Mission Statement

Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, Inc. is a registered NYS 501(c)(3) charity. We are a horse rescue in the Catskill mountains of New York.

At Rosemary Farm, our mission is to rescue horses in need, and protect them for life.

We save equines from slaughter, neglect, and abuse. Most have been passed from owner to owner, never knowing a herd or consistency.

When they arrive here, they are home.

We provide each with the care, training, and space to recover, for however long they need. If a horse cannot recover, they live while they are comfortably able, and ‘cross the rainbow bridge’ with dignity and friends by their side. Our horses do not live or die alone. Working closely with our professional team of equine specialists, we make our decisions based on what is best for each horse and the sanctuary family. Our horses live in dynamic natural environments, in herd groups, creating vital bonds that are honored and protected.

While adoption is not our focus, select horses may be available to adopt, under a limited contract, to the right home. In addition to being a horse rescue, we educate horse owners and the general public about the wretched conditions many horses suffer, and how they can improve both the physical and emotional guardianship of horses.

Rosemary Farm is ‘Where horses get to be horses’.