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The Gentle Barn Comes to New York

January 12, 2023


The Gentle Barn Comes to New York

Help us raise $3.2 Million

It’s an extraordinary time at The Gentle Barn, because we’re headed to New York! Over 20 years ago, we started The Gentle Barn outside of Los Angeles, and since then we’ve been taking our mission east, establishing locations in Missouri and Tennessee, and rescuing thousands of animals from some of the darkest and scariest places.

Along with improving the lives of farm animals, The Gentle Barn has helped thousands of families, underserved youth, people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans meet animals with similar backgrounds as themselves, through our programs like Cow Hug Therapy and our Peace Enhancement Program. Anyone who needs a connection to nature and animals has the opportunity to visit through private tours, field trips, and Open Sundays. 

The Gentle Barn’s followers have made it increasingly apparent that New York needs us, and we are ready to answer the call, but we need your help to make it happen. 

Our urgency stems from the tragic euthanization of Ryder, a New York City carriage horse who recently collapsed in the streets of Manhattan, causing an outcry to end Central Park horse carriage rides. We later learned of his passing after The Gentle Barn offered to take him in and provide him sanctuary and care for the rest of his life. 

There are many horses just like Ryder involved in this industry and we are eager to utilize our proven rehabilitation methods to save their lives.

We provide rescued animals sanctuary and rehabilitate them with high-quality medical care, organic hay and feed, soft bedding, dental care, acupuncture, massage therapy, nutritional supplements, and around-the-clock care.

In addition to securing the best property for the animals in New York, we are excited to support the transition from horse drawn carriages to electric horseless carriages. The sooner we can introduce these to New York, the sooner tourists and operators can discover the ease and joy of this cruelty-free alternative. The time to act is now.

Please donate to The Gentle Barn and help us bring our years of experience in rehabilitating animals and connecting them with people to New York with a brand new sanctuary.  

Our goal is to raise $3.2 Million by the end of Dec 31, 2022. 

It is an ambitious goal. But, together, we are confident we can reach it, and bring our therapeutic programs to both the animals and humans that need them. 

To learn more about The Gentle Barn, visit our website: