ARL seeks home for pair of mini stallions

Mini stallions transferred to ARL from Plymouth County Sanctuary

The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is seeking a new home for a pair of sibling mini stallions who were recently transported to ARL from a Plymouth County equestrian sanctuary after initially being abandoned by their former family on Martha’s Vineyard.

Brothers Dwight and Stanley, 20 years old, are not only stunning, they are also in excellent health and are very sociable horses.

They also have a bit of a mischievous side.

After being surrendered, during their time at the sanctuary, they showed off their wonderful personalities, but also spent a little too much time trying to interact with the mares on the property. The sanctuary therefore asked ARL for help and the stallions were transported to the ARL Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Mini horses make wonderful pets and generally live longer than larger horse breeds, so these two have many years ahead of them.

The stallions will be gelded later this month and will then look for their new home. However, ARL encourages any interested parties with the ability to take these two as pets to contact the ARL Dedham adoption team at (617) 426-9170 ext. 605 or email

History of horses in Dedham

ARL appreciates the opportunity to host horses when they are available, as these animals have a direct connection to the history of ARL’s ownership in Dedham.

The more than 20-acre site was purchased in 1907 by ARL founder Anna Harris Smith to provide a refuge for Boston’s draft horses, who endured grueling working conditions and were often treated very poorly. .

Witnessing the treatment of these animals was one of the driving forces that led Anna Harris Smith to establish the Animal Rescue League of Boston in 1899.

The city’s working horses would be brought to Dedham where they would receive a few weeks of rest, relaxation and care, with the goal of improving their lives.


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