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Hope Equine Rescue, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Hope Equine Rescue, Inc. is devoted to the care and placement of unwanted, abused and neglected horses. Our goal is to provide for the horses when no one else can or will. We are putting hope back into the lives of horses one at a time.

Results: We have successfully rehabbed and rehomed over 100 horses. We have helped the overpopulation by providing low cost to free gelding clinics to horse owners.

Target demographics: unwanted and neglected horses.

Direct beneficiaries per year: geld 57 horses, place 24 horses in new homes, provide low cost services to over 100 horse owners.

Geographic areas served: Florida

Programs: Rescue, Rehab Rehome Low cost vet clinics Free Gelding Clinics Free Educational Seminars for horse owners.

Community Stories

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

holly w

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful equine rescue doing it the right way. Puts the effort and care in on every equine there. Very transparent and honest.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great rescue with community outreach programs that should be the model for others to follow.

Shadowfax

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope is amazing and never say "no". They take in any equine (though I think they haven't had a zebra yet), and do whatever it takes to get them ready for a new home. From the simple owner surrenders who just need a new home, to serious cases of abuse, neglect, and injury. They do whatever they need to do to get them ready so they're safe for both the horse and the new owner. And the horses that will never be adoptable? There's a place for them too. I honestly can't say enough good about them. They are caring, professional, competent, and knowledgeable. Just the best. Thanks Dani and her team.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Words fail to express both the scope of the task H.E.R. has set before them, and the ways in which they surpass expectations. Thanks Dani.

Sondra A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization! I’m so impressed with how Danni is able to share each horse’s story and get people interested in them. After touring the facility and meeting the volunteers I am blown away by their love and dedication to these horses.

Debbie G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dani is very knowledgeable and very responsive for any questions or concerns. What an unbelievably well run rescue. She saved Pickles from being put down by her owner. Pickles is the sweetest little donkey!!! She is scared of humans but doesn't have any meanness in her!!! We now have Chance as well as Pickles because she was bred and no-one knew it because of her horrible condition. Dani offered to take him but we were thrilled with the unexpected 2 for 1 adoption. I love how Dani will assess, train, bring back to health, etc. all before allowing an adoption. She has also begun a wonderful program for children to read to the horses. Very transparent rescue, always posting on social media. Love love love this rescue!!!

Catey K.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope Equine and their team make a difference in the lives of many. Their dedication and care is top notch. They have a beautiful facility and all the animals are clean, healthy & well cared for.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hope Equine is an amazing organization! My husband and I adopted a horse (Phoenix) in April! He’s been a great addition to our equine family. Hope Equine volunteers do amazing things for these horses, they heal them not only physically but emotionally as well. A true blessing to the many horses in need across the state. Hope Equine partners with other rescues to help when needed. A++ organization & group of people. I highly recommend them.

Beverly Coxon S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers at Hope are awesome. They take rescues they don't have space for and transform them into healthy, calm animals who can be adopted. Those who can't be adopted live out their years helping people in their community through events like Read with a Rescue for children. We give them five stars.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love the horses at Hope Equine and the people who care for them!
My, soon to be, 10 year old can't wait to sign up as a volunteer. Other members of our family have been blessed being a part of their amazing team of volunteers through the years.

Mike N Kellie C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough great things about this organization and what it stands for. Not only do we have an outstanding leader we have an amazing family of volunteers that continue to make great things happen. This organization is dedicated to both the well-being of there rescues but also for the volunteers themselves offering programs that provides opportunity to grow in many different areas. Extremely proud to be apart of Hope and look forward to the future of this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Equine Rescue is AWESOME! Hope is not only good for the animals but good for the people too. Volunteering there give you a feeling of purpose. Win win all the way around.

1 Abby V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope Equine is so caring and it was very comforting knowing that I had a support system when I adopted my first donkey. I recommend everyone to go to Hope Equine. Dani is so professional, knowledgable, and caring. There are a lot of great resues, but Hope Equine is the best!

1 Joel R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a hard-working group for these animals in need. We have been associated with Hope Equine for at least 5 years and enjoy working with them. The volunteers seem to really love their time there and seeing the results. We foster and get great support. These people care and are only there because of the need, we will support this as long as we are able.

Thank you.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hope Equine is an amazing charity! I have supported their work for many years and love to see the impact they make in the community!

1 Katelyn B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful place, has saved many horses and given them both better lifes and better homes.

1 Cat M.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for 6 years. I would say this is my second home. Dani has helped me learn so much in that time from cleaning stalls, wound care, and also with training of the horses.

1 Jessica C.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an awesome organization! They have the animals best interest in mind and they are a great place for volunteers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are doing a great job, and giving horses back they lifes

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A group of nine of us went to visit Hope Equine Rescue last Saturday, October 27th. We visited with the purpose of possibly adopting one or two of their rescues.

A volunteer at Hope Equine named Kat met us and showed us around. She introduced us to many of the ponies and minis and shared their background and current information with us.

