Facilities That Accept Horses:

Please refer to the websites below for a list of equine rescue and rehabilitation facilities throughout the United States.

A Home for Every Horse was created in 2011 in result to a partnership between the Equine Network, the nation’s leading publisher of equine-related content, and The American Horse Council’s United Horse Coalition. The program provides a resource for 501(c)(3) horse rescue organizations. The A Home for Every Horse program helps connect rescue horses in need of homes, in over 600 rescues across the United States, with people looking for horses. To make the connection between rescue horses and homes, rescue organizations can list their horses for free on Equine.com, the world’s largest horse marketplace, where they can be seen by 300,000 visitors each month. www.equine.com/67-2154/horse-services/Rescue-Organizations.html

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation (TAA) is a nonprofit organization that serves as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Following a detailed application process and careful onsite examination by TAA inspectors and independent veterinarians, each of these facilities was judged to have met or exceeded TAA requirements in the areas of operations, education, horse care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. These facilities are now eligible to receive financial support from the TAA for the ongoing care of retired Thoroughbreds. www.thoroughbredaftercare.org/taa-accredited-organizations/

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is an international accrediting body for sanctuaries, rescue centers, and rehabilitation centers. GFAS is a charitable organization whose sole mission is to support and strengthen the work of animal sanctuaries worldwide. GFAS certification is recognized globally as the gold standard for animal welfare. Organizations certified by GFAS have met standards of excellence that ensure humane animal care and sound management practices. Individuals and foundations increasingly look for GFAS certification when considering their support of animal sanctuaries. www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/about-gfas/gfas-sanctuaries/#usa

The EQUUS Foundation, also known as Horse Charities of America, is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Through its Equine Welfare Network, the Foundation provides resources and best practices to equine charities across the United States, connects equine enthusiasts with these organizations, and stimulates volunteerism. The Foundation provides financial support to equine charities operating at the highest standards for the care and use of horses to reduce the unwanted horse population and prevent unwanted horses in the future. 


Equine Info Exchange is a comprehensive website serving the professional horse person, amateur owners, occasional enthusiasts and sporting interests alike, which supplying visitors with a world wide view and repository of information for every aspect related to horses. The EIE is a source for content and education, with a specific section dedicated to horse welfare, rescue, and retirement. Re-homing and retirement facilities, plus a list of safety net programs are listed by state. The does not endorse any facility, and visitors are encouraged to research facilities before making donations of any kind. Equine Information Exchange Re-homing Page  

This map is courtesy of The Jodhpurs Company.  Rescues add their information to the map, but information is not verified.  The map is included for informational purposes only.  Link to Interactive Map

Owning Responsibly:

The United Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the problem of horses at-risk or in transition . We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses.

Our Mission:

Through industry collaboration, the UHC promotes education and options for at-risk and transitioning horses.