Our Approach

We are small-scale local farms.

Our operations run more like foster care than a large-scale animal shelter. Just like with cats and dogs, horses often thrive more in personal home environments.

Plus, living in a farm like this is more like the place they’ll live when they go to their qualified new home after rehabilitation and retraining.

We provide personal care.

In our local farms, we can provide individualized attention according to a horse’s needs. And lots of hugs.

Rescue horses often need specialized care, such as feeds they can eat privately to help regain bodyweight, or medicine. All shelters strive to provide this specialized attention, while the smaller farms often have the same people interacting daily, building a relationship, which can help accelerate horses strength and recovery of trust.

We help small farms who wouldn't normally have access to investor funding.

Not everyone who wants to take in a rescue horse wants to incorporate as their own 501(c)3 organization. Qualified farms are able to receive support they wouldn’t otherwise.

Likewise, our network can enable more individuals to step up to foster, getting much-needed manpower involved with rescue.

Our funding can go farther

Because we reimburse services provided at distributed rescue and farms – not boarding, or infrastructure costs – our dollars can stretch further, reaching more individual horses, than if we had to also fund buildings, land, taxes, repair, and other expenses. Farms in our network are already covering those expenses with the barns that they’re operating now.

We can reach more horses than an individual shelter.

Our network uses a distributed model, funding horses at farms across New England, where the horses are. Qualified farms simply enroll a horse they have, and then we can support that horse’s care. Not having to transport or relocate animals from the area where they now access safe care can be helpful to them as they navigate their crisis, and also cuts down on transportation challenges and expenses.

Strengthen Our Network

Find out more about becoming a Northern Lights Horse Rescue Collaborative Farm.


Moment’s Peace Farm is a branch of Northern Lights Horse Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
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