Spreading Holiday Cheer

Do you support any equine-related charities or nonprofit groups?

Yes, I contribute financially
Yes, I contribute my time/volunteer
Yes, I contribute time and money

Total votes cast: 926

Comments & Write-in Answers

I would love to donate time & $, but I work full time & there isn't a place close enough.

12/25/2007 12:07:07 AM

i have worked an d been in gymkhanna events this is my first year of horse owning

12/24/2007 8:15:35 PM

I volunteer for fund raising at Mt Hope Stables & Rescue in Manheim, mthopestables.com

12/24/2007 7:23:46 PM

Front Range Equine Rescue

12/23/2007 10:23:52 PM

equine rescues, and work to preserver wild ones, IN tHE WILD.

12/23/2007 8:00:11 PM

We are the creators of the Top Ten Rescues for Donations to date we have Issued more than 7,000.

12/23/2007 5:45:28 PM

Anit slaughter people should open their wallets since they are finished opening their mouths.

12/23/2007 11:24:51 AM

I support horse rescue and any org. that is anti slaughter!

12/23/2007 6:52:43 AM

I am the volunteer coordinator for the US Equine Rescue League Central Piedmont Group[

12/22/2007 11:19:23 PM

I donate financially whenever I can, and in Nov, went to OK and spent a week working at a Rescue

12/22/2007 7:23:11 PM


12/22/2007 4:45:49 PM

Have contributed $1000's & resued dozens of horses

12/22/2007 2:13:56 PM

they wanted the non slaughter laws so now you can pay and it is going to get worse

12/22/2007 11:50:18 AM

I give money to Habitat for Horses, time to Island Horse Welfare Foundation in U.S. Virgin Islands

12/22/2007 11:04:07 AM


12/22/2007 8:50:56 AM

Indiana Horse Rescue - held a trail ride for them. They are the best.

12/22/2007 8:17:37 AM

I support MAHR, which rescues Thoroughbreds from slaughter

12/22/2007 7:57:27 AM

I founded the Arkansas Equine Foundation, Inc. after many years of doing equine rescues for 30 years

12/22/2007 2:50:15 AM

The Fans of Barbaro will help make a difference, we have only just begun

12/22/2007 2:39:27 AM

"Trying to find a local horse rescue to donate to

12/21/2007 11:02:36 PM

volunteer at therapeutic center. donate money to rescues

12/21/2007 10:52:48 PM

I run a non-profit that gives feed and assistance to keep horses home

12/21/2007 10:43:09 PM

I'm getting tired of everyone begging for money

12/21/2007 8:24:41 PM

ans of Barbaro (FOBs) are a growing community of people who are active in horse welfare issues all i

12/21/2007 7:52:54 PM

I can barely afford my horse.

12/21/2007 7:44:44 PM

I am "Moneigh Mary" and I assist famous Thoroughbreds paint pictures for ReRun.

12/21/2007 5:08:59 PM

Rolling Dog Ranch - A wonderful sactuary in Montana that takes in blind and disabled horses

12/21/2007 4:10:11 PM

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

12/21/2007 1:07:35 PM

I used t o donate $ but now have 6 rescued horses of my own to feed.

12/21/2007 12:52:36 PM

Because we own, love and raise mules and donkeys we give money to help other ears in need of help

12/21/2007 12:17:33 PM

I have a companion horse that we will take care of until he dies, that is my contribution

12/21/2007 11:42:48 AM

Donated 26 round bales to a horse rescue.

12/21/2007 11:28:54 AM

I do not know of any in my area

12/21/2007 10:44:39 AM

i rescue and retrain tb;s at my own expense.

12/21/2007 9:43:59 AM

I am a horse rescuer myself in NE

12/21/2007 9:21:22 AM

Kentucky Horse Council and Kentucky Back Country Horsemen

12/21/2007 9:03:24 AM

non profit groups such as Peta adversely affect farming

12/21/2007 8:28:10 AM

I wish I could do more; wish states/feds provided more incentives.

