Bilde Little Man
36 Days Progress
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Please join us on Saturday the 26th from noon to 3pm to celebrate ASPCA's Help A Horse Day at Zamira Arabians and help HPAF win a $10,000. grant from the ASPCA to help the horses. Meet Little Man and lots more rescued horses. Celebrating 24 years of helping horses. See flier below for directions and more information.




The horses need your help!

HPAF receives no state or federal funding and exists only through donations.  Your generous donation makes it possible for HPAF to continue helping horses who are victims of neglect, starvation and abandonment               

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May 2012
Polo's former owner pleads guilty to felony animal cruelty.

Polo's Story

Polo Before
Polo - After
Updated pictures of Polo
Polo May 22, 2012 1257 lbs

Polo came to our attention on Friday, July 22 when responding to a horse cruelty complaint. Read more...


Volunteers needed at the Micanopy Farm.
Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning paddocks, stalls, buckets & the barns as well as feeding and grooming (7 days a week) from 8am to noon. Also needed is help with maintenance, fixing broken boards, weedeating, mowing and dragging the pastures. Help with electrical & plumbing projects is also needed from time to time Please call Julie at the office to schedule your first time to come out to the farm.352-466-4366

If you would like to provide feed or hay for the horses , orchard & alfalfa hay, both regular and pasture bales, from Larsen Farms (352-732-4445) is used to provide high quality hay, as well as peanut hay. We are now using only 15 bags of Purina Natures Balance Enrich, 12 bags of Purina Equine Senior and 2 containers of Purina 12:12 Free Balance (loose) per week. Chiefland Farm Supply is our Purina dealer (352-493-4294). Also used are 30 bags of Stampede Brand Timothy and Alfalfa cubes and 3 bags of Equi-Jewel Rice Bran Pellets per week that come from OBS.

Springtime Joint Health, Cetyl M, Finish line U-7 or Gastrix, Redmond Salt (Green & Growing), Bute powder and MSM are used for a number of the horses.

There has been so much paperwork involved in these cases and on adoptions that we have a great need for printer ink, Brother LC61BK, and stamps.

Please help us find Rosie!

Rosie Missing 23 year old miniature pony mare
Rosie was adopted out under a contract stating that she could not be given away, loaned, traded or sold and only returned to HPAF but her adopter gave her away. She went through four different homes in a short time in the summer of 2009. She was then sold at auction and purchased by Jack Darling. She was then purchased from Jack Darling in the fall of 2009 by a broker who spoke Spanish. This broker may have sold Rosie in Florida or Puerto Rico. Rosie may have been with another miniature mare named Donna who is liver chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail. Please contact HPAF if you have any leads on Rosie. $1000 reward for her recovery.


Our Mission Statement

To provide equine rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption services within the state of Florida.

To provide assistance to law enforcement and animal agencies with cruelty investigations, as well as the care and placement of horses.

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HPAF is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. 
Donations are tax-deductible.
EIN: 65-0191969          
Click here to view our IRS determination letter.

IMPORTANT: In accordance with Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitations of Contributions Act, the following information is provided:  Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc., Registration No.: CH21245


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HPAF in the Wall Street Journal

Our deepest appreciation goes out to Paulo Prado for the article published in The Wall Street Journal. More>>>

Come Visit HPAF!

Visitors are welcome by appointment. Please call 352-466-4366 at least one day ahead of time as we generally do not check phone messages until noon when we have finished morning feeding and chores.

HPAF Newsletter

Our current newsletter is available online. More>>>

Ocala Star Banner Articles

These are recent articles that have appeared in the Ocala Star-Banner.

Horse rescue operation needs drier land (2 articles)
Equines developing foot problems in “gumbo”

13 Paso Fino horses need homes More>>>>

The owner of McKillian Farms in Flemington in Northwest Marion County apparently left the country More>>>

Horses once highly valued now starving amid economic downturn More>>>

A longtime local farm owner died recently and left all 23 of her horses to the Horse Protection Association of Florida. More>>>>

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