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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

110 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After fifty years of working with horses in all phases of the horse world, I found out about a training system that I wish I had used 50 years ago. I had always trained with positive reinforcement but this system carries it to a new level. I attended their clinic two weekends ago and saw the wonderful effect it had on both horses and humans. They both were having tremendous fun learning!!! I've applied the technique to my 2 horses and 5 burros, all rescues, and have had amazing results. They offer the training free to rescues so I hope you will check out their website. www.connectiontraining.com. I wish I lived closer so I could volunteer with you but instead I am doing my part with my rescue animals in far West Texas. The need is everywhere. Thank you for the work you do.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. We do so much to rescue, rehabilitate equine and educate the public. Everything we do is in the best interest of the horses.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely love this place i came here to do my community service and i am gonna continue coming here to volunteer absolutely love the staff R.j. is the guy i report to and he hasn't done me wrong. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This equine organization has been around for 20 years. It keeps growing, so they must be doing something right. Great people that work with law enforcement on seizures, rehabilitate and adopt horses and donkeys after background checks. Highly recommended

11 Debbie22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the Habitat for Horses since 2010. I've seen horses come in who were horribly abused or neglected; emaciated, and sick. And I have watched them come back to life under the expert care and love of the staff at the Habitat, and become happy and healthy again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been my honor and my privilege to volunteer at the Habitat for Horses since 2010. I have seen miracles unfold at the ranch when horses are brought in, some close to death because of abuse or neglect, and I watch their dedicated staff and volunteers bring them back to life. Not only do the horses and donkeys receive the medical care that is necessary, but they receive the love and attention, plus the nutrition that they need, to become horses worthy and able to be adopted out. It is both a haven and a hospice for the horses and I am proud to be part of this organization. Debbie Stoutamire

5 Deborah122

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Habitat for Horses can always be relied upon to keep me informed on the very latest news on all things related to the well being of horses, both in the wild in the arena, and those retired. It is very active in trying to rescue horses in the slaughter pipeline, from the last act of kindness if that is all that can be done, to restoring to health and adopting them out. I have been reading their daily emails for years, and they have earned my trust as an unbiased source.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

8 years ago I had the pleasure of living on HfH's ranch for a month, and volunteering every day. Since then, I have been back twice to volunteer a day or 2 at a time. The ranch is an incredible peaceful place. (HfH is in TX, I live in NC. If I were local, I would volunteer year round!) They are far and away the best equine rescue I have ever seen. They are well organized, well run, and they have only the horse's best interests at heart. Jerry, who started HfH, is a phenomenal human being, and he and Rebecca give this their all, and then some. I recommend this rescue to everyone I know in the equine world, because you know your money is being well spent, and that this organization is here to stay. I cannot say enough good things about them, and feel lucky to have been (and still consider myself to be) a part of the HfH family.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Habitat for Horses puts their hearts and souls into saving the lives of innocent horses whose owners have abandoned or abused them. Their team is dedicated and each life saved is a celebrated victory...each loss...mourned. These folks are the real deal. They also adopt out horses to loving homes. Their stories will break your heart...but their love and dedication will mend it. Please help support them! I do..

5 Judy120

Donor

Rating: 5

Habitat for Horses has an important job. To educate those who are unaware of the importance of saving American icons and a piece of our American Heritage. If I lived closer, I would volunteer, but the best I can do is donate.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

HFH is a champion for horses. They understand the needs of the animals and keep other horse advocates aware of the perils, the horses face.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love that there are people willing to help these poor horses!