically welcome 15-20 horses each year, and help many more indirectly.

Geographic areas served: New York and the surrounding Northeastern states.

Programs: Rescue, Sanctuary, Adoption, Training, Volunteering, Education

Community Stories

94 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I was made aware of Rosemary Farm Sanctuary by a business colleague many years ago. While I was never fortunate enough to have my own horse, I have loved horses all my life. Following the “adventures” of the team at Rosemary farm, I fell in love with their compassion and practicalities of letting horses be horses. I have been a monthly donor for a long time even though I am now on a fixed income. They truly make a difference! I continue to be amazed at their tireless efforts. While they can’t possibly save every horse, they do truly take the best possible care of the ones they do take in. Nemo was my hero! A great example of their caring heart! Now I think I am in love with Zephyr! What a cute baby!

Donor

Rating: 5

My friends and I spent a memorable weekend at this amazing sanctuary meeting these wonderful creatures who are living the life they were born for and not the life(or death) people thought they should lead. The amount of human care and work involved to allow these senior damaged and/or abandoned horses to survive is jaw dropping. Please donate if you can. ❤️

Lucy K.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a supporter of Rosemary Farm, even in a small way. I love that they take in horses in desperate need, many that no one else wants, and gives them a place to live in peace. When I first read about the filly Princess Yanaha, who arrived covered in ticks and very ill, and how they cared for her, I knew I wanted to help however I could. I would love to visit the farm someday. I've always loved horses and reading about the many who live at Rosemary Farm gives me my horse fix.

Donor

Rating: 5

I became aware of Rosemary Farm and immediately drawn to their compassionate yet pragmatic approach to horse rescue. Having had a horse when I was younger I am grateful for their work and through small donations maybe make amends for whatever harm I allowed through ignorance. Appreciate the tireless work of the volunteers and the writing that makes my day every day!

Renee I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited a few years ago , a most magical place in the stunningly beautiful Catskills!
The people who run this rescue have angel wings saving the most beautiful creatures can’t wait to get back there!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have always adopted ( or they have adopted us) our fur babies weather cats or dogs, we’ve had both and I have done TNR and continue to care for a colony of cats never horses, always loved them but never in a position to have or care for one then I found Rosemary farm on FB and have learned so much about them, following all and some special ones too loved them and grieve for ones gone. What a wonderful rescue is Rainbow Farms, I’m hoping to visit one day soon.

Jane L.6

Donor

Rating: 5

Monthly donor! Nemo had me at day 1!! And they rescued my favorites Paso Fino's and any breed needing a safe landing ❤️

dmheeley

Donor

Rating: 5

I visited RFS a few years ago and stayed in the guest house for 2 nights. Dawn gave us a tour of the farm and I fell in love with Iron. We saw him in his stall and then We got to see him again while sitting on the porch watching the bonfire. He came right up looking for a pat. His name suits him as his face is both strong and gentle.
Early the next morning we got to see Dawn greet 2 horses who were rescued from Texas. These horses had traveled a long way. No one really knew what to expect when they came off the trailer. Soon the door opened, and 2 Texas beauties looked out. Dawn went up to them and gently took their lead ropes, looked up to then and said “Welcome to Rosemary Farm Sanctuary “. Both walked with her over to graze a bit. I think they knew they had both landed in heaven.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This past summer I stayed in the guest house at Rosemary Farm for 2 nights. It was a magical experience for me to wake up in the morning and see a herd of horses from my window. To watch the interactions and communication within the herd was something I never thought I would experience. And to think that each one had a hard, sad story through no fault of their own A very special treat was to watch 2 rescue horses come in from Texas. I watched as Dawn walked up to the truck, clipped on a lead rope, looked into those sad anxious eyes and gently said “welcome to Rosemary Farm. These horses are now living happily and being cared for with all their needs met. Thank you Rosemary Farm Sanctuary for all that you do.

Anne Pratt S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a neighbor of Rosemary Farm and have been a monthly donor for years. The work that is done here is first rate, and always is determined by what is best for the horse. The sanctuary has several veterinarians on call, 24/7, plus a horse hospital where horses are taken for serious operations and recoveries. Rosemary Farm also employs gifted and seasoned trainers to enhance the horses, if necessary, to help them overcome trauma, PTSD, and other baggage from previous harmful experiences.

