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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 ❤️
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
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!