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Horse Rescues in California

All About Equine - El Dorado Hills, CA

Read about a horse named Magic who was rescued from near death. All About Equine is located in El Dorado Hills, California.

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Animal Guardians Horse Rescue – Ventura County, California

In the last 9 years, the Animal Guardians Horse Rescue has successfully rescued and retired over 50 horses with special needs into permanent loving homes. Through their detailed adoption process, they create excellent matches between horses and adopters, staying true to their motto – “Joining Hearts & Hands to Hooves.”

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Coachella Valley Horse Rescue - Indio, California

Despite extreme desert conditions, this rescue operation stands strong in their efforts to help local horses. Learn which celebrities helped them start their organization!

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Fahnestock Ranch - Acton, California

Founded in Acton, California, Fahnestock Ranch is situated in the ideal location for the horses that it strives to help. “Acton is dedicated to preserving the old western lifestyle,” says Michael, lead trainer at Fahnestock. “To this day we can still ride our horses to the local stores, post office, library, etc as all businesses and governmental public offices cater to horseback riding as a primary means of transportation,” he explains.

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Falcon Ridge Equine Rescue - Valley Center, California

A rescue in California makes clever use of social media to showcase their horses. This allows potential adopters to watch horses regain health and progress through training.

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Healing Hands Horsemanship Inc. - Elk Grove, California

Gina started Healing Hands Horsemanship Inc. to follow her dream to enrich the lives of others with her rescue horses and ponies. Her vision, which started in 2015 as a backyard program with a pregnant mare and a few key students, has become a federally recognized horse rescue with locations in Gardernville, Nevada and Elk Grove, California.

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Horses Honor - Lincoln, California

“We specialize in elder horses that have given their lives to mankind only to find themselves homeless and at risk for going to slaughter or suffering neglect,” says Nina. “We give them an enviable retirement where their every need is met in idyllic paradise.”

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Humanity for Horses - Mount Shasta, CA

Humanity for Horses sanctuary occupies 151 acres in northern California. Every day our animals wake up to beautiful vistas of Mount Shasta and wide open spaces.When we learned about horse slaughter and other atrocities that occur to unwanted horses, we gathered a group of like-minded people together, invited local animal authorities, and in one meeting, Humanity for Horses was born.

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Laughing Pony Rescue - Rancho Santa Fe, California

The Laughing Pony rescue uses a force of volunteers to help heal horses both physically and emotionally. In return, the workers find their own personal healing.

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Otra Mas - San Juan Capistrano, California

Otra Mas takes in performance and work horses that can no longer perform their jobs due to aging or injury, saving them from euthanasia or being put out to pasture, an idea that is not as nice for the horses as it may sound.

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Polo Pony Rescue - Santa Clarita, California

This team of talented rescue workers provides sanctuary for ex polo ponies. "There is nothing more gratifying than knowing you have completely changed the course of a horse's life."

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Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation - Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County, CA

Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation's efforts are focused on helping pregnant mares, mares with foals, and orphaned foals from all over the countryside. These stories can be particularly heartbreaking, but this sadness can be balanced out by the truly wonderful work being doing by this organization.

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Return to Freedom - Lompoc, California

This sanctuary is working hard to preserve wild horses and burros in our great American west. They are home to the DreamWorks inspiration "Spirit", and have actor and activist Robert Redford as a Director.

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Sadie's Haven Horse Rescue & Sanctuary - Santa Rosa, Ca

Sadie’s Haven Horse Rescue and Sanctuary feels that every horse deserves respectful and compassionate treatment.

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Saffyre Sanctuary - Los Angeles, California

The Saffyre Sanctuary uses holistic care to heal Arabians. They do everything from the horse’s perspective and even let the horses choose their own adopters.

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Saving Horses, Inc. - Encinitas, California

Audrey Reynolds formed Saving Horses, Inc. in 2007 after recognizing the need to rescue healthy adoptable horses from kill buyers at auctions in her area. Audrey’s efforts may have started small, but her desire to help quickly grew. She started saving horses from feedlots in other states, as well as rescuing horses from neglect, abandonment and surrender. While she currently has 10 horses at the facility in Encinitas, Saving Horses has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed more than 100 horses to date.

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Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue - Sebastopol, California

SAFER operates a unique horse rescue model that includes a Donate A Bale program, free media listings, foster programs, and auction rescues.

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The DarkHorse Ranch - Morongo Valley, CA

Learn about a writer who uses her poetry to help rescue horses in California. She learned that, "No horse is exempt from falling onto hard times."

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Whiskers Paws Hooves and Claws - Tehachapi, California

Whiskers Paws Hooves and Claws was formed in 2011 when Julie Sugg saw the need for horse and livestock rescue and rehabilitation in her area. She began taking in animals of all breeds and types, most of them needing rehabilitation from some level of animal abuse and cruelty.

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Wild Horse Sanctuary - Shingletown, CA

This 5,000 acre sanctuary is dedicated to protecting and preserving wild horses and burros in the western part of our nation. 300 animals roam freely on these lands safe from the hands of those who would do them harm.

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