For nearly three decades, H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut has been providing safe harbor for abused and neglected horses. In recent years, the organization called The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines has focused much of its attention on equine victimized by their use in the production of the drug called premarin.

On July 10, H.O.R.S.E. hosted a volunteer day to pay thanks to current volunteers and recruit new volunteers, needed to help clean up and care for the rescued horses.

The organizations is non-profit, a 501(c)3 entity "dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses. In addition to direct intervention, H.O.R.S.E. also maintains an on-going commitment to educating the public regarding horse care," according to its website.

Established in 1982, the farm was moved to its home on Wilbur Road in Washington in 1995.

"Once a horse is physically and mentally rehabilitated, we then begin the process of seeking an adoptive home," added the H.O.R.S.E. website. "All prospective adoptive homes are carefully screened. And, we require a contract which guarantees that the horse shall not be bred or sold. It is a lifetime commitment."

H.O.R.S.E. receives no town, state or federal funding. Monies are raised through memberships, sponsorships, charitable contributions and the group's fundraising activities.

All donations go directly to the horses' care.

For more information, call 860-868-1960 or check