Bergmann’s Not Horsing Around, He’s Ready For A Home

BergmannBergmann is a 16hh, 19 year old Trekener gelding horse. Don’t let his age fool you, he is young at heart!

He loves going on long rides and loves people, dogs and other horse friends. He is a solid walk, trot, canter horse who enjoys going for a trail ride or walk through the field. He is very athletic and picks up the canter from the walk, swaps his feet, and has a trot that is quite comfortable! He can sometimes be spooked with new stimuli and situations so he should only go to a home with an experienced rider. (Though he will not buck or take off with you.)

Bergmann is the perfect gentleman on the ground and leads very quietly. He stands patiently on the cross ties, you can bathe him and groom him all day long – he loves the attention! Did we mention that he love carrots and apples?

If you are looking for a good guy who is sweet, kind and an all around good doer, and cute to boot – Bergmann is your man!

Bergmann’s original owner stated he is registered, but we do not have access to papers. He is also trained in 2nd level dressage. Would not be a suitable jumper, or lesson horse (we are looking for a home where he can enjoy his later years as a pleasure mount.)

Bergmann is barefoot and currently has no known medical or soundness issues.

His adoption fee is $1,000. If you are interested in learning more about Bergmann, please call the Animal Rescue League of Boston‘s Dedham Adoption Center at 781-326-0729, or e-mail

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A Happy Ending for a Miniature Horse

Celeste, one of the miniature horses rescued by the League back in March, has found her forever home. Her new owner says that she is right at home with her new family. With her sweet and inquisitive nature, Celeste has warmed the hearts of not only her family, but her neighborhood as well.

Celeste is being treated like a princess with an open stall so she can see everything going on in the barn and an outdoor stall that allows her to be close to the other two horses on the farm. She whinnies whenever someone, two-footed or four-footed, approaches and loves meeting new people. In less than a week, Celeste has blossomed, walking with purpose and carrying herself proudly.

With help from supporters like you, the League was able to care for Celeste and give her a loving new home. Celeste’s owner says, “I tell everyone she is a beautiful example of the difference a little love can make.”

Breaking News: 32 miniature horses rescued in West Boylston, MA

Thirty two miniature horses were rescued yesterday from a farm in West Boylston, MA.

The overwhelmed owner surrendered them into the care of the League, the MSPCA and other animal welfare organizations. We are caring for eighteen of the horses, with four currently at our Dedham Shelter and the rest being treated at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Specialties.

The severely malnourished horses are suffering from intestinal parasites and “rain rot,” a skin condition resulting from prolonged exposure to the elements. They are receiving small feedings every two hours and round-the-clock care from League staff.

Despite their poor condition, the Dedham staff were surprised by how readily the horses welcomed their care-givers. While carrying out the horses’ progressive feeding program, the horses nuzzled staff members – perhaps the first loving, humane act that these horses had ever experienced.

We anticipate that caring for these horses will cost at least $15,000 – expenses that were not included in our budget. Please consider a gift to help pay for their care. Visit to make a donation.