…where we are dedicated to providing a forever home to horses in need. We specialize in accepting horses with physical, social and/or emotional rehabilitation issues. We provide a natural, herd-based living environment offering safety, health enhancement, companionship and play.
Welcome to River Pines Horse Sanctuary...
To rescue horses and ponies, mules
and burros, to include all equine species,
from endangerment through neglect,
physical and emotional abuse or
abandonment, and to provide permanent,
A shift in the owner’s living situation such as aging, divorce, wants to travel and not be obligated, medical emergency, loss of job, loss of home; simply doesn’t want to, or physically/financially can’t care for their horse/s any longer.
Not fast enough on the track
Didn’t perform well enough in the the owner's chosen discipline, but still has miles of pleasure riding or companionship left to offer
Owner not competent enough for the horse in question
Performed well enough but was pushed so hard that he/she’s now physically or emotionally unfit for work due to injury or abuse
Worked hard for 20 years and needs a safe place to retire and die and the owner can’t or won’t pay these costs!
Why Horses are with us:
“You must never forget this truth… You remain responsible forever, for what you have tamed.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery