Horse Rescues

November 23, 2010

There are hundreds of horse rescue organizations in the United States, so odds are good that there’s at least one near you. Most rescues depend heavily on donations (of money, feed, tack, etc.) and volunteers. Whether you can spare a $20 donation, a few bales of hay, or a couple of hours per week cleaning stalls, you can help save a horse.

I’ve compiled a huge list of horse rescue organizations, and I’ve broken them down by state below. However, please be aware that all rescues are NOT created equal, and that I have no personal knowledge of most of these organizations. As with any type of charitable organization, there are a few bad apples out there, so please do some research to ensure that your donations go to a good rescue who will use them well.

I could write up an article about how to evaluate and choose a good horse rescue, but the Behind the Bit blog has already done a fantastic job. They’ve also provided an excellent list of additional web resources.

Horse Rescue Organizations by State

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona


Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware

Florida, Georgia

Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana

Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana

Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana

North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York

Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon

Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota

Tennessee, Texas, Utah

Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming