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Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue

A 20-acre farm for rescued draft horses including Clydesales, Percherons, Belgians, Shires and Draft cross breeds.  The farm welcomes visitors of all ages to tour the farm, meet the horses, and learn their amazing stories.  The Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue is always in need of volunteers, sponsors, foster homes and forever homes... Read More

The Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of draft horses that were victims of starvation, neglect, abuse, or whose owners were no longer able to provide for their needs.  Not all rescues can care for Draft Horses due to their size and special needs.   Since its founding in 2011, CDHR has rescued over 90 horses and placed many in loving new homes.

What is a Draft Horse?
Draft Horses are the largest of the horse breeds.  They are also referred to as a draught horse or a heavy horse.  Draft Horses are large; they can weigh 1,600 pounds or more and stand at least 16 hands high from the ground to its withers (one hand equals 4 inches).  They are known for their quiet and calm temperament and their sweet personalities.  They have a muscular build and have been bred for tasks such as haulage, forestry and agricultural work. For pleasure they are used for driving, trail riding, parades and showing.  They are often called Gentle Giants and are considered the "Muscle-Men of the Horse World."

Pricing: Free. Donations are accepted.

Other Amenities: Bus Parking, Groups Welcome

Dates of Operation: Year-round.



113 Chestnut Hill Rd.
East Hampton, CT 06424


Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; or by appointment.

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