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Front Range Equine Rescue

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Dedicated to stopping the abuse and neglect of horses.

Results: Hundreds of horses have been saved through our efforts.

Target demographics: save the Wild Horses, keep horses from going to slaughter, and end horse abuse

Direct beneficiaries per year: many horses through rescue and adoption, and we fought huge corporations against horse slaughter.

Geographic areas served: Florida, Virginia, and Colorado

Programs: rescue program, adoption, Save the Wild Horses campaign, horse-related education programs, and owner assistance programs.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Hilary and some of the volunteers years ago at a horse expo. It was an honor to finally meet some of the faces behind this great horse rescue whose reputation preceded them. Their work was well-known in our community and soon became legendary in the fight to end horse slaughter. I've worked for many years to fight horse abuse and have never heard a bad thing said about this organization. They are what horse rescue should be!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Front Range Equine Rescue has been instrumental in assisting us with programs to help keep horses in good homes. Our efforts to keep horses with responsible owners and connected to equine veterinarians have met with success thanks to support from FRER. Their belief in innovative, positive solutions to equine issues makes them a true leader in horse rescue and advocacy.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered with my parents at Front Range Equine Rescue during my middle school and high school years. We loved meeting all of the horses and became a foster family for a few years once we owned horse property. I took riding lessons and participated in educational events to learn more about caring responsibly for horses. It was a great day when I purchased my first horse! Front Range Equine Rescue inspired me to share my love for horses with others and I now have my own students to teach the joys of responsible ownership and proper riding skills. Thank you Front Range for all you do for abused horses!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My husband and I discovered Front Range Equine Rescue back in 2008 when looking to help raise awareness of horse abuse and help local non-profits at our training barn. We've been impressed since our first contact with them and have not stopped our admiration since! They are professional, knowledgeable and always put the horses first. Their achievements range from helping each horse in the most responsible way to educating the local community about responsible horse ownership and other important issues (such as fire evacuation) to large scale efforts to end horse slaughter and advocate on behalf of wild horse protections. Their legal efforts to keep new horse slaughter plants from opening were precedent setting to say the least. We were honored to assist with rehabilitation of abused horses and help with training evaluations. My husband and I also adopted two FRER horses and helped find homes for several others. Cannot say enough good things here!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For over 10 years we've partnered with Front Range Equine Rescue when possible to help abused horses, especially keeping them from slaughter. It's been a win-win for both of our organizations as we can help additional at-risk horses by working together beyond what our groups can do alone. The work we all do can be emotionally draining so it's great to have like-minded people to share the experience with, as well as the heart-warming part of it! Front Range has made a tremendous difference to horse rescue in Colorado and well beyond.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

From the first time I ever heard of Front Range Equine Rescue, and consistently since, it has impressed me with an organization full of integrity that maintains its broad but focused goal, to help horses in America. Its programs to educate, rehabilitate, and advocate are more than impressive, and they exceed those of any organization of its size. This is the kind of charity to give to, that uses what it gets to the best result. Its work in the legal area -- shutting down horse slaughter and fighting to keep wild horses on the range -- is nothing short of inspirational, and largely victorious.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Front Range Equine Rescue has a proven history of working to end the abuse and neglect of horses through its rescue and educational programs. The organization has worked steadily to remove horses from abusive situations, providing them with proper care to regain their health. They also take responsibility for ensuring that horses whose suffering cannot be eliminated or relieved are provided with humane euthanasia. They don't "play hero" trying to force crippled/debilitated/dying horses to live like too many other 'rescues' do. Rehabilitated horses receive training evaluation prior to placement in qualified adoptive homes. Other horses are retired at the rescue when chances for finding the right home are slim but the horse is otherwise in overall good health.
Front Range Equine Rescue is the organization which stopped the expansion of horse slaughter back into the U.S. through a tremendous grassroots funded legal campaign. FRER promotes responsible alternatives to slaughter as well. Front Range also fights on behalf of wild horse protections, with direct rescue, education/advocacy, and legal action where appropriate.
Whether taking on one horse at a time or assisting with large rescue situations, Front Range has done it all with integrity, compassion, practical solutions, and by putting horses first.

4 sixandme

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been my privilege to work with Front Range Equine Rescue on a number of occasions, seeing the outstanding work they do first hand, going above and beyond the usual when it comes to equine rescue. Through the expert guidance of Ms. Wood, Front Range has grown and evolved the organization in a manner that has successfully navigated the current socio-economic crisis. They have been front runners when it comes to educating horse owners as well as the general public and aiding horses desperately needing assistance. All horses are treated with kindness, dignity, and respect and those that are well enough are given new opportunities for a lifetime of love in a carefully screened and properly educated home. This is an outstanding organization and I am happy to recommend them.

