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Special Horses

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews 674

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PO Box 23279 St. Louis MO 63108 USA

Mission:

Our goal with www.specialhorses.org is to provide fundraising opportunities, marketing assistance, educational opportunities, and community outreach for registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit groups involved with equine rescue, rehabilitation, retirement, therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.

Programs:

The Special Horses, Inc. Emergency Fund is a program developed to to help non-profit equine rescues be better prepared when faced with natural disasters or in cases of extreme need.  Our goal is to have one equine sling available in each state along with full kits of emergency supplies that will be stored with participating Veterinarians.  Through our network, when a group is in need, they can contact us or the veterinarian in their state and borrow the sling or an emergency kit at no charge to them.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have a dear friend that runs a 501(c)(3) horse rescue in Pennsylvania, and Special Horses nonprofit has tirelessly raised funds to help her save horses. They hold online fundraisers and auctions on social media, and the money they've raised helps pay for the rescued horse's care, veterinary expenses, dental, and farrier. This is an excellent nonprofit!

 
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Laura, we are also appreciative of your efforts to help Bright Futures Farm! Thank you!

Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent and the money really goes to the horse rescues. Thank you Special Horses!

 
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Thank you, June! And yes, we are committed to financial transparency!

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I own a rescued OTTB and I have an affinity to help horses - especially those who have come from circumstances similar to my mare. I appreciate Special Horses as they serve multiple charitable organizations for horses in need/at risk. This makes it easier for the donor to help while knowing that the money is going where it is most needed. I also appreciate the auction format that Special Horses so successfully uses as it makes it possible for me to donate an item of value when I may not be able to make a similar monetary contribution. I have also won items from the auction(s) and I have always been pleased with my purchase and the fact that I helped fund the needs of another equine. Special Horses has social media presence, and uses it to bring awareness to all the issues that horses at risk may have, including emergency situations, where funds may need to be raised quickly. As a seller on eBay, I am able to donate a percentage of the cost of items that I sell - to Special Horses - I like having this option as a donor, too! If I could afford to adopt a second rescue horse, I would be more likely to consider the equines of the organizations that Special Horses assists.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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NIna, thank you, and thank you for all your generous help as well!

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2 people found this review helpful

The non-profit organizations - that Special Horses, LLC, embraces, promotes and financially supports - are dear to my heart. The experience has always been positive and FUN; I know the money goes where its supposed to go. I know that it helps. And, in my travels, I seek out items that I feel may be attractive as donations for future auctions. It is my way of giving back to the horses that have given us so much and now are in need. I do it for my mare (a rescued thoroughbred), and all her friends who are not so fortunate and who may be at risk. It's a noble cause.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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We are so grateful for your generosity in helping Special Horses help so many equines in need!

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I have worked with Special Horses fundraising for a large horse seizure in Virginia. We fund raised for hay for the rescues that took in the starved, neglected horses.
With the help of the donors and some that offered products whose purchase went to the funding needed;we were able to donate money for much needed hay for the care of the horses from this large seizure. Special Horses is great to work with; and committed to their cause. Easy to deal with and open and up front. I would recommend this organization without hesitation

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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We are grateful to have such wonderful assistance to enable us to reach out to more equine rescues, especially in situations of such dire need.

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1 person found this review helpful

Honest, dedicated and supportive of horses and rescues in need!

 
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Thank you so much, Ginny!

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1 person found this review helpful

Special Horses is dedicated to raising funds to help horse rescues help horses in need. Horses who have been starved, abused, abandoned.
They also do a tremendous job of helping to raise awareness about the issues of horse abuse and slaughter.
A wonderful organization that does so much good!

 
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Thank you! We strive to continue this work!

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2 people found this review helpful

Great organization that is dedicated to helping horse rescues through fundraising.

 
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Thank you, we are always glad to be of help!

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4 people found this review helpful

Special Horses has helped a lot of non-profit horse rescue groups in many ways. SH does fundraising to help these groups by hosting on-line auctions and other "virtual" events on their website. Plus SH has a good presence on social media to promote the cause of horse rescue, adoption and horse welfare and brings much needed attention to the organizations they help.

 
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We are always looking for ways to help equine rescue organizations!

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3 people found this review helpful

Special Horses does great work raising money for horse charities. The spokeshorse, Ted Peeplover (you can find him on facebook) along with his human are busy collecting a variety of donated items to put in their online auctions, they always come up with interesting things you didn't know you needed until you see them! They have some particularly nice art work at times. I have bought several pieces of jewelry from them myself which arrived promptly and were just as they were pictured. I was so impressed with their efforts to help horses in need I donated an item to one their auctions myself and will do so again. Keep up the good work Special Horses, goodness knows there are 1000's of horses in need of rescue and help to find a new home in this country.

 
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Thank you so much, and we so appreciate your generosity in contributing to our auctions!

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3 people found this review helpful

Special Horses has been a fantastic partner in fundraising for our non-profit as well as for several others. We have a lot of respect and gratitude for this organization and look forward to many more successful events together.

 
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We are honored to be able to help the wonderful efforts of The Exceller Fund!