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posted Dec 8, 2018, 5:16 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Grant County 9 equine seized (Marion, IN)

posted Feb 25, 2017, 12:40 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Grant County officials contacted Indiana Horse Rescue about taking in 9 equine (Horses, Donkeys and Mules) that had been part of a long investigation.  We gathered a team of volunteers and trucks and trailers (4 of them) to round up these animals.  It took 3.5 hours and having animal control come to tranquilize 3 of them to get them caught and in the trailer.  We are thrilled we were able to step up and take them in.  Now we need your help.  Taking in an additional 9 has put an enormous load on our hay supply, we are currently fine on grain thanks to Purina/Land OLakes donation to the rescue.  We do need additional dewormers for the horses - per vet instruction we are starting at 1/2 dose of Panacur before moving on to the full dose and other more aggressive dewormers.  & of the 9 are stallions (in tact) and will need to be gelded as soon as they are turned over to the rescue - we are estimating that to be between $1500-2100.00 depending on the amount of drugs and any complications.  These are not funds we currently have in the budget.  All equine need serious farrier care with one donkey having the severest neglect that will take time to correct, but the vet feels confident that we can do it!  4 of them, 2 paint/pinto studs are under the age of 3 and the two mules are under the age of 3 - they have no training whatsoever and we need funds for training, there is only so much we can do here at the rescue.  They will need to learn to be caught, haltered, lead and pic up their feet for the farrier just to start them off.  We have a lot of work ahead of us and will need donations to be able to do it.  We do have a gofundme set up at or donations can be made through the website on our donation page or any paypal link.

Ziggy's Surgery!

posted Oct 24, 2016, 2:21 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 2:36 PM ]

Ziggy now has his surgery scheduled!  Thanks to many donations going in to Horse and Man we are just about to cover the cost of Ziggy's surgery!  It is scheduled for Friday November 4th at McDavitt Veterinary Clinic.  We still need to cover the cost of rendering poor little Florence since she passed away on the 17th of October.  These are expenses we don't always talk about, but are where your donations do go.  Along with buying the hay for winter and getting all these little ones up to date on vaccinations and deworming.  They weren't here when we had the spring grant come in to cover vaccinations, deworming or farrier.  The farrier will be here again tomorrow so that is good for the little ones to get their hooves done with frequency and make sure since they are on good hay they are not having any hoof problems that we can't see and the farrier can.

Please keep the rescue and little Ziggy Stardust in your prayers especially on the 4th of November as he is castrated and the rest of his eye is removed and closed up.

As always donations are appreciated and needed at the rescue.  

Grant for those winter extras! and hay!

posted Oct 22, 2016, 10:02 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 22, 2016, 11:41 AM ]

Indiana Horse Rescue is so thrilled to announce we received a Helping Horses & Humane Fund Grant from the Indiana Horse Council Foundation to help in caring for the horses! This will enable us to provide hay, mineral and additional services that we would not be able to provide without their help! Thank you, and please support Indiana Horse Council Foundation!!!

We need your help!!

posted Sep 30, 2016, 9:30 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Oct 22, 2016, 11:45 AM ]

Indiana Horse Rescue has just taken in 12 more miniature horses!  The stallion and all his pregnant mares and the right thing to do is to castrate the stallion and get the mares the shots they need!!  The stallion also needs surgery on a injured and deflated eye that was never treated.  We are treating eye injuries on a mare and a 2 week old foal. along with previous eye injuries on multiple other mares.  We can not do this alone.  These horses are covered in burrs and we are getting them off as quickly as we can, but not all of them are quick to trust.  We are waiting on an estimate for surgery for the stallion and we will need donations to get that work done.  We need your help now more than ever.
Here is a picture of Ziggy's eye that needs closed to prevent future eye infections and more.

Per McDavitt Veterinary clinic the estimate for Ziggy's eye surgery and castration is $1000.00  donations are appreciated for this and can be made to IHR or to McDavitt Vet - just be sure to let them know it is for Indiana Horse Rescue and for Ziggy!

This is Ziggy the one eyed stallion

6 of the brown, bay and black mares

2 mares with their one and two week old foals

Ride to the Rescue October 9th!

posted Sep 26, 2016, 2:25 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 2:20 PM ]

Our 10th Annual Ride to the Rescue is coming up soon!!  October 9th we will be a the Tippecanoe River State Park in the overnight camping area Campsites 2,3 & 41  We will be taking donations and having a tack sale of gently used tack and we will have a free will offering lunch provided by the Chesters!!  Lunch will include BBQ, hot dogs, baked beans, and more water and tea to drink and who knows what else we will have!!  Lots of things going on and lots of information about the rescue.  This fundraiser is to raise funds for winter and we are predicting a very busy winter with the calls we have already been getting.

If you can't make it to the ride, please consider making a donation!

Fall Special

posted Sep 11, 2016, 11:20 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

These horses need homes!  Have you been waiting for your horse?  Well now is the time.  We are giving 25% off all adoption donations on all full size horses! until the weekend before the rescue ride - so until October 2nd.  Get your application in and come see these fabulous horses that are waiting for their new home.  You must have your application in to ride a horse but do not need an application to look.  Just remember you can put your application in while you are here - because once you come see them you won't want to leave without them!  We have some wonderful horses just waiting for YOU!

7 of 10 gone to new homes

posted Sep 11, 2016, 10:37 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

We still have one pregnant miniature (Joanie & Bo) with a foal at her side that needs a home.  The last of them is a pregnant one with Heaves, we are working on some medications to see if we can help her with her breathing but will release her to the right home.  She needs someone who is familiar with heaves and is not intimidated by it.

We are so blessed by the people who have stepped up and opened their homes to these precious ones an d couldn't do what we do without you.  Please take a look at the available horses as we have many well broke winners just waiting for their own person to love on them.  Remember they don't get the one on one attention they so much deserve while at the rescue.  With 20-30 horses here at a time we just don't have enough  hours in the day to give them the one on one attention they need.

More pics of the Hendricks County 10

posted Sep 4, 2016, 9:08 AM by Indiana Horse Rescue

Here are more pictures of the 10 miniatures we took in from Hendricks County  They have come a long way just since getting them moved to the rescue.  Several of them you can walk up to and lead, pick up their feet, etc.  We have brushed all the burrs out of their manes and tails so they are looking much better that way too.  Donations are still needed for their medical, farrier, veterinary care and feeding.

Hendricks Co 10 - Help needed!

posted Sep 2, 2016, 3:49 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 3:50 PM ]

Indiana Horse Rescue needs your help! We just took in 10 miniatures - 6 adult that are all pregnant with 3 foals and a yearling. These horses have serious hoof issues that they will need to be gentled to work on their hooves - 1 appears to be fairly well halter broke. 1 has major breathing problems. They are going to need funds for vaccinations, farrier, and the vet is scheduled to come out tomorrow a.m. As always any donations great or small are greatly appreciated and will go directly to the horses.  We will be updating Facebook and our website as quickly as possible!  We are definitely in need of foster homes for these darling - if you have experience with foaling and miniatures give us a ring and talk to us.  The horses will be made available for adoption as soon as they are cleared by the vet, and current on vaccinations, farrier, deworming.

Your donations are needed now more than ever - this is 10 more mouths to feed and we won't have enough hay for winter at this rate - any donation will go directly to the horses!

Thank you for any help you can provide - please feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends and colleagues.

Volunteers and Staff and IHR

Pregnant Mare/hooves

These are just a few of the pictures - come on out - The rescue is open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4 

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