Colorado Horse Rescue works hard to help horses and horse owners in need of assistance through two major pathways.

Surrender Program

  • CHR’s Surrender Program is designed to help responsible horse owners who have run into a long-term life changing situation, resulting in their inability to provide continued to care for their equine friend. Generally, these owners are facing issues such as the death of a spouse, chronic debilitating medical problem, loss of home, or other catastrophic event.
  • If you have found yourself in a difficult position, we encourage you to fill out a Surrender Application with CHR. This is the first step in the process.
  • We cannot guarantee the acceptance of all horses in need of homes, as our facility is always running at or near full capacity. Each surrender is considered on a case-by-case basis and we accept horses as possible.
  • Submit an online Surrender Application now.
  • Online forms not for you? Download a Surrender Application to print and mail today.

Equine Crisis Assistance Program

  • Are you a devoted horse owner suffering from a temporary financial hardship due to the loss of a job, short-term illness or injury, or other minor set- back in your life? If this burden is affecting your ability to care properly for your horse, CHR may be able to help.
  • If you are out of financial options, please consider filling out an Equine Crisis Assistance Application with CHR. If you qualify for the program, you may be eligible for modest, short-term financial assistance that can be directed towards the day-to-day feeding and care of your equine friend while you focus on getting back on your feet.
  • Qualifying applicants must agree to periodic site visits so we can see that the horse has stayed in its home.
  • All relief funds will be sent directly to the service provider; no funds will be forwarded to the horse owner.
  • Submit an online Equine Crisis Assistance Application now.
  • Online forms not for you? Download an Equine Crisis Assistance Application to print and mail today.