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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Health, Rehabilitative Care

Mission: The mission of Orphan Acres Equine, Rehabilitation, and Sanctuary, Inc. is to provide care and rehabilitation for abandoned, neglected, abused, and malnourished horses, while educating the public regarding the issues surrounding rescue and rehabilitation including all aspects of horse ownership and care.

Results: We have had over 4,000 abused and neglected equines pass through our gates sense our foundation in 1975. We have placed over half of those and the rest lived out their lives in peace, dignity and love. We have also helped countless individuals who require a four legged therapist, from working with veterans to special needs children all can benefit from the quiet understanding of a horse.

Target demographics: abused and neglected equines

Direct beneficiaries per year: the 83 horses that called our herd home. We placed 4 into forever loving homes and rescued 5.

Geographic areas served: Pacific north west but have had animals placed here from as fare away as Maine

Programs: our permanent herd, for horses to old and abused to be safely transferred again. We also have retraining and gentling of our adoptable herd as well. We are directly beneficial to the community at large through our horse rescue and adoption programs and as an educational facility. In addition the community benefits through the classes and clinics offered to students from the universities, youth, adults and individuals with disabilities from the surrounding communities, all at no cost.

Community Stories

105 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been donating and volunteering at this organization for almost two years, and I find Brent's (the president of Orphan Acres) dedication and tenacity inspiring. Currently, over 80 horses reside at this wonderful nonprofit, either living out their lives, or waiting to be adopted into a forever and loving home. Some horses are brought from horrific situations, and are then rehabilitated at this sanctuary. Most horses are brought in because the owner could either no longer care or afford the horse, so many of these horses have great potential and would make a great family pet. Going out and volunteering is really a great experience because you get to bond with all different kinds of horses, and help your community. This organization is in great need of help, for both manual labor, and financial expenses. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Brent a couple weeks ago. He had agreed to take my mom's horses which she could no longer care for. It was a difficult decision to make, but after meeting Brent and spending an afternoon sharing life stories and meeting many of the horses in his care, I knew mom's horses would have a safe and loving place to live out their senior years. The horses are well cared for with individual attention as needed. Brent called to make sure my neighbor made it home safely after she transported the horses to Orphan Acres. He called me to tell me Blue and Blaze were settling in. This is a truly special nonprofit where resources of volunteer time and financial assistance contribute greatly to its success.

Donor

Rating: 5

I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW I CAN RELATE THE DEDICATION OF BRENT GLOVER IN HIS TAKING CARE OF SO MANY HORSES. THEY ARE ALL SEPERATED ACCORDING TO NEED. THEY ARE ALL WITH A NAME AND A STORY....SOME OF WHICH ARE ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE. I'VE KNOWN BRENT FOR MANY YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SUPRISED BY HIS COMMITMENT TO TAKING A SPECIAL INTEREST IN EACH AND EVERY HORSE. THAT INCLUDES RAIN, OR SUNSHINE. I HAVE DONATED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO HIS CAUSE OVER THE YEARS INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF TONS OF HAY...FREE TO HIM WHEN HE NEEDED IT THE MOST. IF ANY OF YOU TRULY CARE ABOUT HORSES AND THEIR PROPER CARE, YOU WILL CONTRUBITE TO THIS GREAT CAUSE.
DWIGHT M. JOHNSSON
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Margaret L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and donated to Orphan Acres for more than a decade. Brent Glover, the owner/manager has a heart of gold and cares for these equines assiduously. Young and old, they thrive on good feed, regular vet checks and worming and farrier visits. The pandemic has made it difficult with far fewer volunteers able to come out and help. Donations go directly to the care and feeding of all the precious equine residents many who are rehabilitated and then adopted out while others may live out their years in loving comfort.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother in law at 89 years old was looking for a place that her 2 horses, Blue and Blaze could retire. Orphan Acres was just the place for them. Brent is awesome and loves taking care of them. Long term care at it's best. Blue and Blaze have settled in at their new home.
Thank you Brent.
With thanks and gratitude,
Linda Fox Acosta

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dedication, perseverance, and love for abused horses has saved hundreds.
Taking care of a 60 plus herd is hard enough, but add in inclimate weather and Covid 19 limiting volunteers it becomes even more difficult. Round of applause for those working so hard to give these horses another chance. Well done!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been at orphan acres for a month and a half now and really enjoy the company of all the horses there as well as Brent and the other volunteers. Its a warm atmosphere and they are trying to do some really good work. They have taken in some medically needy horses and they do everything they can to make sure these beautiful animals have the best possible lives that they can have for as long as they can. I appreciate everything they are doing for the animals and for helping me grow as a horse handler.

