Early this year, MSSPA was contacted by the two wonderful horsewomen of Horse Blanket Bags who generously offered to use their time, skill, and materials to turn a couple of worn out horse blankets into a fabulous tote bag. Looking at the dirty, worn blankets, it is hard to believe that Alexandra Doan and Katie […]
While every MSSPA horse is well-loved, some horses feel truly special to the lucky staff members, volunteers, and visitors who have the opportunity to get to know them during their time at the shelter. Rita, a sweet and gentle Arabian mare well known for her wide-eyed looks, is just such a horse. Rita first arrived […]
The best days at MSSPA are always the days when a horse goes home. You can imagine how exciting it is for everyone when two horses go home on the same day. Read on to find out why Bronte, who came to MSSPA looking for a horse, went home with two instead! Earlier this year, […]
At a young age, buckskin colt Tony has already shown an amazing ability to generate a lot of attention. Reportedly six months old, Tony arrived in Maine in January. While being taken off the horse trailer in Springvale, Tony spooked and got loose. The skittish and relatively unhandled colt went on the lam, avoiding all […]
There are many reasons to give support to the horses at MSSPA. Read the ‘whys’ of a few of the Society’s donors in the Buy-A-Bale newsletter.
There are few events that are more frightening than a barn fire. Particularly if that barn is home to beloved animals and filled with all that is necessary to operate your farm. Sadly, that is just what happened to Shapleigh homeowner James Warner on Tuesday, February 16th. Although Mr. Warner was at home when the […]
An update, in his own words, with young horse Windy River, who will turn 2 years old on March 1, 2021. Q: How have you been doing Windy River? Windy River: “I’m having so much fun! When my friend and trainer Chris Lombard comes to visit me, I get to play with this super fun […]
You already know the story – a horse is severely neglected and starving and shows up at MSSPA for rehabilitation and rehoming. That was true of Molly, but the rest of her story is just a little different. Molly is a purebred, registered Quarter Horse, and the beginning of her life didn’t include starvation and […]
Despite all of the challenges of 2020, eight rescued horses left the shelter for new homes this year. Thank you to all of the loving adopters who made space in their hearts and in their barns for these deserving horses! Gunner, a gorgeous red dun registered Quarterhorse, was adopted by Heather in May and had […]
Gazing into the soulful and lively eyes of 16-year-old Arabian Jafar, it’s hard to believe that he was a breath away from humane euthanization before he called MSSPA his home. Based on his poor condition and likelihood of having significant lifelong discomfort, some of the professionals treating him at the time of his removal discussed euthanization as the […]
Meet Quarter Horse cross Willey, whose independence has flourished during his time at River Road Farm. He is a quiet horse and doesn’t ask to be the center of attention. In fact, he prefers to spend time on his own, discovering what nature has to offer as he enjoys time in his paddock. But it […]
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