Our Approach to Horse Rescue. Drifter's Hearts of Hope rescues horses from impending slaughter, primarily in the State of Colorado. At DHOH, we are working to circumvent the slaughter pipeline and seek out the unwanted horse population. Our horses have come to us through owner surrenders, dude ranches, and auction saves. We have worked with, rehabilitated, and re-homed a diverse group of horses as we are not a breed specific rescue. Drifter's rescued 340 horses as of September 2018, and has found forever loving homes for nearly all of those horses.
Rehabilitation. Our horses often come to us with special health care requirements due to illness, hoof problems, and more commonly, a lack of proper diet. With the help of the DHOH kids we work together to care for, love, and provide excellent health care to these wonderful horses who hold a special place in our hearts.
Once a horse is in good health, we evaluate the over-all condition of the horse to determine if training is appropriate (when necessary). If the horse is rideable and healthy, our trainers will work with the horse to determine what kind of work the horse will be able to do. Sometimes green horses go away to school (foster) where they are trained under saddle and on ground manners before we ever place them for adoption. Please contact us to inquire about current opportunities to help with the horses.
Want to give the gift of a forever loving home to a special horse who needs you? Visit our adoption gallery and apply for an adoption horse today!
Adopted Horses - our success stories:
Prior to rescue, each of the horses featured in this slide show was on its way to slaughter. The kids of DHOH have successfully rescued each of the horses pictured, assisted with rehabilitation, and have found forever homes to adopt each horse.
Supporters, volunteers, and the DHOH team provide shelter, feed, nutrition, medication, training, and love to the animals who make their way to DHOH.
Each horse is then placed with the ideal home.
The entire operation is funded by DHOH members and by the donations of the general public.
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