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Colorado Horse Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We are Colorado Horse Rescue, and we are building a better future for horses. We see it. We believe in it. And we are here to make it happen. As a 501(c)(3) impact organization operating in Colorado since 1986, we work to continuously reimagine what’s possible and create a reality where safe solutions exist for every horse.

Results: Since our founding in 1986, CHR has successfully rehabilitated over 2,100 horses.

Programs: RESCUE Imagine a world where no horses fall through the cracks. We see it, and it’s why we actively seek out and take in all types of at-risk horses. We enable owners who have fallen on tough times to rehome their beloved horses without judgement. We also keep our eyes, minds and gates open to horses who would otherwise be sent to slaughter or unsafe conditions via auction or sale. EDUCATE Imagine a time where horses are no longer thought of only as tools or sports equipment. We see it, so we help educate the public on responsible horse ownership, engage with our communities to address the issues facing our industry today, and inspire people to invite horses into their lives—as companions, riding horses or other respected roles. CARE Imagine a society that empowers every horse to reach their potential. We see it, and we uphold the highest standards of care, rehabilitation and training to help them get there. Complacency isn’t care, so we work to wake up and unite the equine industry to give every horse the life they deserve. We also lead with compassion, providing responsible last acts of kindness to those in need. ADOPT Imagine a culture where every horse is valued. We see it, and every successful adoption brings us closer. Our matching process is strategic by design, creating solid horse-and-human partnerships that last and a return rate that’s remarkably low.

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have loved horses since I was old enough to walk but I never thought I would be able to have one of my own. When my circumstances changed and I was able to realize that dream, I went to CHR to find my perfect horse. The staff and volunteers were amazing. They provided education and guidance in selecting the right horse for me and then the training and support I needed to be the right person for that horse. I can't say enough positive things about this organization and the people associated with it. By providing sanctuary and training for discarded horses, they are not only benefiting the animals they rescue, they are serving the public through education and awareness and bringing joy to those lucky adopters.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For about ten years I have sponsored horses at CHR and have had the pleasure of going out there monthly to have some special time with "my" horse. All the horses I've seen rescued over the years have been given the best care, including training to make them more adoptable, and CHR also provides excellent educational programs. This is a very compassionate and ethical organization.

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Coloradohorserescue 10/01/2020

Thank you Sandy for all your support over the years. We love having you as a part of our community and look forward to your visits!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Colorado Horse Rescue for two years now and to say it’s the highlight of my week would be an understatement! I’ve been in the equine industry for 30 years now, from training and competing to working as a vet tech I have seen my fair share of horses and facilities. CHR is one of the most organized and well run equine facilities I’ve been in! I am frequently in awe of the quality of horses that come through the rescue on a regular basis. As someone who has bought 20-ish horses over the years I can tell you I will forever rescue my future horses.

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Coloradohorserescue 10/01/2020

Alex, that means so much coming from you. Thank you for this glowing recommendation!

2 Nancy Imondi L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This beautiful girl and I came together through the efforts of Colorado Horse Rescue in 2014! They rescued her and she rescued me… . They made sure we were a match and would provide each other with a forever home. Luna and I are together now going on seven years strong!

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Coloradohorserescue 10/01/2020

Nancy, it warmed our hearts to hear from you and see what you have done with Luna! Absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for letting us know how your beautiful partnership together has blossomed!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful nonprofit in Longmont, CO with a fantastic team of both staff and passionate volunteers. I am proud to support this local organization. Very professional, quality facility, and such a variety of horses. If you are looking for your next horse, check out CHR!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Rascal from CHR and my husband and I are now volunteers. The staff at CHR are so dedicated to the horses and the mission of the organization. They are always so positive and believe in the worth of every horse.

