• All donations are tax deductible
  • We are a 100% volunteer organization

Rescue Equipment

As we mentioned last Spring, RMHR is very pleased to announce the ability to provide FREE rescue equipment for any organization or individual in Colorado who has the need. With the help of a grant from the Lauretta Boyd Charitable Trust and our wonderful major donors: Carole Kenney, Nancy Gooding, Sue Tinder, Harriet Weisenthal, Robyn Thurber, Bini Abbott, Heather Christie, Sally Larsh, Susie Stroh and Nancy Reed, we have been able to purchase several valuable and life-saving tools.

  • 2 complete sets of the Anderson Sling -- in 3 sizes! (Large, medium & foal/pony)
  • A "Glide" for dragging a recumbent (downed) horse out of a field or enclosure with extra slip sheets. The "Glide" can also be used to pull an animal into a trailer for transport to a hospital or similar care facility
  • A portable Dura-Pic Tripod for suspending an animal in a sling.
  • Helicopter sling rescue equipment.
  • Gel pads to protect from pressure sores.
  • Leg Supports

Our slings have been used by vet clinics and even to rescue a horse who fell into a swimming pool. We have also suspended "Lucky", the life size training model provided by Shirley Hoffman of Horses Forever, in the rescue sling as an exhibit at the Colorado Horse Expo and Halloween for Horses. We will continue to use "Lucky "in future seminars/expos to help train vets, firemen, owners and any other rescue personnel interested in the use of the rescue equipment. For more information on our rescue equipment please reference this One Page Overview.

In the future we hope to purchase an Emergency Animal Lift (e.g. to lift a fallen animal on the road to get him/her on his feet and out of danger). In addition, we would like to retrofit a trailer to provide an equine ambulance for transporting an injured standing animal who needs sling support; or for a fallen animal who needs to be winched in while down for transport to a clinic or safety.

Of course, we hope to achieve these goals with the help of all of you - our very generous donors.


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Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization. All donations are tax deductible.

We need horse friendly homes and people to provide foster homes for our new and incoming rescued horses. If you have a horse safe property and would like to volunteer time and affection to a horse after we rehabilitate it, please contact us. RMHR may or may not have a horse ready for foster care right away, but when we need one, we will have your home on file.

We greatly appreciate any monetary contributions you would like to give no matter how large or small. We use these gifts to purchase feed, hay, supplies etc. as well as put a portion into our rescue fund to enable us to purchase slaughter bound horses. We also appreciate donations of new OR used tack, blankets, equipment, tools, etc. If you'd like to contribute please print and submit a Contribution Form or contact us.

Up for Adoption


Jax: Jax is a 18 year old paint gelding who hasn’t been ridden for 3 years. He is now being evaluated by our volunteers to find out how much he knows and what he should do in the future.
Jax stands 15 hands high and as you can see—he is one handsome fellow.


Eddie: Eddie is a registered Paint who is usually very quiet and forgiving under saddle. Everyone comments on his blue eyes and distinct markings.
Eddie can be ridden English or Western on trails or in the ring.



Twiz: Twiz is a gaited 9 year old registered Rocky Mountain Horse with a personality all his own. He would love to sit in your pocket, but that is impossible because he is a big kid—16.1 ½ HH.
His nickname is “Beach Boy” because of his bleached-looking forelock. He doesn’t buck or rear, but definitely needs a knowledgeable rider.



Tommy: Tommy is a handsome 12 year old gelding, 14.3 HH. He was found starving n a pen with a horse who had been dead for six weeks. He has had over 60 days of
professional training, but still requires a very experienced rider to reach his full potential.



Reprieve: Nine year old Reprieve is an ex racing thoroughbred who was rescued out of the kill pen. She has regained her health and strength and now is full of vim and vigor.
She is looking for an experienced rider who will partner with her on the trails.



Smore Chocolates: Smore Chocolates is an extremely attractive registered nine year old Quarterhorse mare. She has been shown both Western and English and even in trail classes.
She is very well trained, but is now ready to become a trail and pleasure horse and just enjoy life. Cocoa (her barn name) trailers well and will go on the trail by herself or in company.
We’re searching for a very special adopter for a very special mare.



Maggie: Maggie is a gorgeous 15 HH solid color Paint mare who has just had 30 days of professional saddle training. No racing sports for her. Still green at 16, she needs
an experienced adopter who will enjoy her for pleasure riding and exploring future trails.



Harry: Harry, aka Houdi, aka Howdy; was born on June 4, 2015. His dam is a registered thoroughbred mare, but his sire is unknown. He is developing into a fine colt, but he has a lot to learn before
he is saddle trained. He has been weaned and now needs someone to keep him busy since he can no longer pester his patient mother.



Popeye: Popeye is a spunky Shetland Pony who has been used in lessons for experienced children.
He had an eye removed years ago and has adjusted well. He also would make a great companion for a lonely horse.


If you're interested in Horse Adoption please contact Bini Abbott at (303) 424-0037.



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