Welcome, Member Farm Hillside Equestrian Meadows

Welcome, Member Farm Hillside Equestrian Meadows

Hillside Equestrian Meadows in Wolcott, CT has joined the NLHR Member Farm network. NLHR is a collaborative network of Member Farms, and it’s at these farms where the hands-on rescue work takes place: owners lend valuable stall space to horses in need, and then...
Three Standardbreds Newly Rescued from Slaughter

Three Standardbreds Newly Rescued from Slaughter

Former Maine Standardbred racehorses were rescued this June from the kill pen in Pennsylvania, where they were bound for slaughter in Mexico or Canada. A volunteer organization collaborating with the Standardbred Retirement Fund in the area was able to facilitate...
A warm welcome

A warm welcome

Important organizations in the regional and national rescue community welcome Northern Lights Horse Rescue (NLHR) to the community, recognizing NLHR as innovative, professional and committed to the important work of helping horses in crisis and striving to eliminate...
A Vision for Aftercare for Racehorses in Maine

A Vision for Aftercare for Racehorses in Maine

There was a front page article published December 18, 2016 in Maine’s largest newspaper about aftercare for Standardbred racehorses in the state. We’d like to address some of the counterpoints made by opposing views to the Standardbred Rescue...
Scenes of a retired racehorse

Scenes of a retired racehorse

Yankee visibly bears the scars of his racing career. Yankee’s brand remains for life. Some racehorses are branded inside the lip; others along the neck like this. Below, Yankee’s legs bear the scars of “freeze marks” where he was injected...
Trimming hooves long overdue

Trimming hooves long overdue

Barn manager and farrier Kristin trims Yankee and Nina’s hooves. Nina did not like the idea of the new cross-ties for one minute, but was perfectly calm to be held on a lead for her first trim in a long time – her hooves were growing out and away like...