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Coloradohorserescue 10/01/2020

Thank you for giving Rascal a home and for your weekly volunteer service!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A year ago we had the desire to own horses however we were not sure if we would be good horse parents. Besides the typical tourist trail rides we knew nothing more about horse ownership. Our research led us to the Colorado Horse Rescue where we were accepted as volunteers. This was a true blessing! Thanks to the amazing staff, trainers, clinics and the lead trainer Sarah accepting us as trainees we have been matched with two amazing horses we are adopting.
Our first meeting with lead trainer Sarah was through her clinic offered at the rescue, So You Think You Want To Buy a Horse. What an amazing educational experience for someone considering owning a horse. This clinic helped us understand the true commitment required to become horse parents. During our volunteer shifts we had seen Sarah from afar working with such patience and kindness or words used over and over again by her in all her training's and clinics “fair and consistent”. We had also attended a few of the Sunday show cases she led (these are free training clinics offered to the public to show off the progress made with horses who through the work of trainers such as Sarah are ready for a forever home). We decided to reach out to Sarah to see if she would take us under her wings to help provide us with the skills we were lacking to become horse parents. We are so grateful she said yes and over the past several months she taught us so much with so much patience and dedication to horsemanship. Through her we have learned proper grooming, hoof picking, walk, trot, canter, saddle fit, trailering, first aid and so much more.
Over the past year because of Sarah and Colorado Horse Rescue we have gained the knowledge and skills to feel confident in our ability to become horse parents. It is amazing to see the execution of their mission, taking equines that have found unfortunate circumstances, and find them peace in forever homes. This would not be accomplished without the humble dedication of the staff to horses and humans alike. Colorado Horse Rescue not only provides fair and consistent training to horses, they make sure they provide the tools and resources needed to the community through volunteer opportunities, clinics, and a thorough adoption process.
What a blessing this organization is to horses and the community they serve.
Forever Grateful,
Jose and Dana Dorado

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Coloradohorserescue 10/01/2020

Jose and Dana you have been a blessing to CHR and will be dearly missed!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CHR worked very hard in helping me adopt Trinity. My horse, Skip, needed a companion after a move that left him without any horses nearby. The staff was aware of my needs, open to questions and helpful in finding a horse that fit my needs. They welcomed my vet for my own vet check prior to my adoption. They were honest with what they knew of Trinity's background and assisted in every step of the adoption process up to helping load her in my trailer. Trinity has been a good match for Skip. She's been a welcome friend to our family. CHR was a great choice!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) since summer 2017. CHR originally caught my eye with a small article in a local magazine that featured a paint mare with her foal, its front legs lovingly wrapped around her mama’s neck in an apparent embrace. The cutest mom-baby horse pic I'd ever seen—and it was for real.

This darling pair had been rescued (or surrendered), and a volunteer or staff member had captured the amazing image. That day, I knew I wanted to be part of this organization and visited the CHR website. As a lifelong horse-lover, I was immediately drawn into the content, vision and images, depicting not a bunch of sick, injured, abused and malnourished equines, but a vibrant herd and an encouraging message from advocates and strategists. Thinkers and doers. A passionate team with full hearts, helping hands and the vision to rescue horses in Colorado and beyond. (Yep, I pulled that from the CHR website, but it’s truth, and I could not have said it better.) That was just the beginning.

“Phase 2” of my CHR experience was applying to volunteer. The process was rigorous. I could tell, these folks were serious; they knew what they were doing. And I was intrigued...very intrigued. It took several weeks, but I eventually got through the interview, screening and training, and started volunteering. I’d throw hay, muck pens, feed grain, water pasture troughs—and anything else that cropped up. It’s physical work. It’s also social and personal, and has allowed me to foster wonderful friendships who people who share my love for horses. Mostly, though, it’s about the interaction with the herd, which is magical.

I’ve loved volunteering at CHR since the day I stepped foot on the gorgeous 50-acre property in Longmont, CO, and see myself there for many years to come. During my time there, we’ve welcomed 2 brand-new foals on-site, plus many babies who were rescued from a sure life of misery or slaughter. I’ve also seen over 100 horses find their forever homes, and been privileged to care for and groom horses on their final day of life.

As I go into my fourth year serving at CHR (I’ll call it Phase 3), the organization is actually better than when I started. Under new leadership, the staff has doubled, the processes and safety protocols have been refined and the mission to build a better future for horses is being clearly charted and executed. CHR is a 501(c)(3), and the staff is dogged in caring for the herd and carrying out the mission, consistently improving on everything from operations and training (horses, staff and volunteers), to education and adoptions.

