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Habitat For Horses Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   107 reviews 4,597

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Address:

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.

Target demographics:

horses, donkeys and mules.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

around 400 equine

Geographic areas served:

Texas and other states

Programs:

assisting law enforcement, equine education, seizures, rehabilitation, equine-assisted psychotherapy, emergency response to disasters, adoption.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This equine organization has been around for 20 years. It keeps growing, so they must be doing something right. Great people that work with law enforcement on seizures, rehabilitate and adopt horses and donkeys after background checks. Highly recommended

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at the Habitat for Horses since 2010. I've seen horses come in who were horribly abused or neglected; emaciated, and sick. And I have watched them come back to life under the expert care and love of the staff at the Habitat, and become happy and healthy again.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

It has been my honor and my privilege to volunteer at the Habitat for Horses since 2010. I have seen miracles unfold at the ranch when horses are brought in, some close to death because of abuse or neglect, and I watch their dedicated staff and volunteers bring them back to life. Not only do the horses and donkeys receive the medical care that is necessary, but they receive the love and attention, plus the nutrition that they need, to become horses worthy and able to be adopted out. It is both a haven and a hospice for the horses and I am proud to be part of this organization. Debbie Stoutamire

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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?

2012

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Habitat for Horses can always be relied upon to keep me informed on the very latest news on all things related to the well being of horses, both in the wild in the arena, and those retired. It is very active in trying to rescue horses in the slaughter pipeline, from the last act of kindness if that is all that can be done, to restoring to health and adopting them out. I have been reading their daily emails for years, and they have earned my trust as an unbiased source.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

8 years ago I had the pleasure of living on HfH's ranch for a month, and volunteering every day. Since then, I have been back twice to volunteer a day or 2 at a time. The ranch is an incredible peaceful place. (HfH is in TX, I live in NC. If I were local, I would volunteer year round!) They are far and away the best equine rescue I have ever seen. They are well organized, well run, and they have only the horse's best interests at heart. Jerry, who started HfH, is a phenomenal human being, and he and Rebecca give this their all, and then some. I recommend this rescue to everyone I know in the equine world, because you know your money is being well spent, and that this organization is here to stay. I cannot say enough good things about them, and feel lucky to have been (and still consider myself to be) a part of the HfH family.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Habitat for Horses puts their hearts and souls into saving the lives of innocent horses whose owners have abandoned or abused them. Their team is dedicated and each life saved is a celebrated victory...each loss...mourned. These folks are the real deal. They also adopt out horses to loving homes. Their stories will break your heart...but their love and dedication will mend it. Please help support them! I do..

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Habitat for Horses has an important job. To educate those who are unaware of the importance of saving American icons and a piece of our American Heritage. If I lived closer, I would volunteer, but the best I can do is donate.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

HFH is a champion for horses. They understand the needs of the animals and keep other horse advocates aware of the perils, the horses face.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Love that there are people willing to help these poor horses!

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Habitat 4 Horses has become an essential institution in the welfare of horses and burros/donkeys in this region. They are the ones that law enforcement calls for investigations/evaluations in complaint calls and they ALWAYS respond quickly to calls and provide assistance.
I have rescued about a dozen horses over the last 15 years, most of whom have been older skinny ones. My first encounter with H4H was when someone called Animal Control about my "starving" horses, who then asked H4H to investigate my horses. I was able to show that I had food and medicine for them and was working with a vet. After the Crash of 2008, I lost my business and I worked part time for a couple of years until I lost my job.
I asked H4H to take my (3) horses BEFORE they starved because I had no money. Instead, they contacted a hay bank and provided a round bale, a month of food and Bute for the horse with arthritis. I was employed again within two weeks and no longer needed their help, but I stayed in touch with them.
One time they asked me to investigate someone else in my area (200 miles from their facility) who needed help, which I was glad to do, and reported that they were also good horse owners who were just in a tight spot like I was.
The horses come and go, always better for having been with H4H, but it is the PEOPLE who work there that are some of the finest human beings I have ever worked with, that get the credit for this wonderful organization!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I am a Volunteer. Client Served, Donor, General Member of the Public and Horse Owner and Rescuer.
In 2010, two weeks before Xmas, I lost my part time retail job and had no income at all. Usually I can fill in with odd jobs, but they had all seemed to have disappeared. My business of drawing building plans had completely collapsed after the Crash of 2008, and I was STILL struggling two years later!

It was a Tuesday and I knew had enough horse feed for my 3 geriatric equines until the next Monday. By Friday I was desperate, not sure what to do. I had been crying all night and wrote a brief email, while still crying, to H4H about my animals asking if they could take them BEFORE they become underweight and neglected because of my lack of income.

On Saturday, I received a phone call asking me for more information about the horses and my location. They sent an inspector to see my place on Sunday. On Monday they informed me that I was eligible for their hay bank program and how long did I think I would need assistance, was there anything else like, farrier or dental services needed...

I was in shock. I had been rescuing mostly older horses for over 10 years and shouldering the costs myself and never thought I would need help for my own horses (a 30 something and a 24 year old geldings and a 20 yr old pony mule). I told her I had never been unemployed more than two weeks, and it might take another two weeks to actually collect a check. That evening they had the local feed store deliver a month's worth of feed and a round bale to my house. The very next day I got a call from a new client to draw a house, and have been doing architecture again since then and continue to be able to take good care of my oldsters.

They are miracle workers in not only helping the horses but helping the people who love and care for the horses. That is why they have grown so much and are the go-to rescue in this region, which I have done when noticing neglected horses in this area. I have donated money when I could, donated tack as my horses are no longer ridden and even donated my time to make inspections of potential adopters or hay bank clients. They are what all rescues should be like. Solid, effective and compassionate. Thank you.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This is an excellent organization to donate to help horses and burros. I have visited one of the properties where the livestock is kept. This is not a fly-by-night nonprofit, has been around helping animals for a long time. I know when I donate to this organization that the donation is going for what I had intended it for; helping horses. They do such an excellent job and really care about every animal in their possession. They do their very best to find forever homes for the ones that are adoptable. Those that are not adoptable have a forever home at one of the HFH facilities. This endeavor is not cheap, so any donation is a great help. If you donate to only one nonprofit, please make it Habitat for Horses.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I believe they're one of the best ... frequently I come across articles and news reports regarding HfH's involvement in the care of horses. I truly believe they have knowledge of horses and passion for horses, which is essential when caring for animals -- it's a 24/7 proposition! I make monetary donations whenever I can -- horses are expensive. I hope and pray they continue their great work and that they grow -- and take in as many horses as possible. (So many are in need due to horses' loss of public lands -- which they used to call home -- that are being taken over by the BLM and cattle ranchers).

 
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