Stu M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered at Orphan Acres for 6 weeks in during the middle of the lockdown pandemic. Being there with all of the horses helped me lot, and the horses brought me a ton of purpose during a crazy time.
Orphan Arces does incredible work and has saved an astounding number of horses. There is a safe place there for any horse to live, while waiting for its adoption. Even if a horse is not adoptable, it will always have a home at Orphan Acres.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent over a month volunteering at Orphan Acres this Spring. They save so many horses and help them find forever homes! Thank you Orphan Acres for your dedication to helping horses.
I adopted my horse, Sage, from Orphan Acres this summer. Thank you, Orphan Acres, for helping Sage and I find each other! I love Sage and am so excited for us to spend our lives together. It could not have been possible without Orphan Acres!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a more recent volunteer at Orphan Acres, but I have had only amazing experiences there. The horses are met with their individual needs with love by Brent and volunteers, no matter what shape they arrived in. Orphan Acres truly is a phenomenal place, and has contributed so much to the wellbeing of the equines there.
Long term volunteers speak highly of this organization, and I can confirm that everything they say is true. Everyone who contributes their time to volunteering here can tell the level of commitment and determination there is to provide a happy, healthy life to all the animals who find themselves at Orphan Acres.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is a wonderful rescue that provides a safe home for equines of all backgrounds. I have been a volunteer here for almost 4 years and I have loved getting to know each horse and working hands-on with them. There is never a shortage of chores to do which keeps volunteers busy and gives us a purpose to help out the horses. Every horse is cared for and loved and Brent has done a wonderful job giving them a safe place to call home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is a truly incredible place for both animals and humans. The second you step onto the property of the sanctuary, you feel a sense of peace and love given off by the animals. Each and every horse is cared for and tended to, and they clearly are very appreciative of the love they receive from the people caring for them. The fact that Brent has been dedicated to running the sanctuary by himself for over 40 years with only the help of volunteers shows his genuine compassion and selflessness for every horse who comes his way. I have been a consistent volunteer for four years and I look forward to going out to Orphan Acres every chance that I get. Helping out with cleaning stalls, refilling water and grain buckets, and working with the horses one-on-one is the highlight of my time living in the Palouse area. It is truly a one of a kind organization and I highly recommend supporting Orphan Acres by any means possible.

Donor

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is a special place full of horses who came from sometimes abhorrent places. It is run by a very special person. I met Brent Glover a few years ago and have been a donor since. He is the most dedicated person to the welfare of his animals.

For so many Orphan Acres is their last resort. But with the help of volunteers and donations, Brent keeps his facility running and provides shelter, food and LOVE for roughly 80 + horses throughout the year. I will keep on supporting Orphan Acres.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an international student at washington state university. A friend of mine took me to orphan acres and we helped around for few hours. It was an amazing experience and everyone there is so friendly and kind. Interacting with the horses was so much stress relieving and joyful to me. I really appreciate orphan acres Inc. for their kindness, love and great help they are giving to the animals. I am looking forward to my next visit :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started volunteering at Orphan Acres and it is astonishing how many horses have been rescued by this organization and which are being cared for and restored to health. Helping this many animals is not easy and takes a lifetime dedication and for that, I want to applaud the wonderful owners of this nonprofit for their love for these beautiful animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just moved to the area and wanted to find a non profit to volunteer at. I went out to Orphan Acres to check it out. The gentleman running the facility Brent was warm and inviting and I could tell right away, he was in love with every equine there. At first we were taking turns giving a herd of horses a turn at being groomed while Brent described a little bit about each horse and their history. He knew each horses story, age and gentle sweet talked them as we groomed them. Next, we went about some chores, cleaning water troughs, getting grain buckets ready, etc. Brent worked right along side of us and was sincerely appreciative of our donation of help. I even met a gal who was had brought her foster girl she supports for some equine therapy. A couple days later, I returned to help again and was greeted with a warm hello and I new I had found my perfect place to donate my extra time and energy! This place is a god send to horses who need a soft place to live out their remainder of life, they are loved and cared for. Thank you Brent ,numerous volunteers and especially donors who make this organization run. Can’t wait to return!