If you love horses and want to be part of the systemic change CHR is leading, check it out. (Photos: Cosmo with CHR staff & Wed morning volunteer team)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) barn volunteer for the past 12 months, I have seen first-hand the quality of this nonprofit organization. CHR's engaged staff and weekly volunteers provide exceptional care to the 50+ horses on site, including: proper nutrition; timely vet and hoof care; well-kept pastures, paddocks, pens and stalls; outstanding training; thoughtful and strategic adoption process; and lots of love and respect to equines in-need.
From the application process and training to working my weekly shifts and participating in educational workshops, I've found the CHR culture and experience to be exceptional.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization, where do I begin?! I have been a volunteer for Colorado Horse Rescue for almost 6 years now. I love being part of a place that really cares. The care that is provided to the horses from the staff, trainers, volunteers, and donors is absolutely amazing! They put the time and effort, no matter how long it may take to get the horses rehabilitated and healthy, both mentally and physically for the future adoptions. This truly is a great place!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for over 8 yrs., I have throughly enjoyed my time at the rescue. Getting to see the horses get wonderful care, from the vet to the farrier to the training and loving attention of the volunteers! The best, is seeing them, get their forever homes. Not only, are we helping horses, but they are also helping us!! This is a very special place!!

2 Mary Lois T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I decided to adopt a horse, I checked out a lot of different horse rescues. The Colorado Horse Rescue impressed by by how long they had been a rescue and the variety of horses they had for adoption. They also immediately impressed me by their fantastic staff. They took a lot of time helping me find the right horse for my family and me. I first looked at a horse that ended up being a little to frisky, and a little to big, for me. This was not their fault - I fell in love with a horse by its looks! They then showed me a sweet Haflinger, small, calm and very easy to ride. She was just what we wanted and needed. All along this process the people at the Colorado Horse Rescue were amazing. I had never done any ground work with my horses that I grew up with and Sarah, the wonderful trainer there, gave me a lesson with my Haflinger that was much needed by me! My grandchildren immediately fell in love with the Haflinger, naming her Rosie. I was totally delighted when my son wanted to show off Rosie to some of his friends and gave her a kiss on her nose. The Colorado Horse rescue went above and beyond to help me find the right horse for us. I would highly recommend the Colorado Horse Rescue to anyone looking to adopt a horse.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Colorado Horse Rescue does such great things for at-risk horses! They truly care about supporting their horse community, placing horses in the best homes possible, and being a resource of education to potential adopters and volunteers. The trainers at CHR are very skilled and offer amazing educational clinics. If you're looking to adopt a horse or expand your horse skills, definitely check out CHR!

Advisor

Rating: 3

I like that I can write a review for your site. Colorado horse rescue "network", has apparently disabled that feature. I understand why. They're rude, good luck getting in contact, and they lie. They say they adopt out over 200 horses a year, ( 1 every other day), but in almost 3 weeks, I've been able to make almost zero contact. Did I mention the unprovoked rudeness? Which I proceeded to provoke, which, finally got a response. I think they're a charity fraud orginization, piggy backing off the name. They want donations, but give 2 wiggles less about finding homes. Do not mistake Colorado horse rescue for, "Colorado horse rescue network"

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Coloradohorserescue 06/18/2020

Hi, this profile is for Colorado Horse Rescue, not the Colorado Horse Rescue Network. Are you providing this 3-star rating for us or for them? I would ask that you please describe the work at our organization and not CHRN so that people are not confused. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a great organization that is very much needed here in Colorado. They take in horses and do a great job of finding homes for the horses they have. My volunteer time here was excellent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love CHR!

I've been volunteering at CHR for about 6 months and I absolutely love it. The staff and volunteers are incredibly warm, supportive, and passionate about the horses - everything we do is for them!
I love spending time at the rescue - It is truly a very special and loving place.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Colorado Horse Rescue is an amazing asset to the communities of Colorado. I have found the staff and volunteers of CHR to be the most caring, compassionate, self-giving, and over the top friendly, of any organization that I have come in contact with.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone at CRH, from volunteers to staff, were supportive, kind, and generous in giving of their time and expertise as I pursued my life-long dream of owning a horse. The staff guided me in choosing the right horse for me and provided both the education and training I needed to be the right person for that horse. They were responsive to any questions or concerns I had throughout the process of adoption and training and provided honest, realistic feedback that clearly showed they were focused on the horse's and my best interest. Their facilities were clean, safe, and well-maintained. They provided timely and appropriate veterinary and farrier care for my horse and when it was time to transport my horse to my home, they were accommodating and flexible with the transport's schedule. Adopting a horse is a significant, life-long commitment and with the guidance and support of CHR, I know I found the right, forever horse for me.

