•​ Care & Maintenance - Campers learn how to properly care for the sick or emaciated horse. This sometimes involves changing shifts for camera watching, ration feeding, following quarantine procedures and administering medications at odd hours and in odd places.
Horse Rescue Program is a great start for campers that are looking into future equestrian careers
Trips to the Unadilla Auction in Unadilla, NY or the New Holland Auction Stables in New Holland, PA to witness and participate in the bidding process.
Horse Overpopulation - Campers witness firsthand the ongoing issue with equine overpopulation & its effects on ethics and BLM sustainability. The horse auctions display an array of horses in different circumstances.
Medical Assistance - Campers learn basics of medical first aid procedures, routine examinations & diagnoses, equine management practices where recognizing early signs of illness changes the treatment process.


Summer Horse Resident Camp (ages 13-17):
Ages 13 - 17 - New for Camp 2017 - Resident Campers interested in enrolling into the Horse Rescue Program will be carefully selected by filling out a questionnaire during the regular resident summer program (parental approval needed).  The Rescue Program covers all aspects of horse ownership and explains, in more detail the issue of equine overpopulation in United States. The program also discusses BLM wild mustangs, training and ongoing behavioral issues with unsocialized  or traumatized auction horses. The Camp arranges for trips to local auctions & horse rescues, out of state auctions & stables, exposes the bidding process. During each year the campers can bid anywhere from 1 to 3 horses that they would like to bring back and care for while at camp. It is a very "hands-on", career oriented  experience which promotes large animal science, veterinary medicine & technology oriented College studies. All procedures and training are under an equine professional's supervision.

Horse Rescue Program Details
According to a study published in the Journal of Animal Science in December 2010, more than 100,000 unwanted horses are born in the U.S. per year, and approximately 21 percent of these horses are thoroughbreds. Another estimated 10,000 are cast off by the racing industry when they fail to turn a profit and are sent to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico every year. Thousands more are abandoned, neglected, and abused.

Nonprofit equine rescue groups simply can’t keep up with the number of horses who desperately need care. Emergency rescue and retirement facilities do not have the capacity or resources to handle this crisis. In 2010, researchers at the University of California–Davis School of Veterinary Medicine determined that the 236 registered rescue and sanctuary organizations have the capacity to hold only 13,400 horses a year. Read more:
Horse Overpopulation
"Hope" at arrival
"Hope" one month later
Horse Rescue Program
Lake Clear, NY 12945 Phone: 518.302.6227  © Copyright 2017 ADK WildHorse Ranch. All Rights Reserved
If not signing up for The Horse Rescue Program, our Overnight Riding Camp offers the following as part of its regular program:

•​ Care & Maintenance - Campers learn how to properly care for the sick or emaciated horse. This sometimes involves changing shifts for camera watching, ration feeding, following quarantine procedures and administering medications at odd hours and in odd places.

Horse Rescue Program is a great start for campers that are looking into future equestrian careers

ONE organized trip per week to the Unadilla Auction in Unadilla, NY to witness and participate in the bidding process.

​•Medical Assistance - Campers learn basics of medical first aid procedures, routine examinations & diagnoses, equine management practices where recognizing early signs of illness changes the treatment process.







Resident / Overnight Riding Camp