2 Cindy W.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Orphan Acres for 10 years. I love this place. I am excited to take two of their horses in September. I am building a barn and getting ready. I volunteer up there every week even though I live an hour and 15 minutes away. 6 years ago I moved down to Lenore but I have to get my "horse fix." All the horses are so good and they love people. they are well cared for and love getting carrots and apples. I recommend doing there!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Orphan Acres Horse Rescue for 9 years. I relocated my animal family and my husband to Northern Idaho to be near this wonderful 45 year old horse rescue that has helped relocate 4500 abused, abandoned and cast away horses that may have gone to slaughter. Brent Glover has devoted his life to this wonderful sanctuary. This is truly a sanctuary where he has horses that are in their 40's. Whether they be retired race horses, abused horses, horses left from a dying or careless owner, Brent does all that he can to rehabilitate, find loving homes or keep these horses so they can retire in peace. If you are in the Northwest area of Idaho, come and visit. I live in Lenore which is an hour and a half away but I try to get up there once a week to have fun with the horses, help with the chores or help with paperwork in the office. WE are so excited that Rogers Subaru from Lewiston, Idaho has chosen Orphan Acres to be the local non profit for SHARE THE LOVE Subaru program which starts in November and goes to January . With every Subaru purchase, the company donates $250 to Orphan Acres, ASPCA, Meals on Wheels or National Park Foundation. I am proud to be part of Rogers Subaru and Subaru of American for caring about what people drive, the environment and helping local community events such as Share the Love. If you have a chance, call 208-882-9293 and stop in. You will be glad you did. The horses love visitors and we would love to have you!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beautiful place run by an incredibly caring man. Brent dedicates his life to the well-being of these horses. They are well taken care of and very lucky to have found a place such as this instead of being sent to slaughter. Thanks for all you do, Brent.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres, Inc has been a major part of my life for three years now. The owner/operator, Brent, puts an incredible amount of work into not only the horses' physical care and well-being, but also to their emotional status and healing from previous trauma or neglect. I'm continuously impressed by the dedication Brent and all the regular volunteers show in caring for all these horses. I have learned so much about equine health, care, behavior, herd dynamics, and the Human-Animal Bond through my time with the amazing equine residents of Orphan Acres, Inc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan acres is such an amazing rescue! The owner (Brent) works very hard to care for every one of the horses that comes to the rescue regardless of their background and how much care they require. The volunteers are super nice and helpful also. This rescue cares for so many horses that have been neglected around the Northwest and provides them with a safe home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is an amazing nonprofit organized to provide a haven for abused horses and rehabilitate horses if they have possibility of being adopted. The President spends countless hours looking after the horses, providing special meals for starvation cases, ensuring they are grouped with other horses in compatible situations, checking nightly for an expectant wild mare, able to manage 80+horses by name, in addition to monitoring the horses' health.In addition, Orphan Acres has a great group of volunteers who help out in many ways and value the opportunity to love these horses who have endured a lot in their lives. I highly recommend supporting this non-profit as they have some immediate needs and money donated is carefully spent. They truly are a one of a kind horse rescue place and volunteering with others has been a great experience. Orphan Acres has my five star rating and has excelled at providing abused horses a fantastic home! Joan Wilmotte

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love coming out to Orphan Acres, and it is always truly the highlight of my week. I find it to be a very grounding and peaceful place interacting with the horses and seeing them receive the necessary care they need as there is so much to be learned. It is both rewarding and heartwarming. This is an amazing sanctuary and has already come so far!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Orphan Acres regularly for three years and still look forward to every day I get to go out there. It is a wonderful place where horses with all kinds of backstories come to be loved forever or adopted to loving homes. Currently, we have over 80 horses that are being cared for by Brent (the owner/president) and the volunteers. There are many volunteers that come out to clean stalls, feed and groom horses, as well as help train horses with basic skills. Orphan Acres truly is an amazing rescue with lots of lovely people and animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as an international volunteer for 4 weeks at Orphan Acres. Not only have I had the opportunity to learn a lot about horses but have also been able to visit many beautiful places in the area. Brent, the owner of Orphan Acres, is extremely dedicated and it is very inspiring to see everything he does for and with the horses. I have always felt at home here as Brent and the other volunteers are very kind and welcoming. There is always a lot of work to be done, but it is very rewarding!

