Fantastic rescue. Everyone goes above and beyond to make the best match for horses and people. Photo is my son and his adopted horse
I have seen so many horses come in so very pitiful & leave a new horse with a loving forever home. So much teaching goes on at the barn..new young volunteers!
I got Kayah from them a few years ago and he was a great little horse. But after a while it became apparent that I was going to have another knee replacement plus some other problems I had, It would be very hard for me to be able to take care of all my horses. I contacted WVHN Deb Pennington and she drove all the way from WV to Illinois to take Kayah back home to WV> He now has a new home and does very well! My computer crashed and I don't have any pics to post of my boy Kayah:-(
The West Virginia Horse Network not only recuses equines at risk but rescues people too! This organization is amazing. We have been volunteering for the last 3 months. We have witnessed sick and/or emaciated horses transform into rambunctious healthier horses. We were taught what was needed to get those horses to that goal. By volunteering we have become happy and healthier. Nicky Walters is an amazing lady who will attempt to move a mountain if it meant an at risk horse could be saved.
The WV Horse Network is an amazing rescue that does amazing work with the horses and the volunteers. My daughter and I have volunteered for over a year now and it has been the best thing that has ever happened for us. My daughter has learned so much about owning a horse and what it all entails. Her passion for the horses has helped her through the roughest times this past year. The dedication of the rescue to not only rehabilitation of the horses but to the humans is not even describable in writing. Seeing the progress daily of a horse that comes in that is so skinny and hooves so overgrown to what they become in such a short amount of time makes a heart sing with joy. This rescue deserves to be recognized for everything they do.
WVHN is a great Horse Rescue, not only do they rescue the horses and find them better homes, they make every effort to educate adopters and potential adopters in all aspects of horse ownership, through seminars, volunteer work and earned lessons. I am a riding instructor and have helped WVHN by supplying free or reduced cost lessons to their volunteers and participants in their yearly learning programs. They have several other partners, such as Vets and Farriers who also donate time to teach potential adopters. They are an extremely worthwhile Nonprofit that works really hard with all their resources to give back to the Equine Community.
They not only help starved or abused horses, but when possible help owners find a better home for their equine, when things just don’t work out, the pony below is a great example. He had a good home, but just wasn’t a good fit in the situation, with WVHN and it’s support group, he was able to be placed in a perfect situation.
I have learned so much through this nonprofit. I’ve loved seeing all the transformations of the horses and watch them live the life they have always dreamed of in their new forever homes!
West Virginia Horse Network has brought so much joy to my life. I am the adopter coordinator and love helping people find their right horse. We adopted the absolute two best geldings from WVHN. We have Pilgrim, the most perfect quarter horse. Later on we adopted Churro, the best minature horse.
West Virginia Horse Network truly loves and cares for all of the horses they rescue. They rehabilitate and train horses so that they can be placed into loving homes.
Your Rating: 5 stars Role: Volunteer September 17, 2021 This group is awesome! Between rescuing neglected and malnourished horses and teaching aspiring horse people the ins and outs of horse ownership they are making the world a better place for people and animals alike.
I have adopted a mini from them as well as foster horses for them. They are great at making sure the horse is the right fit for the adopter. They provide education on care for a horse which helps to ensure the horse is well cared for in their new home.
They do a great job for the horses and children given their size and resources.
They always find a way to get what’s needed for every horse they get called about. They also make a point to thank any who have been able to help (financial and/or physical) they receive.
I am glad we have them to help with our equine friends when they need it most! ❤️
After a string of losses of our long time horses to old age and illnesses my wife and I thought since we had the room it might help my depression to fill a couple empty stalls. The wife found the WVHN Rescue and we went to visit and pet some needy horses. We met this aged mare that had been rescued and and decided to foster and after a few months adopted her. Her looks and behavior simply melted our hearts. Later we fostered a sweet young gelding in drastic need of care and handling. The nice rescue people keep in touch and are there for help.
West Virginia Horse Network, INC. is an organization committed to rehabilitating and finding fantastic new homes for horses that are in need because of abuse, neglect, training needs or because their owners can no longer care for them. Through a variety of outreach efforts such as Barn Buddies, the Adoption Academy and the Golden Day Club this organization is being innovative and proactive in their efforts to improve life for horses in need. I am beyond proud to be part of the efforts of this incredible team of good-hearted people who use their time and talents to help horses and humans.
WVHN is a great resource for local horse owners and horses in need. They have a unique program called Barn Buddies that my 10 year old son has participated in the last two years. They teach horsemanship skills along with hands-on training with rescued horses.
My son and I had just started volunteering with WVHN when I had an emergent need with my own horse. Nicky stepped in and helped out tremendously when I needed it the most. The volunteers here are genuine and care about the horses they encounter.
This is a wonderful organization for both humans and equines. They are very responsible with their intakes, and teach the public about horsemanship, and what horse ownership involves.
This is the single best charity for horses in the state of West Virginia! They have dedicated volunteers that help clean, feed, and rescue horses in need. However, there is always more horses in need of rescue - so their job is never truly done. They do an amazing job with the resources on hand and it is unbelievable how many horses they have saved and put into forever homes. I can't rate this charity high enough.
