Equus Rescue and Therapy

A Noble Life Deserves A Second Chance


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Equus Rescue and Therapy

Our Mission

Equus Rescue and Therapy is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Non-Profit organization. 

We rescue horses who are retired from the race track, horses in horrific conditions and kill pens on their way to slaughter. We give them a second chance at life, another chance at a career, new homes or a dignified retirement. 

Equus Rescue also gives back to the community through programs serving at risk youth through our Equine Angels program and we are developing a program to honor our returning war veterans.

We believe a noble life deserves a second chance.  

Our organization continues to grow and thrive due to the generous donations from our supporters and the countless hours worked by our dedicated volunteers.


Your donation supports Equus Rescue by providing medical care, hay, grain, bedding and helps keep our lights on.                              

  • $20 / bag of specialty feed
  • $25 / horse for hoof care
  • $65 / bale of hay
  • $100 / day for hay for all horses
  • $500 / 10 days for bulk grain
  • $4.50 / bag of bedding
  • $90 / 20 bags of bedding
  • $1500 - $2000 Rent and Utilities

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING A HORSE FOR A YEAR AND BECOMING A HORSE HERO?  Cost:  $6500 annually, may be made in monthly, quarterly, bi-annually payments or a one time payment

Donations are accepted through our PayPal account or can be sent to:

P.O. Box 1032 Columbia, IL 62236 


Without our volunteers, it would not be possible to care for the needs of our horses. Volunteers are crucial to our organization and we are grateful to each and every one of them.

We welcome you to join our motivated and committed team. If you would like more information about volunteering, please email us at equusrescue1@yahoo.com.

Prior equine experience is not required. 

(See below for the Volunteer Agreement)

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals. Your generous donation will fund our mission. Donations can also be mailed to:    P.O. Box 1032 Columbia, IL 62236

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Latest News

Equus Rescue and Therapy on Fox2Now St. Louis

We were featured on Fox2Now St. Louis on May 10, 2018. Find out more about our great cause by watching the video.

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Sponsor A Horse

Any idividual or business who sponsors a horse for 1 year will have a plaque hung on their horse's stall, be invited to lunch at the barn and participation in a "Zen therapy" day, be featured on our website and Facebook.

The cost of care: 

  • 1 week $150
  • 1 month $550
  • Quarterly $1,625 
  • Semi-annually $3,250
  • Annually $6,500

Email us at equusrescue1@yahoo.com for more information or to receive the Horse Hero form!


Our Adoption form is found under the "Agreeements" section below!

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Equus Events


Come join us this Sunday, December 9th for Santa's Mane Event!

Time:  1 to 3?? (longer if needed)

Location:  The Big Barn at the end of the driveway at Equus Rescue and Therapy

Address:  8743 LePere School Road

Millstadt, IL  62260

Enjoy meeting Santa and our horses and capture that moment with a picture.  Cookies and carolers and overall Holiday cheer will abound.  We are grateful to and for all of you and hope you will make the time to come by!

In lieu of charging for pictures we are accepting donations toward hay, feed and shavings!  

Bring your family, friends, co-workers, etc.  This could be your next year's holiday card in the making :)!

Feel free to share!  Santa said he will stay as long as necessary for everyone to get a picture!



Horse Stories, daily happenings, who just arrived, who was adopted, who has a Horse Hero, all kinds of great stuff will be happening here!  


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Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

If you love horses and would like to schedule a visit or get more information, please email or call us!


Equus Rescue and Therapy

P. O. Box 1032

Columbia, IL  62236


Equus Rescue and Therapy

8743 LePere School Rd. Millstadt, IL 62260



Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm