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 Jul 7, 2018, 2:38 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

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.


posted Jun 23, 2018, 1:20 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Aries is a young stud colt that will be gelded ASAP!  He too came from Animal Control how ever he did not want to be caught and thought it would be fun to run!  Love the help from Animal Control - and volunteers!!  We believe Aries is approx 2 but will have that verified also.  He is now broke to halter, lead, stands tied, catch and we are working on desensitizing  for motion and noise.  He only retreats when startled, nothing more.  He is already healthy boy and we think he may be a either a small horse or tall pony when he matures!  He will be up to date on vaccines, farrier, dewormer and castration prior to leaving.  Currently available for adoption.


Libra - weanling

posted Jun 23, 2018, 1:05 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Libra also came from Animal Control and we believe her dam/mother is Aquarius.  Since we do not know who/what the sire/father was we do not know if she will stay a pony or grow into a horse.  She has learned to lead without a butt rope, she is okay to catch, does not run away, loaded great when picked up  We will continue working with her to make sure she knows how to pick up her feet, etc.  We will get a better age when either the Vet or Dentist looks at her, pretty sure she is less than a year.



posted Jun 23, 2018, 12:57 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Aquarius is an older (10+/-) pony/horse who is right at 14 Hands  She came in from Animal Control so we have no background information on her, other than we believe her to be the dam/mother of both Libra and Aries - but not known for sure.  She handles like a pro, stands for grooming, stands quietly tied, loads, does not appear to have separation anxiety from Libra but since they are new, we have not yet separated them.  Mom/Aquarius is no longer nursing her foal either.  She will be up to date on vaccinations, deworming, dental and farrier before being able to leave, but is available for adoption at this time.


Sugar - ADOPTED!

posted May 20, 2018, 1:04 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 11:27 AM ]

6/15/18 Sugar is a lover bunny, if you are looking for that great companion for another horse or mini - this is her!  She has what we believe to be a mild case of COPD  - not vet diagnosed as Mild.  She leads, stands for farrier, gets along with others, loves to be groomed!

Sugar is a darling 8 yr old miniature with COPD, but so far that hasn't stopped her from being a sweetheart!!  She loves to be groomed and lead and has been fine for just about anyone.  Definitely not a riding horse!


posted Apr 14, 2018, 8:29 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jul 20, 2018, 12:29 PM ]

7/16/18  Check out the new info and video on Rusty!!  You are missing out on this guy, not sure why he is still here!!
Rusty (click to view on YouTube!!)
This is what her rider/trainer has to say!
Anyone looking for a good Dressage Prospect? 
He's ready for Novice level now, but will be up to Training level and skip to First level quickly once his trot to canter transitions are better. Shoulder in and leg yield at the walk is excellent and is good at the trot after warming up. Trot shoulder in puts him into a nice collection almost immediately and can hold it for short periods now ( he needs some strength training)

5/26/18     Had Dr. Jessica Harmon from McDavitt Vet Clinic out yesterday (5/25/18) for new X-rays to be able to compare to the ones from a year ago.  She has said he is vastly improved from a year ago.
As is common with his breed, he will always have to have sugar and starch restricted diet, and very limited pasture time WITH a muzzle at all times when grazing.

Rusty is remarkably well trained using John Lyons methods.  He knows voice commands, has been ridden all over Indiana on trails and has been ridden on the road with traffic,

Rusty is being used as a fundraiser so his adoption donation is $2000.00 and he is worth that and more.  As always, you are welcome to have your vet out to do their own X-rays or pre-purchase exam.  Your trainer is also welcome to come and assess,  Make an appointment today!!

Rusty is an awesome 14 yr old Registered 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.  Rusty is very well trained, knows voice commands, etc.  however he will test you to see if he can get away with something!  Rusty does have some coffin bone rotation, so if you are interested we can have radiographs sent to your vet if you have an approved application. He does use shoes and pads and his previous farrier is more than happy to speak with your farrier should you adopt him.  He has been loved by everyone that comes to the farm and does well for just about anyone.  We would recommend some experience and not a novice as he is a big boy!  Walk, Trot, Canter - he does it to voice, stops easily, etc.
This Boy does it all.



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 - Pending rescue

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:20 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jun 15, 2018, 3:06 PM ]

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

Cherry - mule - Pending Rescue

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:20 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Jun 15, 2018, 3:07 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 May 26, 2018, 11:42 AM ]

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.

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

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