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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Bonsai - mini

posted Jul 1, 2017, 11:41 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

This guy also came from Animal Control, he is a 4 yr old stud colt and will have to be gelded prior to adoption.  He is easy to handle due to his size (A mini with no papers) but has no obvious training.  He is adorable and has a cute little trot - so we hope to have him gelded and available soon!

7/11/17 - Bonsai has now been castrated/gelded - so as soon as he is healed he will be available for adoption!

Sonny n Cher

posted Jul 1, 2017, 11:35 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

These two have just come in from Animal Control and will have to go through quite a bit of rehab before we can do any real work with them.  We can say they lead, load, and bathe so far.  Cher does not like dewormer, but Sonny took it the dewormer just fine.  We know they need dental work, so that may be Cher's issue with her mouth, we don't know yet.  They will be up to date on vaccines, go through a total deworming regiment and have dental and farrier work done before they are available for adoption.  These two are both lovers and will be available individually.  Sonny is the more spotted of the two and he is a gelding, while Cher is a mare.

Portia and baby P - ADOPTED!

posted Jul 1, 2017, 11:26 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

Portia is one of the minis that came in last fall, she has been at foster and has now had her baby!  Baby P was born July 21st during the previous night or early that morning.  Both mama and baby are doing great and are ready for adoption.  As hard as it is going to be for the foster family to see them go, they also want to be available when the rescue is over its limits!  You must have an approved application to go to a foster home, so get your application in today for these darlings - no, they can not be separated at this time.

Those are not ribs on the baby, they are actually fat rolls!!  She is a healthy little girl!


posted Jul 1, 2017, 10:25 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jul 1, 2017, 10:27 AM ]

Nugget is a gelding approx 14 years of age.  He came in from Animal Control and is now up to weight enough to be ridden, he is up to date on farrier, deworming, vaccinations, and dental.  He is said to be broke for trails, but again we have not had time to ride him.  Put your application in if you would like to come out and ride or you can wait and see when we get him ridden!!  Nugget stands for the farrier, leads, catches, loads and is just an awesome horse!


posted Jul 1, 2017, 9:48 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jul 1, 2017, 10:09 AM ]

Geronimo came from the Grant County seizure several months ago.  He is an absolute beautiful fellow!  He is approx 17 years of age, he catches, leads, loads, stands for the farrier, saddles, stands to be groomed - we are working on seeing what he knows about riding so will have to update that.  This boy was gelded but prior to that he was still a gentleman!  He handles well, but recommend an adopter that has handled stallions before

Fancy - mini - ADOPTED!

posted Jul 1, 2017, 9:41 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 12:02 PM ]

Fancy came in from Animal Control and will need to get through her critical period prior to adoption.  Right now we know she leads, loads, stands for grooming fairly well but will need training.  She already has several people interested in her that have approved applications on file, so keep an eye out in case they fall through.  This girl is approx 4 years of age.


posted Jul 1, 2017, 9:13 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Thunder is a great painted pony who is supposed to be broke for trails, we are hoping to get his ridden if the weather will just cooperate!   Thunder is approximately 9 years of age, up to date on vaccinations, deworming and farrier.  The following picture shows a gray  horse standing behind him - I will get better pictures asap!!


posted Jun 20, 2017, 11:02 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 11:03 AM ]

Copper is approx 13 years old and is a been there done that type of horse.  He leads, loads, stands for grooming, farrier and rides.  He is currently at a foster home so you ,must have an approved application to go see him.  Copper is a Quarter Horse-type, 15 hands.  Copper is generally a relaxed, cooperative guy and not spooky. He ties, leads at the walk and trot, and crosses obstacles like poles and tarps. He stands quietly for grooming and tacking. He stood still for mounting, had a prompt whoa and displayed a smooth jog. He was balky about moving forward, but he did not offer to bolt, buck or rear. Copper is a cribber and seems to do best when given considerable turnout time on grass pasture. He is easy to catch and gets along well with other horses.
Copper is available for $750.00 - get your application in now!!


posted Jun 20, 2017, 10:35 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Montana is being used as a fundraiser.  We are currently waiting on DNA testing to see exactly what he is and if everyone is correct.  At 15 years old, he stands for farrier, grooming, bathing, loads into a trailer and rides!  We feel he may have exceptional training, but need someone more qualified to say for sure


posted Jun 20, 2017, 10:21 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Tilly is approx 14 years of age, she stands for grooming, bathing, farrier, stands tied but occasionally doesn't want to be caught.  We will be riding her on Friday 6/23/17 so watch for updates!  We were told that she was broke and trail ridden a lot.

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