I have volunteered with WVHN Inc since April 2018. They do an excellent job of rescuing, rehabbing, and rehoming abandoned, neglected, and abused horses. They alsi do an excellent job of educating the public and prospective adopters on the joys, hassles, and expense of keeping a horse. They do everything through volunteers and on a tight budget but always manage to get things done. I adopted a wonderful retired racing thoroughbred I met through my volunteer activites. I watched him transform from a sick, skinny, depressed horse inti a happy, healthy horse I share my life with now. They arecan excellent non profit.
I started volunteering with this rescue. A couple months ago and they are wonderful. I've seen some amazing transformations already. Not only do they save equine lives, they educate people on the basics of horse care and why careless breeding and sales are bad. Once a horse is placed with an approved adopter, WVHN is always available for support. They have some great teachers who are more than willing to share what they know.
West Virginia Horse Network is the best rescue around. WVHN goes above and beyond to help the neglected, abused, and unwanted equines. Not only do they help horses in need, WVHN also helps owners in need and offers classes to educate people about owning a horse. They have a wonderful program called Barn Buddies that help teach children everything they need to know about horses and owning a horse. The best part is they are the reason we own our rescue boy, Remington, who always puts up with our shenanigans!
I have seen first hand the amazing work this organization has done. They have saved and turned around the lives of horses that had been given up on.
This rescue continues to go above and beyond all expectations! Heart of gold! Nicky, the director, puts her heart and soul into the safety and health of these horses. She loves what she does and is very creative in training the horses as well as the volunteers who love working with these animals. I cannot say enough good things about this Rescue.
This organization is the BEST! Nicky, the director puts her heart and soul into this organization! The volunteer and helpers are all great to work with. They all care so deeply for the horses. So many lives are saved. Skills are learned. Great organization!!!!
I've been with this nonprofit as a volunteer and supporter and also as a foster and I must say they go above and beyond to help any horse in need when they get a call of a horse needing rehomed or driving by a horse that needs their assistance or going to an auction for teaching experience and going back the next day to pick up one that wasn't planned this rescue has a very proven record of rehabilitation of health and training to find forever homes as well I just believe from the bottom of my ❤️️ That they are one of the very best well round rescues and anyone should check WVHN out for a future companion and or a regular monetary supporter or volunteer they are very deserving horse rescue
West Virginia Horse Network is an outstanding organization that makes a tremendous difference in the lives of horses in need.
West Virginia Horse Network is an amazing organization. They do fantastic work rescuing horses and rehabilitating them so they are ready for their new homes. They screen applicants thoroughly and make sure each person is the right fit for the horse and vice versa, which eliminates a high rate of horses being returned to the rescue because they didn’t work out for the person who adopted them. We adopted my daughter’s horse, Una from this rescue and she is the perfect match for my daughter. We also volunteer with this organization and find that working with these horses is both rewarding and fun. If you are looking to adopt a horse, a highly recommend contacting them.
I am a volunteer, foster, and adopter. I love this rescue, it is ran by an amazing group of people. They are easy to talk to when I have a problem, they have a wonderful program for kids called Barn Buddies that my daughter loves, and they care enough to train the horses before placing them in forever homes so they are not immediately returned. Though this group is small, they make up for it in heart. A wonderful rescue completely dedicated to helping the horses in our area. They also allowed us to adopt my daughter's horse, who has been one of the best horses I have ever had the experience of being around.
We adopted a rescue horse from West Virginia Horse Network a few years ago and they are the most dedicated people I know, to the horses they rescue, and the life lessons and responsibility that they teach the young people that volunteer there. They are such a wonderful group of people even after adopting our horse, they are always there to answer any question or if I need advice. Dolly (our WVHN Rescue horse) is an awesome horse she is smart and well trained, we could not ask for a better horse. Thank you WVHN & Thank you Nicky for all you do!
Wonderful group of dedicated, passionate volunteers making a difference in the lives of horses and the adults and children that work with them and love them!
For any horse lover, this nonprofit is a chance to walk into a barn and hear the whinnies of a bunch of horses, happy for the love and attention.
It is well-run and well organized where everyone gets a chance to groom a horse or clean a stall. But it's so much more than that--it's about giving horses another chance by teaching them how to behave and be respectful. But there's more...the Barn Buddy program--it teaches children responsibility and leadership and how to be a part of something bigger than their immediate world.
The volunteers are constantly dreaming up activities and fundraisers. This organization has a big place in my heart.
I had a pony I obtained due to an unpaid board bill that had been adopted from a terrible neglect case from a local shelter. I didn't need the pony, but didn't want to worry about her ever being hungry or abused again. I contacted WVHN and she was placed through them with their contract in her forever home! Best people in the world to work with!!
We had a pony come into our barn from an abuse case in Roane Co. We ended up owning the pony later on, and didn't have anyone at our place to become her "person" I went to looking for the best option to find her a forever home. Auction was NEVER an option and selling this little mare was something I was just oppose to because of her background. When she came in our barn, I promised her she would never be hungry again. I contacted Nicky with the rescue and ask her to place her through them. They found her the PERFECT home with her very own girl to always be hers. Her story is also shared on her. The pony was Arizona. :) Terrific people to work with that truly care about all the horses in their care.