Jen C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hard work with great Love to make the world a better place

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Colorado Horse Rescue! I’ve volunteered, participated in events, and brought friends and family to visit there. The animals are loved and well cared for by an amazing group of staff and volunteers. I’ve seen many horses arrive who were lost and scared, but CHR helped them thrive and flourish.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for an older horse to fit my lifestyle. CHR really helped me connect with my perfect horse. I love him so much. Thank you to their team for what you did for me and my Hank.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted the sweetest, kindest, old soul from CHR. He has my complete heart and I am so thankful to everyone at CHR for allowing me to love him forever. Trey (formally Scrappy) is doing amazing and I would absolutely adopt from CHR again. They are incredible!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that does the absolute best for each and every horse lucky enough to arrive at the door of CHR. I have been a volunteer for 4 years and it is such a pleasure to work in an environment where everyone shares a passion for horses and their well being. I’m proud to be associated with such a stellar group of people! And the very important work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since December, I’m a volunteer at the Colorado horse rescue. I have learned since how to care for a horse! Safety, health and true care for horses in need are so important for them! They transforme horses in trauma into the 2 you can see on the picture !! My 2 girls recently adopted from them! They are also very talented at finding your perfect match!! I will be forever grateful for having stepped at the Colorado horse rescue!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been sponsoring horses at CHR for the past 9 years (something I share with my granddaughter) and have been volunteering there for the past 2 year. In my experience, there is not a more caring, compassionate and responsible organization. The well being of the horses in their care is there number one consideration - followed closely by the well being of their volunteers! They ensure their volunteers are vetted, trained, informed on current and future plans (as it affects their role), fulfilled and happy with what they are doing (barn chores are the best!!!) Seriously, this is like a very large family with the responsibility to care for 60 very large "pets" - until we can find them their forever homes. We are all connected by the same purpose - that that is due to the leadership of this wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My relationship with CHR began 7 years ago when I started sponsoring two horses. It was something my granddaughter and I could enjoy together. After that I was hooked.....and when I retired last year I began volunteering (as well as keeping up my sponsorships). I started with one shift, added a second, and fill in whenever they are shorthanded and I am available - long story short, I cannot stay away.
The facility is excellent, and the love and care given to each and every horse is outstanding. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff and all the volunteers are!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I looked at multiple horse rescues in Colorado before deciding to volunteer at Colorado Horse Rescue. I felt that CHR ran their facility the best. They take excellent care of their horses and property. I was thoroughly impressed with the staff. After over a year at CHR, I’m confident that I made the right choice. I’m truly grateful to be a dedicated volunteer and part of the CHR community.

1 Rebecca N.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to have found this place! I have been a volunteer for the last 9 months, and genuinely look forward to my weekly visits every Saturday morning. The staff is kind, dedicated, and knowledgeable - I am so impressed with the high-quality care and attention they give to each horse.

I've been involved with horses since I was a kid, and was a horse owner for 18 years. I am blown away at the the staff's thoughtfulness, dedication to quality of life, love for the horses, and their kindness & gratitude for all the volunteers. The facility itself is always well maintained, safe, and welcoming. The positive attitude changes I've seen in the horses who arrive from all walks of life - livestock auctions included - are obvious. Many arrive nervous, wary of humans, and keep to themselves or are very standoffish. Thanks to the gentle care from the staff and volunteers, every single horse I've seen come from auction emerges from their shell, develops a more gentle and playful personality, and you can sense their contentedness.

