Friday Standing Ovation: Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue

Each week HN and Ovation Riding applaud an individual or organization that is doing good work in the horse world. Today we recognize Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue.


From the Lifesavers website:

Since 1997, Lifesavers, Inc. otherwise known as Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, a California non-profit corporation, has provided refuge, training and adoption placement for hundreds of horses. It has become the largetst wild horse rescue and adoption organization in the United States. Currently there are more than 500 rescued horses under the organization’s care. Lifesavers is dedicated to saving American mustangs and domestic horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter through a variety of out reach programs.

Some before and after photos of horses rescued by Lifesavers:

In addition to rescue, adoption and sanctuary of its horses, Lifesavers offers educational hands-on workshops and clinics under its Happy Horse Academy program. These workshops and clinics teach natural horsemanship methods and techniques to horse owners and adopters in hopes that better understanding of horses will prevent their horses from having to be rescued in the future.

Lifesavers also has cutting edge Horse Inspired Growth and Healing (HIGH) and Horse Inspired Psychotherapy (HIP) programs designed to serve at-risk youth, ex-gang member groups, substance abuse recovery groups, and American veterans with PTSD.  Partners and participants include The Wounded Warrior Project, Homeboys Industries, and Raven Drum Foundation. Lifesavers’ Red Horse Nation program has started many Native American tribal horse healing programs on reservations such as the Navajo Nation, Pueblo Laguna, Blackfoot and others.

Empowerment through interaction with wild horses:

Lifesavers cares for hundreds of rescued horses between its California ranch and sanctuaries and the need is ever-increasing. The sad reality is that there is no shortage of abused, abandoned, neglected and slaughter-bound horses in need of aid. Lifesavers strives to help these horses not just by providing refuge and medical care, but by finding new lifetime homes for the horses, and fostering lifetime learning, understanding, healing and advocacy among humans.

A video tour of the rescue:

Learn more about Lifesavers, its programming and how you can assist their mission by visiting their website here. You can also keep up with all the latest Lifesavers news by “liking” the rescue on Facebook here.

Go Lifesavers, Go Ovation, and Go Riding!

If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.



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