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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

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!

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!!!