Trevor Carter, of Carter Ranch Horse, kicks off the start of the Plan 4 Progress Forever Foundation Clinic in Murchison, Texas by itemizing what he's looking for attendees to accomplish for the day. Carter led a three-day clinic sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, at Doris Day Adoption Center in Murchison, Texas. photo by Stacey Pierce

Clinic serves to improve training program; adoption success

After three days of intensive training at the Plan 4 Progress Forever Foundation Clinic in Murchison, Texas, Dani Horton and Wayne Elkins are ready to renew their efforts with the Hope Equine Rescue training program. “I don’t care who you are, you’re doing something wrong if you’re not learning,” Elkins said regarding the importance of …

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Hope Equine Rescue is dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and unwanted horses. Click to learn why we do this.

Why We Do This

Hope Equine Rescue is made up of a wide array of people who all get involved for their own reasons. Watch the video to find out why we do what we do. To get involved, contact us today.

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Old Quarter horse finds new life

An older horse is a difficult sell in the rescue world. Dani Horton, President of Hope Equine Rescue in Lakeland, Fla., says potential adoptees typically request 8-to-12-year-old horses. “It’s unfortunate because these older horses still have so much left to give.” Add to that a difficult temperament or a medical condition, and an older horse …

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Owner Del Jones leads Nick Dudley, a rehabilitated Quarter horse from Hope Equine Rescue, through his first Obstacle Challenge. Nick and Jones placed first in their division. photo courtesy of Painted Pony Images

First H.E.R. Obstacle Challenge a success

by Bobbi Zagrocki Contributing Writer More than forty competitors of all ages braved the chilly temperatures and gusty winds on Saturday, November 1, to compete in the Hope Equine Rescue Obstacle Challenge at Time to Shine Equestrian Center in Lakeland. The event featured 20 obstacles that were meant to be fun and challenging. The Obstacle …

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Seventeen runners line up to start the Hope to Survive 5K timed run on Saturday, October 25, at Holloway Park in Lakeland. The event serves as a fundraiser for the organization.

5K Zombie Fun Run Race Results

Hope Equine Rescue held its second 5K fundraiser on Saturday, October 25. The event featured two 5Ks. The first was a timed run while the second featured runners being chased throughout the course by zombies. Results for the timed race were as follows: Overall 1. Thomas Spiker, 21:07.61 2. Al Vigne, 23:11.01 3. Tabitha Spiker, …

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Dixie Boy

Dixie Boy

Dixie Boy came in to the rescue in May 2014. He is 15.2 hands and weighed in at 836 pounds, approximately 300 pounds underweight. He had a severe overload of worms. He was immediately IV wormed and is now on a daily wormer. In his first week at the rescue, he got a vet check. …

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Dani Horton presents to a group of horse rescue professionals at the Homes for Horses Coalition 2014 Summit in Denver, Colo.

Auburndale horse rescue board members attend national rescue Summit

  July 31, 2014 – AUBURNDALE – Dani Horton and Wayne Elkins, President and Vice President of Hope Equine Rescue, are participating in the Homes for Horses Coalition 2014 Summit, in Denver, Colo., July 31 through August 1. Upon getting starting the first day, Horton was already excited about attending. “Great first day so far,” …

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Donate via AmazonSmile

Hope Equine Rescue has a constantly shifting Wish List of items needed to operate a rescue of its size. In the world of online shopping, supporters now have the option of supporting Hope Equine via the AmazonSmile program. Just click the AmazonSmile logo below, enter your username and password, and shop away while supporting a …

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