A Nationwide Community Rescue helping horses Internationally

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                     OUR Mission                How It All Began

ChesterTo give equines a much needed "Another Chance".  We welcome home any equines (and often other animals) that are no longer needed, wanted or useful to their owners and place them in homes where they ARE wanted, needed and useful.  Most importantly, we will only place these animals in homes where they will be loved and protected. 

Another Chance 4 Horses rescues horses from being auctioned for slaughter, takes custody of horses abandoned by their owners, placing the horses in foster and adoptive homes.  We rehabilitate and train horses for use as companion animals, riding horses and therapy horses available to the general public.  Another Chance 4 Horses offers formal programs to educate new horse owners with respect to proper care, management and training of their adopted horses.  Children placed in juvenile facilities and/or sentenced to community service are given an opportunity to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the organization, and are educated with regard to the preventing cruelty to animals and with regard to animal husbandry.  Education clinics and demonstrations are presented to the general public on issues such as veterinary care, shoeing, safety, training, riding, pasture management, and neglect and cruelty to animal issues.     

We would love to introduce you to our equine friends, please make an appointment to come visit and meet them.   Contact / Directions  


               What We Do

We are headquartered in Pennsylvania but help horses Internationally through our network.  We specialize in rescue (see What do we rescue them from?) Intensive care rehabilitation rescue and placement providing horses and often other animals with "Another Chance" at life.  Please see the horses in our care  AC4H Available Horses.  We own a smaller parcel of land so we also rent several farms and use the assistance of foster farms for horses in our care.  If you are interested in helping please email info@ac4h.com. We are looking for owner finance or donation of land or farm. 

We also help horses through our placement programs we do not own these horses and they are not at our facility.  We list horses, owned by kill buyers and or brokers in an effort to rescue more horses by offering them additional time and a larger viewing audience.  We do reserve the right to either markup or ask for a donation to cover our costs and any additional proceeds go to our rescue efforts.  We also have an ownership assistance program which is a page for privately owned horses looking for new homes.

We hold annual events to educate horse owners, travel to grade schools and participate in community service with local high schools and other groups to educate our children who are the future.  It is our hope that through educating horse owners on proper care, nutrition and providing a network of resources regarding knowledge and readily available information that we can assist in solving problems that lead to the need of our services prior to it ever happening.

Another Chance 4 Horses is very much involved in the community.  We believe education is the key and the children are our future.  We provide community service opportunities as well as educational events to the general public and to individuals.  From underprivileged programs, 4H, Scouts visiting elementary schools or holding educational equine expo/seminars known as (see events page) or fundraising events we educate the public at every available opportunity.  If you would like us to come to your event, horse show, meeting or workplace for a presentation please contact us.
Initiated in 2001 we are approved as a community service center and participate with a local high school providing hands on community service for graduation.  In 2004 we started to participate in Service Learning as well.   Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc. attended a mentor appreciation breakfast award ceremony and was the recipient of a plaque for participation in the Twin Valley School Districts School to Career Program.

We also assist disabled riders through the "McLean, Lloyd, Soltau Fund".            

           AC4H Accomplishments  

Another Chance 4 Horses, Inc. has been featured on Inside Edition, HBO, The Thoroughbred Times, The New York Times, The Blood horse magazine, Paulick Report, our local media the Reading Eagle, Channel 69 and much more.  Please see AC4H Media link for additional information.

Our extensive work with slaughter bound horses has been used as examples and testimony to educate Senators, Congress, 4 H groups, schools and the general public.  American's Against Horse Slaughter chose My Little Bean  as Spokes horse, from The race track to the slaughter pen - "Stable to Table" to  educate in Washington DC... My Little Bean Flyer for DC http://www.udel.edu/alex/pdf/beanie.pdf   Our very public rescue of "Little Cliff"  assisted in creating awareness about Thoroughbred horses going directly to slaughter from the race tracks.  Zero tolerance policies started to be implemented at some of the tracks due to public outrage and demand for change.  

One of the largest nationally publicized neglect cases ever.  Our work with the neglected Paragallo horses, the first victims made public through our website led to their 177 herd mates being assisted, charges filed which led to a conviction and many changes in the industry.  Video of the story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REoQZ145MSo. Paragallo has been a fixture in New York racing, starting 4,686 runners and earning $20.6 million in purses. He owns half of Unbridled’s Song, who is one of the most successful sires in thoroughbred racing and commands a $125,000 stud fee.  The New York State Racing and Wagering Board forced Paragallo to surrender his agent’s license shortly after he was arraigned on the charges in April. There is no place in thoroughbred or harness track racing in New York for anyone involved in the callous neglect or mistreatment of horses,” said John D. Sabini, the Racing and Wagering Board chairman. AC4H testified at the hearing and Judge Pulver Jr. found Ernie Paragallo was found guilty on 33 counts of animal cruelty. Effective January 1,2011, Ernest Paragallo will be denied all privileges of The American StudBook  Video of the story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REoQZ145MSo 

The Exceller Fund requested this, and thanks to Adam Coglianese for catching her only win. She was part of the 170+ neglected horses found on a NY thoroughbred farm, and rescued from a killpen by Another Chance 4 Horses take a look - http://www.finalturngallery.com/g2/main.php/v/Triple-Crown-winners-plus-other-racehorses/Horse-Racing-Fantasy/ftcocnutmartini.html



Watch the HBO Real Sports report on Horse Slaughter and the Racing Industry HBO's “Running For Their Lives.” "Real Sports" series recently won the Sports Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Sports Journalism for Bernard Goldberg’s piece  

Horse Slaughter Video 1         Horse Slaughter Video 2  



Above - Christy Sheidy Co-founder of AC4H pictured with Bernard Goldberg


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