Velvet

December 2014: Velvet was brought to the rescue as part of a starvation case. Since arriving in April 2014, she has continuously gained weight. She is very easy to handle and work with. She has a very sweet temperament. We will begin her on ground work in the next few weeks (January 2015), and think she …

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Dude

December 2014: Dude is an approximately eight-year-old Gelding that came from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Dude almost died from a 4.8 pound mass that was found. The county vet saved his life by removing the mass. We will not know much more until he comes to the rescue for evaluation. He is currently being …

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Angel

December 2014: Angel is an eight-year-old mare. She needs a confident, experienced handler. Angel is available now but the adopter must work with her for 30 days at the rescue before taking her home, to ensure it is a good match. Angel will try her handler, is extremely marish and has that mare attitude. She is …

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Glitter

ADOPTION PENDING: March 2015: Glitter is currently at the trainer getting some work under saddle. She will spend 30 days in training. December 2014: Glitter came to the rescue as part of a large sheriff’s office seizure case, in October. She is a Thoroughbred and was raced when she was younger. We have no history …

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Sonny

December 2014: Approximately 3 year old Gelding. He needs a confident, experienced handler. Sonny is put together nicely and will make a great working horse, speed horse, or all around. We will continue to train him until adopted.

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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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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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