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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Rusty-Out on Trial

posted Apr 14, 2018, 8:29 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 8:16 AM ]

Rusty is an awesome 14 yr old Halflinger gelding who has ridden trails across Indiana.  His owner could no longer keep him due to health issues and wanted to make sure he did not end up in a bad home, or even worse slaughter.

This Boy does it all.



posted Feb 2, 2018, 12:09 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Apr 21, 2018, 7:44 AM ]

Doyle was born April 12, 2017 this colt is not technically a year old yet.  He has been handled since coming back to the rescue from foster and is quite the mischievous colt and ALL boy.  He catches, leads, ties, picks up his feet.  He is going to be much bigger than his dam but will still be considered a B Mini.  He is a little darling and loves attention.  4/21/18 Doyle has now been castrated/gelded.


posted Oct 9, 2017, 10:12 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Eleanor is ready for adoption! This lady is approx 8 years old, has been used as a broodmare, but we believe she is also broke to ride!! She leads, lunges, joins up and is a great girl! We hope to have someone ride her this week! Great looking mare!!! Located in Frankfort, IN approx 15 Hands

Pee Wee - mule

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:20 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 2:54 PM ]

Cherry and Pee Wee came in together and have never been separated.  Watch for updates!

Cherry - mule

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:20 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 2:55 PM ]

Cherry and Pee Wee came in together and have never been separated!  Watch for updates


posted Jul 1, 2017, 11:35 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 11:29 AM ]

Cher is available for adoption, however we do not believe she is broke to ride.  She does, catch, lead, load, stand for farrier, etc.  Cher is a mare approx 12 years old and 15 HH


posted Jun 20, 2017, 10:13 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 1:30 PM ]

Liam is a doll!!!  He came in as a stallion, but has now been gelded.  Even at 18 he was as calm as could be before he was castrated!!  He is a big love bug and is wonderful in everything.  He still has healed from his castration so is now available for adoption.  We have recently found that Liam does NOT like dogs - he will go after them, we have tried several different dogs and he is not agreeable with them in  his pasture.  If you are leading Liam past a contained or leashed dog. he does fine as he feels safe.


posted Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Aussie is a 21 yr old TB who was an Off The Track Thoroughbred and then a .  We don't know what all she knows but she is up to date on her vaccinations, farrier, and deworming.  Watch for updates on Aussie she is a beauty!


posted Jun 9, 2017, 2:13 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 1:45 PM ]

4/23/18 Butters was adopted a couple of days ago, but just left today to go to his new home.  We are so excited to hear how he does - such a great boy!!

Butters is an approx 20 yr old horse who is a been there done that kind of guy.  If you are looking for a gaited horse to ride around the farm, this is your guy!  He is current on vaccinations,  up to date on farrier, dental and has been seen by the chiropractor.  He came in due to a neglect case and is now ready and looking for a forever home.  This boy is a darling and about 15.1HH!!

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