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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The mission of Save the Horses is to improve the quality of life for all horses, thereby improving the lives of people through their bond with the horses. We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of equines suffering from abuse, as well as the successful retirement of working equines. We strive to improve public awareness and knowledge regarding the standards of care necessary to insure the health and safety of all equines.

Results: Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to help rescue over 1000 needy horses since 1998. We are funded totally by donations and fund raising. We receive no government assistance. You are the angels who help us Save The Horses. With horses are therapist's, hundreds of humans have been touched by these wonderful animals every day.

Target demographics: horses, children, elderly and all humans bond and find comfort in their daily lives.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 horses find safe homes and 27 Barn Buddy participants loved and bonded with the horses.

Geographic areas served: Georgia and SE U.S.

Programs: BARN BUDDY PROGRAM for foster and adopted children to bond with horses in foster care at the rescue farm. PINK HORSE SHOE FUND to raise money for horses who have cancer to get lifesaving treatment. FIELD TRIPS, SCOUTS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH. NURSING HOME VISITS with our miniature horses bring smiles to the residents.

Community Stories

155 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

How to explain about a place that saves lives and can steal your heart. Save The Horses literally saves lives, animal and human. As a volunteer, adopter and foster for 5 years, this rescue truly rescues. It has helped me to relearn a lot of my horse knowledge and to know that I am doing my part in helping to save lives. We have seen so many positive outcomes for animals and humans. It is therapy to volunteer at Save The Horses.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for 4 years, an adopter for over 1 year and a foster for a couple of months...this is true rescue...it truly is about saving lives and providing loving care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My best friend took me to Save the horses over a year ago and at first I believed since I "did a public service" one time was enough. I suffered a great deal of anxiety at that time, and I was a bit nervous about working with horses since I had zero experience. So I started off just volunteering once a week and it slowly graduated to four to sometimes five days a week haha. I developed such bonds with all the animals and I made friends with all the amazing volunteers before I had to move. Save the Horses helped me gain a confidence about myself I never knew I had and it gave me a purpose. I miss everything there is about this amazing rescue, thank you for everything.

Soph C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can not say enough great things about save the horses. I am never happier than when I am at the barn. Save the horses provides people and animals a happy place to be. I have learned so much since I started volunteering here. I have met the best people in my life here as well as the best horses. These animals have no reason to trust any humans ever again but with Cheryl's loving touch ( and the other volunteers) these horses learn to love and trust again. It's a beautiful thing to watch and I'm grateful to be part of it. My day is not complete if I do not go to the barn. Yes it is work but all the great people make it fun! Truely an amazing barn that has saved many people and animals❤️️ My best friend at save the horses is a goat named Roo. She was very sick when we got her but is doing well now. It has warmed my heart to be able to work and love this little girl. Tommy is just one of the many horses at save the horses. He has a story that would make you cry. He is very loving and sweet. He is still learning things and has become a lot braver now that he is being ridden and worked with more. These animals are loving and sweet.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a privileged team member at Save the Horses. I serve among amazing, dedicated and big hearted people, all drawn together by the desire to help animals that would be otherwise left to die. This organization is so much bigger than saving just horses. Pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, cows, they all matter. Every single life matters and these animals are brought to safety and loved, sometimes for the first time in their lives. This isn’t about playing with horses and going riding, it’s about serving at the pleasure of the rescues. You can’t rush a halter on a horse and some times you sit there in the dirt waiting for an animal to come to you because it’s what they need. It isn’t glamorous. You scoop poop and scrub stalls and carry water. You level floors and clean equipment because it needs to be done and at the end of the shift you are relaxed and fulfilled. I think about my next visit everyday. Save the horses is an organization that deserves every penny that is donated and more. I truly believe that as the volunteers work to rehab the animals, the animals are rehabbing the volunteers just as well.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have adopted 7 horses and two dogs from this rescue over the years. We currently have 4 horses and 2 dogs that we care for. Cheryl Flannigan works tirelessly for animals at risk/need. The volunteers who give of their time, money, and love WANT to be there. They are the best volunteers ever. Can't say enough good things about the work they do for all animals. Please give generously.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

What a great charity to volunteer for! Great folks, happy horses and good works!

3 Vicki70

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With programs like Barn Buddies, save the Horses has spun its magic for animals by focusing on the next generation and nurturing a love for animals. And the animals aren't the only recipients since the relationships this nonprofit fosters help build confidence and acceptance in the young people who participate. Since animals love unconditionally and are nonjudgmental, often the barn is one of the safest and most accepting place in the world for youngsters; truly a haven in a world short on patience and fairness. Focused education, hands on learning, building a generation of people who have a heart for all creatures, animal activism, animal rescue, and an inability to walk away from animal or human need makes Save the Horses a truly outstanding niche rescue organization for large a animals.

4 Tessamarie

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been at the rescue 13 years. When I first starting going, I knew nothing about horses. There were so many patient people and horses that taught me so much! I found people out there that were like me and understood how animals were such an important part of my life! Folks that are as passionate about the fate of animals as I. I met my first horse who changed my life. She was so very patient with me and taught me so much! I think she loved me as much as I did her! Everyday I am with the horses, makes everyday a little brighter! Save the horses is as much of rescue for animals as it is for people!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this rescue for 12 years. I started as a volunteer, owner and now I am also a board member. I have seen so many wonderful things done at HRRRF. Not only do we save horses but goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, cats, dogs, and anything else that needs rescued. The horses have also helped rescue people.
A horse may come in starved, afraid, sick but the rescue fixes all that it can. Sometimes we can't fix the ill and then Cheryl must make the hardest decision of all. But I can tell you when they are rehomed, they are healthy and happy.
It's a happy place for people not just animals. We all work toward a common goal... Help the horse no matter what it takes!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for about 2 1/2 years now. Everyone is very nice and cares about the horses!! I am there every chance I get.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering here since August 2015. I had no experience with horses whatsoever. All the volunteers are really patient, kind, and actually care about horses. It's really fun to volunteer, and it's a good way to relax and get stresss off.