12/21/2007 7:53:04 AM

Depending on the group and other factors to make sure all funds are really going to help the animals

12/21/2007 7:17:54 AM

therapeutic riding center

12/21/2007 7:01:36 AM

State Horse Councils

12/21/2007 1:41:01 AM

Island Equine Rescue, I volunteer and train horses

12/21/2007 12:31:01 AM

Contribute feed, hay, money

12/21/2007 12:07:30 AM

Sonoma County Horse Council, Calif. effected changes in County General Plan-Horses=Agriculture!

12/21/2007 12:07:07 AM

I support the TRF and I beleive that the AQHA has a responsibility to start a Quarter Horse Retirem

12/20/2007 10:18:09 PM

I keep hoping to contributr, but mine take all of my available cash.

12/20/2007 10:10:44 PM

PEARL in SC, HSUS and AHA on the national level

12/20/2007 10:00:10 PM

i volunteer for redwings horse sanctuary in monterey county, california.

12/20/2007 9:51:21 PM

Horse Rescue

12/20/2007 9:39:12 PM

state equine council, 4H...

12/20/2007 9:29:25 PM

I donate when I can; I have assumed stewardship for the 9 horses, that are in our life now. Ages 28

12/20/2007 8:56:32 PM

I volunteer for Fayette County Animal Rescue in Rossville TN. Mostly dogs, but an occasional horse.

12/20/2007 7:49:31 PM

Redwings, Peaceful Mountain Donkey, WSPA, Missouri SPCA

12/20/2007 7:27:48 PM

Front Range Equine Rescue - preserving wild herds that are threatened by an excess of BLM roundups.

12/20/2007 7:24:48 PM

ICHO Research

12/20/2007 6:28:29 PM

Saddlebred Rescue

12/20/2007 5:25:46 PM

Packwood Longmeadow - St Louis Humane Society

12/20/2007 4:32:31 PM

but I try to give refuge to any horse (or animal) who needs at

12/20/2007 4:24:22 PM

I have 6 horses and 5 of those needed rescueing. Would like to start a rescue. Funds??

12/20/2007 4:04:02 PM

i kept 2 horses from a rescue group. neither were useful/useable. waste of effort. should be limited

12/20/2007 3:40:35 PM

We've adopted 12 PMU foals from United Pegasus Foundation

12/20/2007 3:11:16 PM

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society and True Blue Animal Rescue, get as much help as I can give

12/20/2007 3:03:01 PM

I donate to several rescues each month.

12/20/2007 2:57:19 PM

I am involved with DSLD horses and there is a yahoo.com group and I rescue horses some that have it.

12/20/2007 2:41:48 PM

Primarily supplies and work recruiting donations from companies

12/20/2007 2:33:00 PM

When I can I do, right now, all I can do is care for my own 3, but would volunteer if I could.

12/20/2007 2:29:43 PM

Mustang Refuge in ND. Would like to do more.

12/20/2007 2:28:59 PM

Everyone should contribute. The horses need you!

12/20/2007 2:26:40 PM

Since retiring my horse, I volunteer time and money to The Kentucky Horse Park.

12/20/2007 2:22:52 PM

Occasional donations to funds like "Running for Barbaro"

12/20/2007 2:13:29 PM

I support South Carolina Awareness + Rescue for Equines (SCARE) financially and through fostering

12/20/2007 2:11:26 PM

Until reasonable slaughter laws are back in place, I will not contribute.

12/20/2007 2:05:20 PM

I support the local horse rescue organization

12/20/2007 2:00:07 PM

I support MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (they save OTTB's from slaughter & adopt them back out)

12/20/2007 12:43:00 PM

Backcountry Horsemen of Washington (now 501 c 3) and County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol (soon 501 c3).

12/20/2007 12:19:45 PM

I am a 4 H leader, volunteer at another local kids horse group and just added another day a month

12/20/2007 11:23:16 AM

Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon Maryland

12/20/2007 10:11:02 AM

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is an equine rescue in TX and AR.

12/20/2007 9:20:38 AM

I've adopted 2 rescue mares, & foster another at my farm.

12/20/2007 8:48:38 AM

Did in the past, now doing good to take care of my own horses.

12/20/2007 8:10:24 AM

i want 2 but cant afford, and cant find any around to donate time

12/20/2007 1:04:27 AM

Westtern College of Veterinary Medicine (Univ of Saskatchewan) research fund

12/19/2007 11:33:29 PM

Sit on board of local horse park and horse show circuit

12/19/2007 11:11:12 PM

I feed four horses daily and reep no profit.

