Ambassador Program (previously foster) and Sponsorships

Ambassador Program

Our Ambassadors work with us to provide temporary homes for some of our horses who might need extra care.  They are acknowledged experts in their field and help train and care for special cases.  In many instances they also help find the perfect “forever home” for the horse(s) under their care.  We no longer have a “foster” program because we do not believe that short term relocations typically help the horse.  Many people were using this as a “try and buy” and this is not what helps the horse or the rescue. If you would like to help out our wonderful rescue horses, please consider adopting, sponsoring (see below) or volunteering your time.  Any way in which you can contribute is greatly appreciated!

Pippin w Sara Vanecek, Centerline Stables, Ambassador for 13 Hands



Sponsoring a horse at 13 Hands means committing to a recurring monthly donation to help cover the cost of care for your favorite horse.  It’s a wonderful way to help us with expenses – which in turn means we can afford to save even more rescue horses!  You don’t have to know anything about horses or provide any care beyond your financial contribution, but you will be welcome to visit the farm by appointment to see your sponsored horse.  You may also use photos of your sponsored horse in advertising or promotional materials if you would like to.  

To begin sponsoring, all you have to do is

  • pick a horse and
  • decide on a monthly donation amount, then
  • head over to our Donations Page to submit the sponsorship information

You know that you directly helped a horse saved from slaughter!

The best way to donate to us is via check.  There are no fees applied and we receive the full amount you intended.  However, we do realize that the convenience of PayPal or a credit card is key and we are very grateful for whichever way you choose to donate.  

Our mailing address for a check donation:  

13 Hands Equine Rescue, 50 Tuscan Way, Clinton Corners, NY 12514