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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
We are Colorado Horse Rescue, and we are building a better future for horses. We see it. We believe in it. And we are here to make it happen. As a 501(c)(3) impact organization operating in Colorado since 1986, we work to continuously reimagine what’s possible and create a reality where safe solutions exist for every horse.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Horse Welfare
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization'operates programs involved with equine rescue & adoption.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Beginner Barn Chore VolunteerMinimum Age: 18Projects 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 8am - 11am and 3pm - 5:30pm daily.
Intermediate Barn Chore VolunteerMinimum Age: 18Projects 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 managements permission to perform basic barn chores.
Advanced Barn Chore VolunteerMinimum Age: 18Lead 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 VolunteerMinimum Age: 18Assist with administrative tasks that best utilize the volunteers strengths. This could range from researching funding opportunities, marketing, outreach, social media, or basic data entry and office tasks. Administrative volunteers enjoy the freedom of flexible hours, and the structure of a casual office environment. Basic training will be provided on an as-needed basis. Important administrative assistant qualities include being detail oriented and the ability to work within deadlines.
Facilities And Grounds Maintenance VolunteerMinimum Age: 18Excluding 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
* Plumbing and electrical work
Equine TackEnglish and Western Saddles
Bridles and bridle parts
Rope halters and leadropes
Office Supplies / EquipmentCopy paper/white
Facility SuppliesRound pen panels for 1 pen
T-post cap supplies
4 8×2-foot metal stock tanks (for feeding hay during the winter)
Facility electrical system overhaul – approx. $20,000
Vet Supplies3-Inch Elastikon
3M 4-inch Vet Wrap (assorted colors)
SoftRide Boots, sizes 5 – 7
Horse FeedHorse Quality, Barn-Stored Grass Hay – 140 tons (large & small bales)
Horse Quality, Barn-Stored, 3rd Cutting or equivalent superior quality Alfalfa – 50 tons
Purina Equine Senior
Stampede Complete 13%
Stampede Pleasure 12%
Triple Crown Low Starch
Nutrena Safe Choice
Barn SuppliesBagged wood shavings
Standard Muck Bucket Carts
VehiclesEquivalent or Upgrade for: ’87 Chevy Silverado 3/4 ton 4×4 dually