Ajax is a three year old Clydesdale gelding who has found love and companionship in the form of my eleven year old cousin, Makayla. Weighing nearly a ton, Ajax stands just under 17hh (or 5'8"). He's considered 'small' for his breed. Makayla and Ajax spend long hours like this. He loves nothing more than to be hugged and snuggled. Despite his size, he has an extremely gentle nature. We generally do not even need to put a halter or lead rope on him because he prefers to stay in the yard, eating the grass of our lawn and being spoiled by my family.
About nine months ago, my family and I started 'A TON OF LOVE DRAFT HORSE RESCUE' in Guilford, NY. Having always loved draft horses, especially Clydesdales and Shires, we decided to focus our efforts on those gentle giants. However, all horses in need of rescue or sanctuary are welcome here, regardless of size. We have assisted in the rescue of dozens of horses who were neglected, abused or unwanted. We have pulled several from auctions where they would have been sold to slaughter for human consumption in Canada or Mexico.
The community around us has been amazing. Our neighbors both close and far are always dropping off supplies, hay, feed, or just stopping over to pet the horses. Their support, along with our Facebook friends, have allowed our work to continue. We welcome visitors, especially on the weekends.