It is a spectacular rescue and one that I am proud to be a small part of.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rosemary Farm Sanctuary is a most excellent place and I am a regular donor to this cause. The director, Dawn Robyn, is meticulous about care of the horses, and protects them for life. The adoption contract is not taken lightly and requires the adopter to return a horse to Rosemary Farms if the "fit" is not what it seemed to be, no matter how long ago the adoption took place. Medical care is routine, and for emergencies, immediate. It is such a fabulous rescue and one where horses can be horses - no extra attributes necessary!

Thelma Shaw P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I fell in love with a horse named Lizette who came to the farm untrusting and broken in spirit. After years of care and nurturing sprinkled with generous helpings of love she found peace and lived in a beautiful and safe place.
Rosemary Farm is a haven for horses from sad, tragic and horrible situations. It’s run by volunteers and staff who are angels .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shangri-la for horses in need. These people are amazing. Lately, they brought in a mare in foal, a very wild horse. She had her baby in care, and they even have a horse whisperer coming in to work with mom and baby. They ho the extra mile. My wish would be able to visit one day.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am from Canada and follow Rosemary Farm Sanctuary on Facebook. I love the pictures, videos and updates on different horses they care for. More recently a new mom named Twister who came to the sanctuary pregnant , untamed and frightened. It’s amazing how respectful and gentle these human angels have been with her and her now little colt . I love watching the progress they are making . The progress is slow but in my personal opinion is done with the horse’s well-being first and foremost . Beautiful to watch and warms my heart to see such kindness toward these beautiful animals..

Georgia Brann M.

Donor

Rating: 5

There have been so many things that have moved me. The first was Nemo. Then Annie. Miss them both. Presently there is Twister and Zephyr. But the main thing is the passion shown for all the equines.

Karen Guest B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the work you do for the horses that you rescue. I always love to read about the horses. You do a lot to rescue the horses. I have been following the newest arrive born lately and how you are trying to handle both mother and baby, so that they are more used to people. Thanks you for all the hard work you do. I donate every year at the end of the year and hope it helps.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love the beautiful rescued horses living a beautiful life

Teresa H.4

Donor

Rating: 5

First heard of Rosemary Farms because of Nemo. My sisters and I visited one summer and have been a supporter since then. I donate when I can. They do amazing work

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Stumbled across RFS on line a few years back and I was kinda captivated by a photo of one of the BLM Mustangs they had saved. Went up to South Kourtright, NY one Saturday to visit and see that Mustang. I was totally impressed by everything I witnessed that day, the location, the layout & environment provide for the horses, the sincerity & caring by the staff & last but not least, the lady who oversees the whole operation, Dawn. Went back 2 years later & stayed in their guest cottage for 2 days & enjoyed every moment. Bottom line, it's the best. Oh, if you go up to visit, tell River I said hello & I'll be visiting again as soon as possible.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rosemary Farm cares for the unwanted and most in need equines in their area. Without judgement and their only care if for ensuring the most humane and kind treatment of their charges. Making the hard call when it must be made. Always putting the well being of the equine ahead of all else.

1 aclepper

Board Member

Rating: 5

I continue to be impressed by the focus on mission and always, always putting "what is best for the horse" ahead of any other factor in decision making. Proud to donate, volunteer and support as a board member.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I first met Rosemary Farm on Facebook and was immediately captured by the idea of a place "where horses can be horses." As I began to follow, and watched the work being done at the Sanctuary, I realized it was a special place that I wanted to be more involved with.

Rosemary Farm steps in for horses in dire need, horses that had no say in their predicament and need someone to be their champion. The belief that it is never the horses fault, and a core philosophy of doing what is best for each individual horse, drives compassionate and thoughtful decision making in rescue and rehabilitation. The organization has continued to learn and grow, becoming GFAS verified, a voice in the national equine rescue community, and a needed resource in their local area, and I have no doubt they will be making a difference for equines for years to come.

Today I am a Board Member, a donor, a volunteer and a Staydopter(TM) of a beautiful American Saddlebred mare named Glory. If you love horses, you'll love what's happening at Rosemary Farm.

1 kdilfield

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a true non profit. The horses benefit from every donation made .

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is from my visit last August 2019.

