Horse Rescue Organizations

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Horse Rescue Organizations

 

Below is a list of horse rescue facilities and groups around the U.S. and Canada. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by HorseChannel.com or Horse Illustrated. Before contributing to or adopting from any rescue group, be sure to do your own research to make sure your time and money are going to a worthy organization.

Further Reading
Choosing a Horse Rescue
A Reputable Horse Rescue

 

NATIONAL HORSE RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS
Appaloosa Rehoming Resource
www.appaloosarehomingresource.org

Arabian Rehoming Resource
www.arabianhorserehomingresource.com

Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER)
www.canterusa.org

Forever Morgans
www.forevermorgans.org

National Equine Resource Network
www.nationalequine.org

National Wild Horse and Burro Program
www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov

New England Equine Rescue
www.newenglandequinerescues.com

Saddlebred Rescue
www.saddlebredrescue.com

Standardbred Retirement Foundation
www.adoptahorse.org

The United States Equine Rescue League
(North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana)
www.userl.org

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
www.trfinc.org

ALASKA
Alaska Equine Rescue
alaskaequinerescue.com/

ALABAMA

ARIZONA
The Arizona Equine Rescue Organization
www.azequinerescue.org

Equine Eden
www.equineeden.org

The Horse Rescue of North Scottsdale
www.rescueahorse.com

Hacienda de los Milagros
www.haciendadelosmilagros.org

Harmony and Hope Horse Haven
www.harmonyandhopehorsehaven.com

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation
www.aarfpets.com/act.html

CALIFORNIA
Redwings Horse Sanctuary (Horsepower Sanctuaries)
www.redwings.org

United Pegasus Foundation
www.unitedpegasus.com

Diamonds in the Rough Equine Rescue
holdyourhorsesca.tripod.com/diamondsintheroughhorserescue/

Glen Ellen Vocational Academy
www.glenellenfarms.com/geva

The Golden Carrot
www.thegoldencarrot.org

Hayflakes Sanctuary
hayflakes.org/

Heaven Can Wait
www.heavencanwait.us

Mustang-Spirit
www.mustang-spirit.org

Golden Hills Ranch Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc.
www.ghrequinerescue.com

COLORADO
Ally’s Haven
www.allyshaven.net

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary
www.bfasfarm.com

Colorado Horse Rescue
www.chr.org

Denkai Animal Sanctuary
www.denkaisanctuary.org

CONNETICUT
H.O.R.S.E of CT
www.horseofct.org

DELAWARE
Tri-State Equine Adoption & Rescue
www.tristateequine.org

Summerwinds Stables
www.summerwindsstables.com

FLORIDA
Horse Protection Association of Florida
www.hpaf.org

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Florida
www.sphofl.com

Happy Hooves Horse Rescue
www.happy-hooves-horse-rescue.org

GEORGIA
Triple L Horse Rescue
www.triplelhorserescue.com

Horse Rescue, Relief & Retirement Fund
www.savethehorses.org

HAWAII

IDAHO

ILLINOIS
Hooved Animal Humane Society
www.hahs.org

Society for Hooved Animals’ Rescue and Emergency
www.s-h-a-r-e.net

INDIANA
Equine Rescue League of Southern Indiana
userlindiana.bravehost.com

Animal Protection Coalition
www.animalprotectioncoalition.org/

IOWA
Healing Hearts with Horses
www.healingheartswithhorses.info

Hooves and Paws Rescue of the Heartland
www.hoovespaws.org

KANSAS

KENTUKY
Rerun Inc.
www.rerun.org

The Exceller Fund
www.excellerfund.org

Kentucky Equine Humane Center
www.kyehc.org

LOUISIANA
Hooved Animal Rescue and Placement
www.harprescue.com

Hopeful Haven Rescue Organization
www.hopefulhaven.com

MAINE
Ever After Mustang Rescue Training and Educational Center
www.mustangrescue.org

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals
www.msspa.org

Open Gates Equine Rescue
www.opengatesequinerescue.com

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Maine
www.sphomaine.net

4R Horse Rescue
4ranimalshelter.org

MARYLAND
Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc
www.defhr.org

Gentle Giants Draft Rescue
www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com

Greystone Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation
www.myspace.com/greystonequine