2 John W.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been to Orphan Acres about a dozen times to volunteer to help out the animals. Every time I go it's a very rewarding experience. Some of the work I have done includes cleaning stalls, giving animals fresh water, grooming, etc. Volunteering at Orphan Acres is something that I'd definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to give meaning and value to their life as well the lives of animals in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have grown up in a family that has always rescued needy animals - dogs, cats, horses, chickens, wounded birds, etc. I am an animal lover myself and love our dogs. The number of horses and other domesticated animals, as well as wildlife, that Orphan Acres has rescued over the years and currently, is nothing but "totally amazing." The efforts and support by the volunteers, other organizations and professionals that lend their services help to make rescues and rehab a success. Brent Glover has made all of this possible - totally dedicated individual - animal heroe! We need more people like this. There are many animals out there in the world and the US in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am totally amazed at the success of Orphan Acres - Brent Glover. The number of horses and other animals that have been rescued and rehabilitated. My wife volunteers for Orphan Acres and I love hearing about all of the horses - especially the senior horses and stallions. A lot of very sad stories surrounding these poor horses. I am disabled myself and am not able to do much with horses anymore but will continue to support and donate when I can. My hope for the future is that volunteers continue to work and support all of these beautiful creatures at Orphan Acres. I hope more people join in as volunteers and donate.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a great opportunity to help animals and learn about the natural world - particularly horses and ranching. Mr. Glover is a great teacher when your are working on tasks along side of him.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for a month here and I definitely loved it and would do it again if I have the chance to. It was an amazing experience, learned lots of new stuff, and bonded with the horses. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Brent was super sweet and helpful in everything and the horses are always his #1 priority. I totally recommend it.
- Paola Álamo

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The horses that are housed here are in such good care! Brent really loves and takes care of his horses. He's such a great guy and not only cares for the horses but educates people about them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every cent donated to this non-profit goes towards the horses. He truly cares about the animals and does everything in his power to make their lives as comfortable as possible with what little resources he has. An older man of at least 60 or 70s, he works harder than most young people I know.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres, Brent Glover, rescues horses who have been abused, abandoned or starved or just need a new home. There are a lot of horses in need! Brent provides care and rehabilitation for these horses and has an adoption program for folks looking for their new best (horse) friend. For those horses that may not be able to be adopted due to injuries or age, Orphan Acres provides a sanctuary. Orphan Acres was established in 1975 and has found homes for close to 3,600 horses of the 4,600 horses that have been rescued and placed in care. This is an amazing task!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stayed at Orphan Acres for three months as a volunteer and I had a wonderful time there. Orphan Acres is a perfect place for horses in need. Brent, the caretaker, takes in horses that nobody else wants and he does a wonderful job of providing love and care for the horses. He knows each of them by name and personality and thats over 80 horses at the moment.
Many horses have special needs and/or health problems and need special treatment and Brent works pretty much 24/7 to make sure they all get what they need.

Volunteering at Orphan Acres has been an unforgettable and very rewarding experience. The owner is extremely dedicated and works hard everyday, to make sure that all the horses are taken really good care of. Anyone looking for a new horse to adopt or a place to donate should consider this facility.
I can say, that Orphan Acres is a great place for these animals and I hope more people get to know this place and support it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Volunteers are amazing...the owner is questionable about certain instances that I have witnessed...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is a wonderful sanctuary for horses in need. Brent, the caretaker, does a wonderful job of providing love and care for the horses. He knows each of them by name and personality. All of the work I've done as a volunteer has brought me amazing gratitude and has been very enjoyable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering out at orphan acres since May and I absolute love coming here. Brent is an amazing person who cares and loves every horse out there. He has over 80 horses and they all are his kids. Can't wait to spend more weekends out there. Please volunteer or donate if you can to this wonderful place

2 Sydney Phelps B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I truly enjoy volunteering at Orphan Acres. Brent, the man in charge, has done a wonderful job keeping the horses safe, well fed, and happy. There is a pasture for all of them to graze and each horse has access to hay and water all day long. Every time I volunteer there I am amazed at how well he knows every horse; there are over 80! It is a fun and rewarding experience to know that I have played my small part in being in these horses lives, letting them know that they are cared for. Orphan Acres is a great place for these animals and I hope more people get to know this place and support it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Orphan Acres has been an amazing experience. They take in all of the abused and neglected horses and give them an environment where they can live with their herd and thrive. Brent, the owner/caretaker, works very hard to provide the best care for these horses, many of whom have special needs. They have had many horses live well into their 40’s which is evidence of the quality of life provided at this facility. I hope that individuals and organizations will continue to donate and support these horses (and the wonderful people that care for them).