I just got back from the most magical place on earth. I’ll bet your thinking Disney! You are incorrect! I was at Rosemary Farm in South Kortright New York at the guest house. Which you can book through Airbnb. If this is not heaven, the gate is very nearby! There are horses grazing in a meadow outside your bedroom window. This place has to be experienced to be believed. I’ve been here 3 times. Stayed at the guest house twice. There truly are not enough adjectives to adequately describe the serenity, tranquility, or beauty of this most magical place. I almost when it was time to leave! While I was there, Dawn (the founder) took River and I on a guided tour meeting lots of the horses. The last night we got to groom horses at Ella’s place (one of the barns). I groomed Kevin, a retired NYC carriage horse. He is HUGE. Probably 17 hands for you horse people out there. And I groomed Lamar, a surrendered camp pony. A beautiful black and white spotted horse (not sure of the correct term. Not a pinto) that is blind in one eye. River groomed one of the three new, as yet unnamed horses. One is white and so beautiful she could be a unicorn if she had a horn! She has blue eyes! Very pretty! I also got to meet Nemo, the superstar donkey with the prosthetic leg! He is so inspirational! Please check out their FB page, their website, their fundraising page. And please, by any means possible, go there for a tour of the farm or a stay at the guesthouse! I’ll post more pictures later!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best, most caring of all the animal rescues I have been exposed to. I love all animals. I try not to get attached to any, BUT My experiences with RFS just tugs at my heart. I have visited and witnessed the care and attention all the rescues receive. It is impossible not to get to know some of the horses up close and personal.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Horses in dire need have a safe, wonderful life that includes food, shelter, friends and a lifelong promise of a home. Rosemary Farm is worthy of your trust and donations. They have mine.

1 Tesia L.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Best horse rescue. I love how all the stories are shared about each individual. The horses are so cared for there and allowed to be horses, for the rest of their lives! Great Job Rosemary Farm.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a sanctuary near and dear to my heart and soul. The work is so meaningful in a society in which horses are not always considered for who they are but what they can do. The growth of this beautiful place has been wonderful to watch and participate in, along with so many incredible supporters.

1 Deb R.5

Board Member

Rating: 5

I found Rosemary Farm Sanctuary years ago on Facebook. I was immediately in love with what I can only describe as the most beautiful way to rescue! To allow a horse to be a horse. Perfect. I have visited and now I am a board member. I am honored to be part of this amazing sanctuary.

1 Karen H.18

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been supporting Rosemary Farm for many years. The Love and Respect that Rosemary Farm gives to these animals is so Heartwarming. When Dawn writes about the farm and animals you feel like you are there. They are one best charity I have ever come across.

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Donor

Rating: 5

No one who knows me would ever have expected me to be a horse lover. Before Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, I only knew horses from pictures and TV. And I'm 80 years old! But they crept into my heart gradually, as I read about the stories of horses just being horses. Thank you, Dawn and all your wonderful people. I feel like I belong there. I know all the horses. And I feel like they all know me. If I walked into the pastures, they would run to me like they run to Dawn. Thank you, Rosemary Farm Sanctuary.

Diana Larry K.

Donor

Rating: 5

I follow this sanctuary on Facebook and am a recurring donor on a monthly basis. I also make sure to use Amazon Smile when I make purchases so a percentage goes to their support. The amount I send seems so small that I feel very insignificant, but when added to all the loving supporters out there, we move mountains! This sanctuary deserves all the love and support we can give. The work they do is so selfless and meaningful, and changes lives forever. I know they changed mine!

Donna L.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow Rosemary Farms on Facebook and love seeing how the under fed and under cared for horses that come to them thrive under Rosemary Farms love and care. Some days you just want to say “enough” with the news. But if you check out RF you feel good about world again. The owner (should write a book) she describes the horses and the farm on a late summer evening and the joy when a horse with a medical issue recovers, in away that makes you feel you are there with them. You can hear the sounds, smell the farm and sometimes the coffee.
Rosemary Farms is also my designated charity on Amazon Smile.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a monthly donor to Rosemary Farm Sanctuary. What an amazing horse rescue! The love and care showered upon these rescued equines in need is beyond compare. From a prosthetic leg for Nemo the donkey to nutrition and love for horses with a body scale of 1, to healthy rescued horses, every single one is treated with the utmost respect, care and unconditional love. I couldn’t be more proud to support such a deserving organization. I only wish I lived close enough to be a volunteer for RFS.