12/19/2007 10:33:32 PM

all horseback riders need to show managers of park services, trail riding fulcilities and show groun

12/19/2007 9:48:01 PM

Body and Sprit Therapeutic and Hippotherapy Riding Program in Greybull, Wyoming. All volunteer staff

12/19/2007 9:44:18 PM

I foster horses for Second Chance Equine Assoc. and I also belong to the PA. Natural Horsemanship In

12/19/2007 9:18:05 PM

Pegasus Farm is a therapeutic riding facility for people with disabilities.

12/19/2007 9:15:56 PM

Most of my charital contributions are to horse rescues and animal shelters.

12/19/2007 8:56:32 PM

Sorry - Have barely enough dollars to support my own horse

12/19/2007 8:10:56 PM

Handibear Hills Horse Sanctuary PEI.Horse Protection Soc. BC. Animal People. SPANA. ARKWILD Bahamas

12/19/2007 7:51:10 PM

I send to R and R horse rescue who rescues horses from slaughter sales. I donate money or sponsor.

12/19/2007 7:09:11 PM

Kentucky Equine Humane Center

12/19/2007 6:34:57 PM

Support the Brooke financially and British Horse Society as Welfare and Access volunteer

12/19/2007 5:27:15 PM

Support therapeutic horseback riding. It's good for the mind, body & soul.

12/19/2007 5:09:50 PM


12/19/2007 4:40:40 PM

I also donate used (but good condition) tack, blankets, clothing to equine rescue groups.

12/19/2007 4:26:03 PM

Woods End Farm in Barrington

12/19/2007 2:33:28 PM

Georgia Equine Rescue League (GERL)

12/19/2007 2:15:40 PM

I've also included an equine non-profit in my will/trust fund.

12/19/2007 2:08:07 PM

Save a Forgotten Equine is the best rescue I have found.

12/19/2007 1:41:20 PM

We sponsor a stall at a local equine rescue in memory of one of our horses, who was a rescue.

12/19/2007 1:40:25 PM

horse posse does great work finding missing horses!

12/19/2007 1:25:41 PM

Local Horse Rescue group

12/19/2007 1:19:43 PM

Health Directed Riding is an organization for people with disabilities

12/19/2007 1:16:41 PM

Send monthly check to horse rescue organization

12/19/2007 1:11:40 PM

We have a local rescue.

12/19/2007 1:07:10 PM

Hoove Animal Humane Society; Friends of New Bolton; HSUS

12/19/2007 12:49:44 PM

My local humane society

12/19/2007 12:47:35 PM

www.savinghorsesinc.com raises money to doante to horses rescues and even does their own rescues too

12/19/2007 12:37:14 PM

Protecting the endangered mustang from BLM!

12/19/2007 12:36:58 PM

We support Equine Rescue, Inc. & Falcon Ridge Rescue.

12/19/2007 12:29:26 PM

I am an Adoption Coordinator for the United States Equine Rescue League

12/19/2007 12:22:48 PM

The American Standardbred Adoption program rescues Standardbreds from being destroyed.

12/19/2007 12:10:23 PM

I contribute money to a "retirement home" for old horses and to an equine research foundation

12/19/2007 11:55:31 AM


12/19/2007 11:55:04 AM

I am fostering a tatooed appen mare and two weanlings that had been bought out of slaughter pen

12/19/2007 11:28:23 AM

checkbook,checkbook,checkbook AND 4-H, 4-H, 4-H

12/19/2007 11:25:27 AM

We have nine old rescued horses at home. It is the most rewarding thing in my life.

12/19/2007 11:19:52 AM

Northland Therapeutic Riding Center Kearney, MO provides hippotherapy and therapeutic riding

12/19/2007 11:10:44 AM

to the Animal Health Foundation to fund laminitis research

12/19/2007 10:42:37 AM

I am the founder & volunteer Ex. Dir. of HorseSisters.org

12/19/2007 10:35:01 AM

my dad buys horses at auctions we train them to load and saddle .It is a lot od fun and takes a lot

12/19/2007 10:31:22 AM

I use Goodsearch and designate a local horse rescue organization

12/19/2007 10:21:19 AM

Yes, my own personal one. I tend to take on at least one rescue horse per year. It's great!

