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Rescue, Rehabilitate, Relocate and Re-educate

Second Chance Equine Association

(SCEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and relocation of horses and other equine. SCEA is committed to providing quality equine education for both members and non-members, and their horses. We provide multiple free seminars every year on subjects from equine first aid to barn winterization. We also provide free and low-cost horsemanship clinics, helping participants improve their relationship with their horses, and helping their horses become safe and reliable partners.

Armstrong County Rescue

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 we participated with two other rescue organizations to rescue six extremely neglected horses in Armstrong County. We brought 3 geldings (Comanche, Lakota, and Apache) back to our farm to begin the rehabilitation process. All three are emaciated, have rain rot, and neglected hooves. All three will have extended rehab time. The other organizations we worked with were Whiskey Acres Sanctuary who took 2 horses and Rory Ridge Rescue who took one. All of our organizations are facing large expenses with these horses. Donations or gift cards from Tractor Supply and Rural King are needed and greatly appreciated. 

Update 11/2/2020 - Lakota continues to do well. Apache has had bouts of eye issues and is now, more-or-less blind. He has adapted well to his lessening sight and stays with Lakota most of the time. The legal system works slowly. The legal system has become increasingly frustrating as the fallout from the Covid pandemic is slowing the system down. 

If you would like to become part of our volunteer care team for these horses, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tracy Wiltrout, at 724-516-5863.  

Did you know...?

A primary goal of SCEA is the prevention of abuse and neglect of our equine friends. Many times, neglect cases can, and have been, resolved by SCEA members and humane officers providing consultation, education, and help for unintentional horse neglectors. This, in many cases, helps avoid seizure and prosecution. While seizure is at times unavoidable, it is a serious drain on resources of both law enforcement and rescue organizations. 


This is why SCEA places great emphasis on education both before problems occur and when a problem is identified. We have had several recent cases resolved this way. Your support is vital for us to continue to provide quality education for horse owners. 


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Members Receive

  • Horse Club members receive $1,000,000.00 Personal Excess Equine Liability Insurance to protect you from financial responsibility for any property damage or injury to people their horse might cause. This protection follows you anywhere - at home, boarding stable, show or on the trail. 

  • Reduced fees for clinics.

  • Free admission to educational seminars.

  • Access to a large network of equine professionals to help with all of your horse questions.

  • Invitations to all SCEA events.

!!  Important - if you plan to purchase a membership with insurance, January 1 is the best time to do that. Here's why. !!

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Second Chance Equine Association
P.O. Box 193 • Norvelt, PA 15674

Phone: (724) 635-5549

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