Habitat For Horses Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   97 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Disabilities, Human Services

Location: PO Box 213 Hitchcock TX 77563 USA

Mission: 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. Besides providing a home for rescued, abandoned and unwanted horses, HfH provides equine rescue services to law enforcement agencies, an active equine adoption program, an equine education center and equine-assisted services to youths and adults. Habitat for Horses works with state officials during times of disasters to rescue, house and return equines to owners.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My granddaughter had to do community service time at the Habitat for Horses in Hitchcock. I worked right along side her as she was underage to stay alone and I was not going to just sit there and watch for 8 hours. It was over 100 degrees and we learned so many things. "Mucking" got to be something we just picked up shovels and did. But I have never seen a more dedicated, hard-working staff. Their love for these animals is so real!!! And they shared not only their knowledge of how to work with horses, but they taught us the ups and downs, the good and the bad and the Babies! This is a most engaging and deeply respected experience I have encountered. This resource is worth a million. I pray that it is ranked a great nonprofit, for it truly is one!!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I could only say something here if I had the money to do something about it. There are some needs that only money can help with.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Horses is a truly godsend. In over ten years of involvement with this organization I can assure their role has been essential not only in helping abused equines thorough Texas and assisting law enforcement in bringing those responsible to justice and prosecute the cases (a task many small law enforcement departments don't have the resources to do so) but also to help many people with broken bodies or souls to recover as well as regular horse owners through their numerous rehabilitation and educational programs.

In addition, Habitat for Horses has been one of the organizations spearheading the efforts to bring to an end the inhumane and cruel practice of slaughter of American horses, both domestic and wild. I am certain that, without Habitat, Texas would still carry the stigma of being the home of the destructive foreign-owned horse slaughter industry. Therefore, Habitat not only helps those equines that pass through their gates but also virtually every horse living in the US.

But that's not all, Habitat as well provides support to horse owners, law enforcement and emergency response personell during emergencies such as hurricanes by providing shelter to stranded animals, feed to horse owners whose homes where devastated and support during rescue operations, in addition to invaluable training in preparation for such disasters.

Overall, Habitat for Horses is, in my opinion, one of -if not downright the best- equine rescue organization currently operating in the United States.

Daniel Cordero Fernández

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Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Horses is the real deal when it comes to helping horses in need. They work to improve the lives of horses in so many ways - education to help prevent neglect, help with feed for those who've found themselves in a temporary bind, intervention when needed, organizing hundreds of volunteers to care for, train and rehabilitate horses, providing access to horses for adoption, standing up for horses in the wild, working to improve the care and handling of BLM horses, working to stop the illegal shipment of horses to slaughterhouses, and so much more. If not for Habitat for Horses I would not have had the joy of fostering horses and watching them heal both physically and mentally and I would not have have known two very special horses.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very grateful that there is "HABITAT FOR HORSES"!
Unfortunately too many horses are abused and abandoned theses days with no
one to care about them.
Habitat for Horses has been there to help them recover and regain health.
They are doing a fantastic job caring for these animals and I am happy to support their efforts!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wish I could rescue every horse, donkey, burro or mule needing help. Since that is impossible, it gives me great satisfaction to help support the wonderful work done by non-profit organizations like Habitat for Horses as they continue their missions of mercy in the field of equine rescue.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Habitat for Horses. The work they do to help these beautiful animals heal emotionally and physically is wonderful and allows these animals to get their forever homes. The work of caring for all these animals is long and hard and at times heartbreaking - yet they continue on, day and night, loving each and every one of their animals. Were it possible, I would adopt all of these beautiful animals.
Habitat for Horses is just that - a way to rescue, save, love and, when necessary, either adopt out the animals or provide a forever home for those with physical and emotional problems too severe to ever fully heal. I donate as much and as often as possible. And I am only too aware that there are, and continue to be, more animals than funds desperately needed to fight human cruelty and ignorance.
At its core, Habitat for Horses is more than an equine organization. It is a haven for warriors and angels alike dedicated to a mission fraught with heartache, heartbreak, and death. However, for every horse or donkey saved, so too is a human soul. To me, there is no greater calling...
There are no words sufficient enough to touch upon the selfless giving of Habitat for Horses. Suffering and sad, my only regret is the money required to save each animal, each human, indeed, our very world. Deplorable as this may be it is also an easy fix - it's only money. From penny to profit if we all give just a little bit we save the animals...we save ourselves. Habitat for Horses provides and protects this most sacred of gifts.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Wish I could adopt one of their horses, but have to do the next best thing, which is to support them so others may adopt their wonderful animals. Thanks for being there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been donating and receiving newsletters from Habitat for Horses for years now and I am more than happy to continue to do so
They have a special love for horses and they do a great job nurturing them and finding homes. Thank you Habitat for Horses. I wish there were more organizations like you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my beautiful horse through Habitat
for Horses. This organization is dedicated
to serving the horse! They were wonderful to
work with and had a positive attitude. I'm
so thankful I was able to adopt through this
wonderful organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my beautiful horse Santa Fe through
Habitat for Horses. It was a wonderful experience!
They worked with me and were very honest and
helpful in getting the right match for me! I will
always adopt a horse through Habitat for Horses. It is a rewarding experience!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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