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Colorado Horse Rescue



Colorado Horse Rescue
10386 N. 65th Street
Longmont CO 80503
720-494-1414

Tax ID/EIN: 84-1095741
Year Founded: 1986
Last Updated 2015-04-05

Public Charity


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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.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
We provide emergency relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses.


Volunteer Opportunities


Facilities And Grounds Maintenance Volunteer
Minimum Age: 18
Excluding gardening work and grounds upkeep, prior experience in these areas is required. Maintenance volunteers enjoy the freedom of flexible hours, and getting some fresh air outside with the horses! Concentrations include:
• Light and heavy vehicle maintenance
• Building, grounds, and fence upkeep
• Gardening
• Plumbing and electrical work

Intermediate Barn Chore Volunteer
Minimum Age: 18
Projects include feeding and watering the horses, mucking, and general clean-up. After regular chores are complete, intermediate volunteers may also groom specific horses approved by management. Intermediate volunteers may enter any pasture with management’s permission to perform basic barn chores.

Advanced Barn Chore Volunteer
Minimum Age: 18
Lead our barn chore teams through a feeding shift. Coordinate, manage, and assist in the activities of all volunteers including horse handling, horse care, feeding, and general clean up. Please note: it is very rare for a new applicant to be accepted as an advanced level barn volunteer. After working several shifts, intermediate level volunteers may be promoted to an advanced level.

Administrative Assistant Volunteer
Minimum Age: 18
Assist with administrative tasks such as filing, special mailings, office cleaning, answering phones, and light computer work. Administrative volunteers enjoy the freedom of flexible hours, and the structure of a casual office environment. Basic training will be provided by the Communications Director on an as-needed basis. Important administrative assistant qualities include being detail oriented and able working within deadlines.

Beginner Barn Chore Volunteer
Minimum Age: 18
Projects include feeding and watering the horses, mucking, and general clean-up. Training is provided by experienced volunteers and staff members. For ALL barn chore positions the ability to lift at least 50 pounds is required, and there is a minimum 3 month commitment to one shift per week. Barn shifts run from 8 – 11am and 3 – 5:30pm daily.

Wish List Items


Outdoor Equipment
• Road Base in $5000 increments

Office Supplies / Equipment
• Copy paper/white
• Postage Stamps
• Macbook or Macbook pro laptop

Barn Supplies
• Bagged wood shavings
• Muck buckets
• Standard Muck Bucket Carts

Farm Supplies
• Hay Barn
• 25 Stall panels 6’high x 12’wide
• 25 stall panels 5’ high x 12’ wide
• 2 solar powered tank heating units
• Round pen panels
• T post cap supplies
• 4 Large square bale hay feeders

Horse Trailer / Flatbed Trailer
• 4-horse Stock Tralier (gooseneck pull
• Gooseneck flatbed trailer

Horse Feed
• Horse Quality Grass Hay - 50-pound bales
• Horse Quality Alfalfa - 65-pound bales
• Purina Equine Senior 50-pound bags