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Orphan Acres has been an unforgettably rewarding experience. The owner is extremely devoted and hardworking, and there are many, many horses with serious needs. Anyone looking for a new horse to adopt or a place to donate should consider this facility.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first time volunteering but I definitely will be back! Orphan Acres and Brett are truly inspiring, and I find it amazing that he can take care of so many horses. This is an awesome and unique place!

1 Benjames D.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have volunteered here for eight years now because it is a wonderful place with a magical cause. This is where I learned how to operate my own non-profit conservation farm. Brent Glover takes care of his animals well and is a great mentor to those who chose to work in the non-profit sector of society!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Orphan Acres multiple times in the past few years! Brent has such a dedication to making sure all the horses get the care they need. I have enjoyed helping out with various chores and getting some horse experience!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Dr. John Fudens HMC DVM PH. I use to be a conventional veterinarian but gave up that type of treatment years ago. I am now a Dr. of Classical Homeopathy caring for animals , children and adults with homeopathy and other holistic treatments. I have known Brent and Orphan Acres for 4 years and have lived at the sanctuary for 2 years caring for and treating horses that have been abandoned, abused, mistreated, neglected and more. I did this as I was making a transition from Boise ID area to the CDA Idaho area where i will be living and practicing shortly. For the 53 years I have been treating animals with various methods, having been on many farms and ranches with large animals (started out as a large animal vet) I have never seen anyone so in love and caring for horses as Brent is. Running O.A. is not his job but his life and passion. The over 80+ horses he has at present have better care than a lot of humans on this planet which is a sorry state for humanity. How he drives himself in caring for the horses 24/7 in any type of weather and conditions is nothing short of amazing. I help as best i can besides the medial treatment but he does this by himself and with college volunteers. I believe what he does every day keeps him alive even with his own health issues. What any person(s), organizations, companies can do to help him care for these horses is one of the best and kindest acts that can be done. Please try to help him and the horses as best you can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brent is truly passionate about what he does and is constantly looking to improve! Orphan Acres is a wonderful place!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Orphan Acres Inc. for a little over a year now, and I absolutely love it. Brent is so dedicated to finding good, loving homes for horses. He is always working hard to improve Orphan Acres and he is so willing to help his volunteers and the community out with whatever they need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres is an extraordinary place. Taking care of horses is no easy task, and Brent does it with 70+ horses in need. I am so appreciative of all he does, and I am glad I had the opportunity to help him out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Today was my first time volunteering at Orphan Acres, the first of many. I had a great experience during my time here, spending time with the horses and helping around the farm. It's an amazing thing that Orphan Acres does for these horse, cares for them, loves them, feeds them. I would definitely recommend volunteering at Orphan Acres to my friends, it is something everyone should experience for themselves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The things that Orphan Acres does for these horses is remarkable. I am always happy to help out here, I feel like it benefits me almost as much as it benefits the horses. Overall, great place I fell in love it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Orphan Acres several times over the past three years that I've attended Washington State University, and each time is more rewarding than the last. My sorority has done multiple service projects at Orphan Acres. When we first got there, Brent gave us a brief history lesson of the ranch and how he came to care for dozens of horses. His passion for his nonprofit organization was warming and my sorority sisters and I took it to heart. We've volunteered at Orphan Acres multiple times since then and will continue to volunteer with Brent for as long as he needs us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this place so much, such an amazing opportunity to be able to volunteer here.

4 Myra S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had my first experience at Orphan Acres last week and it was absolutely wonderful. The horses are happy and well loved, the area is beautiful and the volunteers are amazing and compassionate. What a great place!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had a wonderful time volunteering. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The animals were very sweet and gentle, couldn't have asked for anything better.

