Welcome to Peaceful Mountain Horse Rescue, Inc., a New Jersey 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated in rescuing horses/ponies that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or are unwanted and providing them with the care that they need and the love and attention that many have never known. Although Peaceful Mountain is located in New Jersey, we take in horses and ponies from all over the country. Some of our horses have come from Pennsylvania, New York, and as far away as North Dakota.For those of you visiting for the first time feel free to click on the Our Mission button to learn exactly what we do, our adoption process, and our post-adoption requirements. Our Rescue History page will explain how/why this rescue was started and you will also read about a very special horse, who will always be our inspiration and is the reason this rescue now exists. Because of that very special horse, many horses that have been victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment have been rescued and rehabilitated. When donations and our spirits get down, we just think of him and it helps keep us going.
UPDATE ON RILEYUpdate on Giraffe
Riley, an 8 year old quarter horse that arrived at Peaceful Mountain on July 3, 2011, from Massachusetts is doing very well. Although his previous owners believed he had ringbone, after several trimmings we have determined that he, in fact, does not have ringbone. Riley has been under-going corrective trimmings and will continue to do so. We believe Riley was being over-jumped and over-ridden which, unfortunately, is the case with many horses. If people would just stop and think about
how their legs and feet would feel if they were constantly jumping up and down for a couple of hours every day, they would understand that nothing can endure such a workout.
Riley is now in foster care and has fit into his foster home very well.
FOSTER CAREGIVERS NEEDED We are in desperate need of Foster Homes that can provide long-term care for horses.
Due to the economy, there continues to be an overwhelming amount of horses and ponies in need of rescuing. We are looking for Foster Caregivers who will open their hearts to a horse or pony in need until permanent, forever homes can be found. If you own a farm and wish to help, please click on the "Foster Home App." on the left.
Remember, the expenses incurred by a Foster Caregiver are tax-deductible.
Giraffe has become a permanent resident of Peaceful Mountain Horse Rescue. To let Giraffe spend the rest of her life in peace after all that she has been through, is the best gift we can give her. For those of you who do not know Giraffe's story, her story is below. For the many, many wonderful people who have written to us offering support and inquiring about Giraffe, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Giraffe is a beautiful leopard appaloosa mare and is approximately 16 years old. Giraffe was one of the PMU mares. For any woman out there that has ever used the hormone drug Premarin, you can thank this mare. For those of you who do not know what a PMU mare is, it is a mare that is kept constantly pregnant and is forced to stand in a stall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 6 months out of her 11 month pregnancy while constantly hooked up to a machine that collects her urine because that is an ingredient of Premarin -
pregnant, mare urine.
Giraffe was approximately 4 years old when she became pregnant for the first time at the PMU farm she was at in North Dakota. It wasn't until she lost her 6th baby, that the farm had no further use for her. A horse rescue in New York took Giraffe. Later on, she was given to the woman we took her from. Although this woman owned Giraffe, and her pasture mate, Ser Khan, for 5-6 years, shortly after getting them, she became afraid of them and, therefore, spent very little time with them. For a PMU mare that had received no TLC at the PMU farm, to go to a new home and again receive almost no attention was the worst thing that could have happened to Giraffe.
Giraffe and Ser Khan's owner fell into financial hardship and because of her financial circumstances, neither horse was given vaccinations for over 2 years, and their hooves were in very bad shape because they hadn't been trimmed in that 2 year timeframe either.
After acquiring Giraffe, we found her to be ear-shy, and a week after we took her in we found long scars behind her ears which our vets advised looked like they came from a whip.
Giraffe's biggest issue is her trust in people and, given all that she has been through in her life, we don't blame her in the least. Although we have made great progress with Giraffe in the year that she has been here and she now responds to us very well, she is still extremely shy and wary of anyone new who comes into the field. Giraffe has definitely over-paid her debt to society, and we will make sure that she only knows peace, kindness, and loving care for the rest of her life.
If you would like to become a sponsor for Giraffe, please feel free to make a donation either by mailing a check, made payable to Peaceful Mountain Horse Rescue, Inc., or by clicking on the "Make a Donation" button to the left of your screen and following the instructions on making a donation online safely and securely through Paypal.
DO YOU LOVE TO READ OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?
Click on our "Books Available" button to the left to find a great selection of books available for purchase. There are books for adults and children alike. The best part is that a portion of every book sold will be donated to our rescue.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US HELP THE HORSES
Monetary donations are always needed and appreciated. You can stretch your donation and help us even further if your employer has a Matching Gift Program. That way your employer matches any donation you make. Even if your company doesn't have a Matching Gift Program, see if he/she/they will be willing to match your donation. Donations are tax-deductible, and we always provide a Contribution Receipt to our donors.
If your company will allow us to set up a booth in your lobby or cafeteria for a day for us to seek donations, please let us know by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can always use good, clean timothy grass hay. If you can donate hay to us, please email us at email@example.com
We are also looking for a farm in Hunterdon or Warren County, New Jersey in order to expand our rescue. If you or someone you know wishes to donate your farm to us, please call or email us. Your donation would be tax-deductible. We will also consider a long-term lease of a farm in Hunterdon or Warren County but for extremely, reasonable rent since we need every dollar from every donation to go to the care of our rescued horses.
PEACEFUL MOUNTAIN'S VERY OWN T-SHIRTS FOR SALE!
If you would like to purchase a "For the Love of Horses" Peaceful Mountain Horse Rescue, Inc., t-shirt (featuring Whisper, one of our permanent residents), please click on "Our Store" button on the left of your screen. These t-shirts are available in adult sizes Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large.