About

Habitat for Horses is dedicated to changing the lives of horses and humans. Our goal is to create a world where horses are respected for their intrinsic value and for their ability to help us fulfill our emotional, behavioral and spiritual needs.

We provide equine rescue services to law enforcement agencies, an active equine adoption program, an equine education center and equine-assisted services to youths and adults. We also welcome volunteers in donating their time and efforts at Habitat for Horses. What we do not do is rent horses, provide horses for rodeos, sell horses, offer horse rides nor have mares for breeding.

Established nonprofit rescue organizations in the United States involve many dedicated people. The challenge of an effective rescue, often under adverse conditions and with the help of law enforcement, is successful only because the equine rescue organizations involved see the neglect, abuse and possible death of a horse as being totally against our beliefs. While the challenge of educating an abuser is important, we see the obligation of saving the horse as an immediate need. Once the horse is safe, the problems behind the abuse can be handled. Educating the horse owner is important, something we had much rather do than to seize the horse, but our first committment is to the welfare of the horse. We offer no apologies for our love of horses and we actively seek to find a solution to the economic and social reasoning behind the neglect, abuse and slaughter.

The bottom line is this: the life of a horse is greater than the need for a dollar. Education, commitment and understanding can make the challenge of horse ownership achievable, while the reward to all those involved is far beyond what words can describe.

8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello, Jerry, I was lost in wonder at Horses 101! Absolutely caring and I love the “no loud voices” etc! What I looked for I didn’t find in the Dec. 2011 blog about “recent rescue” (I just got your letter 4-23-12) was “Did you amputate Bella’s foot? How do you transfuse horse blood if she lost almost 1/2 gallon?Is it just IV fluid? The nerves and tendons had to have been shot! Does she trust you now? Is she happy? How old is she? My check, unlike Sandra”s, (for whatever that means) is in the mail! Explanation would be nice. Thanks!

    1. I’ll write a followup about Bella soon. Thanks to Doc’s quick action, the foot is still attached and healed, although the tendon was cut. There is still a lot of work to do on her and she will never fully recover, but she can live the rest of her life being a horse, which is all she wanted to be before humans came along.

  2. Rebecca no doubt her last years with you were the best. Thank you for loving and caring for this beautiful princess.

  3. I know you posted on one of your articles who to contact for assistance for hay in Texas. I just saw where someone on one of my horse lists needs immediate assistance and at least they are asking for help. I don’t remember which one of your posts had that info but i remember reading it. Can you please let me know the link to the site about the hay assistance so I can pass it on? Thank you.

  4. Habitat for Horses – I saw the headline and thought ‘oh my word, Sandra Bullock gave up one of her horses!’ I read the story a couple of times. She knows of the organization? You’ve contacted her? Was she asked to help, agreed to help and then backed out? I’m trying to understand how I’m supposed to feel about her after reading your article.

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