Horse lovers are usually suckers for an animal in need by nature, and there are plenty of horses in need.
So Many Ways To Help
Horse charities are prolific, there are so many adoption centers and horse rescue operations out there who need help. They are looking to find homes for unwanted and abused animals, volunteers to run their establishments, & donations to pay for their many expenses. I’m working to put a longer list of them together.
For now, if you prefer to donate your hard earned dollars to more established charities, there are plenty of those to choose from too.
The ASPCA Equine Program works to protect horses from slaughter and auctions, and prevent equine cruelty. In fact, it was being witness to the brutal beating of a cart horse that inspired Henry Bergh to start the ASPCA in the first place.
Their equine program also offers education for horse owners about the health and well being of the equine animal.
The American Wild Horse Sanctuary or Return to Freedom is a non-profit organization established in 1997 dedicated to preserving the wild horses of America. They provide sanctuary for nearly 200 wild horses with a goal of allowing the horses to remain as wild and free-willed as possible.
Donations go towards feeding and care of the animals as well as conservation and raised awareness of our wild horses.
Not necessarily a charity, but a place that can definitely put your dollars to good use, the Animal Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1979 by attorneys fighting on behalf of animals everywhere. This isn’t a horse-specific organization, but it is a non-profit full of animal lovers who are putting their law degree to good use.
Donations go towards legal fees, research and education for the prevention of animal cruelty.
A different type of horse charity, the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource is devoted to preserving open land for the equestrian industry.
Their donation process is called partnership, and there are different levels of partnership available for different donation amounts. Members are offered a few benefits and goodies, and have an opportunity to join the fight for equestrian spaces.
Another non-profit organization, the Hooved Animal Humane Society was founded in 1971 with a mission to promote the humane treatment of all hooved animals through a variety of means from education to legal action.
This is another organization who sells memberships for your donation money. They offer several different ways to help including sponsoring a horse they’ve rescued and donating an item on their wish list.
That’s Not All Folks
There are plenty more equine-related charities worthy of donations, so stay tuned for more. While you consider how much you plan to donate (or which one to adopt), be sure to check out some of the horses of the world that these noble organizations are trying to save.