Stories

The beat goes on with Vinny and Cher

March 7, 2019

Life is full of changes and can take unexpected turns as you realize it’s not always full of highs and peak moments; instead, countless smaller ones can be good, flawed, challenging and heartbreaking. You don’t get do-overs, and maybe you wouldn’t choose to even if you could because every one of those instances helps to […]

Saving horses at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center

February 20, 2019

Amber the 11th horse It’s a sight you never get used to and can be difficult to understand. The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center staff, a veterinarian, police and animal welfare officers were confronted with such a sight on a hot July day when they arrived at a home after receiving a complaint of […]

Meeting Mystery Again – A Horse Adoption Story

January 28, 2019

At 27-years-old Mystery the horse found himself looking for a new beginning. His owner was no longer able to provide the care necessary for the aging horse and worked with the Harmony Equine Center’s rehoming program – a program designed to help owners who are looking for a safe place to find a new, loving […]

Moxie the mini horse matches her name

January 10, 2019

One year ago, I bought a silly 15-year-old miniature horse from a family up in Hudson. This little gelding has been a joy for the past year. My grandkids have all taken fun rides on Rascal, and I have spent hours grooming and loving on him. Occasionally, over the past year, I have wished that […]

Shade

September 26, 2018

Shade arrived at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in February of this year. The chilly day brought big changes for Shade. It was the beginning of a life this handsome gelding hadn’t yet known, one filled with warmth, food, care and best of all – love. Standing at just over 15 hands tall, […]

It takes two

September 11, 2018

Zakara and Salsa are two horses, who arrived at the Harmony Equine Center from different backgrounds but with all too familiar circumstances. Both horses came to us from different neglect cases, both underweight, both scared and both in desperate need of a second chance at a new life. And, it was at Harmony that these […]

Small in Stature, Large in Love

August 2, 2018

Cindy Hoeft had never owned a donkey. A volunteer at the Harmony Equine Center, Cindy met Gerald, a miniature, after he was neglected and transferred to the facility with a group of horses. “The first time I met him he just melted my heart,” she says. These small donkeys can weigh up to 350 pounds […]

One horse, one donkey and one happy family

July 13, 2018

Have you ever seen a horse smile? When Laura, Keith and their two boys came to the Harmony Equine Center in search of a “never-could-be-replaced ‘replacement’ horse,” that’s just what they saw. Laura and Keith’s 11 and 7-year-old sons have quarter horses that they have been riding since they were about 4 years old. The […]

A Horse’s Journey at the Harmony Equine Center

June 6, 2018

Watch our video about a horse’s journey at the Harmony Equine Center. From veterinary care and nourishing feed to training and matching a horse with the right adopter, we’re there every step of the way.

Mini-horses busy building human–animal bond

April 6, 2018

Bonding with an animal is incredible. The unconditional love and trust we humans receive is unlike anything else and brings such joy to those who are fortunate enough to experience it with their animal companion. For adopter Laura M., that bond was just what she was looking for. To say Laura is compassionate is an […]