April has been designated as Horse Adoption Month at Nevins Farm. With spring just around the corner, many horse enthusiasts are considering buying a new horse to enjoy the riding season. A great alternative to buying a horse at an auction or through private sale is adoption.
"When you buy a horse at an auction or from an individual, you may not know the full history," said Erin O'Bryan, equine adoption center manager. "At Nevins Farm we assess all horses for health and temperament. Our goal is to match the right horse with the right family, so that everyone's needs are met."
Nevins Farm offers a wide variety of breeds, ages and ability levels--from just starting out to ready to hit the trails. The farm typically has around 12 horses available for adoption, depending upon the season. "Breeds range from Morgans to Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds to Quarter horses," said O’Bryan. "We even have a miniature donkey right now!" Potential adopters may choose from horses appropriate for trail riding, flatwork, low-level dressage and companion horses.
Current horses available for adoption include Alex, a sweet, leggy 7-year-old Thoroughbred gelding with a willing attitude, fun personality and wonderful gaits; Ray Lee, a lovely 23-years-young Standardbred who is a natural "pacer" and has nice strides; Robb, a gorgeous 7-year-old dapple-gray Thoroughbred gelding who would make an excellent pleasure horse, and; Fiona, a beautiful, red dun Quarterhorse filly who is bright, loves attention and has tremendous potential.
To find out more about adopting your next great horse, call 978/687-7453, ext. 113 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To view all available horses, visit the MSPCA web site: www.mspca.org.
The MSPCA is an international leader in veterinary care, shelter and adoption services, humane education, community outreach, wildlife programs, and animal advocacy and protection. It is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and receives no state or federal funding.