4 Darla C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Front Range Equine is one of the top equine rescues in the United States. Their innovative programs like Stop the Backyard Breeder and Trails End are making a NATIONWIDE difference. FRER is the role model for new rescue groups just starting up, and other groups looking to improve.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Front Range Equine Rescue is an exceptional organization for, about, and dedicated to the horse. If it weren't for Front Range Equine Rescue, there would be a lot more horses suffering in this world. Not only do they serve to promote horse welfare, they serve the horses in the local area as well as horses all over the United States. They have a "End of the Trail" program that assists horse owners when they have to make the heart-breaking decision that their horse may no longer be happy in this life. They have assisted countless owners financially to end the suffering of their aged horses. They also have a "castration rebate" program that assists owners in being responsible horse owners and not "back yard breeders" breeding horses adding to the unwanted horse problem that plagues our country. Last year Front Range Equine Rescue had a 'Horse Owner's Assistance" program that assisted horse owners in this trough economic time to purchas feed for their horses as well as assisting to provide needed veterinary services. Front Range Equine Rescue helps horses on so many worth-while, necessary ways!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Front Range Equine Rescue is a top-notch horse rescue. They are fully committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, evaluating and training horses. When a horse is ready for adoption, they do a fantastic job of placing horses in a suitable home where they will be appreciated and enjoyed. In addition to working directly with horses, they also work with people to provide educational opportunities for both current and potential owners. I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Front Range Equine Rescue for over 10 years now and find them to be the most professional resuce around by far. You can be assured that any support you give to this rescue will be well used and appreciated.

2 Holly7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an equine veterinarian and I have had a lot of experience with many equine rescues over the last 15 years. Front Range Equine Rescue has been consistently ethical, dependable, and diligent in their mission to stop the abuse and neglect of horses. They take in these amazing creatures that have been wronged by humans and work with other equine professionals to evaluate their health and quality of life. A plan is then made for each of them. Many get to live out their lives at this rescue with excellent care, compassion and a clean environment. Some of these horses require expensive medication to be healthy or sound, and Hillary always says to me "If that's what this horse needs, that is what this horse gets." Some of these horses are rehabilitated and placed in forever homes. Unfortunately, some of them are just given the humane euthanasia that they have needed for a long time...a gift given to them by people they just met. This is a mission that is amazing and rewarding, yet heart-wrenching and difficult. I respect them immensely and their work is so appreciated in our community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work extensively in the animal welfare and animal law field, and Front Range Equine Rescue is one of those amazing nonprofits that focuses its mission and direction, and knows what it is about and what it wants to do. Its work in rescue, in advocacy, and in education are some of the best out there. And it combines all of that action work with the most important work of all -- saving, fostering and adopting out individual horses in need. The save the neglected and fight to stop the abuses of horses around America. And one of the really great aspects of Front Range is its willingness to work with other groups, and its ability to get along with all reasonable players and positions. All around, I can't give Front Range a higher rating or say more about the group except they are the best!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Front Range Equine Rescue goes beyond taking horses out of abusive and neglectful situations. They work further by rehabilitating and retraining them to better their chances of being successful in new homes. It is also important that Front Range shares education regarding horse slaughter and have a support for the wild horse campaign. Equally as important to all the above, Front Range Equine Rescue has for owner assistance programs. Stop-the-backyard breeder, Trails end, Fire/disaster evacuation and horse owner assistance.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an equine veterinarian that has worked with Front Range Equine Rescue for several years. FRER provides an exemplary level of care to each of the many horses that come to the rescue. Horses arriving at the rescue in poor condition receive excellent dietary and veterinary care to return them to health. Front Range addresses physical and behavioral issues in order to give the horses the best possible quality of life and chance of a good life in a new adoptive home. A great deal of time, money, and energy is dedicated giving each horse the best possible chance at a comfortable life. Each horse is thoroughly evaluated by veterinarians and professional trainers. Physical problems are addressed with several modes of therapy – special shoeing or trimming, Legend injections, chiropractic, acupuncture, dentistry, etc. Each horse is handled regularly and professional training, as appropriate for each horse’s physical limitations, ensures the horse’s mental well-being and adoptability.
Front Range Equine Rescue also provides several outreach programs to benefit horses. Front Range hosts a number of owner-education programs, from an Equine Education Day to day camps for future generations of horse owners. In addition, Front Range provides financial assistance programs for castrations and humane euthanasia.
I am proud to be associated with Front Range Equine Rescue. This organization has a well-deserved excellent reputation and helps many horses and horse owners.