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THANK YOU!! We couldn't have done it without you!

NEER North’s biggest event of the year, The Mane Event, was November 19th! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we partnered with Fusion Blue Productions to bring you a 100% virtual experience that everyone could enjoy from the comfort of their own home! We are still fielding an unprecedented number of Feed Fund and surrender requests, so your continued support is welcomed. Just click the video and fast forward to 11:00 to see the Mane Event recording. The donation link and Text to Give are still available if you missed it and would like to support our mission!

Here's what you will see when you watch the recorded Mane Event:

  • Eric W. Dickson MD, UMass Memorial Health Care President, Chief Executive Officer and NEER Advisory Group member will provide advice on how to be safe at the barn and give us his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Meet some of our NEER Alumni – including some of our smallest adoptees with their new families and learn how #rescuedoneright makes a difference for both new owners and their equine companions.
  • Enjoy a choreographed excerpt from Braveheart Beasts – Trainer Kaleigh Pepe will demonstrate how trust and connection can create a bond that leads to amazing things with an equine partner.

Our Virtual Silent Auction was a HUGE success! Thank you so very much to those who donated and participated!

NEER North is looking for COVID-19 support!

We need your support more than ever to help the equines in our care during the COVID-19 Crisis.

The last few months have been a blur at the barn, as we’ve fielded a growing number of surrender inquiries and Feed Fund requests from Massachusetts and New Hampshire families who are facing painful choices brought on by COVID-19. The increased demand for our services comes at a time when our own resources are stretched thin. We’ve had to cancel several community outreach and on-site fundraisers that normally help us keep going this time of year. We’re in immediate need of  donations in any amount, which will directly support the rescue, care, and feeding of NEER horses and donkeys. To quote the late singer-songwriter Bill Withers, now more than ever,

“We all need somebody to lean on.”  Will that somebody be you?

Please consider a donation to our general fund which will help feed and care for our sweet horses and donkeys who rely on NEER North to stand by them while they await their new forever home. It can cost up to $300 a month to care for a single horse but even a small monthly recurring donation of $10 can help in so many ways. No amount is too small! 

NEER North

New England Equine Rescue - North

NEER North is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving horses, donkeys, and ponies whose lives are at risk in our local area. We also work with horse owners to help them avoid crisis situations, network with other rescues and educate the public about equine abuse and rescue. 

We actively rescue horses and donkeys in need. There are a wide variety of situations including owner surrenders, abuse and neglect, where these majestic animals are at risk of diminished health or, worse yet, at risk for slaughter.

NEER North is a safe haven where these animals are rehabilitated with the intention of adoption into new families.  NEER North also networks closely with other reputable equine rescue organizations, assisting where needed. 


What's Happening at NEER North

Tack Store Hours of Operation:

COVID-19 Practices in Place

Fall Hours 

Saturday: 12pm – 3pm

Sunday: 12pm – 3pm

Visit the NEER North Tack Shop Facebook page, with updates, pictures, hours and contact details
For more information email the tack store: [email protected]

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NEER North is super excited to join the world’s largest donkey rescue as a Satellite Adoption Center in Massachusetts! If you or someone you know is interested in adopting some loving donkeys into your home, please reach out at [email protected] Help us make this world a better place for donkeys!

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Our Horses

Learn More About NEER North Horses & Local Horses Needing Homes

Available Horses

Adopting a horse saves two: the horse you take home and the one you make room for. View our adoptable horse gallery for information about horses available at our safe haven in MA.

Local Horses Needing Homes

NEER North offers free advertising space to owners who want to make their horses available free-of-charge to a good home. View photos & information about local horses needing homes.

Before & Afters

Your donations help us rescue horses in need, rehabilitate them and find them new homes. See some of our amazing before and after horse transformations!

Happy Endings

NEER North Success Stories
Meet Our Featured Horse!


Current assessment and status: Available

We can’t for the life of us figure out why Feight has yet to find his forever home!

This tall, dark, handsome, 16-year old Thoroughbred gelding is a love. Currently in foster training at Abenaki Farm, Feight (registered name “Sir Fei”)  is growing in strength and confidence with every ride and workout. With comfortable gaits and a great natural carriage, he is destined to be some lucky intermediate rider’s sweetheart.

Those who are working with him now say he’s very willing once he trusts you, great with other horses, and kind to all—human and equine alike.