Why an Indoor Arena?

Of the over 170,000 disadvantaged horses in the United States, a great number are unable to find good homes due to lack of training. Together, we can impact these numbers by providing a consistent, comprehensive training program which is crucial to successful long-term adoptions.

Last winter our training program was shut down for 5 months because we do not have an operational indoor arena. The sad truth is that most horses who wind up in our care have unfortunate and troubled pasts that take time to heal. A horse who has a positive, loving life can be put under saddle, trained and adopted in a single summer. This is not true for the ones who are misunderstood, or who experience neglect and mistreatment.

An indoor arena provides horses in need of a second chance the gift of time to benefit from an education that was mishandled or never started. This 8000-foot structure holds immeasurable value and will give CHR the opportunity to train year-round. We need to raise approximately $30,000 for arena footing, a safety kick wall, insulation and ventilation.

You’ve helped raise the funding needed to make this dream come true! Thank You donors!!

Meet Calypso

Calypso is an excellent example of a misunderstood horse. Her scars run so deep, yet she musters the strength to put her trust in people and open herself up to try again. At only 10 years old, she has only been able to associate humans with pain and danger. The thought of a person on her back sends her into a panic. Despite these obstacles, she is not beyond rehabilitation. Through your support, we have seen these miracles time and time again. With a gentle, consistent training and handling plan spanning beyond a few fair-weathered months, this beautiful mare will find a human partner she can both love and trust.