We adopted a little pony from West Virginia Horse Network. We are so impressed with this organization, not only for what they do for the horses they rescue, but the life lessons, and responsibility that they teach the young people that volunteer there. They do not take in more animals than can be cared for, and they do not adopt a horse out until they have received training, and are in good health. Their volunteers must keep their grades up, and learn all facets of horsemanship, not just riding. They are SO deserving, and do it all on a shoestring budget in an area that has been hit hard economically. Please consider them for recognition.
We adopted a rescue pony from this organization. They are so wise; they know that horses and ponies with good manners and training are kept, not surrendered. They do not adopt out horses until they are ready to be in a good home. They also teach their young volunteers valuable life lessons about responsibility, hard work, and giving back. They are also responsible in that they do not take in more animals than they can care for - feed, vet, farrier, etc.. And they do this all on a shoe string budget. Please support them!
I am a volunteer at West Virginia Horse Network. This organization is amazing. They give so many horses a second chance, and they give people a chance to learn how to train, care for, and ride horses. I've been volunteering for about seven months now, and this rescue is such a huge part of my life. I've loved horses for as long as I can remember, but I never thought I would have the opportunity to work with them. I've formed a special bond with a horse too. Major came in one month after I did, underweight and neglected. Now, he is living a happy life until he finds his perfect home ❤️ The way this rescue treats these horses is an example of how all horses deserve to be loved. I'm glad that I can say that WVHN is a part of my life.
I started volunteering for this rescue in march 2016. I've always had a love for horses but this rescue is the reason I have a bond with them , especially my own horse Arizona that I adopted from the rescue. Everyone on the board and all those who volunteer ( both kids and adults ) are amazing people. This rescue saves any horse they are capable of taking in. I have seen pregnant horses, abused horses, extremely underweight horses, and many others be saved because of the West Virginia Horse Network.
We started volunteering with West Virginia Horse Network about two years ago. My kids are part of Barn Buddies, a program designed to help children. WVHN teaches children in their program how to care for and train horses. They gain so much knowledge on proper care, feeding, training, and riding horses. Not only does WVHN help children they also help their community and most of all horses in need. This group goes above and beyond to aid horses and horse owners in need. I can't say enough about how wonderful this non profit rescue is. Because of WVHN we, as a family, have learned so much about caring for horses. We even became first time horse owners thanks to them and a generous supporter of theirs. A very kind lady saw the love and bond between my daughter and a rescue that came to the rescue in mid-December 2015. She adopted him and gave him to my daughter so their bond wouldn't have to end if he were to be adopted. We are, and will forever, be grateful for that lady and WVHN for making our dreams come true of owning a horse and helping horses in need. I can't put into words how great it feels to see these horses come in and get rehabilitated and adopted! It fills our hearts with so much joy. In my opinion WVHN deserves so much praise and thanks for all they do! Pictured is my daughter, Kadence, with her WVHN rescue horse, Remington. ❤️
I've been with this rescue for over two years. I am a volunteer, foster, and adopter. Volunteering with West Virginia Horse Network is the best thing that's happened to me. This network has brought out the leader in me, made me more confident, and helped me do things I've never imagined doing, like performing in competitions with horses. The people in this program have filled me with powerful and irreplaceable knowledge that I use every day. I'll forever be grateful to West Virginia Horse Network for giving me the opportunity to adopt my very first horse, who I am very proud to call my soulmate. This rescue has changed several horses' lives and peoples' lives and is filled with warm and caring people. I always recommend WVHN to anyone who is looking to volunteer.
WVHN is a great nonprofit rescue. All of the volunteers have so much patience and love for every horse that comes in. This rescue not only helps bring horses back to health but takes the time to work with each horse so that they have respect and trust to be placed in a forever home. Another great thing about WVHN is the barn buddy program that teaches kids the proper way to handle horses and gives them the confidence and leadership skills to help them be good horse owners in the future.
I totally think it's one of the best the board the volunteers and owners do everything possible as a team to care and train these horses to better place them in a safer environment I have seen this organization from conception and I to volunteer when I can but I truly am very proud of how they care and love ❤️ these horses
The rescue is not only helping horses, but also children. Teaching children to train horses is empowering and builds confidence, while the horses benefit from the training and handling. When my daughter and me first arrived I was amazed what all the children could do, they are truly amazing. WVHN is by far the best non profit around, I am grateful to now be apart of something wonderful.
I have been a volunteer for WVHN for over two years now. I have seen amazing things happen as far as rescuing, rehab, training and getting these horses and ponies ready to be adopted out to there forever homes. They also have a Barn Buddies program for the children in the community that they can join and this has been a huge success. They have wonderful success in there adoption system and they screen the adoption very careful to make sure they are going to great forever homes. They deserve to reserve all the help they can get so they can keep saving the lives of these beautiful horses. Thanks