Saving Horses, Inc

Saving Horses, Inc
3224 Wildflower Valley Drive
Encinitas CA 92024

Tax ID/EIN: 26-0519018
Year Founded: 2007
Last Updated 2016-12-22

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Saving Horses, Inc. rescues horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect. SHI rehabilitates and re homes horses whenever possible. Those deemed unadoptable for whatever reason are retired to our sanctuary to live out their days. SHI gives horses a second chance and a better life. SHI currently cares for 12 sanctuary horses. They participate in an Equine Assisted Growth and Development Program conducted by PHD Psychotherapist. SHI will be incorporating a new Therapeutic Riding program in 2016.

Horse-related programs:
Rescue of horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect. <br />Rehabilitation of horses.<br />Adoption of horses to forever homes with a contract (if adoptable)<br />Permanent retirement/sanctuary for horses.<br />Community service & Volunteer programs for individuals who just want to give back and spend time with the horses, or be with the horses for therapeutic reasons.At risk teens also volunteer. This helps confidence building and conflict resolution.<br />Education program, educating those that visit the rescue and public speaking engagements.<br />Equine assisted therapy,(EAP) and growth and development program.<br />Adding Therapeutic riding program in 2016.<br />Re homing program for public who can no longer afford the care for their horse, or are seeking a retirement for their horse. We will network to find placement for the horse.<br />Temporary Emergency feeding program available for someone who needs assistance feeding their horse for a short prior of time (1 month usually), until they can get there finances in order. We can apply for a grant from AHA if the situation warrants a longer term commitment.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Minimum Age: 18
This person will assist Ex Dir with the necessary preparations for a fundraising event, and assist with setup and execution of event.

Minimum Age: 12
Volunteers will assist at a.m. or p.m. shifts, with cleaning corrals, filling water buckets, feeding, exercising horses.

Wish List Items

Wish List
Large & Extra large flymasks
Sizes 78" and 80"" flysheets
Large & XL bell boots
Bagged 50/50 hay pellets
Senior feed