Begin Again Horse Rescue Joins Equine Programs for 2018 Empire Farm Days

Begin Again Horse Rescue will be the featured presenter on Thursday, August 8 at the 2018 Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls. Above, a horse before and after rescue and restoration by Begin Again Horse Rescue. Photo: BAHR

Begin Again Horse Rescue of Lima, New York, has been added to the Equine Center Round Pen demonstrations for the 2018 Empire Farm Days, along with the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program and Jack and Emma Minteer of Rose Hill Ranch. The demonstrations, sponsored by Runnings, are held twice daily, at 11 am and 2 pm, with live horses. Details are posted at
The volunteer-based not-for-profit organization maintains a 28-acre farm in Lima in addition to using a network of foster farms for unwanted, neglected, abused and at risk equine animals, including horses of all breeds, mules, donkeys, drafts and miniature horses, they rescue and rehabilitate for permanent-lease adoption to qualified homes.
“Begin Again Horse Rescue is pleased to be invited to share our stories with Empire Farm Days visitors. Neglect and abuse of horses, whether from ignorance, loss of interest or personal crisis, is a big issue today. The Begin Again mission is to inform the public concerning the nature and proper care of horses and to find safe, well-informed, loving homes for the ones we are able to rescue,” says Begin Again Horse Rescue Vice-President and co-founder Jennifer Lilly.
On Thursday, August 9, Lilly will have miniature horses for viewing and petting at Empire Farm Days and will be talking about how to recognize signs of equine neglect and the steps to take to help a horse in need. Begin Again Horse Rescue volunteers will have information, donation opportunities, and theme clothing for purchase at the show that day.
Begin Again Horse Rescue, established in 2009, has been awarded Equus Foundation Messenger and Guidestar Platinum Transparency status, is inspected and approved by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and has Verified Status with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
On Tuesday, August 7, the Empire Farm Days Equine Center Round Pen presenter will be the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program of Farmington, NY. This Program, the only Thoroughbred adoption program based at a racetrack in the US., has retrained more than 400 racehorses for life off the track.
On Wednesday, August 8, trainers Jack and Emma Minteer of Rose Hill Ranch in Naples, NY, will be demonstrating just how well Mustangs once wild in the American West can be trained using natural horsemanship techniques in just 100 days. Their human-horse combinations have successfully competed at Mustang Magic and Extreme Mustang Makeover and in Reined Cow Horse events.
The live horse demonstrations take place daily at 11 am and 2 pm at the Runnings Round-Up Pen at Empire Farm Days, the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the northeastern U.S. with farming equipment, products, and demonstrations that attract more than 60,000 visitors annually to the three-day event. Find details at

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