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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

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.;)

2

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

Great work done by great people
Check out the website or like Facebook page to see all the great work these people do

Judy P. M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing people.
The care and love I see them putting into their rescue is off the chart.
I support 100%
❤️

Rebecca S.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for Hope in various manners and Dani and Wayne and our team do amazing work for the horses in our community! Not just directly but also by raising awareness.

Kara30

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love Hope Equine Rescue. They work tirelessly for the benefit of abused and neglected horses. Lives are changed though Hope.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope is a safe place for neglected and abused horses to rehab. It's also fosters growth and education in young people though the volunteer program. Learning about ones self and community while caring for horses.

Jennifer L.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing place! They do so much for the horses and donkeys. This is an amazing place to volunteer! They genuinely want and do what is best for the animals!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hope does an amazing job caring for unwanted horses, giving them hope again. Great group of people.

2 Shadowfax

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.