13 Hands Equine Rescue is a Not for Profit 501c3 Animal Rescue. We specialize in the rescue of unwanted, abused and slaughter bound horses. Most of our horses are rescued from kill pens and auction houses where we are their last chance. The slaughter of horses is a highly profitable business and most of the horses are ill-treated, underfed and scared in the hopes of making the most money for them. All of our horses are sent to a Quarantine facility for 30 days so they can rest and regain their health and strength.
Once they are approved by a licensed veterinarian they are sent to our facility and begin their journey to the horse they were meant to be. Some of them will be trained and evaluated to be used in our program for therapy for the human-equine connection. Others will be adopted out to other loving homes and some will stay and become 13 Hands full time residents.