Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Facilities
within California

TIER - True Innocents Equine Rescue
Equine Rescue
8920 Limonite Ave, #123, Riverside, CA 92509. 951-360-1464

Under the Angels Wings Rescue
Horse Rescue / Rehabilitation
PO Box 293683, Phelan, CA 92329-3683. 951-318-2275 

California Coastal Horse Rescue
Horse Adoptions / 501 (C) (3) non profit org
PO Box 1646, Oak View, CA 93022. 805-649-1090

Horse Grove Equine Rescue
Rescue Organization
PO Box 902, Los Alamos, CA 93440. 805-344-3021

Maple Blossoms Pet Rescues & Adoptions
Rescue Center / Feed / Sales / Lessons / Training / English / Western
79340 Paseo Del Rey, La Quinta, CA 92253. 760-455-3610

Rescue Organization / Rehabilitation / Adoption Horses
PO Box 291, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678. 949-842-7408

The Golden Carrot
Rescue / Retirement / Sanctuary
44700 Tule Canyon Road, Anza, CA 92539. 951-763-0800

Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue
Rescue / Rehabilitation
PO Box 226, Cutten, CA 96634. 707-496-4663

Forever Free Horse Rescue
Rescue / Rehabilitation
78450 Avenue 41, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203. 760-250-3091

Shadow Country Ranch & Horses Care
Breeder / AQHA / Buckskin / Dun / Rescue / Rehab /
Acton, CA 93510. 661-992-8646

Animali Farms Horse Sanctuary
Horses for Adoption / PMU Rescue
3401 Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454. 805-938-0174

Horse Plus Humane Society
Equine Rescue / Sales
P.O. Box 6108, Oroville, CA 95966. 530-284-6522 or 1-877-Luv-Horse

Dude's Ranch Equine Rescue Center
Boarding / Lessons / Riding Tours / Rescue / Rehab / Sales
Los Angeles, CA. 661-269-2473 or 818-497-7468

Horses of Tir Na Nog
Rescue / Rehab
6364 Arms Lake Avenue, San Diego, CA 92119. 619-465-6384

Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue
Lessons / Sales / Rescue
23809 Easy Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93535. 661-727-1205

FalconRidge Equine Rescue, Inc.
Rehabilitation / Equine Rescue
P.O. Box 1500, Valley Center, CA 92082. 760-742-0285

Horses for Love
Tees & Tanks / Acuscope / Camps / Rescue / Rehab
20 Las Plumas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. 949-292-1191

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
Donkey Rescue
23500 Sand Canyon Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561

Spirit of Equus Rescue
Rescue / Rehabilitation / Adoption / Alternative & Healthcare Classes / Equine Bodywork
21762 Wren St, Apple Valley, CA 92308  Phone 760-247-7348

Corral of Comfort Horse Rescue Inc
Lessons / Training / Sales / Rescue & Rehabilitation / Non-profit horse rescue dedicated to rehabilitating horses and placing them into new homes.
36180 Valley Springs Rd, Palmdale, CA  93550. 661-361-9188

Golden Hills Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc.
Rescue / Rehabilitation / Adoptions
43945 Golden Hills Drive / Mailing: PO Box 632 , Aguanga , CA 92536. 951-767-9331.

Giddings Horse Rescue
Boarding / Sales / Trail, show, all around / LOTS of GREAT horses available!
21725 John St., Perris CA 92570 Phone: 951-295-8114

Premier Equine Center
Equine Rehabilitation / Cold Salt Hydrotherapy Spa / P3 Electromagnetic Machine / Covered Eurociser Equine Massage / Body Work
16206 Hwy 108 , Jamestown , CA,  95327. 209-602-8702

InterVision Equine Services
Health Care / Rehabilitation / Equine Physiotherapy / Import/Export / TB consult
Serving Southern Califorina, CA 92075. 310-995-9339

Hope Ranch Animal Rescue
Rescue / Adoptions / Sales / Need Volunteers
Malibu, CA 90265. 310-457-0213.

Infinity Farms
Lessons / Training / Rescue Services / Petting Zoo / Pony Parties
20487 Brown Street, Front , Perris, CA 92570. 760-978-7683

Emergency Animal Rescue
Physical Rescue of Animals in life threatening situations
P.O. Box 2462, Ramona CA 92065       Phone: 760-789-5775

Someday Somewhere Ranch
Boarding/Training/Broodmares and foaling/Rehab
44155 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA 92592       Phone: 951 767 3053

Horse Rescue Ranch
Sales/ Rescue
Lake Perris CA 92570      Phone: (951) 295-8114

Boarding/ Breeder/ Sales/ Appaloosa/ Rescue
86311 Sampson Ave. Twentynine Palms CA 92277  Phone: 760-780-8635

Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc.
Arabians/Thoroughbreds/ Rescue/Rehabilitation/ Retirement
P.O. Box 921708 Sylmar CA 91392   Phone: 818-842-4368

Castleton Ranch Horse Rescue
501(c)(3) non-profit Horse Rescue
28581 Old Ranch Drive Valley Center CA 92082   Phone: 760-749-7581

Blue Moon Equine Foster Home and Rescue
Rehabilitation and Adoption
22570 San Jacinto St. San Jacinto CA 92583  Phone: 951-654-7143