12/19/2007 10:14:24 AM

I am a member of a breed organization, and fully support their endeavours

12/19/2007 10:09:18 AM

Send financial contribution to equine rescue when I can.

12/19/2007 9:54:04 AM

Last Chance Ranch in Quakerstown, PA they took a skinny 3 yo I rescued from auction w/donation.

12/19/2007 9:47:22 AM

Five lady horse friends gave their Xmas present money to Jacob's Ladder Threapudic Riding Center.

12/19/2007 9:40:57 AM

Equine resuce

12/19/2007 9:35:10 AM

Time & $$ locally and $$ to Morris Animal Foundation

12/19/2007 9:27:44 AM

I've also adopted 3 retired racehorses

12/19/2007 9:04:14 AM

Besides contributing money, I own three rescues.

12/19/2007 8:52:38 AM

includes all animals not just equines

12/19/2007 8:48:35 AM

I am an equine rehabilitator!

12/19/2007 8:36:35 AM

Wild horses, several rescue opperations, to specific disasters, and agencies that help all animals

12/19/2007 8:14:39 AM

I attend Open Houses and determine how the horse look then I make a donation.

12/19/2007 8:09:06 AM

I support Palmetto Equine Awareness and Rescue League (PEARL) in South Carolina.

12/19/2007 7:43:49 AM


12/19/2007 6:49:04 AM

we support crosswinds equine rescue

12/19/2007 5:50:15 AM

I & my family support the Brooke which treats equines in 3rd world countries

12/19/2007 5:07:38 AM

I support the ILPH UK

12/19/2007 3:38:25 AM

The British Horse Society, I'm a member

12/19/2007 3:28:53 AM

rescue and rehabilitation groups

12/19/2007 12:55:21 AM

I sponsor a horse and a little pig at two different rescues.

12/19/2007 12:50:31 AM

I owned an equine rescue in Ontario, little in donations were received and most expenses, I paid.

12/19/2007 12:44:19 AM

I would if I didn't have 4 horses of my own,

12/19/2007 12:41:36 AM

wish i could

12/19/2007 12:40:22 AM

I suppose research on DSLD / ESPA current work being done at Un. Of Ga This is a horrible condition

12/19/2007 12:29:12 AM

I work at a therapeutic riding program in Alberta!

12/19/2007 12:06:05 AM

DSLD / ESPA: Misunderstood, under-diagnosed - devastates horses & owners. See: www.dsldequine.info.

12/19/2007 12:04:28 AM

My heart is oten moved by the plight of killpen horses, so I donate to several rescues in need.

12/19/2007 12:02:42 AM

Panhandle Equine rescue, in Escambia County, Florida

12/18/2007 11:23:12 PM

Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue

12/18/2007 11:03:38 PM

ita all i can do to keep my own horses and family going.;0

12/18/2007 11:00:23 PM

Back Country Horsemen

12/18/2007 10:37:19 PM

Lazyhorserescue.org - PMU horses adopted and money given.

12/18/2007 10:07:47 PM

We contribute to a hanicapped riding program through United Way

12/18/2007 9:48:05 PM

Morris Animal Foundation, Hooved Animal Humane Society

12/18/2007 9:47:53 PM

Local animal shelter and local human support charities

12/18/2007 9:37:06 PM

Donate to HAHS and do large animal evacuation in disasters.

12/18/2007 9:35:30 PM

I contribute money to Habitat For Horses when I am able. They do a lot of good work.

12/18/2007 9:34:09 PM

Financially to 3 organizations and donated the use of one horse to a therapeutic riding school.

12/18/2007 9:14:55 PM

And leftover tack, grooming supplies etc to a local horse shelter.

12/18/2007 9:04:15 PM

as well as house and care for retired draft horses

12/18/2007 9:03:14 PM

help rescues

12/18/2007 8:59:35 PM

I financially support a therapeutic riding center in central INdiana

12/18/2007 8:52:48 PM

USERL - Virginia Region

12/18/2007 8:46:59 PM

I own a PMU baby, and I contribute to Longmeadow Ranch (MO) financially.

