Our Mission

SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary provides a second chance to horses at risk of shipment to slaughter, abuse or neglect. Through exceptional care, responsible horsemanship, and training we provide these horses with a chance of a new home. Those that are unable to be adopted, due to behavioral issues, or physical limitations are provided sanctuary for the remainder of their natural lives. It is our goal to continue setting high standards of care, and to provide each of our charges with the best possible life.


The Sanctuary

Our 92 acre farm in the heart of the Hudson Valley is home to 20 to 25 residents.  The property provides extensive fenced and sheltered pasture land, two barns, indoor and outdoor riding space, and full facilities for care and treatment.  Operation of the Sanctuary is funded entirely by charitable donations and grants.



Our Work

Squirrelwood strives to provide sanctuary. With specialized rehabilitation care of our animals and through providing Equine Assisted Therapy for veteran's and their families. Our farm is a place of peace and healing for all. We allow the horses that have undergone healing to provide support to those that are just starting their journey.