BIG Heart Ranch
Animal Rescue
Box 1003 Malibu CA 90265

United Pegasus Foundation
Thoroughbred/ Sales/ Non-Profit Horse Rescue
P.O. Box 173 Tehachapi CA 93581 Phone: 661-823-9672

EquineRacers - Re Homing Racehorses in Southern California
Thoroughbred/ Quarter Horses
Los Alamitos Race Course Los Alamitos CA 90720   Phone: 7142346779

The Second Race
Retired Race Horses / Thoroughbred / Quarter Horse
We are a national network for ex-race horses and those bred to race. We find homes/new careers for race horses off the track.
122-A E. Foothill Blvd # 300 Arcadia CA 91006   Phone: 626-733-3815

Angel Haven Ranch & Rescue
Boarding / Kids Camps / Health Care / Adoptions / Rescue / Rehab / Other

Littlerock, CA Phone: 661-944-1803

Grazing Legends Horse Rescue
Horse Rescue

P.O. Box 40, Yucca Valley, CA 92286

Ali-aj Windy Acress Foundation, Inc.
Boarding / Breeder / Sales / We are a 501c3 horse rescue and rehab.

39985 Bautista Rd, Anza, CA 92539 Phone: 951-640-6365

Fallen Horses
Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation / Sales / Thoroughbreds / Equine Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining and Rehoming, Specializing in OTTB's
Pinon Hills, CA 92372 Phone: 951-207-4126

Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 941494, Simi Valley, CA 93094 Phone: 805-368-9123

Moonshadow Farms
Boarding / Lessons / Training / Sales / lay ups, mare care
2990 Hillside ave, Norco CA 92860 Phone: 951-255-8424

So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary
Rescue and Sanctuary for miniature horses
24793 Los Rancherias Road, Hemet, CA 92545 Phone: 951-764-5707 Call for appointment

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Senior Horse Health
Amy Perille DVM
By Amy Perille DVM, Dip ACVIM

Amy Perille DVM, Dip ACVIM, is a board-certified small animal veterinary internist. Amy is passionate about horse health care and preventative medicine. The following are some of her thoughts on senior health care.


The needs of horses change as they age. They thrive in a less stressful environment in which they have more time each day to rest. As they age, it becomes more difficult for them to adjust to change, so consistent routines are important. Health problems can develop over time so maintaining good health is a major goal in caring for the senior horse.

Amy Perille DVM

Routine Care

Monitoring Weight and Body Condition:
The weight and condition of the senior horse should be assessed on a regular basis (every 6-8 weeks). Horses who are overweight or underweight are at risk of developing diseases. When weight trends are discovered early, gradual changes can be made in feeding to maintain an optimal healthy weight.

Skin Care:

Regular grooming of the older horse is desirable. Brushing removes dirt, dead skin, and matted/loose hair. Grooming stimulates the secretion of natural oils, which keeps the skin healthy and resilient. A thorough grooming also allows the caretaker to examine the skin closely for minor cuts, infections, and masses.

Hoof Care:
It is best for retired horses to go barefoot. A discussion with your horse's farrier about making this transition is worthwhile. Once senior horses are acclimated to going barefoot, they still need to have their hooves trimmed, but usually less frequently.

Diseases of the Older Horse

Weight Loss:

Weight loss is common as horses reach old age. It is often due to dental disease or intestinal parasitism. Elderly horses in a herd may not be able to compete for food and consume less. Underlying diseases (liver, kidney, cardiac, hormonal, metabolic syndromes, and cancer) can lead to weight loss. If dental disease, parasitism, behavioral issues, and underlying diseases are ruled out, weight loss is usually attributed to an aging gastrointestinal tract that absorbs nutrients less efficiently. Sometimes this trend can be attenuated with changes in diet.


The two most common causes of colic in the older horse are large intestinal obstructions and strangulating small intestinal lipomas. Large intestinal obstructions are often due to impaction resulting from too much undigested fiber reaching the colon (usually a result of dental disease) and insufficient water intake. Obese horses are prone to forming lipomas (fatty tumors) in the abdominal cavity. These tumors are attached by a stalk and sometimes they wrap around the small intestines causing acute obstruction.

Musculoskeletal Diseases:

Arthritis is a common problem in the older horse. Allowing horses to live in pastures will often alleviate the painful symptoms of arthritis because constant movement keeps joints loose and flexible. Laminitis is another common problem that often develops in older horses with Cushing's disease and in certain breeds that are predisposed to the disorder.

Hormonal Diseases:

Cushing's disease is the most common hormonal disease of the older horse. It results from pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction. Signs of Cushing's disease include: long hair coat, weight loss, muscle wasting, lethargy, increased water consumption, increased urination, laminitis, and a predisposition to infections. Diabetes mellitus is sometimes seen in older obese horses, and can develop in horses with Cushing's disease. Both disorders can be diagnosed by the veterinarian and treatment options are available.


Diseases of the kidney, liver and heart can develop in the older horse, but are not common. Occasionally horses will develop cancer in older age, especially cancers involving the skin and mucous membranes. The three most common cancers in horses are: Sarcoids, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas.









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