HorseNet
www.horsenethorserescue.org

Lilly Pond Foal Rescue
www.lillypond.info

MASSACHUSSETTES
Central New England Equine Rescue
centralnewenglandequinerescue.com

Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue Center
www.equine-rescue.com

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Massachusetts
www.standardbredhorse.com

MICHIGAN
Horses’ Haven
www.horseshaven.org

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation
www.mnhoovedanimalrescue.org

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI
Humane Society of Missouri
www.hsmo.org

MONTANA
Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary
www.rollingdogranch.org/horses

NEBRASKA

NEVADA
Miracle Horse Rescue
www.miraclehorse.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Equine Protection of North America
eponarescue.org/

Live and Let Live Farm
www.liveandletlivefarm.org

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Hampshire
www.spho-nh.net

NEW JERSEY
Manes and Tails
www.manesandtailsorganization.org

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey
www.standardbredpleasurehorse.org

NEW MEXICO
Four Corners Equine Rescue
www.fourcornersequinerescue.org

The Horse Shelter
www.thehorseshelter.org

Perfect Harmony Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
perfectharmony-nm.org

NEW YORK
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
www.casanctuary.org

Double D Bar Ranch
www.doubledbarranch.org

Equine Advocates
www.equineadvocates.com

Equine Rescue Resource
www.equinerescueresource.com

H.O.R.S.E. Rescue and Sanctuary
www.hrsny.org

NORTH CAROLINA

Cape Fear Equine Rescue League

kintera.org/site/c.djIVK7NHLbJ0E/b.9217817/k.7EF1/Horses_Available_For_Adoption_in_Wilmington_NC.htm

Hearts Desire Equine Rescue
heartshorserescue.com

Paws Ranch Equine Rescue
www.pawsranch.org

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO
Equirest
www.equirest.com

H.O.P.E. Organization
www.hopehorserescue.org

New Vocation Racehorse Adoption Program
www.horseadoption.com

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Ohio
www.sphooh.org

OKLAHOMA
Angel Horse Rescue
www.angelhorserescue.org

Greener Pasture Equine Rescue
www.greenerpastureshorserescue.com

Horse Feathers Equine Rescue
www.horsefeathersequinerescue.org

OREGON
Oregon Animal Care Center
www.oaccrescue.com

PENSYLVANIA
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
www.angelacreshorsehavenrescue.com

Animal Welfare Project
www.animalwelfareproject.org

Equine Protection Network
www.equineprotectionnetwork.com

For the Love of Horses
www.loveofhorses.org

Last Chance Ranch
www.lastchanceranch.org

The R.A.C.E. Fund
www.racefund.org

Noble Hill Rescue, Inc.
www.noblehillrescue.org

RHODE ISLAND
Horse Play Therapeutic Riding Center and Equine Sanctuary
www.hptrc.org

SOUTH CAROLINA
L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue
www.learnhorserescue.org

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE
Horse Haven of Tennessee
www.horsehavenoftn.com

TEXAS
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
www.bluebonnetequine.org

Habitat for Horses Inc.
www.habitatforhorses.org

UTAH
Best Friends Animal Society
www.bestfriends.org

VERMONT
Humane Organization for Un-Raceable Standardbred Equines
hourseinvt.org

VIRGINIA
Dream Catcher Farm
www.horsesanctuary.com

The Equine Rescue League
www.equinerescueleague.org

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue
www.rvhr.com
WASHINGTON
Hope for Horses
www.hopeforhorses.net

WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN
American Standardbred Adoption Program
www.4thehorses.com

Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation
www.equineadoption.com

WYOMING
Wyoming Horse Rescue
wyominghorserescue.com

26 COMMENTS

  1. The only rescue organization you have listed for the State of Wyoming – Wyoming Horse Rescue is no longer in existence.
    You may wish to add our organization – Fair Dinkum Farm Equine Rescue, we are a reputable, 501 (c) (3) equine rescue with two locations in Wyoming. Thank you
    Catherine Petersen
    Executive Director
    Fair Dinkum Farm Equine Rescue
    Cody and Evansville, Wyoming
    http://www.FDFER.org
    http://www.wyominghorserescue.org

  2. Excluding for-profit but equally wonderful equine rescues is kind of mean. Our rescue, Spirit of Hope Farm (http://spiritofhopefarm.tripod.com) is a for-profit equine shelter and rescue, though that is a serious misnomer since we SPENT (which means LOST in business terms) over 45k out of our own pocket last year on our rescue! To add to your list, Maine has several really good non-profit rescues including Open Gates Rescue in New Gloucester (www.opengatesequinerescue.org) and the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham.

