Animal Protection & Welfare,
Children & Youth,
Children & Youth Services,
Developmentally Disabled Centers,
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.
There are two types of people in this world: those who love horses and those who don't. Since the latter unfortunately seem to outnumber the horse people, it's refreshing to know that there are organizations out there like Habitat for Horses that put horses first. I follow their activities online and hope to adopt a rescue horse from them one day. On the other hand, if tragedy struck and I was no longer able to care for my horses and donkeys, I would send them to Habitat for Horses because I trust they'd be well-cared-for there, and I wouldn't trust just anyone with my animals. I hope they continue to keep up their great work for years to come, at least until everyone learns to care for their equines the right way and rescue organizations are no longer needed.