12/18/2007 8:46:21 PM

Equine land conservation

12/18/2007 8:41:34 PM

I wish I could do more. I contribute what I can, though.

12/18/2007 8:32:56 PM

local saddle club, 25 acres club needs to upkeep and pay taxes :o)

12/18/2007 8:31:51 PM

i support the local handicapper therapeutic riding program

12/18/2007 8:22:38 PM

I work with a rail trail group

12/18/2007 8:17:22 PM

Friends of Sound Horses & HSUS are my favorites.

12/18/2007 8:13:57 PM

tachnical large animal rescue

12/18/2007 8:05:02 PM

Long Hopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett, Colorado

12/18/2007 8:04:20 PM

I write grants for a local horse rescue.

12/18/2007 7:53:43 PM

Run a horse rescue website and donate

12/18/2007 7:50:09 PM

I do not contribute to people charities. They can take care of themselves as I have.

12/18/2007 7:49:39 PM

Volunteer for BLM Adoptions, $ to support mustangs

12/18/2007 7:48:41 PM

Vancouver Island Equine Rescue and Recovery Society

12/18/2007 7:48:27 PM

Saddlebred Rescue won the 2006 USEF Heroes for Horses Award. www.saddlebredrescue.com

12/18/2007 7:38:35 PM

R.O.C.K., Ride On Center for Kids. A therapeutic riding center in Georgetown, TX.

12/18/2007 7:10:15 PM

I contribute financiallt AND time and professional services.

12/18/2007 7:09:44 PM

I volunteer at Orphan Acres Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in Viola, ID. Also buy feed for farm.

12/18/2007 7:05:26 PM

Backcountry Horsemen of Washington

12/18/2007 6:57:18 PM

I volunteer and donate to a local therapeutic riding program.

12/18/2007 6:46:02 PM

I support Exceller Fund, GEVA, Old Friends, CBER, and others

12/18/2007 6:35:51 PM

I love to buy products that show my support

12/18/2007 6:33:44 PM

I am involved with thoroughbred rescue and have done quarter horses and dogs

12/18/2007 6:31:14 PM

Love the special needs riders and their wonderful horses!!!!!

12/18/2007 6:26:23 PM

Brumby Rescue & racing horse welfare

12/18/2007 6:17:01 PM

I regularly donate to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

12/18/2007 6:12:37 PM

I support local rescues and those that pull from auctions and kill pens.

12/18/2007 6:07:31 PM

SAFE is a great group!

12/18/2007 6:02:42 PM

United States Pony Clubs

12/18/2007 5:59:16 PM

sponsor 1 horse

12/18/2007 5:47:45 PM

I contribute to NARHA

12/18/2007 5:45:05 PM

I contribute financially to a local horse rescue

12/18/2007 5:44:09 PM

therapy program for developmentally disabled kids

12/18/2007 5:34:04 PM

I'm VP - No. VA Coalition of Equestrian Organizations & member of VA Horse Council & F'fax4Horses

12/18/2007 5:29:56 PM

therapeutic riding -- donated a horse, volunteer, give money, recruit friends to give

12/18/2007 5:24:04 PM

Volunteer with a Therapeutic Riding Program

12/18/2007 5:20:34 PM

Riding for the handicaped. We run two big trail rides a year to benefit them.

12/18/2007 5:19:11 PM

4-H youth

12/18/2007 5:18:21 PM

I contribute to the American Humane Society, and also run For The Horse Equine Rescue

12/18/2007 5:15:16 PM

Donate $, volunteer hauling & barn space to SPCA rescues, & to local equine charities

12/18/2007 5:10:16 PM

Would do more if financially feasible, but do support retired Thoroughbred foundations right now!

12/18/2007 5:08:55 PM

I was heavily involved with a group until donated grain was used on personal horses of Pres of group

12/18/2007 5:03:12 PM

Habitat for Horses; Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

12/18/2007 5:01:02 PM

I donate massages to rescues or horses in need.

12/18/2007 4:59:36 PM

I am a certified riding instructor teaching disabled kids for four hours once a week

12/18/2007 4:59:05 PM

Equine rescue in Wisc.