  3. I work around 10 hrs/wk at Grace Foundation (thegracefoundation.com), a 501(c)(3) horse rescue in Northern California with around 150 horses plus countless other animals. I absolutely love it, and I am in the process of adopting an OTTB. Rescue horses really should be given more consideration in the minds of anyone looking for a new horse.

  4. Hello,
    I agree with your article. I volunteer for Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue located in Linden, PA. We see the problems with neglectful owners on a daily basis. Great info in your article as well. Most people say, a rescue horse, no way, there must be something wrong with it. We’ll just go and breed our own. Well there are too many horses now, why bring another one into the world when we need to find homes for the ones that are already here! We currently have 9 horses at our facility and everyone needs a good home, the places that had them just didn’t care about them.
    Please visit our website, http://www.ahhr911.iwarp.com
    We would be interested in being added to your list of horse rescues, we need to get the word out there and every little bit helps!
    Thank you!
    Lisa Ensinger
    AHHR Volunteer

  5. I’d also like to say there is another WONDERFUL equine rescue organization called: People Helping Horses in Arlington, WA that should be up on this list. They are one of the only equine rescues in out county and do excelltent jobs with anything (or horse) that comes their way!
    I’ve already donated to them and hope many more will too!

  6. There is a very fine farm in Montgomery Texas that does horse lfe tot he fullest. Horses from all breeds and ages find safety and a farm like life rolling pastures, socialized living, future forever homes and then there is resident life for many. This nonprofit org. is all volunteer and has been in operation since 2003. A certified techical large animal rescue is one of their many areas of expertise and focus. As a volunteer at this special farm
    I see peace and great Love of the horse expressed in so many ways. This farm needs to be listed if possible on your rescue lssting. How is this accomplished?
    Many Thanks Debbie

  7. I would recommend Horses With Hope, in Hope, Maine. Highly focused on re-training, and not just placing animals to make room for more. They are on facebook as Horses With Hope.

  8. We would like to be added to your list of Horse Rescues for the state of South Carolina. We have been operating since 2007 and have a very successful adoption rate. Big Oaks Rescue Farm can be found at http://www.bigoaksrescuefarm.org and on Facebook. Thank you for your consideration. Regards, Joe Mann

  9. Please add Equestrian Inc.to your list. We focus mainly on the OTTB and have been successful in adopting out these wonderful horses. Please follow us at facebook.com/equestrianinctampa.

  10. Please add L.E.A.R.N Horse rescue to your list. Theyare out of Megget, near Charleston SC. They have rehabilitated hundreds of horses the founder rescuing for 25 years out of pocket before starting the rescue in ’09 due to colleton county asking her to take in 33/47 horses rescued from a farm. They are donation based, and often purchase supplies out of pocket. Several children’s groups, schools and churches have come for camps to offer help and support.

  11. Please add Hooves & Paws Rescue of the Heartland located at 27821 Hwy 31 in Glenwood, IA 51534 712-527-3721 Rescue/Shelter 712-355-3721 Cell (24) Hours
    We rescue and rehabilitate abused, starved, neglected and unwanted Horses, Donkeys, Mules, Dog’s & Puppies. All animals are put up for adoption once they are healed inside & out. If for any reason they can’t be placed they will live out their life at our No-Kill Rescue/Shelter.

  12. Idaho: Wild Love Preserve has permanently rescued over 134 wild horses from the BLM, government and slaughter. They are privately funded by donors and grants, and have saved taxpayers over 7 million dollars since 2013. Please include in your list. WLP is a registered nonprofit and they’ve been active in Idaho since 2010.

  13. You need to add to your list: Beech Brook Rescue Farm in Mystic, CT. My husband and I have worked there for several years and did a show on their work on Comcast TV in Groton.
    when ARE THE GROUPS GOING TO COMBINE FORCES AND GET SOME EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION PASSED THAT COULD HIEGHTEN AWARENESS OF THE ABUSE AND NEGLECT SITUATION ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY?!?!?!?!
    PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED SO THAT I CAN HELP IN THIS MATTER.

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