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Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Horse lovers from all over the area came to Lollypop Farm to learn more about our growing equine program at our Equine Open House and Adoption Showcase. Horses like Pumpkin, who was transferred from another rescue after a cruelty situation, showed that they’ve learned a few new tricks and can still make great companions.

Horses for adoption had the opportunity to show off their new skills at the Equine Open House and Adoption Showcase.

Pumpkin and the other horses of Lollypop Farm work every day with a dedicated equine staff including the new equine manager, Lauren Kuss. Lauren points out what a huge difference having the Evelyn Z. Diehl Equine Training and Rehabilitation Arena has made for the horses. “It makes our training possible year-round. Before this was nearly impossible and unsafe six months out of the year, due to weather.” And the difference already shows. Within the last few months, 6 horses have found new homes!

With the new Evelyn Z. Diehl Equine Training and Rehabilitation Arena horses in need can be worked with year round to prepare them for new homes.

Our equine staff and horses for adoption were joined by other members of the community for today’s event. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol came out to show their support. Just last month, officers utilized Lollypop Farm’s training arena to practice drills and formations. Other riders like Tony Martin and Karen Rozanski Martz also came to demonstrate different riding disciplines for our community. Karen and her horse Jean-Luc showed an elegant side-saddle demonstration; while, Tony and his horse Colonel demonstrated more lighthearted horsemanship playing with a ball in the arena.

Supporters like Tony Martin and his horse Colonel joined us to demonstrate different styles of riding for the public.

Thanks to the support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, Dr. Nancy Perkins Charitable Foundation, Wanda Polisseni, and generous people like you, there is a brighter future for Rochester’s horses in need. Learn more about how you can make a difference for homeless and abused animals.