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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

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at hope equine rescue. I have learned so many things from feeding, stall cleaning, and training of the horses so they can find there forever homes that will love them. We help out the community with gelding clinics. The first picture of VIDALIA is when she came in. The second picture is of her wining 3rd place in mares halter class not to bad for her first show.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Equine Rescue has the most amazing volunteer program I have personally ever experienced. The learning experiences are outstanding; between veterinary experiences to horsemanship skills, you learn it all. I am proud to consider myself one of the family members - because that is what the volunteers are treated as. Family.

1 Courtney73

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've only been volunteering for a short time but I've already learned some things and met a lot of good people. They're just trying to help out as much as they can and it's really inspiring, I love helping out their cause.

1 Jacquelyn3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From low cost vet assistance, free gelding clinics, free educational seminars, feed assistance, and equine training program, the work at Hope Equine Rescue's Barn is nonstop. My favorite aspect about HER is the community support. I've seen the efforts first hand. When you adopt a horse from HER, they’re protected for life. Several horses come back to the rescue, due to an adopter's financial situation (divorce, job loss). It prevents the once abused equine from having to suffer from neglect a second time, keeps the horses out of kill pens, and adopter’s have peace of mind, when having to surrender. No questions asked, the rescue picks them up. Once a horse is adopted, HER checks-in, offers training assistance and has a Facebook page for adopters to contact for questions. The rescue tries to place horses in foster homes when the barn is at capacity. Volunteers drive several hours, to bring an equine in need to an adopter’s home for fostering if the barn is at capacity. The support offered to foster families is the same quality of care. HER handles the medical expenses, and fosters handle the feed and other necessities. The youth volunteer program is amazing! It provides extracurricular activity for students in the community, and has become a sanctuary for many. Being involved with equine is expensive and the youth get hands-on experience, and even learn showmanship. When you see the volunteers and the horses participate in shows, you heart melts. The thought of being a “rescue” horse, doesn’t cross your mind. They take such pride in the horses. The level of confidence is evident in both the horses and volunteers. You see the bond between the horses and the volunteers of all ages. Equine rescue is not easy; HER goes above and beyond to make sure the comfort level of the horses, the safety of the volunteers, and continuing education for adopters is a top priority. Volunteers, adopters, and the community receive up-to-date information on events, health advisories, and what to do in Florida’s seasonal weather. HER serves the community of Central Florida, but is based out of Polk County. The poverty level is above state’s average (one of the highest for U.S. suburban areas). Polk County is a rural area, and the rescue takes all precautions in helping owners become educated, and gives assistance to prevent the neglect of horses in the area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love love how they save innocent animals in the time is need

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These people go out of their way to help animals . If they hear of a animal in need they do not hesitate, they jump in and do whatever needs to be done. If there were more rescues like Hope then we would all know that the abandoned and sick animals were in good hands.

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.