About Us
Mona Butler started her career in horses over 30 years ago. During these years she has had a wide variety of experiences including; breeding, breaking, training as well as numerous rescue experiences. Her riding background includes training, showing, foxhunting, polo, and some very enjoyable (and scenic) Colorado trail rides.

Mona has appeared on several episodes of NYC's Animal Precinct and has worked closely with the ASPCA of New York City in placing horses in need. She is an outspoken animal advocate, who has appeared in The New York Times ("Hard Times for Horses in New York Region", February 2009), Bloomberg News ("Sanctuary that Saves Racehorses from Slaughterhouse Needs Help", November 2009) and many other national and international news venues.

She and her late husband, Dr. Butler, co-authored several articles including the first case study on the use of erythropoietin or Epogen in race horses published in The Thoroughbred Times ("Deadly Performance Enchancer", July 2000) and an article on the repair of quarter cracks published in the Thoroughbred Times, ("Healing Quarter Cracks", July 1996).



Mona currently spends her days raising her children, teaching riding and running New York Horse Rescue.
Judson L. Butler, DVM was a prominent equine veterinarian for over 30 years. His forte was patching quarter cracks and he developed the fiberglass method of repairing hoof cracks. For most of his career he worked on racehorses, including some very famous ones such as Slew O Gold and Unbridled's Song. Perhaps the most important contribution that Dr. Butler has made to medical (equine and human) science is his original research on the intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid in horses. This research has gone on to help improve arthritic conditions in not only horses, but in people as well. This research paper, Hyaluronic Acid in Synovial Fluid, was published in the ACTA Veterinaria Scandinavica.



Dr. Butler believed in giving back to the horses that gave him a lifelong career. Dr. Butler died in December 2009 as a result of a cervical spinal fracture suffered when a loose racehorse collided with the rail of the racetrack (Belmont Park). The racetrack rail hit Dr. Butler, who was working, causing a catastrophic injury. He is deeply missed.