1 Marilyn W.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been proudly supporting Rosemary Farm Sanctuary for many years and look for their posts every day. The precious beings in their care will be lovingly nurtured for the rest of their lives and I bless Dawn and her staff and volunteers for their devotion
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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported Rosemary Farm for 5 years or more, and over that time they have rescued many horses, providing medical care, training and end-of-life care as all living creatures should have. I have visited, cleaned stalls and filled nibble nets, hauled hay and helped my husband make a hanging rack for the horses’ halters. I have delighted in new rescues, cried when an elder horse “crossed the rainbow bridge,” cheered with adoptions and “stay-adoptions,” and continually marveled at the wisdom and skills brought into this effort to save these animals’ lives. And through it all runs Dawn Robin’s words of love and wisdom in her daily posts. -Judith Lyons, Tallahassee, FL

Heather C.10

Donor

Rating: 5

What do I love best about Rosemary Farm? They truly live by their mission statement and offer sanctuary to horses for life. They let horses get to be horses, and have the best in care not only for their physical health, but also their mental health. I am fortunate enough to have not one, or two, but three of their horses. You are immediately part of the family. My only regret is not finding them sooner!

Marilyn Lindsay C.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been to Rosemary Farm, and have never seen horses treated better. Being a former horse owner, I know what it costs in time, care, money and heartache. As long as we have the money to continue to support this wonderful charity, we will do so. Once a horse become a Rosemary Farm horse, it is for life, and when your life comes to an end, it is with love and the family around you. If you need a leg, you get it, as the little donkey, Nemo, is on his third prosthesis. These people go to the wall for the almost 100 horses that get to be horses at Rosemary Farm.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to Rosemary Farm for several years now. They are a wonderful sanctuary who make the best use of their resources, providing many ways for the animals to receive the care and help they need. While they can't take every animal that they receive a call about, they offer advice for possible solutions as well as increasing the size of the operation whenever they can. Even though the herd size has increased, the level of care has not diminished. The animals are loved and cared for, allowed to heal and learn to trust again at their own pace. They receive the best of vet care, both emergency and maintenance, the best of feed with special care given for special diets, regular hoof care, outdoor room to roam and be a horse again. Rosemary Farm is the best soft place to land for abused or neglected animals, of all ages.

Ashley G.7

Donor

Rating: 5

They always put the horses first and I love that about them.

kilodelta26

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter told me about Rosemary Farms and took me on a tour. I instantly feel in love with all the horses and the relaxed atmosphere in the barns and all around the farm. Dawn is the best-she walked with us and answered all my questions. I am a frequent donor and hope one day to get back to the farm for a visit.

Celia F.1

Donor

Rating: 5

A number of years ago a friend shared a Rosemary Farm Horse Sanctuary post on Facebook. Since that day, I’ve been following them, I’m a monthly donor and my heart is constantly filled by the stories of selfless service that I witness daily. I’ve visited twice, hope to go many more times, and pray that someday I’m in a position to contribute much more. I’ve cried, laughed and smiled at the commitment and devotion shown to each and every horse that is fortunate enough to land safely at RF. Bless Dawn and her crew for their giving hearts.

Robin Hunt F.

Donor

Rating: 5

A few years ago a FB friend shared a post from Rosemary Farm, I was intrigued and liked their page. I have followed and donated whenever possible and not been disappointed. I have been blessed to have had 6 horses in my life that have all been family and only death parts us temporarily. A lot of people have criticized me for keeping horses that are not rideable anymore, they'll never know the joy of truly being loved by a horse. I was so happy to find a rescue mission that validated my own philosophy. Thank you Rosemary Farm

Beverly Cooper E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following and donating ever since they started.They are a great farm and rescue horses and go out of their way to help and heal the horses they rescue a lot of older horses and donkeys they work long hours and any kind of weather seen horses that have came in with their ribs showing some that has been mistreated.Rosewood farm let the horses run free and try to get these animals trust and love again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stayed at the Rosemary Farm Guest House this past July with my husband and daughter. A feeling of quiet and peace enveloped me as soon as I stepped out of the car after a long journey from NYC. We helped care for the horses and took a tour so had an inside view of the whole operation. I was impressed with the structures they had designed and built for the needs of the horses. They were spacious, clean and well kept. It warmed my heart to see the horses happily living together in herds the way they were meant to. Dawn is totally dedicated to her mission and somehow finds the money to pay for expensive medical care when warranted. I loved how a few horses are rotated to roam free near her house which is on the farm property. She takes in blind and disabled horses that nobody wants and provides them with a great life. Sorry I haven't mentioned Robert, her husband, who works as hard as she does and is especially attached to their donkey with a prosthetic leg. I really can't say enough good things about the place. I'm just glad there are people like them in the world to save these beautiful, majestic animals. Carol O

