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Habitat For Horses Inc

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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

125 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Catherine J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had the opportunity to work with Habitat for Horses after hurricane Harvey. They generously distributed donations that they had received to the public in need.

Laura C.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with the staff at Habitat for Horses for almost two years now and their commitment to their work and the horses in their care is outstanding.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization doing important work, as exhibited when Hurricane Harvey hit.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing animal organization run by deeply committed, energetic, and compassionate experts in their field.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two donkeys from habitat for Horses. I couldn't be happier with them. They just follow one another in my pasture all day long. They don't bother a thing except eat the grass!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are a great organization. They are very passionate about the work they do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Habitat for Horses does amazing work rescuing horses from awful situations.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Habitat for horses is an incredibly dedicated and passionate organization

Alison L.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The people at Habitat for Horses are the most dedicated to mission of all non-profits of any I have ever known!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a great charity! Their work with Hurricane Harvey was unparalleled.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HFH is a fantastic organization that saves a lot of horses' lives!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Habitat for Horses by Ginger Barber who serves in a leadership role on their board. We have worked on several fund raisers and projects for HfH so I saw first hand how the organization operates.
Ginger Barber and Rebecca Williams, Director work closely with the founder, Jerry Finch and the board to run a tight ship. They are excellent stewards with the funds. They stretch the money as far as it will reach giving the horses the most safe and healing environment possible. The board works cohesively and has excellent contacts and connections which also benefit the horses. An excellent organization with an outstanding director and board.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Knowledgable, caring employees who deliver outstanding care to all rescues.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a law enforcement officer, I've seldom worked with nonprofits as professional as Habitat for Horses. In our small town, we didn't have the expertise or space to complete a seizure of 4 starved horses. One call to Habitat for Horses and they handled everything - all the way through the court appearance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization, that has really changed the lives of the horses that they rescue.

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