Welcome to the Spring Creek Horse Rescue,
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.
Hay for the horses
Please help us raise $5,000 to purchase enough hay to get the horses through the winter. We can't do it without your help.
Click here to donate today.
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 is doing well under saddle.
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 23-year-old Black TB gelding and stands 16 HH. We believe he was used as a lesson horse and is very easy to get along with. He has his teeth but is a picky eater and needs senior feed to keep his weight.
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/Roan Appendix Mare. She has too much energy for a small child and at 16HH is too tall but she is great for trail riding or riding around the ranch.
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.