The Horses                                   The Mustang Refuge

Indiana Horse Rescue is the Equine Division of Animal Protection Coalition, Inc. a 501(c)3 non profit public charity dedicated to animal welfare. We are Indiana's largest equine rescue operation. We house and care for horses in need 24/7 and pride ourselves in providing quality care to those horses that are in search of a new permanent home. IHR frequently works with Animal Control and Law Enforcement officers on abuse and neglect cases where equine are in need of being impounded, rehabilitated, and re-homed.  We also accept horses from individuals that can no longer provide a home for their horse. IHR is an ALL breed horse rescue, we have no limits to the age, breed, gender, etc. of horses needing to come in.  IHR is not state funded.  We are funded solely on the generosity of individual donors like you and fundraising efforts and events.  Please help the horses.   Donate today.  Better yet, pick your favorite below and  Sponsor A Horse.

Training Levels
0 Unknown
1 Halters and Catches
2 Leads, picks up hooves, stands for grooming
3 Lunges both directions and comes to center in the round pen, on lunge line
4 Accepts saddle, lunges both directions and comes to center with saddle
5 Accepts rider, rides in the round pen
6 Green broke - ridden in indoor and outdoor arena
7 Broke for Trails - has been ridden on trails around farm
A Stands for the farrier
B Loads into a trailer
C Takes harness and drives

All horses are up to date on shots, farrier and deworming, most have current Coggins on file.

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posted Feb 20, 2017, 10:26 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Stormy is the 2nd of the three free horses that came to us due to the owners health.  He is also approx 12 years of age and is said to be broke to ride.  He is just to the point of being ready to ride so we hope to do that soon.  Stormy has a great personality and is said to prefer women but we haven't seen that as of yet - but we have mostly women at the rescue!!


posted Feb 20, 2017, 10:22 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 8:40 AM ]

Copper is one of the three horses that were posted for free by the owner, Indiana Horse Rescue was asked to take them in and they came to us to be cared for.  Copper is approx 12 yrs old and is said to be broke to ride and drive, however we are putting a little more weight on him before we begin working with him.  He is an excellent horse and we expect to see great things out of him.

03/10/17  Copper is a quarter horse-type gelding who is about 12 years old and 15 hands tall. Copper seems to be a gentle, sensible kind of fellow who is available for adoption now. We know that Copper is easy to catch in the pasture and  stands quietly for grooming. He also stood with no sedation for teeth floating and didn't move a muscle while vaccinated. Copper is now at a foster home for some extra TLC and an eventual riding refresher come Spring. Watch for progress updates and be sure to fill out an adoption application if you are interested in giving Copper a permanent home!

Blaze & Star

posted Feb 20, 2017, 10:17 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Blaze and Star are two Draft/Quarter Horse crosses who are mother and daughter.  Star barely knows how to lead at this time as she has had no real training - she is 16 years of age.  Blaze we are told is broke to ride and drive but we have not tested her yet.  Blaze is the mother to Star and is said to be 18 yrs of age.  We are looking for donations and a trainer to gently train them so we will be able to find them good homes.


posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:55 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

Winston was rescued from going to slaughter  He was said to be broke to drive and ride - However he appears to have been severely abused and we have been teaching him it is okay to be friends.  He is now accepting of the fork and you picking his stall while he is in it with no problems.  He leads, loads, stands for farrier and we will continue to find out more

Hoss - 18 yr old donkey

posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:52 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Hoss is quite vocal and will let you know if someone comes around!!  He appears to be as sweet as can be - we were told he stands great for the farrier as long as the farrier is nice - Jamie has picked up all 4 and seems to feel he is fine also.


posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:50 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

14 yr old Paso Fino type horse - no papers.  He is said to be great as a trail horse, we have not ridden him as he needed weight which he has just about put on and due to the weather.  Call for more information

Sly - 14 yr old Quarter Horse

posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:48 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Sly has not been ridden in several years due to the owner being busy with job and life.  She was used in 4H several years ago.  Due to the weather we have not been able to work with her yet.

We are down to just a few miniatures -

posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:44 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 11:26 AM ]

We have just 4 miniatures available - One, Scarlet, who is not pregnant and will kick so would not recommend for kids.

The second, Ebony, is presumed pregnant as it was running with a stallion, 

The third, Phoebe, is a foal that is not pregnant - just about 5 months old and ready to be separated from mom, has been used for the public and very well socialized.

The third is Ziggy our one eyed stallion/now gelding.  He has calmed down extremely but would not say kid safe unless the child is very experienced with horses.  Please call for additional information on Ziggy

12 more miniatures in

posted Sep 30, 2016, 2:18 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 2:30 PM ]

We are in need of adoptive homes for more miniatures that we have in.  We have 7 mares in need of TLC and handling.   Please look on our News Flash page for a few pictures and we will update and have pages on each of them soon.  We need people to help handle them and teach them it is okay, they have burrs in their manes and tails and these have caused past eye problems that were never treated. These horses are probably all pregnant as they were running with the  paint stallion that is listed as Ziggy.  Call or e-mail for more information.  Horses will be up to date on 5 way vaccines, dewormer and farrier work as of tomorrow (Saturday 10/1/16)

10 miniatures!! - now 3!!

posted Sep 9, 2016, 9:49 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 10:56 AM ]

Thank you to those of you that have stepped up so quickly to donate and to give these horses the one on one attention they need!  We now only have 3 of these miniatures looking for homes.  We have one pregnant mama with a foal at her side that is in need of a home and one very pregnant mare who is in need of a very special home or a sponsor to help with her medical needs.  You see Florence has COPD or otherwise known as heaves and is in dire need of medications and special food (non dusty hay) to help her with her breathing.  On really hot days  you can hear Florence breathing from the other end of the barn, also if she gets nervous or upset she has trouble breathing.  We are working with the vet to provide her everything we can give her but need your help with funds to pay for these medications.  Florence is also pregnant and we have to be careful of what we use on her because of her foal inside.  Any help will go directly towards Florence's needs.

On 9/2/16 IHR took in 10 miniatures that were in need of care.  Not only did that consist of 4 mares and foals but those 3 are also pregnant along with another pregnant mare and a yearling.  These horses were about a year behind in hoof care and the foals appeared to have never been touched.  The older mares are all easy to catch and pick up their feet for the farrier - they got their hooves trimmed on 9/6!  They have been dewormed and given an EWT vaccination.    

These darling are in need of forever homes to continue working with them and training them to harness?  or just to be your pet.  The weanlings will need lots of continued handling but have already come so far - and they had their hooves trimmed too!  Do you have room in your heart and home for a pair of these miniatures knowing that the mare is also pregnant with one on the way?  It takes a special person to open their heart and home to these horses and we are looking for homes for all of them!
Pictures of some of them are below:

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