We asked if we could meet two of the ponies and Kat shared her time generously with us as we met and visited them.

It is abundantly clear that Hope Equine is a well run rescue. The facility is gorgeous and well kept and the animals are well cared for.

I would recommend Hope Equine Rescue to anyone looking to support this type of rescue!

1 Vannesa Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful horse rescue with a lot of caring people. The world is a better place with all that they do for the horses. Thank you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an amazing rescue for so many horses.
Just recently my daughter has been attending their reading program to the horses, which doesn’t just benefit our kids reading skills but letting the horses be around other people.

1 Sharyl R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

always in the ready always posting progress always looking out for them

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hope Equine is a wonderful place.. they work hard each and every day for the needs of their horses and ponies.. they are not afraid to take on a challenge and they know when its time for the hard decisions... They hold many fundraisers that are a huge help in supporting themselves..They hold clinics to educate owners and help prevent abuse and neglect everywhere

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dani and her team of volunteers do such a wonderful job rehabbing their horses. I highly recommend this rescue when looking for the right horse.

1 Mags A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dani Horton and her husband have been the rescue that I have helped as much as I can since becoming aware of them a few years ago. A little distant from where I live but I have tried to support them as much as I can. A fund raiser poker ride was the first that I rode my horse in, something I never expected to do. Hope Equine Rescue, well without them the State of Florida would be bereft. They do SO much to help not only equines but donkeys and other species as well.

1 Mary A.4

Donor

Rating: 5

I was so impressed with their exemplary work, commitment to at risk equines, and community outreach programs such as Reading for Rescues that I chose them to continue their work in the Rescue facility that I founded. It is a model facility specifically designed for rescue, training and adoption, to provide a place for educational opportunities and refuge for animals and people alike. Dani Horton and her team at Hope Equine Rescue, Inc. are fulfilling every dream I had when I created the facility. If you're looking for a Great Non-Profit, you've found one.

1 Megan Adams A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I knew about the great work Hope Equine Rescue was doing years before I adopted from them. Dani and her team did what most would call impossible caring for more that 30 horses on a few acres of property. In 2017 I had to put down one of my older horses and needed a replacement friend for my other horse. I contacted Dani, after a few visits I settled on Dapple. His story was truly horrific he had been rescued along with 5 others who were abused, malnourished and had watched weaker members of their herd die at the disregard of their owners. It took almost a year to rehab him and he still has some issues with food aggression but I couldn't imagine life without him. Sadly his case is not unique, Hope Equine has stepped up many times to help horses in the same or worse situations. Luckily for Dapple his story has a happy ending and he owes that all to Hope Equine Rescue.

2 Brian K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is amazing. The quality of care and help they give not only to the horses, but also to the adopters(myself) is great! Dani and the team helped me to adopt my horse with the confidence and support I needed to be successful. I’m learning so much and I am so grateful for Hope and so is Coppertop (aka Phoenix and D.H.;)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Equine Rescue, helps take in the sick injured horses and donkeys when they have no place to go. They help rehab all of the animals back into their healthy and happy selfs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Equine Rescue goes above and beyond in their dedication to the horses and donkeys that need help. They are transparent in their monetary dealings, what is going on with the horses, both good and bad, and always, ALWAYS, do what is best for the horses.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible in every way! Dani and Wayne go above and beyond.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope Equine is a very special rescue. It may not be big but every horse and donkey gets one on one with Dani. She takess care of all of them everyday. So when something isn't right with them she knows it right away. I watched training videos with the rescues and they are very patient and gentle with them. It's great that they follow up on the rescues who are adopted out. With all I seen and heard this little rescue is 1 of a kind. Please If u can donate and help neglected and abused horses every little bit helps.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at her,I learned so much,the animals horses donkeys ,big and small are thriving there.so much love and care offered.

1 Tracy Ouellette C.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope does amazing work with horses and donkeys. I have attended different functions that they have held and seen the difference they make in these horses lives. They are always there to take in horses no matter the time or day!!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a rescue that is driven to help as many horses as possible. If your ever in doubt watch the videos posted on their page. So much love and compassion along with hard work and determination. They educate, make tuff decisions and promote safe and healthy homes for their rescues.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a recent retiree and horse lover I learned of Hope Equine Rescue and the incredible work they do to rehab and rehome neglected and abused horses. I have seen this organization restore hope into the lives of horses and at the same time give purpose to the amazing volunteers who are being taught to care for the animals. On many levels this group is an asset to our community. Through their events such as Help a Horse Day people can bring their families and enjoy activities for the kids and at the same time learn about the awesome horses at the rescue. Both animal and human lives are impacted for the good by being associated with Hope Equine Rescue!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Equine Rescue and Dani are a godsend to our community. So many heart wrenching stories come to the rescue but leave as glorious success stories thanks to the leadership, guidance and loving hands and heart of the founder, Dani. I'm a proud volunteer. Hope is simply AMAZING!

Lynne Plessinger U.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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