Broodmare Retirement Sanctuary
“She wasn’t producing what I wanted so I took her to the [auction].”
It is a phrase that we can only speculate has been uttered many times over as a sordid response for why they did what they did - sent their broodmare to slaughter.
Broodmares are mares kept for the sole purpose of breeding. When they no longer produce, they are no longer of use. As a result, they can find themselves at the auction houses, often only pit stops on their journey to their final destination: slaughter.
They give themselves - mind, body, and spirit - to the act of creation. They gift life to the breed, only to be discarded when they have no more life to give.
And, that is where Abiding Sunday comes in.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to the retirement and sanctuary of the great equine mothers.
Simple as that.
To acknowledge and honor the contributions equine mothers have made, regardless of age, breed, or discipline, by providing them with complete care, rest, and retirement within a sanctuary setting.
We know the worth of these special mares. We see their hearts and their spirits, and we offer them what is rightfully theirs to have - a never-ending day of rest.
To embolden and empower human mothers and potential mothers to take control of their mental and emotional well-being by partnering with retired broodmares in transformative interactions within the safe and protected environment of the sanctuary.