5 Kenna D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the chance to volunteer with this great organization through my sorority. I had a fantastic time meeting Brent as he is so passionate about the care that these horses receive. I had the opportunity to walk one of the blind horses Misty May and was impressed by her sweet heart. This organization is fantastic and I look forward to volunteering here again!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at Orphan Acres in April of 2016. It has been an invaluable experience and I have learned so much. This organization provides a safe space for community members to volunteer at any commitment level and prior horse experience. I started volunteering with very little horse experience, and have learned more and more with each visit. This organization is backed by dedicated volunteers, a selfless owner, and generous donors. My life has been profoundly impacted through this organization and the interactions I have had with the horses.

3 Quinn2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Orphan Acres for about a year now. I had never been around horses before and was unsure at first to enter such a large herd. It turns out they are very gentle and fun to be around! Now I have learned not just how to brush horses and clean stalls, but also how to interact with horses, train them, and read their personalities. The owner, Brent, is always willing teach if you want to learn more about horses. Orphan Acres is a great place to volunteer if you like to get outside and hang out with animals like I do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is an amazing place! We were welcomed with open arms to go reach out to all of the horses. He even invited us to help out when the hay was coming in. The owner knows every horse by name, age and condition. All 80 of them.

4 Laura289

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started Volunteering at Orphan Acres in January, and am extremely impressed with the operation. I have never met someone with a more giving heart than the president, Brent. He has a unique relationship with each one of his animals and it is easy to see they all love him very much. With Brent no horse is a bad horse, and every horse is worth saving. When at OA, you are surrounded by success stories from this philosophy. Volunteering has become a part of my weekly (and sometimes daily) schedule and while I try to do everything I can to help Brent and the horses, I am unable to repay them for the invaluable experience and horse therapy they give to me.

In an effort to help raise money for Orphan Acres, I have designed some home decor and accessories using photos of the horses. These items are for sale on Etsy and can be found with a simple search of "orphan acres" All proceeds from sales of these items will be donated to OA.

5 Anna27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently volunteered at Orphan Acres Inc. and was blown away by the dedication of all the volunteers and Brent. He truly cares for the welfare of these horses as well as making them as comfortable as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed helping plant trees and brush horses. I cannot wait until I have the opportunity to go back and help some more. This is a one-of-a-kind experience no person should pass up.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I visited Orphan Acres twice and each time the experience left me with a memory that will last forever. I find beauty in the outdoors and in the life of animals so spending time helping the farmers of this ranch was a pleasure!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with this organization when I can, and find it to be accomplishing incredible things. Unfortunately, it seems to be constantly in need of long term volunteers to function more autonomously and let the operators of Orphan Acres work without having to constantly tell volunteers what needs done. Regardless, an amazing volunteer organization maintained by truly compassionate people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I visited Orphan Acres on Sunday, October 25th, 2015. It's an amazing place and doing really important work to save the lives of abused and abandoned horses. They've worked very hard to rehabilitate horses and find loving homes for many of them over the years. I'm making a donation today, and I encourage all people concern with animal welfare to join me in supporting Orphan Acres. Thank you, Brent for the big zucchini which I turned into zucchini bread when I returned home to Issaquah.

3 Cecilia A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I helped brush and interacted with the horses. I cleaned out the food and water bins which made it a good workout. The personnel were very friendly.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Went out to complete required hours for a class but plan on becoming a regular volunteer. You can tell how much Brent cares for these horses and the effort put into their care is amazing. Can't wait to come back and help!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a new student orientation leader at the University of Idaho, I took a group of students to volunteer at Orphan Acres as a part of our "Serve Your New Community" project. Myself and my students were amazed to find such a wonderful organization in our small town, the things they do to rehabilitate and find forever homes for horses is so wonderful! It's all done on volunteer time, and they've rehomed over 2000 horses. Everyone who is there full time is so passionate about what they do and it is such an incredible operation!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every time i have gone i have had a great time helping brent with chores that need to be done. The horses are well taken care of and watching brent interact with them is really amazing especially since he knows all of their names and stories.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Orphan Acres provides a great service to the community by providing a home for horses that need one. The horses are well cared for by the on-site caretakers, and a host of volunteers regularly come from local universities, and surrounding communities to pitch in to help with the chores as well as the ongoing maintenance needs of the farm. There is always plenty that needs to be done and it is fun to get involved when it is obvious that the help is needed and appreciated.