CHR is truly a magical place that deserves all the recognition in the world. They take such amazing care of the horses, and it shows! I am deeply appreciative for their services and for allowing me to spend time at this beautiful facility with these wonderful animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for 3 years, I can see just how hard Colorado Horse Rescue, as an organization works to find these amazing horses their forever home. They really are doing great things for the horses.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

We had a horse come in who rated a 2 on the Henneke(?) body condition score and a serious puncture wound in her shoulder. We fed her and she put on weight and after a while she was moved to a pen with a companion. Six or seven months later, in the winter, she got to wear a blanket, probably for the first time. Our vet said that despite appearances she was quite ill and then one day in January her eyes were yellow and she had to be put down. That was a sad thing because she was a horse who seemed to appreciate our company and I liked her. I learned to have some distance and that things come and go. I owe that experience to Colorado Horse Rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I volunteered for two years at this amazing horse rescue and make monthly donations. I have never been a part of any not-for-profit organization that is run more smoothly, treats their volunteers with more respect or provides better care for animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am honored to be a part of this amazing organization. I can not say enough about CHR and the second chances they give the horses!! As a volunteer, I witness first hand the love and care that each and every horse receives EVERY DAY! Guests and potential adopters are welcomed with open arms. The pride of our staff is evident as they show our guests their top notch facility and introduce them to the horses, who are eager to find their Forever Home.

In addition, CHR supports potential adopters, volunteers and the community by offering one on one instruction, continuing education and clinics.




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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CHR is amazing. I’ve been volunteering here for over 3 years and it has been such a pleasure. They do so many greats things and take such good care of their volunteers and horses! I would never be able to say enough for this Rescue ❤️

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I regularly volunteer for Colorado Horse Rescue. CHR is a sanctuary both for the horses that come there and for the people who visit! The horses are well taken care of and the staff is super friendly! The educational classes they provide are so informative! I would recommend CHR to anyone interested in adopting, volunteering, or learning more!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with CHR in a variety of ways: as a foster home for young horses in need of training, as a hoof care practitioners and as a onsite volunteer trainer. I’m impressed with the professionalism that this organization has. They do an amazing job helping as many horses as they can by evaluating them, training them and finding appropriate forever homes for them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The team at CHR is passionate about helping disadvantaged horses in transition. I am impressed at every level - care of the horses, commitment to finding great adoption families, the number of dedicated volunteers, everything works together to help so many horses and people every day. Awesome work CHR team!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at The Colorado Horse Rescue for the last 10 years. Words are not enough to convey the professionalism, kindness, and care this organization gives to every person, animal, and mission in their orbit. CHR is truly the best of the best.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love volunteering here! The staff are the best! There is a real difference being made by this organization in the area of horses in transition. TY CHR

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Colorado Horse Rescue is an amazing organization! The dedicated staff and volunteers are what make this place so unique. I’ve been volunteering for nearly three years and it has been the best experience! There are many opportunities to learn and the staff truly appreciate the volunteers. The horses receive high quality care and excellent training. This is an incredibly well-run nonprofit where volunteers and donors can make an immediate and clear impact on the mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CHR's stated mission is to Honor, Advocate, Protect, and Educate. I have seen the CHR team put all of these into sincere action.

As an attendee of clinics and educational events, I value the on-target topics and excellent instructors pulled from the high-quality CHR network. I've learned so much about not only the 'how's and 'what's but also the 'why's of natural horse care and training.

As a volunteer, I love the people, facilities, opportunities for growth and learning, the culture of hard work, and the effort put into setting volunteers up for success. On a weekly basis, I feel confident that my work and time are directly making a difference to the CHR herd.

As a financial supporter, I've seen my donations used with integrity and priority. The passion and care put into each horse that sets hoof onto the property is inspiring and humbling. At the same time, the staff have also demonstrated the ability to making hard decisions and use resources as thoughtfully and efficiently as possible to best support CHR's mission.

