Humanity for Horses is a 501C3 non-profit organization, Tax ID:27-4116043. It was birthed in 2012 when a law was passed, allowing horses to be slaughtered in the USA. The reason for this name is obvious – humanity must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. We are dedicated to rescuing and saving animals that have been abandoned, abused or dumped.  We have made a commitment to always be a home to hundreds of horses. 

Today, over 650 animals, 500 of them being horses, live at the sanctuary. Because 99% of the horses we rescue are very injured, sick or lame, Humanity for Horses is really just a very large hospital. It is a hospice to some, a hospital to others and a spa to those who have healed. Our policy is that no one is ever adopted out.  This is a protection against any further risk of mistreatment.

The sanctuary has become a home where animals sometimes find their birth families that they were previously separated from, or fall in love with new partners. Unbeknownst to us, several that have been saved were or are pregnant, so we had to build special birthing shelters.  We are a United Nations of animals because we also save and home alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, mules, donkeys, cows, guinea hens and geese.  As well, we support off-site homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, peacocks, pigs, chinchillas and birds.

What is the mission of the horse and why is it vitally important for us to save and honor them. The horse is on this planet to teach us about emotional intelligence, respect, grace, patience and Warriorship. Before tanks and cars, the horse is the being that won wars for us, plowed our fields so we could eat, helped us to travel from one place to another, and created an energy of trust, leaving us knowing that we could depend on them. No animal has a greater place in history than the horse. Today, even though they have been grossly mistreated, abused and starved, our experience has been that they have the gift of gratitude and forgiveness that far surpasses the human emotional spectrum.

The Humanity for Horses teams feels completely blessed to have been chosen to serve these magnificent beings. We have learned a spirituality and wonder, that today is not present within humanity. Though we equally love all of our animal family, the horses are the ones that have become our educators, healers, teachers and masters. They use their power appropriately, their beauty gracefully, and their intelligence divinely. They have set a standard and example for us, that each day, we, as people pray we can match.

We are blessed to have a corporate sponsor that supports all our administrative costs.  Therefore, 100% of donations are allocated to taking care of our angelic animals, who we call Avatars.  The sanctuary is located on 3,000 acres at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California.


Humanity for Horses has put in an all- out effort to rescue horses that have been used to make the drug  Premarin.  Premarin is an estrogen-replacement prescribed to menopausal women.  In the U.S. alone, 90,000 mares are impregnated every year, for the sole purpose of collecting their estrogen-rich urine. 

The majority of Premarin mares are forced to give birth to a foal every year.  The mares are kept in small standing stalls in order to limit their movement, so not to displace the urinary bladder bags. If the mare fails to become pregnant, they are sent to slaughter.  When they do give birth, their foals are taken from them at a premature age and most are sent to the slaughterhouses.

This is where we come in.  Humanity for Horses has rescued many of these mares and/or foals from the feed lots. We also work very hard at trying to reunite the mothers and their babies, if both were sent to the feedlot. They come in overwhelmed, depressed, depleted and sometimes even pregnant from being at these places.

However, thankfully, for those we are able to rescue, they are living a precious, peaceful life, filled with love and care.  We never separate a family, so they are able to live with their babies, without any fear of separation or abuse.

The foundation PETA has put in much effort in having this Premarin procedure stopped, due to the horrific abuse done to these magnificent beings.


Saving thoroughbreds is one of our most important missions.  Right from the inception of Humanity for Horses, we have rescued more thoroughbreds from the feed lots than any other breed of horse. The atrocity is that once a thoroughbred has broken down, to no fault of their own, and can no longer win anyone money, far too often they are sent to feedlots to be sold to slaughter houses.  Our goal is to rescue as many Thoroughbreds as possible.  In truth, the racetrack industry must be held accountable for their abuse, or simply stopped. 

We have a relationship with nonprofits that try to rehome thoroughbreds.  However, more often than not, they are too injured to be ridden.  Therefore, we love when they come to us, so that they can live out their lives being served by humanity, rather than being inappropriately used by humanity.

Recently the Humane Society of the United States put out a call for help.  This is what they wrote:

“In the world of horse racing, many unscrupulous trainers prioritize winning over the lives of horses. Between the multitude of performance enhancing drugs injected into these beautiful animals, and the lack of uniform medication policy or punishments, racehorses are at major risk.

No victory in a race is worth the amount of pain and suffering these drugs can cause in horses. In the worst cases, injured horses are drugged and forced to race, which can result in tragic falls, collapses and even death.

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act has passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives! It’s now up to the Senate to pass this bill in order to restore fairness to the sport of horseracing and improve the welfare of racehorses. This bill will ban race-day medication, create a national and uniform medication policy, increase out-of-competition testing and improve racetrack safety. Your Senators need to hear from you, today! Please help protect racehorses.”

Horses are such magnificent souls.  They deserve our attention and caring.


Research completed by equine veterinarians has compared the stages of human ages to horse ages.
According to the research, here at the sanctuary, we have many horses who are nearly 100 years old in human years!

Our horses over 100 years old in human years



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