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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Copper

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!

Hoss - 18 yr old donkey

posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:52 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated May 1, 2017, 2:24 PM ]

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.  According to his foster home he is just the sweetest of all!  He does have a few issues with his hooves, but if you take him slowly, he does get used to the farrier.  I'm sure switching farriers on him is different to, so we will see.  He is a darling!!


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:













Distinct Call - aka DC

posted Jun 11, 2016, 11:53 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 11:47 AM ]

This gorgeous girl is gonna be a keeper!  Smart as a whip and learning quickly about being ridden.  As you can tell, she took right to being ridden.  She is a trotter so will only occasionally go into the canter - she can actually trot faster than the other horses canter in the field.  She is a great horse!!



AT 15.3 - 16.0 hh this girl is a beauty!
Name:  DISTINCT CALL or DC    
Breed:   Standardbred
Gender:  Mare
Age:  2001
Height:  15.3-16.0
Training:  7AB
Adoption Donation:  $750.00

Current on all vaccines, dental, farrier, current coggins and easy to catch and load - sounds like a dream!

IMA TRU LADY LIBERTY AQHA #4413870

posted Apr 11, 2016, 2:36 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 1:40 PM ]

Liberty is a 2003 AQHA mare who has come to us to find a great home.  She was trained several years ago but hasn't been messed with much since then.  We are working with her to see what she knows, so watch for updates!!  At approx 15 H and 1400 lbs she's a big girl!

This girl is a lover!  She loves attention, she however doesn't realize how big she is and how much space she takes, so we are working with her to teach her to give us a little space and to give to pressure.  This girl is a doll and will make someone the horse they are looking for - she just needs a little love!!
6/27/16  Liberty is current on all vaccines, farrier, dental and has a current coggins.
IMA TRU LADY LIBERTY

Name:  IMA TRU LADY LIBERTY
Breed:   Quarter Horse AQHA#4413870
Gender:  Mare
Age:  04/03/2003
Height:  15.3
Training:  5AB
Adoption Donation: 550.00

Big John

posted Nov 25, 2015, 9:55 PM by Animal Protection   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 10:41 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue ]

Big John is an 18 yr old Tenn Walking Horse (TWH) that has Heaves/COPD  He gets along very well as long as he is off hay, so it is only soaked hay cubes and Complete Senior Feed for him.  No dusty barns or bedding on straw or dusty shavings.  Big John is a wonderful horse who can be trail ridden when the weather is right for breathing.  Big John is current on all his vaccinations and will be seen by the farrier on 3/22 - but don't let that put you off coming to see him.  He is a diamond for anyone wanting a very well broke trail horse - if you know anyone with Asthma or any other breathing conditions - than you understand what the horse has.  He is a wonderful boy I just can't say enough good things about,

6/27/16 Big John is a dream to ride, is easy to catch and load, is current on vaccinations, dental, deworming, farrier and has a current Coggins

7/31/06 Big John has had no problems this summer - he has only had one day that breathing was hard in the heat - we feel this boy is being missed out!!  His allergies aren't a problem for him - what about you?

Name:  Big John
Breed:   Grade Tenn Walking Horse
Gender:  Gelding
Age:  1998
Height:  16.0
Training:  7AB
Adoption Donation:  550.00
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Check out video of what a boy wonder he is at loading!

Fyrestorm Bey

posted Nov 25, 2015, 7:23 PM by Animal Protection   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 10:31 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue ]

Champion Country Pleasure - 1 previous owner.  This boy is an orphan foal who was never introduced to the herd, so will need to learn.  6/9/16 He has now been out in the paddock with two small ponies and has come so far - a total turn around from how he was.  Great prospect for someone wanting a trained show horse!!!!

6/27/16 We've had several calls on this boy - I can't believe he is still here!  Will post more video tomorrow when he is ridden again, as he is being ridden consistently and just gets better and better!  What a boy!

8/9/16 This boy has made a complete turn around.  He is out with two ponies and doing great - he talks to the other horses across the fence and does great.  We will turn him out with another horse soon but don't expect any problems.  He is so very smart and just a lover to be around.

Name:  Fyrestorm Bey
Breed:  Arabian AHRA #0600910
Gender:  Gelding
Age:  2001
Height:
Training:  7AB Country Pleasure
Adoption Donation: $1500.00




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6/9/16  New Video of Fyrestorm Bey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6lfmYLUq00
6/17/16 More Video of Fyrestorm Bey

Bitsy

posted Nov 25, 2015, 11:26 AM by Animal Protection   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 10:45 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue ]

Bitsy is a 25 year old former-broodmare who has excellent ground manners, easy to catch, loves to be groomed and stands quietly for the farrier. She has been with her current foster family for over six months. At her foster home, Bitsy has been longed, gone over ground poles, walked over and under tarps, stepped up on pedestals and very lightly ridden. Bitsy is well-preserved for her age and still maintains her weight easily on pasture during most of the year and on grass hay in the winter. She's a friendly, social mare (both with people and other horses) just waiting for a permanent place to call her own.

7/15/16   Bitkana (Bitsy) is a 26 year old former-broodmare from Polish-Arabian racehorse bloodlines. We were told she was trained to race, but never made it to the track. Bitsy has excellent ground manners, is easy to catch, loves to be groomed and stands quietly for the farrier. She also accepts clipping and bathing. She has been with her current foster family for about a year now. At her foster home, Bitsy has been longed, gone over ground poles, walked over and under tarps, stepped up on pedestals and lightly ridden. Bitsy is well-preserved for her age and still maintains her weight easily on pasture during most of the year and on grass hay in the winter. She's a friendly, social mare (both with people and other horses) just waiting for a permanent place to call her own.
This mare is quite the looker who just floats across the field.
3/12/17 Meet Bitkana! Bitkana (barn name Bitsy) is a registered Arabian Mare who has been waiting several years for an adoptive home. Bitsy is very personable, has great ground manners and loves to be groomed. Bitsy has been very lightly ridden at her foster home, but since she will be turning 27 in May 2017, she is probably most suitable as a pasture companion. As such, her adoption fee is a very reasonable $200. Check out these photos of her learning new tricks last Summer and then fill out an application if you are interested in adopting Bitsy!
Name:   "Bitkana" Bitsy
Breed:   Arabian  AHR# 462162
Gender:  Mare
Age:  1990
Height:  14.1
Training:  5AB
Adoption Donation:  $200 At Foster
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Click on Bitsy's name above to read more about her!!

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