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Our Mission
The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charity in the United States 100% dedicated to ensuring the welfare of America's horses and fostering the horse-human bond.

Our mission is to protect America's horses and strengthen the bond between horses and people.

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At the core of our mission is safeguarding the comfort and dignity of America's horses throughout their lives and sharing their ability to empower, teach and heal with as many people as possible by raising awareness of the impact of horses in our lives and providing financial support, recognition, resources, guidance, and services to equine organizations across the United States.

We have developed one of the most comprehensive and impartial verification processes to ensure donor confidence in the charities selected to receive financial support each year. Equine charities receiving financial support are fully transparent and accountable to the public and are operating at the highest standards of horse care.

Helping Horses Healing People The EQUUS Foundation supports organizations that:
• Shelter & rehabilitate America's horses subjected to abuse and neglect, and at risk for slaughter;
• Retrain and re-home America's horses in transition with careers as athletes, companions, teachers, and especially healers;
• Peaceful and humane retirement and end of life for aged horses that ensure that they are able to live out their lives in comfort and with dignity;
• Provide opportunities for horses to change people's lives, especially in the area of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).

America's Horses Need Our Protection!

All horses, even champions of the racetrack and the show ring, are only one unlucky sale away from abuse, neglect and slaughter.

100,000 of America's horses were transported over the border for slaughter last year. Most were young, healthy, and had untapped potential. None deserved this inhumane end of life.

America's horses need homes where they can flourish as athletes, companions, teachers, and especially healers.

We encourage all horse lovers to become horse protectors.

The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all of America's horses are safe and live in comfort with purpose and dignity.


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Horses Change Lives!

Horses thrill us as athletes, inspire confidence and teamwork in equestrians of all ages, grace our lives as companions, and perform miracles for people with special needs.

The EQUUS Foundation is committed to raising awareness among horse owners of the many opportunities available for horses after their competitive careers are over.

Horses Heal People!

Horses can dramatically improve the lives of people with special needs and allow them to live life as productively and independently as possible, yet equine activities and therapies are only available to a small percentage of people with special needs.

One in 88 children lives with Autism. One in four veterans has PTSD. One in five of all Americans has a disability.

That's 48.9 million people who would be able to benefit from the magic and power of horses if the opportunities were available.

The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to providing the means for as many people as possible to benefit from equine-assisted activities and therapies.

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Where They Go Next Matters — and It's Up to You!


Right now, you can ensure that the organizations that are keeping America's horses safe with purposeful lives and loving homes are given a helping hand by supporting the EQUUS Foundation.

Right now, you can help build a more informed and compassionate America that appreciates the value of horses in our lives.