The Gentle Barn is coming to New York! Please help make this happen!
This urgency stems from the tragic euthanization of Ryder, a New York carriage horse, whose video and name went viral this past summer. He had collapsed due to heat and exhaustion, was whipped in an effort to get him to stand, and was later shown to be completely malnourished.
The Gentle Barn immediately reached out to take Ryder in and provide him sanctuary for the rest of his life but were met with resistance, and ultimately, the news of his death.
It is only a matter of time before the next carriage horse collapses. Opening a Gentle Barn in New York City will offer a place of rehabilitation and retirement for carriage horses, and The Gentle Barn will also work with authorities to bring electric carriages to Manhattan.
Please consider making a donation, spreading the word, or joining my team to make this happen so this tragedy doesn’t happen to another horse. Thanks to my amazing friends, I reached my goal of $1,000 in just one day so raised it a bit to $1,500.