COVID-19: Ray of Light Farm and Save-A-Buck Tack Store is now OPEN every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. We are asking our public to wear masks and practice safe social distancing while visiting. We are not offering pony rides or wagon rides at this time. We do, however, offer goat feeding, and other fun new programs! Fun for all ages! There is NO CHARGE to visit. Although, all donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Please note that our public bathrooms will be closed due to the pandemic.

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Enjoy that special time with a family member, a horse and one of our horse handling staff. Come walkabout in our fresh air indoor arena. You will groom a horse, walk a horse through our indoor sensory trail, and feed guinea pigs and goats. Get your own personalized experience! See the benefits of simple farm activities in these crazy times. 

Do this as a gift to others, or a gift to yourself. Let us show you why we are so passionate about our heartfelt animal interactions!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Do you miss the Guinea Pigs? 

Come join us for some extra special Guinea Pig & Goat time!

Give us a call to schedule your booking @ (860) 873-1895.

Ray of Light Farm masks are here!


Highly recommended by Dr. Emily Donkey. These masks are super soft and comfortable, easy to wear. 

Come get yours right here at the farm!

 

Two masks for $5

And don't forget! We offer Goat & Sheep feeding every Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. 

$1 per feeding

Ray of Light Farm

Every year thousands of horses and donkeys are abandoned, abused or slaughtered.  Ray of Light Farm serves as a safe haven for some of these animals by providing medical care, nutritious food, and retraining.    
Many of these beautiful animals are then adopted into loving homes.  Some very special ones go on to serve humanity as therapy animals.  Living out their lives as permanent farm residents, these animals provide a range of little miracles, from giving inspiration and encouragement to an autistic child, to being a gentle and non-judgmental soul for a person suffering or dying from illness.
Ray of Light Farm is open to the public and its animals are available and happy to listen to anyone in need of a friend.

Worth saving...

The horses and donkeys at Ray of Light Farm have an assortment of stories.  

Many, but not all, are nurse mare foals and premarin horses and foals.  Here is a brief description of each.

 

Premarin Horses & Foals

(PMU including Prempro, Premphase, Prempac, and Premelle)

For the production of the drug premarin, horses are kept continually pregnant in order for their urine to be collected. When they can no longer reproduce quickly they are sent to the slaughterhouse. Their meat is then sold for human consumption or dog food.

 

Some foals from these horses are killed immediately after birth and some of the females will be raised to be "Premarin mares" and join the production line. Many will be sold and sent to feedlots to be fattened for slaughter. 

 

Nurse Mare Foals

A nurse mare foal is a foal who was born so that its mother might come into milk. The milk that the nurse mare is producing is used to nourish the foal of another mare, a more “expensive” foal. Primarily these are thoroughbred foals, though certainly not limited to the thoroughbred industry. The nurse mares biological foal is then discarded.

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Ray of Light Farm

232 Town Street

East Haddam, CT 06423

info@rayoflightfarm.org

860-873-1895

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Farm Hours

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays ONLY

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Save-A-Buck Tack & Gift Hours

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All other days by appointment

Snow

Nurse Mare Foal Rescue - Snow's mother was sent to take care of another more expensive foal so that foal's mother could be bred again. Snow was left with no mom. A lot of the nurse foals do not survive.