Stories

Mercedes a luxury horse

July 19, 2019

On paper, Mercedes might appear like most other 5-year-old quarter horse mares. She has a beautiful sorrel coat, a gentle and affectionate disposition and the desire to spend her days in sunny pastures surrounded by kind individuals. What isn’t immediately apparent is that this quarter horse is homeless and is looking for a second chance […]

It takes all kinds

June 3, 2019

At the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center, we receive all kinds of horses and other equines. They come to us with different histories, temperaments, strengths and areas for improvement. That’s why our trainers take the time to get to know each horse as an individual. This approach allows us to ensure that we find […]

Harmony Equine Center welcomes our newest addition!

April 26, 2019

A big Harmony Equine Center welcome to our newest family member – Jiminy Cricket! This little nugget was welcomed to the world on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:14 a.m.! Mom and baby are doing well, in fact, little Jiminy has already learned to walk and is enjoying the beautiful surroundings and attentive care he is […]

Sweet as a Raspberry

April 1, 2019

It didn’t take long after Raspberry arrived at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center for the 10-year-old donkey to earn the reputation of being friendly. Sure, she could be a bit stubborn sometimes, not wanting to walk on the lead, preferring to simply relax in her pen, but she never failed to meander over […]

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 […]