We are a full service not for profit equine rescue located in Lore City, Oh, providing rehabilitation to all breeds of horses. More specifically we are located in Guernsey County at the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The facility is owned and operated by the Martin Family. John has been a resident and horse owner here all of his life. Rena' relocated to the Cambridge,Oh area in April of 1990 and has operated an equine rescue facility ever since. Our efforts are a joint family venture and all are directly involved with the horses in our care. We also have a large array of volunteers who donate countless hours of their time helping us with the horses. Some just stop by to groom and give treats, while others actually provide more extensive hands on care and help with training and evaluating of the rescue horses. We also have very knowledgeable individuals who are directly involved in helping us with our rehabilitation cases.
REHABILITATION SERVICES | Please visit our horses in rehabilitation page for more information on the services we provide as well as horses currently in rehab.
Although we specialize in all breeds of draft horses | Belgian, Percheron, Clydesdales, Shires and Haflingers, we also welcome all breeds of horses into our care.
We are at your service and willing to help the many horses in need both locally and across the country. We are just a phone call away and available day or night.
Our main goal is to intervene and help those who are in danger of heading to slaughter from auctions. When purchasing at auction, we tend to concentrate on the younger, healthy, usable horses who are not in need of thousands of dollars of medical treatment and months of rehabilitation services.
We also provide foster care for those who need a place to lay-over until the appropriate coggins and health papers are complete and in order to allow shipping across state lines. Our foster area is wonderful and consists of a beautiful pasture area which includes an old frog pond, which has been developed as a clean pure source of drinking water for both the horses and the frog's who reside at the pond!
Located only yards from the old frog pond is a dry lot as well as a separate shed row barn which also doubles as a run in shelter for the horses in Quarantine.
If you're looking for that special forever horse, contact us and we might just have him/her available. We have horses who are broke and well seasoned as well as companion horses or youngsters who are ready to start in the discipline of your choice.
Our regulations on placement and adoption are very flexible and we will do everything within our power to try to accommodate your needs. No 20 page contracts with DBFR, demanding tons of personal information, that insist you spend hundreds of additional dollars per year with proof of services or you may face termination of adoption. A contract is indeed needed in order to adopt, but it is a basic contract that only serves to protect the future of our horses. We trust that our adopters are willing to give the necessary care to sustain whatever they seek to adopt.
Operating a not for profit organization is just as it sounds and your donations and support are greatly appreciated. Our horses thank you as do we here at Drafty Barn Farm Rescue, Inc.
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66345 Wintergreen Rd.
Lore City, Oh 43755
for emergencies & after hours
"Ride a Draft, it makes your butt look smaller"
We are registered with the Ohio Secretary of State as a not for Profit Charitable Organization.
This information can be found on their website.
Making a difference in the lives of horses,,,one save at a time!
Although we are located in Old Washington Ohio, we also serve all surrounding areas including but not limited to : Cambridge, Oh
What's in a name?
Although our name includes Drafty, we are not breed specific. It has been brought to our attention that the common misconception is that we are draft horse specific. The "Drafty Barn" in our name, was actually the family farm name for well over 15 yrs. It was due to the fact that the location of the main farm is always encompassed with a nice drafty breeze and also the fact that our landscape has been inhabited by Belgian Draft Horses for many many years. Before entering the rescue industry, our family was very involved in the breeding, training and showing of Belgian Draft Horses and remains as such still today. We simply incorporated the Farm name and the Rescue name into one!
We were actually known as Drafty Barn long before the inception of any other rescue(s) who supposedly "trademarked" the term. We sincerely regret that the opposing rescue wants to lead our supporters/donors to believe that we have tried to "steal" any portion of their name and/or rescues slogan. That simply is not the truth of the matter. We were well known in the industry long before their inception into it!
Drafty Barn Farm Rescue, Inc
Specializing in Draft Breeds as well as others