Rescue Strives to Rescue and Rehabilitate Horses and Educate the Public 

Laughing Pony Rescue, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Celia Sciacca, who, at the time, had been rescuing horses for over twenty years. Celia received her first horse, Hot Foot Honey, at 10 years old. She used to ride her bareback through the streets of New York as a little girl. Later, Celia got a job breaking, training, and exercising horses for the racetrack and competing in fair races. Her passion and desire to rescue neglected and/or endangered horses lead her to form Laughing Pony Rescue in May 2009.

Laughing Pony Rescue upholds the mission of rescuing and rehabilitating all breeds of neglected or abused horses to train and provide horses for therapeutic riding. They also provide training in the hopes of finding them a loving home. The nonprofit also strives to teach the public about how to properly care for horses and train them for therapeutic purposes by giving out educational materials. As a no-kill rescue, the nonprofit is truly committed to raising funds to support the rescued horses in their care, promoting the bond between horses and people through educational resources.

Currently, the rescue needs additional funds to feed and care for the horses they take care of at their ranch. These horses consist of horses and ponies that are not adoptable, but can be used for riding sessions. They also need additional funds to rescue and rehabilitate horses. To make a donation to the rescue and change a horse’s life for forever visit The rescue is always looking for ways to connect horses and people, so if you’d like to volunteer email