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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

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sharyl R.

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

Jennifer165

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hope Equine goes above and beyond for each and every horse they take in. Where others see a lost cause, the team at Hope sees a lost soul in need of care and commitment. The seminars are wonderful and gave every horse owner the chance to be brought up to date on the latest in equine health. The Poker rides, the Low Cost gelding clinic, the endless support of those in need, etc. Hope Equine is a top rescue because of the commitment to the horses that each and everyone apart of the rescue demostrates.

Janice Prescott H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen them help Horses in need that I would have just most likely put down. I have been doing rescue for over 30 years. They are one of the best in Florida with helping horses. Like the pony Star, I would have never done everything they have done to save that pony even though she will never be a riding pony they have done everything to make her safe and comfortable and she has come much further than I ever thought she would!

Wanda P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently I took in a mare that was abused and neglected he was very thin and her hooves were very bad. I did everything I could think of to help her. I called everywhere trying to find help for her. I finaly called the local feed stores and everyone of them gave me Hope equines name. It was a blessing. They came out and they were very honest in their opinions on her condition. A few days later they came out to pick her up to go to the vets for xrays. She has not been handled or treated nicely for years. It took several hours to load her. They never lost their patients or pushed her to hard. The xrays were not good but they did not give up. This horse has a lot of fight in her and she's not going to give up and they won't give up on her. They have keep me informed on honey and her progress. They are awesome. I know if not for Hope she would never made it.

Pam_24

Donor

Rating: 5

Go to their Facebook page and read the entries about Bella, katie, Honey, and Star. Hope Equine does not hesitate to take the most difficult cases and turns them into successes. These are cases that anyone else or other rescues would turn down as hopeless. Please go read for yourself.

Emily39

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone there is awesome and very knowledgeable. If your interested in horses and its your first time interacting / taking care of one this is definately the place to go if they don't have a horse for you there they will help you find one. They will not steer you wrong! I love them and would do anything for them just give them a try.

Joanne13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Honest, devoted and caring. No horse is too old or neglected to try. Thank God we have this Rescue in our community

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Hope Rescue last year when I started looking for a horse. I had looked a several other rescues and was not happy with what I had found. Then I saw an ad for Hope and thought well let me see what they have to offer.From the moment I meet Dani, I was impressed. She started asking me questions about my knowledge of horses, my riding skills, my pets, my housing, anything and everything you can think of that would be important knowledge about where one of the horses could end up. After we spoke for awhile she told me that she didn't have any horses that would be a good match for me at that time. But she would let me know if anything was to change. I went back to the rescue a few more times, just to watch and learn more about the rescue and how they worked with the horses. The more time I spent there the more I knew this is where I wanted my horse to come from. They don't just let there horses go to anybody that wants one, they match the horses to the people that are right for them. They are very selective about where the horse is going and who it is going to. They require you to spend time with a horse, get to know it, and allow it to get to know you. They feel that you and the horse must bond that you must gain the horses trust. You are required to spend a certain amount of time with a horse. You feed it , grom it, work with it in the arena. You get to know it and it gets to know you. After a couple of months, I found my perfect horse at the rescue. I started working with him and learning from Dani, about caring for a horse. I have learned so much from this lady, she is truly amazing. The passion she has for these horses is undesribable. I have now had my horse for a few months, and have never been happier. Dani still checks in on us and I still call her everytime I have a question (which is alot). But she is always there with advise and direction. Dani Horton and Hope Rescue have changed my life in the most amazing way. I can't imagine life now without my horse and Dani there to cheer us on.

Kathi-ann W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These p. eople by far go above and beyond to help the many need equines. They deserve everything you can give them. Wonderful place hope equine

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When ever I have a question or problem with any of our horses here I know I can always count on Dani to help me out. Her and Wayne are really good people. My family and I support the rescue 100% on what they do. It takes a lot of courage and strength to do the things Dani and Wayne do for a lot of these animals they rescue from the abusers. We try to attend every event they hold to raise money and I always buy my tack and grooming supplies from them to help support the rescue. As people do donate their old items to them and I love to shop at Hope Equine Rescue... The compassion Dani has has is enormous and her dedication to what she believes in is extraordinary... I vote that Hope Equine Rescue is the best equine rescue in Polk County, Florida....

Donor

Rating: 5

It is obvious to anyone that Dani and her team are passionate about the health and well being of horses. On multiple occasions, I have seen or heard about Hope Equine going above and beyond, just to do the right thing.

Cindy46

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue! They have hearts for helping animals, wish more people big hearts like them.