The Curly Horse Rescue is focused on the rescue of a very unique and widely unfamiliar breed of horses – the Curly horse. This breed has a long and curly coat that is often mistaken for Cushing’s disease. In fact, Curly horses can make perfectly wonderful companions.
That is why the CHR uses their network of foster homes in the US, Canada, and Europe to rescue and rehabilitate Curly horses in need of help. Elizabeth Brownlee, a board member and vice president, talked to us about her organization. “Our organization was formed by a group of Curly Horse owners and fans who saw the need for a group to focus on the rescue and rehabilitation of Curly horses.”
“Our rehabilitation program is individualized to each horse, based on its condition when it arrives at the foster home and is seen by a vet. Our main goal is to learn what the horses already know and to pass that on to potential adopters, in the hopes that they will continue that training.”
Anyone who wishes to adopt a horse from CHR should fill out an application including photos of their new home and references from a local vet. Elizabeth explained that the biggest challenges for CHR are the need for funds and foster homes. “It is hard to find good people who are willing to foster. We love our fosters and greatly appreciate them!
To learn more, check out the information below:
Curly Horse Rescue
Location: United States, Canada, and Europe (registered in Vermont)
Donate: 703 East Osterhout, Portage, MI 49002
Trailer: NOT NEEDED
If you are interested in loaning or donating your horse trailer to this particular organization, then check out details of our Horse Trailer Donation and Sharing Program here. Then, post your comments below to help out!
Also, learn more about horse rescues in these two articles: