Sponsoring a horse in need is a tremendous way to give back, and ensures our organization can continue on in our mission.
Equus Rescue and Therapy relies solely on the kindness of others to maintain our organization,our programs, and to meet our horses’ core needs. Currently, we have over 50 rescued and surrendered horses on our farm, and the costs associated with their care add up to over $240,000 annually.
On August 28th, 2020, Spartan came to us as an owner-surrender. An obvious case of neglect, the initial veterinarian's report showed a glimpse into the terror this boy had been living. Spartan was at least 300 pounds underweight, suffering from a heart murmur, had several open wounds, and was in need of dental and farrier care. Since his arrival, Spartan has made quite the turnaround – all owed to the donations towards his specialty care and complex vet visits.
In addition to offering a soft landing to horses in need, we offer them a second chance at life through our therapy programs. Once discarded, abused and neglected horses are finding purpose by sharing their stories and life lessons with veterans and youth in need. Before becoming healers, our horses learn the theories of natural horsemanship with certified trainers, who are well-versed in the language of the horse.
To continue on in our mission, funding is essential. Sponsoring a horse in need positively affects not only their lives, but those around them as well, whether it’s a child in need or a veteran struggling to cope. Whether you’re a big-hearted supporter or a local business looking to make a difference, sponsorship is a great way to help our horses!
Your sponsorship provides professional training, rehabilitation, grain for special diets, dental care, farrier care, and vet visits. In return, sponsors will receive:
Your sponsorship is tax-deductible, as we are 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization! To set up your sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Provides basic vet care,
specialty grain, hay, and farrier visits
for one month.
Provides basic and comprehensive vet care, specialty grain and supplements, hay, farrier visits, annual dental care, and professional training.
Once a Kentucky Derby hopeful, Spartan found himself in dire need in East St. Louis. He fought starvation and sickness, and needs a sponsor for retraining!
At over 32yrs old, Comanche has fought starvation, lymphatic cancer, and arthritis with his huge spirit! Comanche needs a sponsor for his special medications.
The biggest personality in the barn is definitely Easy Peasy! He was skin and bones on arrival, but now is enjoying retirement from racing! Easy would appreciate a sponsor for his grain and hoof care.
Once chained to a large tractor tire, Marty still wears the scars and deformity of a broken nose. Marty is timid and shy. He would appreciate having a sponsor to help with his daily care, and maybe in the future, retraining by a professional eventual participation in our therapy groups.
Minnie is an excellent example of the versatility of ex-racehorses! After racing, she learned to enjoy being a horse again with a few years off. Now, she participates in youth camps and is in need of sponsor to help with continued training!
Junie, our cute, friendly Thoroughbred, needs a job! He has spent the past several years enjoying retirement from racing and we think he would be the perfect therapy horse after some retraining by a professional.
Paloma (daughter of Comanche) was surrendered to us by her owner. She is such a sweet, timid girl, and would enjoy having a loving sponsor to help with the costs of her daily care!
Mi amour, mi amigo! A dashingly handsome stallion, Amigo was rescued from a sweltering hot barn in East St. Louis where he had gone without proper care for quite some time. He would benefit from learning manners, but needs a sponsor to help support his training!
Little sweetheart Mystery was surrendered to us just recently. Her owner was imprisoned, and she and her friends were left behind without proper care. Mystery needs a sponsor for her daily care.
Once a racehorse in New Orleans,
Mr. P found himself in a Louisiana kill pen. Shortly after we saved him, he went completely blind. He enjoys spending time with his best pal, Easy Peasy, who helps him navigate life, and would enjoy having a sponsor to help with his daily care.
Cadet was saved from a kill pen in the south several years ago. Now, he has been retrained by a professional and enjoys his new job - an equine counselor in youth camps! He needs a sponsor to help with his daily care.
Our rescued horses are finding purpose in serving veterans. We are proud to offer a no-cost program to local veterans. No horse experience is required.