I believe in this organization and am grateful for their contributions to the Colorado community. Thanks CHR! :)

Anna F.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at CHR for almost 4 years. Every week I have my Monday morning barn shift. I cannot imagine a better way to start my week than with the horses at CHR. The staff is outstanding. The care for the horses, by staff and volunteers, is 2nd to none -- really first rate. When mistakes are made by volunteers, staff and shift leads are quick to correct for the benefit of the horses and patient with people (like me) who are learning how to be around horses. This place is outstanding -- one of the best non-profits that I know of.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering at CHR for the past 8 months and I keep getting impressed by the team’s professionalism, level of care (for horses but also for people) and super great sense of organization. I love the sense of community that I get thanks to the awesome clinics, open houses, and the emails that keep us informed of what’s going on. CHR is the safe haven that you would wish for every horse when life gets tough.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best horse rescue in Colorado! CHR is a great non-profit that truly goes the extra mile for their horses, volunteers and everyone that walks through the door of their office. True hearts of gold...from everyone that works there to the amazing horses they save and rescue! So glad to be able to volunteer at such a top notch facility!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The horses are very well cared for and given a loving home here.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here is a link to my Right Horse story thanks to CHR: https://therighthorse.org/shawna-and-lil-bit/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Because I firmly believe that "until there are none, rescue one," CHR is right up my alley! Not only do they rehab and rehome some awesome horses, they also offer educational seminars for the general public. Not everyone is in a position to adopt a horse, so by attending one of the offered classes, anyone can help support the cause. I recently attended an equine photography seminar and it was superb! We had a wonderful group of horse models and were able to capture many different personalities while learning a bit about each adoptable horse. My hat is off to the dedicated group of folks who make all of this possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to describe how truly amazing Colorado Horse Rescue is -- for the animals and its volunteers! I've been fortunate enough to help out at CHR for about 7 months now after reporting on the four mustangs rescued from South Dakota last fall. Those poor horses were in bad shape, but received much-needed TLC thanks to CHR and it's been incredible to see their transformation into healthy, happy horses. The black and white photo is of me and young Jackson, one of the mustangs, who I have fallen in love with and hope to call my own one day. In just a few short months, Jackson warmed up to some of the volunteers and was comfortable in a bridle due to the hard work & care CHR trainer Sarah Hofkamp. Sarah is a rockstar!

All the horses rescued and adopted through CHR are loved beyond measure. No matter their age, condition or ability -- each horse is given a second chance at life thanks to the knowledgable and dedicated staff as well as the hard working volunteers. Most of the volunteers on my shift have worked with CHR for decades and that in itself is a true testament to how wonderful the non-profit is and how fun working on the ranch is every day, no matter the weather. And it's evident the horses appreciate the work CHR does as they reward each of us with horse love & happy hearts.

Colorado Horse Rescue is life-changing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My favorite way to support CHR? By shopping their Tack Barn every time I visit the Denver area from Montana! Our local rescues have tack sales occasionally, but never as often as I like, so when I'm in Denver I drive up and sometimes fill a suitcase with stuff I or others might be able to use. Some of my favorite pieces have come from CHR....especially great for picking up those stable items you can never have too many of, like halters, grooming supplies, blankets and coolers, etc.! Plus, I love being greeted by Griffey!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here in 2014 for several months when I first moved to Colorado, and was so impressed with the high-quality care these horses get, including senior horses ("the geri's"). I also got to see the progress of horses who started out anxious and/or not socialized. The people at CHR do truly wonderful work, and are incredibly lovely to boot. My work schedule doesn't allow me to volunteer anymore but I love seeing the updates on newly rescued horses, scenes from the pastures, and happy ending adoption announcements. We're I ever to be in the market for a horse, I would be turning to CHR in a heartbeat. Thanks for ally you do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An amazing place with compassionate volunteers and staff...I went to one of their events. Sarah does photography classes where she lets is get up close and personal with the horses. It's amazing to see how much both the horses and the staff respect and love each other. An invaluable experience and I fell in love with their rescues ❤❤❤

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful experience of volunteering at CHR for over a year. The staff and volunteers were very committed to providing the utmost care to the horses and occasional donkeys. Every medical issue was addressed expediently and with compassion for the horses' experience. I've seen many horses be rehabilitated from neglect and abuse, both physical and emotional. They are a very well organized and cohesive operation. I am quite fortunate to have had this experience and I will always remember it fondly.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've always had a soft spot for animals that are in need of help due to abuse or neglect and I especially love horses. So when I found Colorado horse rescue I stopped by to visit and I was immediately impressed with the amazing love and care they give to the horses in addition to the training they provide in order to prepare them for re homing. They really do excellent work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this place! I volunteered here and it was such a great, fun, and amazing opportunity. Everyone is really knowledgeable and it's a great environment. Such a great feeling being able to help the horses and being able to meet people that want to help out too.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When life dealt my parents a bad hand, Colorado Horse Rescue was right there to help and we are still so grateful. We can't say enough good things about this rescue and the people who work and volunteer there. Truly angels on earth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at CHR for over a year, and I can't express what an amazing experience it's been. From the horses to the staff to my fellow intrepid volunteers, it's been nothing but a pleasure. Outstanding organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the unique privilege of volunteering with CHR for 3 years before I moved. I am beyond impressed with the compassion of the staff and volunteers and the dedication given to each individual horse. We need more animal welfare nonprofits like CHR.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always loved horses since I was young. When I retired, I looked for opportunities to volunteer at a horse rescue and my research led me to
Colorado Horse Rescue. During the time I have been volunteering, I have developed admiration and respect for the staff and volunteers who care for 60 horses that have been rescued or surrendered by their owners. There is a remarkable amount of teamwork and dedication that goes into caring for so many horses. I have also developed a respect for the horses. Each has a unique personality. Colorado Horse Rescue's mission is to rehabilitate and place for adoption the horses in their care. The staff and volunteers work diligently to achieve this ultimate goal. Other supporters of Colorado Horse Rescue foster or sponsor horses. In addition to volunteering, I'm sponsoring Louie (pictured). The rewards of sponsorship are many both for horse and sponsor. Louie holds a special place in my heart.
Dana


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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Colorado Horse Rescue has literally changed my life.
I met Sarah Hofkamp on March 27th of 2016. She introduced me to Savannah. The horse that has changed my life in all the most beautiful ways.
Sarah has put all her heart and soul into training these beautiful horses, so that they become the most incredible gifts to their adoptive families.
The rescue is run with such great passion. Sarah, Shawna, Carol, and everyone there...They love the horses, they love the people. They put all they have into not only training the horses, but providing incredible education for the people.
The CHR is an absolute gift to our community. So incredibly grateful for all the hard work they do, and they love they put into it!! Thank you!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I LOVE this place!! I was going to foster a horse that I met at one of their open houses, but fell in love and eventually adopted. They cared enough about my horse to insist she stay put until she was healthy enough to leave per their specifications. In the interim I was there every day getting to know my beautiful new horse and got to watch them in action. Their volunteers take the time to greet each horse individually and know their special needs/requests. The staff there are fully aware of each of their horses under their care and how best to keep them safe and healthy or restored to health. The adoption steps were what I would expect from a place that really cares about placements. They didn't charge me enough for my horse who I believe is the most perfect in the world, but I won't argue with that! Once she passes, some of my horse budget will be heading their direction I believe in them so much. It definitely takes money to care for so many and to review and keep track of paper work and visit locations of potential new owners.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CHR has been awesome to work with. I've adopted two wonderful horses, and I found the adoption process to be comprehensive and fair. They care very much about making a good match with the horses and people who come to them, and they continue to offer support long after the adoptions are complete. The good people at CHR have made a huge difference in the lives of many horses and humans, and I'm proud to support them

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After seeing the great work that Colorado Horse Rescue does, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the organization for a short time. Every person working for or volunteering with the organization truly loves the horses there. The few staff members have an unbelievable depth of compassion and dedication for the long-term wellbeing of the animals in their care and work incredibly hard to uphold the vision of the rescue that extends beyond caring for animals in many ways, including educating the general public. I was impressed by the passion and dedication of volunteers who show up even in the worst weather conditions to make sure the horses were properly cared for. I was blessed to meet and bond with many horses who loved and appreciated their human caretakers while waiting for a forever home. Rescue horses have huge hearts and truly deserve a home that will love them and care for them the rest of their days. At CHR, they work hard to ensure that each horse gets his/her individual needs met. This can be complex, as each animal has specific dietary needs and, often, individual physical needs (exercise, rehab, etc.). The staff at CHR also works very hard to ensure each horse is going to the right home, so that both horse and adopter will have a happy, long-term relationship. Even though I live on the Western Slope now, I would still likely head back to Longmont if the time came to adopt a new horse.