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 Oct 16, 2018, 8:25 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Archie has come back from foster!  He is a young gelding who is learning and learning fast.  I believe he was started to learn to drive, but that has been some time ago.  He is approx 2.5 - 3 years old and ready to start pulling a cart.  He is not what I would personally call a kid safe horse at this time, but that is only because he is young and has a lot to learn!!


posted Sep 23, 2018, 3:41 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Nova is a mare that came from Culver Academy to find a new home!  We will post more soon!

Daylight - on Foster!

posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:52 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 13, 2018, 1:37 PM ]

10/13/18 Daylight has left to go get some more riding time in.  Her foster home is very experienced at working horses and doing lots of ground work and trail riding!  We look forward to many updates!!

10/1/18  Daylight is doing well, still not sure about being caught, but since we have no history or information on her, we think she is doing well.  She stands to be saddled and mounted, but has absolutely no clue what to do.  So, while it appears she has ha some training and is gentle, she is not trained under saddle at this time.  A fantastic project, she is going to be a "in your pocket" type horse!!

Now this is Daylight!  What a pretty girl - approx 10-12 and came in from Animal Control with no information.  She handles very easily, leads, loads, stands to be groomed and loves carrots!!!  We hope to know more soon on this girl, but she is a winner!!!


posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:43 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 2:51 PM ]

10/1/18  Cricket did not stand as well for the farrier as Daylight did, however since we know nothing about her history, I'd say she didn't do to bad.  She is not quite sure about having her hooves trimmed, but did okay.  Hope to know more soon!

Cricket is a less than 15 year old grade Appaloosa mare who came in from animal control with no information.  She appears to be easy to work with as long as you are gentle and slow to teach her to trust you.  She is now out in the pasture and so far is easy to catch and getting along with everyone in the herd.  We hope to know more soon!  She's a pretty girl!


Gypsy - mini

posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:29 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Gypsy is a 9 year old miniature mare, who is just a doll.  She is the perfect size for driving and has even been harnessed once or twice.  She should pick up on actual training very quickly!!  She appears to have never been foundered, is easy to catch, lead, stands for farrier ad loves to be brushed and loved!  This little girl is ready to go and is available for $350.00 to an approved home!



posted Jul 7, 2018, 2:38 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 8:12 AM ]

9/13/18  Sadie is indeed able to be ridden, however only by small children at a walk.  If you are looking for the perfect horse to introduce your kids or grand kids to horses, this girl is a winner!  She is absolutely wonderful on the ground all around her, etc.  Adoption Donation $100.00 to an approved home!

Sadie has come to us to find a forever home. She is an approx 18 yr old QH type mare.  Beside the fact that she is absolutely beautiful, so far we know she leads, loads, and catches out of the field, At this time we do not believe she is rideable, however we will be getting her checked out.  She is up to date on vaccines, farrier and dewormer.  We will update as we know more.

Cher - On Foster!

posted Jul 1, 2017, 11:35 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 11:34 AM ]

10/13/18  Cher has left to go on foster and get daily riding and much daily ground work - This girl is a dream, you don't know what you are missing by passing her up - she is ready to have her own home and rider!

5/26/18  UPDATE

Cher - Boy, you are missing out on this girl!! We have a very experienced young lady that has started working with her! After today - just her 2nd time of working with her this is in her remarks!

leads at liberty after attention is established
yields hindquarters and shoulder at light touch
leads with no pull at all. backs with light touch
takes saddle pad with no problems

Great potential! wants to learn and has long attention span-not spooky at all.

Thank you Dara for your hard work!!

Cher came to us as a starved horse that had no training, she basically followed whatever her brother did. Since he is no longer here, she has been a little lost. Cher's adoption is currently $550 but will go up as trained.

Aussie - On Foster

posted Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 2:18 PM ]

6/15  Aussie has been ridden several times, by two different riders and she does great - she IS a Thoroughbred and does know what it means if you are riding and get in a jockey position - so we don't recommend that.  Great to lead, load, farrier, etc - Watch the Videos!!

Aussie is a 23 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!

Check out these videos!!  She is awesome!!

OH MY. Look at this beautiful girl!!

And a second video is even better!!

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