Horse rescue and sanctuary

Horse rescue and sanctuary

Horse rescue and sanctuaryHorse rescue and sanctuary

About Us

buddha and rasa at horse play rescue

Our Purpose

Horse Play is a Rhode Island based 501(c)3 non-profit Horse Rescue and Sanctuary that provides rescue, rehabilitation, sanctuary and adoption for abused, neglected, unwanted, and/or slaughter bound horses.

Many horses come to Horse Play because their owners can no longer afford to keep them, some owners may not have the skills or knowledge to provide the proper care, children may outgrow or lose interest in them, and others 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, we provide quality vet care, feed and lots of love. 

Some horses are eventually placed in approved adoptive homes. Those horses who are deemed unadoptable live out the rest of their lives at 

Horse Play. 

Since 1999, we have helped over 300 equines.

* Photo of Rasa with Buddha standing behind her

buddy and reno at horse play rescue

Our Mission

To promote the prevention of equine abuse and suffering.


To provide rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary services for abused, neglected, and/or unwanted horses.

To provide placement & follow-up services for rehabilitated horses and permanent sanctuary for horses that cannot be placed.

To assist law enforcement and welfare agencies with cruelty investigations and prosecution through care and placement of seized equines, and through assis­tance and support during prosecution.

To develop and present educational programs and printed media, clinics and seminars on the responsible care and training of horses.

To provide equine experiential learning and healing programs to veterans, emergency services personnel and others in need.

To build and operate a sustainable organization through sound fiscal and management practices.

* Photo of Buddy and Reno