Give To Save Unwanted Draft Horses

Working farm horses have earned a safe retirement, help us give it to them!

A fundraising campaign for Draft Gratitude

I’ll never forget the night I met Jetstar.



Jetstar arrived around midnight on April 29th, 2015.  He was emaciated.  A big, white, filthy, bag of bones.  He had been sent through a high risk auction and was marked for slaughter.

Draft Gratitude gave him his second chance. 

His age, size, health, or temperament were not even considered.  What mattered was saving his life.

It took the better part of a year to rehabilitate Jetstar.  He was timid, difficult to handle, had chronic diarrhea, and was in horrific shape.  We tried numerous feeding programs until we found what worked.  He was vaccinated, his hooves were trimmed correctly, and his teeth were floated.  He also had a few desperately needed baths!

Today, Jetstar is a handsome, chunky, Percheron gelding. He is in his late 20’s and is probably healthier than he has been in a very long time.  He is a pleasure to be around, and has a sweet and curious personality.



There is an endless supply of unwanted draft horses that are shipped to slaughter every day.  We are making a difference to draft horses like Jetstar. 

But we can’t do it alone.

Your gift of $12, $35, $50, or more enables us to save and care for unwanted draft horses.

Working farm horses deserve a safe retirement too.  Won’t you help us help them?


ps. Your gift will help us save more draft horses like Jetstar.  Please send your gift today so we are ready when the next call comes in. 


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About the Organization

Draft Gratitude saves draft horses from slaughter by providing a second chance and a place to call home.

The draft horses that we focus on are aged farming horses who have worked tirelessly their entire lives. They have earned a second chance and a safe retirement.

Once rehabilitated, some horses can be paired with qualified adoptive homes to be used for light work including farming, homesteading, trail riding, pleasure driving and companionship. Horses that are not adoptable for any reason will live our their life in sanctuary at our farm.

With your help, we are making a difference in the lives of unwanted draft horses.