Donor

Rating: 5

The folks at Rosemary Farm do more than take care of many, many horses and other equines (Nemo and Rudy!), they inform their followers of why the proper care of all horses is so important, they shine a spotlight on the true nature of horses and their sentience. I have learned so very much from the founders' writings that I had never considered before. This non-profit is deserving of every accolade there is available.

Christy G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Rosemary Farm is amazing! They are dedicated to giving each and every horse exactly what they need, whether it’s finding the perfect adoption or letting them live out their days “just being a horse” there at the sanctuary. Their devotion to the well being of horses is truly inspirational!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rosemary Farms not only came to the rescue of our horse but also of our family at a very sad time in our lives. My brother passed suddenly during a terrible snowstorm and left behind his farm animals and his horse. We had no idea how to deal with this and Rosemary Farm was recommended to us by the state trooper who was helping us. They were wonderful, kind, understanding and an answer to our prayers. They took our horse under their care where he is still today. I cannot thank them enough and gladly donate to their cause whenever possible. I have visited and am so touched by the bond and care their horses receive while still allowing them to be horses and free. Can't say enough good things about Rosemary Farm, their director Dawn Robyn and her dedicated crew of workers and vollunteers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited the RF and find it very professional the way the horses are kept and treated with love. the concern for all the horses health is immense. The outpouring of love from all the staff is seen and felt as I now read stories of each horse in need. I support meagerly and love hearing from them. RFS is the best

Shelly M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work done at Rosemary Farm sanctuary warms my heart daily and restores my faith in humanity!

1 Lisa Nelson F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We went and stayed there. The farm is fantastic and the work they do is incredible. I have always loved horses and I am so glad they exist.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I work with horses and it is hard to see how many well- meaning people do a lot of harm to these amazing beings. Rosemary Farm is one of the few rescues dedicated to letting horses live in a natural way - in herds with relationships. I wish I had more to give.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My granddaughters and I are great fans of Rosemary Farms. We had the pleasure of visiting this past summer and spending a night in their guest house. We are impressed with the care given, the natural beauty that surrounds them, and the love and care given to all the horses in their care. Thanks to Dawn and team for their dedication.

2 Lynda B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

They rescue horses that will slaughtered, abused and neglected. The focus is not on adopting but rehabilitating the animal to enjoy life. Seniors are given just as much love as fouls. They work many hours night and day to meet their needs. I have always wanted to own a horse. Life never worked that way. I give a little each month towards the care of Jake.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love seeing Rosemary Farm horses on my FB page - I have donated a couple of times but havent been able to in the last couple of years - the horses are so beautiful and to see their story of how they came to RF tugs at my heart but I know that Dawn and her staff will make sure they will be taken care of in every way possible - I couldnt bare to watch Greta TIn Tin when she first was rescued but Dawn always makes sure to post pictures and share her story - Greta is the cover girl on the new calendar for next year and she looks wonderful! I also love how the horses gain their horse friends and herd - they can be who they are in their own environment - Rosemary Farm is a true blessing for all of these horses!

2 Ruth M. T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been in awe of Rosemary Farm since I first discovered them and the mission they carry out every day. Dawn and her team are nothing less than earth angels with their commitment to giving these magical creatures the life they deserve. Although I am involved with greyhound rescue I've always held a special place in my heart for horses. When a friend sent me a monetary donation to give to the charity of my choice to honor my greyhound who had died, I knew it had to be Rosemary Farm. I will always support Rosemary Farm whenever I am able.

2 Patricia Paling P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Rosemary Farm via a FaceBook post by my cousin. Being a lover of horses, and never having had to privilege of having one, (though that wish was something I had for a very long time). I found the posts from Rosemary Farm so real, that I felt like I was right there! I am a monthly donor and am so amazed at the work that Rosemary Farm does to save and rehabilitate these beauty animals. Not a penny is wasted! I'm amazed daily at the love and care that goes into the horses. My only regret is that I wish I could give more!! A visit to Rosemary Farm is on my bucket list!!

