Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue, Inc., is a newly-formed nonprofit draft horse rescue led by Dr Stacey Golub, an equine veterinarian based in CT. Our team of rescuers also includes veterinary assistants, experienced horse people, our trainer with decades of experience driving drafts, and our farrier who is also an expert natural horsemanship trainer. We bail drafts out of slaughter broker lots, help place owner surrenders, and plan to make trips to the auction to bid against slaughter buyers. Being run by a veterinarian allows us to provide medical and surgical care for special needs horses with less concern for expenses, and they receive the best of care under direct vet supervision. Once horses are vetted, quarantined, rehabbed, and evaluated for training, they are rehomed to local experienced horse people with a strict contract for their lifelong protection. We have been rescuing drafts with funds from our own pockets since 2010, and recently incorporated to be able to fundraise and recruit others. We are applying for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and hope to be approved this year (this process can take several months).