Check out this fantastic gallery from our open house courtesy of the Post Standard!
WE HAVE MADE THE MOVE!
We have moved most of our herd out to Little Apple Farm in Central Square! This move wouldn’t have happened if we didn't have such a dedicated group of volunteers to help clean up and move the horses and equipment. We at Sunshine would like tosay a very special thank you Robinson and Vitale Companies for donating stone to us and to Scott Duggleby of North Riding and TAPS for coming out with his huge trailer to help us move. We also would like to say thank you to Mike Strassi for coming out with his tractor to help move manure, fill in holes, and anything else he found needed doing. Thank you as well to J&J Feeds for their contributions to our herd.
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Every donation we receive is gratefully appreciated!
Monetary donations are always welcome as we also need to pay for vet and farrier bills, medications, feed,bedding and other equipment.You can also donate by volunteering! Come join the Sunshine family.
The Sunshine barns are full of wonderful, adoptable horses, many of whom are trained under saddle, and quite a few who are trained to drive and ride! Please consider adopting one of our amazing equines, and contact us to make an appointment if you're interested in meeting them!!
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Please see our website, http://www.sunshinehorses.org, for information on adopting a horse, and to view our adoption contract. Requested donations generally range from $100-$1,000 depending on the horse.
Many of the horses at Sunshine are retired standardbred racehorses, but we also welcome horses of other breeds into our program. Most recently, we have accepted quarter horses, thoroughbreds (some off the track), arabians, Tennessee walkers, morgans, and more. These horses are often donated when their owners can no longer care for them.
Standardbreds often come to us because they lacked the desire or skill to be successful on the track. Occasionally they have become too old to race competitively, or have an injury that prohibits further racing. Since they are already trained to drive, they usually adapt well to light carts and carriages. Most of them readily learn to accept a saddle and rider, and are quite versatile. They may go on to be successful in a variety of disciplines. For example, some of our adopted horses have gone on to do trail riding, endurance riding, and hunter paces. We work with the horses to help them transition into their new lives, and try our best to match each one’s unique qualities to the needs of a potential adopter. Sunshine Horses strives to find each horse a home where it will be loved and cared for, and we make every effort to ensure that the horse and potential adopter are a good fit.
An equally vital part of our mission is helping people to realize their own potential as they help these horses on their journeys. Through youth and adult volunteer programs, we seek to provide personal growth and enrichment. We treasure our volunteers, and draw upon their strengths to maintain and grow our organization. Everything that we do ultimately serves our underlying mission: "Helping horses; helping people."
Our horses are housed at two different locations. Please contact us if you're interested in visiting, adopting, or volunteering!
If you would like to support Sunshine Horses, you can help by:
Please contact us to make an appointment if you're interested in visiting. Our primary location is:
NY State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 729-7016