Saving Horses, Inc.

aka SHI   |   Encinitas, CA   |  www.savinghorsesinc.com

Mission

SHI rescues horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect. Many have been rehabilitated and re homed with an adoption contract into a forever loving home. Un adoptable horses are retired to our sanctuary, or alternative sanctuary is found for them. SHI currently cares for 10 horses. Partnering with a PHD Therapist we offer an Equine Assisted Therapy Program to Individuals suffering from PTSD, social and emotional disorders, grief, addiction etc..Partnering with "Generate Hope" we provide equine Assisted Therapy to women survivors from Human Trafficking. Our Therapeutic Riding Program offers riding to children with special needs. Horses Healing Humans program provides interaction and bonding with horses to individuals with special needs, at risk teens, and those suffering from PTSD.

Ruling year info

2007

President

Mrs. Audrey Reynolds

Main address

3224 Wildflower Valley Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024 USA

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EIN

26-0519018

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Retirement Program

Some of the horses rescued by SHI are not adoptable due to old age, lameness or behavioral/trust issues.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Upon rescue horses are evaluated by our veterinarian. Teeth
are floated if necessary, horses are wormed, and shots are given, sheaths cleaned. In addition, with a herd of 12, we have a frequent need for veterinary services. Many of our retirees are horses with special needs requiring more than average veterinary care.

Shots are done every six months, teeth are rechecked.

Worming schedule, rotational every 8 weeks.

Any injuries are attended to right away, calling
veterinarian if necessary.

Banamine and bute are kept on hand at all times.

Horses requiring surgery are evaluated. E.G a thoroughbred mare was rescued on Mar 2010 and required arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from her left knee. The surgery was done b Dr. Cannon at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital at the cost of $2,000.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Upon rescue, horses are evaluated for level of training. Any necessary training will then be put into the horse to ensure its adoptability. Retraining can vary from 3-6 months. This involves training both in arena and on trail. It is also necessary to ongoing "ground" training with some of our sanctuary horses. Our budget is low, as we prefer to do our own training, only sometimes seeking outside assistance.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The horses are fed a variety of fodder. Alfalfa, rye, 5way and bermuda grass.

Due to the current cost of hay in California, it costs approximately $100 per month per horse for hay rations.

Supplemental feed is also given to our horses, in the form of hay pellets, rice bran and a "Safe Choice" or a senior feed. The cost per horse each month is approximately $50.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Horses have their feet trimmed every 6-8 weeks.

Most of our horses need corrective shoeing to maintain soundness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Individuals suffering from PTSD, addiction and other social and emotional issues are counselled by a PhD therapist, using one or two of the sanctuary horses in the session.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Offering Therapeutic riding sessions to children under 15 with special needs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Individuals with special needs, Veterans, First Responders, At risk teens come daily to the ranch to help with feeding , cleaning and exercising of horses. This serves as their happy, safe place where they are not judged. Learning basic horsemanship and forming bonds with horses, is very therapeutic on may levels.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2021

Goals & Strategy

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It is important for us to be recognized for rescuing horses and giving them a second chance, a good quality of life, they would otherwise not have had. But SHI is on its way to becoming a "therapy center" for humans, and we would like to be recognized as a safe happy place were individuals can come for formal and informal therapy. By way of grants SHI is able to offer counseling to members of our community who cannot afford this type of therapy, such as the young women of "Generate Hope", women rescued from the Human Trafficking Industry. we also strive to provide daily opportunity to individuals with special needs, Veterans, First Responders, at risk teens and anyone else who feels a need to spend time with the horses. Horses are non judgmental, in the here and now. They are intuitive healing creatures. We strive to offer this experience to many of the aforementioned individuals.

We continue to help a few horses each year who are in need of rescue from slaughter, abuse and neglect. We have also formed partnerships with Community Interface services, a state and federally funded program for young adults with special needs, and with Generate Hope, a rehabilitative home for young women survivors from Sex Trafficking. Young people with special needs frequent the ranch daily to assist with the feeding, cleaning and exercising of the horses. Similarly we also offer opportunities to At risk teens, Veterans, First Responders,and to those suffering from PTSD, addiction, social/emotional issues, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Fetal Drug & Alcohol Syndrome, Spina Bifida, learning disabilities etc...

We are very capable of meeting our goals for the Horses Healing Humans program. Individuals wishing to participate attend the ranch on the days they are able to. While assisting with the feeding, cleaning and exercising of the horses, these individuals with special needs bond with the horses, become best friends even, and have conversations with them they would not have with fellow humans. Horses do not judge. They are present in the here and now. Spending time with them is confidence building and therapeutic on many levels.

We have accomplished much in 12 years. The rescue and rehabiitation and re homing of 175 horses. We now provide long term sanctuary for 10 horses. We currently offer a (formal) Equine Assisted therapy program for young women rescued from Sex Trafficking. Daily opportunities for young adults with special needs, at risk teens, Veterans, First Responders, and anyone else who will benefit from time with the horses are welcome to spend time at the ranch. We intend to continue with our Therapeutic riding program for children with Autism and offer a Horsemanship 101 to active duty military/first responders and veterans.

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Saving Horses, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Audrey Reynolds

No affiliation

Term: 2007 - 2025

Linda Collins

BOD Member

Audrey Reynolds

President

Mary Dillon

BOD Member

Adriana Kaplan

CPA