We find the role of animals profoundly valuable and dedicate our project
to the theory that:
"Animals are the most agreeable of friends, they ask no questions, pass no
judgements." -T. S. Elliot
Horse Play is a non-profit organization that operates
an equine rescue/sanctuary in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.
Our equine sanctuary provides rescue and rehabilitation for abused,
neglected, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound horses. Many horses come to Horse
their owners can no longer afford to keep
outgrow or lose interest in them, some owners do not have the skills or
knowledge to provide proper care and many horses are just considered"disposable" -
if the horse isn't winning, it goes to auction. Most of these horses also have
health and/or behavior problems.
We use humane, communication-oriented "teaching" methods
in our training/retraining, provide quality vet care, feed and lots of love.
horses are eventually placed in approved adoptive homes. Those horses who
are "unplaceable" live out their lives at the Sanctuary.
Miracles, even small ones, need no explanation. Maybe the horses know, but
they are quiet. Maybe, just maybe, if we listen, we will grow to
All life is sacred here.
Horse Play Equine Sanctuary Staff