Akindale Horse Rescue

Purchase an Open Edition and Help a Rescue

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When you purchase an open edition archival inkjet print of any of the rescues
Leon will donate 50% of the profit of the sale to Akindale to help with the daily running costs of looking after these beautiful retired horses. These 17 x 22 archival inkjet prints are beautifully printed on Canson Infinity Baryta Fine art photographic paper at Leon’s studio in Brooklyn. 

 

Since its inception in April 2006, Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue (ATBR) has rescued more than 100 horses directly from auction houses such as New Holland, PA, where they are destined for slaughter.  Many other horses have been shipped to Akindale from national organizations such as TRF and Mid Atlantic Horse Rescue because ATBR provides safe haven for horses that can no longer race, are still in their prime, and are ready for new careers or to be companion animals.

Located on 1000 acres of pristine land in Pawling, NY, Akindale was founded by John Hettinger, a respected businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Hettinger had long been a leading force in the on-going battle to end horse slaughter in the United States. As a life-long thoroughbred owner and breeder, Mr. Hettinger had a vision of keeping these magnificent animals, who have given so much to so many, from a hard and cruel fate. He fought daily to have the necessary bills passed into law, making illegal the slaughter of horses as well as the inhumane transportation of horses bound for slaughter over the US borders into Canada and Mexico. His property was deeded in perpetuity, to provide for the ongoing care of these horses. akindalehorserescue.org/

Leon meets Evening Attire during for the sunflowers shoot

Leon meets Evening Attire during for the sunflowers shoot

Shooting Cadillac at Akindale with assistance from the farm cat

Shooting Cadillac at Akindale with assistance from the farm cat

Three Times Bea with Erin Pfister who cares for all of residents

Three Times Bea with Erin Pfister who cares for all of residents