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Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue

A welcoming 20-acre farm for rescued draft horses including Clydesdales, Percherons, Belgians, Shires and Draft cross breeds.  

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We welcome visitors of all ages to tour the farm, meet the horses and learn their amazing stories.  Our knowledgable volunteers are happy to answer your horse-related questions.

Come meet Thomas, Marshmellow, Spencer, Oliver, Bob (the draft mule), Gretchen, Ben, Coal, Hank, Duchess, Callie, Baby, Mani, Gulliver, Willow and Kai!


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."

Pet Policy
Only service dogs specifically task-trained to aid a disabled person are allowed on the property.  All other pets, including companion and therapy animals, are not allowed on the property.  To ensure the safety of the service dog, the handler, the horses and others, a service dog must remain at least 50 feet away from any area where horses are present.

Pricing: Free. Donations are accepted.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Bus Parking, Groups Welcome

Dates of Operation: Year-round.

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Location:

113 Chestnut Hill Rd.
East Hampton, CT 06424

Hours:

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

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