Welcome to the Spring Creek Horse Rescue,
NEW - Meet Ayden & Friends
Spring Creek Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization located near Durango, Colorado, in the beautiful southwest corner of the state. We are dedicated to providing a second chance for abused, neglected, outgrown and unwanted equines of all breeds. We are a 100% Anti-Slaughter Rescue that emphasizes the rehabilitation and placement of horses into loving, forever homes. We also help educate the public on better horse care, handling and nutrition, and act as the La Plata County Hay Bank, providing hay for our neighbors who are unable to feed their horses.
In order to care for as many horses as possible, Spring Creek relies on the generosity of individuals who volunteer their time and expertise, donate cash and supplies, and adopt the horses in our care.
Thanks to these Businesses for donating yummy food for our first luncheon of 2015:
Hot Tomato's, Durango Juice Bar, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Zia Taqueria, Old Timers, White Dragon Tea, Himalayan Kitchen
Help set up our new home
The Spring Creek Horse Rescue just moved to a new home and we need help setting up fences and shelters on our new property. If you are interested in helping out please contact us or visit our volunteer page to see about the many volunteer options we have available.
Visiting the rescue
The rescue is located near Durango in beautiful southwest Colorado. We are open to individuals and groups by appointment only. Due to limited staffing we do not allow drop-ins. To make an appointment please contact us.
Adopting a horse
Our ultimate goal is to find forever, loving homes for the horses in our care. Please see our Adopt a Horse page for a description of the process and a list of available horses
Horses Ready to Adopt
Please note that this list may not be complete and we may have horses that are currently undergoing rehabilitation that will be ready to adopt soon. Feel free to contact us at any time to enquire about other horses or to be placed on our waiting list.
Tara is a four-year-old warm blood filly. She will turn gray as she gets older. She has a very lady like disposition and classy movement. She has some ring bone in her LR from an injury as a baby so she shouldn't jump. She does have full extension and movement with no pain. Note: Tara has gone home with our trainer until Spring of 2014. She will be available for adoption at that time.
Stormy is a four-year-old Bay, Doc O Lena filly. She is quiet and shy. She is started under saddle and doing great.
Lightning is a four-year-old, Poco Bueno, Sorrel filly. Lightning is very outgoing and brave, and has a strong personality. She will go anywhere and do anything. She is started under saddle.
Bella is a six-year-old Liver Spotted Appaloosa filly. She is touchy about her face and needs to wear a fly mask to protect her from the sun. She is high energy but sensible and mature.
Pacino is a seven-year-old Sorrel Gelding, wide blaze/3 whites. He has matured to 14-2.5HH. He has a stocky quarter build and an all-boy personality. He is started under saddle and doing well.
Jack is a six-year-old Bay Bar/N Gelding. He is quiet, peaceful, and started under saddle.
Tori is a six-year-old, Paso/Mustang mare. She is started under saddle. She is very insecure but learning to trust. She needs an experienced and patient handler to finish her training.
Chico is a nice older black TB gelding, EASY to get along with, light riding, very safe. He needs a home where he can get lots of love.
Bill is a 3 year old QH that had an injury to his left hind pastern as a baby. He has had surgery and it didn't take. He will make a nice walk/trot for a youngster, working on hard soil seems to irritate the injury, great in soft ground.
Bug is a 23-year-old Sorrel Appendix mare. She needs a rider with a bit of experience. She has lots of energy.
Judy is a six-year-old sorrel, QH mare. She is not yet started but does feet, loads, and halters. She has some issues related to abuse so she will need a slow and patient hand.