NERSI was founded in 2002 by a committed group of experienced horse women, and we gained nonprofit status in 2004. Originally our name was Royal Equine Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc, but we recently changed it to NERSI as we felt it better suited our organization. We are still the same people doing the same work. We began and we continue because we could no longer sit by and watch horses be misused, abused, neglected, and thrown away. We do not get paid for this work, it is a labor of love. At times it saddens us that we do not have the resources to do more. However, we believe that every horse saved is a victory, and every sacrifice we make is worth it to help alleviate the suffering of these noble creatures.
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It is NERSI's mission to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses in need, as well as to educate others about proper horse care and management. NERSI promotes the improvement of equine welfare, in order to reduce the neglect, abuse, and slaughter of horses. NERSI realizes these goals through equine rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption, community education efforts, and the promotion of horse-human interaction in conjunction with equine assisted therapy programs. NERSI is dedicated to rehabilitating the bodies and minds of horses in need and to promoting the welfare and intrinsic value of the equine.
It is NERSI�s vision to create a thriving horse industry and a better world for equines and equestrians alike. We visualize a world where equines are not, neglected, abused, or considered by-products of various industries; where equines are recognized for their intrinsic value as companions, athletes, and therapy aides; a world where equestrians seek out knowledge, and every equine has the right to humane euthanasia.
Bel Air, MD