Finding My Perfect Horse

An Adoption Testimonial In May of 2015, after working with my darling Mustang rescue for two years trying to get her under saddle, I made the difficult decision to retire Twila to a life of leisure as my pet horse and companion animal to my husband’s gelding. Thinking about acquiring another horse felt rather daunting, especially if the next horse […] Continue Reading

Savannah in Her Forever Home

An adoption testimonial from Savannah’s loving new owner My Beautiful Savannah. The most gorgeous horse I had ever seen. She was so big, 16 plus hands and probably over 1200 pounds. She took my breath away. In thinking about adopting her, I worried that I couldn’t and wouldn’t be enough for her. Worried that I could be the kind of […] Continue Reading

Tessie: Another Successful Forever Home

A testimonial from Tessie’s adopter, Courtney. So where do you possibly begin to look to find your lifelong dream? Who do you trust? I started by looking at ads on line, talking to breeders etc. etc. but I just wasn’t sure that everyone had the horse’s best interest at heart (or mine for that matter). Everyone I spoke to just […] Continue Reading

Ray the Wonder Horse

By Liz Specht, CHR Volunteer From our very first ride, I knew Ray was no ordinary off-track Thoroughbred. We were in CHR’s manicured outdoor arena on a hot summer evening, and we’d just finished a very positive walk-trot session as we figured each other out. Because things were off to a great start, I got the all-clear from our trainer, […] Continue Reading

Cobb and His Rider

CHR boasts a small team of talented individuals that help our trainer keep rideable horses exercised as they wait for their adoptive homes. Our 20-year-old Morgan gelding, Cobb, is lucky to have a partnership with one of these qualified and capable riders, Ali. Straight from the rider, meet Cobb in all his glory: I have been a volunteer rider for […] Continue Reading


All too often a horse is faced with a life-changing circumstance that is completely out of his/her control. At the mercy of their human caretakers some horses fare better than others. For a special mare named Charlee, the fates were looking out for her.  At the established age of 25, Charlee has had quite the interesting life.  Prior to being […] Continue Reading

Cricket’s on the Rise

As winter loosens its grip on the Front Range the Colorado Horse Rescue begins to stir. The birds have begun their springtime songs and daily grooming sessions end in piles of loose winter hair. Knowing full well Colorado still has a few more months of snow and rain ahead, the staff and volunteers can’t help but take a moment to […] Continue Reading

Saving Mandy

As the Director of Development, I am challenged with raising funds to support a half a million dollar operating budget. In addition to that role, I also serve as facilities manager, part of the social media department, LeadChange facilitator, but most importantly barn manager. Being the barn manager means supervising a group of dedicated volunteers to ensure the very best […] Continue Reading

Cobb the Amazing Morgan

Have you ever dreamt of an equine partner that could carry you off into the setting sun, just like some old Western film with John Wayne or Sam Elliot by your side? What about chasing down a speeding train, ready to rescue that damsel in distress?! You would at this point be in desperate need of one amazing Hollywood hero […] Continue Reading

CHR Horses on the Trail

7am and the rescue comes alive as volunteer riders begin gathering their assigned riding horse from the pasture. These lucky horses get breakfast early, and have been selected for the field trip planned for the day. After grooming and ground work to solidify leadership in a place where they are comfortable, horses are led to the trailer. These excursions provide […] Continue Reading