12/18/2007 4:51:30 PM

A great way to help these horses even if you can't adopt one for yourself.

12/18/2007 4:48:32 PM

I donate money to a horse rescue in Okalahoma, It is called Horse Feathers Equine Rescue

12/18/2007 4:48:18 PM

I volunteer for a NARHA center called ATRO in Carencro, Louisiana.

12/18/2007 4:48:13 PM

We have no legit. rescuers here. Humane Society won't help equines.

12/18/2007 4:48:02 PM

I support two rescue groups.

12/18/2007 4:42:09 PM

i donate hay as well. local orgs and TRF

12/18/2007 4:40:16 PM

United Pegasus Foundation & The Adaptive Riding Institute

12/18/2007 4:31:45 PM

Currently just dogs and cats.

12/18/2007 4:20:30 PM

Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society places retired and non-racing horses into new homes

12/18/2007 4:09:04 PM

CANTER, Old Friends, all OTTB ones

12/18/2007 4:06:53 PM

If only there would be more people who didn't turn their head from creatures that need our help!

12/18/2007 4:04:12 PM

our local Ride On for Therapy riders

12/18/2007 4:03:15 PM

direct your favorite charities to Goodsearch.com, where a penny for each click is donated.

12/18/2007 4:01:40 PM

I support the Luv Shack Ranch Rescue in Phoenix, AZ with donations and also by fostering

12/18/2007 3:58:25 PM

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Old Friends, Thoroughbred Charities

12/18/2007 3:57:56 PM

The CHDC (www.defendhorsescanada.org) helps protect Canada's horses from slaughter.

12/18/2007 3:57:23 PM

front range mustang rescue

12/18/2007 3:55:57 PM

Special Equestrians of Georgia Therapy Riding

12/18/2007 3:50:01 PM

I volunteer at Rolling Rock Rescue, have adopted and foster horses.

12/18/2007 3:48:03 PM

I am not sure of any or we would

12/18/2007 3:47:52 PM

I serve on a board rescuing PMUs and have several and give to other groups.

12/18/2007 3:46:15 PM

Always there for the Mustang!

12/18/2007 3:45:26 PM

I foster two rescue horses and donate as I can

12/18/2007 3:45:20 PM

I am involved with a great rescue group in CT.

12/18/2007 3:42:14 PM


12/18/2007 3:35:34 PM

We direct our United Way donation to be ditected to local ASPCA equine chapter

12/18/2007 3:31:44 PM

canter of ohio

12/18/2007 3:30:48 PM

No - can hardly afford my own with feed and hay prices going up and horse prices going down.

12/18/2007 3:30:00 PM

I volunteer full-time rescuing at-risk horses. I work with numerous rescues in the US.

12/18/2007 3:21:34 PM

Recently volunteered- World Clydesdale Show, annually- Hoosier Horse Fair, therapy horse visitations

12/18/2007 3:21:23 PM

Thoroughbred rescue and Morris Animal Foundation

12/18/2007 3:20:19 PM

money to horse rescues, time to fund raisers for horse groups

12/18/2007 3:11:40 PM

I buy extra hay in summer to donate in winter; also offer a foster care place for displaced horses.

12/18/2007 3:06:55 PM

i wish i could do more....

12/18/2007 2:57:44 PM

In Italy there aren't such things, i think..

12/18/2007 2:07:18 PM

Some money and donated items to a horse rescue.

12/18/2007 1:40:58 PM

Help a therapuetic RIding Program

12/18/2007 1:40:09 PM

I contribute to teh College of Veterinary medicine at Ohio State University

12/18/2007 1:14:45 PM

Too many horse "charities" are anti horse owner!!

12/18/2007 12:29:46 PM

I used to contribute time and money to a rescue but no longer have the time and haven't donated $$

12/18/2007 11:45:23 AM

South FL ASPCA, 2nd wind etc

12/18/2007 9:11:46 AM

I support TB Friends who rescue hundreds of TB's from feedlots and tracks in the N. CA area

12/18/2007 8:53:15 AM

Member of the British Horse Society, which has concerns in welfare and safety. Support Bransby Home

12/18/2007 8:44:17 AM