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Hope Equine Rescue, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

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

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 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 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.


Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have rescued from multiple rescues from cats to horses. So when it was time to add to our family I wanted to check rescues first.

Hope Equine Rescue is an amazing rescue to adopt from. They truly care about their animals and making sure they find good homes. They stand behind what they say. When I went through the adoption process they called all of my references, talked with my vet and farrier and did a home visit. They required multiple visits with the animal before adopting out. They go to lengths to make the adoption a success for both sides.

However, they understand life takes unexpected turns. They stand behind what they say. If life circumstances change and you can no longer care for your rescue they will take them back no questions asked or if it is a short term issue they will support you to make sure you stay together.

How this Rescue stood out from the other rescues I worked with is how much care they give after adoptions. They are a continuous resource to their adopters. They are there for questions and always give tips to help. They have a group where adopters can come together and support each other from stories about their rescues or questions we may have.

They are also very transparent in everything they do. No matter where you live they make you feel like a part of their group. They continually provide live updates on their horses and their day to day lives. Their updates are things I look forward to every week.

Finally they are always there for their community. They work hand in hand with their local sheriff department to help out when their are equines in need of help.

I'm so thankful I found this rescue and they have had such a huge impact in my life. If you are looking for a rescue I highly recommend them. I also recommend following their Facebook page they make you feel like you are apart of their family.

Thank you Hope Equine Rescue for not only changing the lives of your horses and donkeys but my life too.


Client Served

Rating: 4

In 2015 adopted Missy,a beautiful mini mule from HER. Little did i know where I was going to to pick her up!
It amazes me that in this day & age that there is such a need for helping starved, neglected & abused horses!
Dani is such a needed part of this community!


Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Valentine from Hope Equine. Dani, Wayne and their volunteers put their heart and soul into caring for the horses that they rescue. It is evident when visiting their facility that they truly love the animals. The facility is always clean and the animals are well taken care of.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to buy this old horse trailer and had to go out in the middle of nowhere! When I got there they asked me if I wanted to take this horse too because the other horses were picking on him. I took this little, malnourished, tri colored Hackney named RJ. Come to find out he was a "cribber" and had already had over 3 homes in his apx 2 years of life. I already rescued a beautiful Florida Cracker Broodmare named, "KIT" and I really wanted to put them together but poor KIT had already been through enough breeding babies for people who would just take them away so I didn't want to get her "preggers" again. Well, HOPE EQUINE TO THE RESCUE! They were just fantastic first of all for accepting "RJ" and for the very unique way they "gelded" him. The veterinarian, well, I just can't say enough about him. He was very friendly, funny and caring. His technique left my RJ with hardly a drop of blood loss, no infection whatsoever and RJ was up and walking no problem...the next day. I read their rescue stories every day and am touched to tears at the work they do.

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.

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.