2 Kathryn D.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating on a monthly schedule to this Farm for years now, through good and bad for myself, because I love their standard in caring for the Horse First- get to know the animal, figure out his quirks,and if not adoptable the horse has a life residence at the FARM!!! I was a Riding Instructor for years, trained Race Horses in the late 70's and 80's, and have Loved the horse since I was born. I treated All my animals different, as needs and conditions vary, and I am delighted with the same way Rosemary Farm horses are treated! A fantastic Sanctuary for an animal very close to my heart.

1 Karolyn M.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a wonderful cause. I have been following Rosemary Farm Sanctuary for a couple of years and I'm highly impressed by the level of love, care, and support they provide to all the animals they save. I have donated several times to this organization and it will continue to be a go-to for me in the future as well.

1 cnhawley

Donor

Rating: 5

Since 2015 I have been proud to be a supporter of Rosemary Farm. My husband and I were even able to make the 9 hour round trip to volunteer there one weekend. I have always been impressed by the care, compassion, work ethic, and knowledge of the staff, especially the founder Dawn Robyn, who brings the sanctuary alive with her Facebook posts. This magical farm is truly the model of what a nonprofit should be- one whose donors can trust that every ounce of support will be focused on its mission. Without a doubt, Rosemary Farm Sanctuary embodies all that is good about equine rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I began following Rosemary Farm on Facebook several years ago, when I was impressed by their work, as told by the eloquent posts of their founder, Dawn Robyn (pictured below with the blonde Honey Pie). A caring voice for these beautiful equine souls, she conveys a passion and compassion for them that is catching, so much so that I became a monthly donor last year. I continued my sponsorship this year, and added a trip with my husband to volunteer on a work weekend at the farm. There, I was able to meet many of the wonderful human personnel involved with the farm, and many of the special horses I have come to love from afar and know personally through Dawn's incredible descriptions (Katniss and Hamlet pictured). I cannot imagine any animal sanctuary could be more worthy than this one. It is truly a magical place that I am proud to support.

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Rosemary Farm 10/30/2016

Thank you for sharing your recent photos! We love showing donors around, this care is only possible with their love and support.

1 Mary-Etta L.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a monthly donor and I wish I was wealthy! I would give lavishly to Rosemary Farm because their heart and soul is invested in each and every horse. Nemo is a donkey but needed a loving home and a new leg! Dawn and Robert said “yes” and Nemo and all the horses are blessed to have this amazing forever home. I visited the sanctuary and you can feel the peace that vibrates from all who live there. Dawn is such a great writer and brings me to tears at least once a week for the beautiful way she describes her horse family and the great care that the horses receive!!! I love the work this sanctuary does and thank God for the beautiful souls that care for them,

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Donor

Rating: 5

Such a great cause run by people who truly care about these beautiful animals. I donate every year.

1 Elke S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love what they are doing! The first time I saw a post of them on Facebook I immediately liked what I saw. Their commitment and openess of taking care of the horses the right way. I saw to many other rescues,but nothing comes close to what they are doing.
I’m a horse owner myself and I know how much it takes to take of these majestic animals.

1 Alison A.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I love following and donating to this nonprofit. Reading the stories of the rescued horses and following their progress makes me happy.

1 Karla J. H.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been following Rosemary Farm for years when there were just a few horses. This Samctuary not only cares for the physical needs of the horses, but the emotional side of them as well. Horses have friends and the freedom to run in herds made up by their own desires. There are herds with horses who are blind or senior. Even Nemo, a burro who wears a prosthetic leg has a friend and a place to call their own. Rosemary Farm doesn't put a monetary value on it's residents, they are alive and deserve to be cared for and loved.

1 Mary Hays V.

Donor

Rating: 5

I became a monthly donor to support Princess Yanaha and have never looked back. A simply awesome responsible charity letting horses be horses. Incredible work and dedication

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rosemary Farm lives and breathes to save, protect and nurture horses. They have devoted their lives to this effort and perform it unfailingly, every single day, with love, respect and compassion. I am so proud and grateful for this wonderful rescue that changes so so many lives and not all of them are equine***