Our mission is to rescue unwanted horses who have suffered from abuse and neglect as well as work with various racetracks to "re-purpose" Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds, and take horses whose owners can no longer care for them, giving them all a place to stay until they can be adopted by a loving family.
Our efforts also include providing Disaster Relief of food and supplies for horses and animals impacted by natural disasters, such as Hurricane Irma impacting TX and FL.
Horses provide a powerful healing ability that everyone can benefit from. We share that healing with our community through our many programs working with veterans, women affected by physical and sexual trauma, adult and youth community service, at risk youth and more.
We work with groups in the community to offer unique interactions with the horses and find ways to give back.
Check out our PROGRAMS section to learn more about our involvement.
Visitors and volunteers are what keep us going. We love meeting people in our community and sharing our passion. Come for a visit and get involved!
We do offer tours of the farm and we welcome you to come walk around, feed treats to the horses, and learn why the rescue is a special place where second chances begin.
The loss of our barn in April 2021 was devastating not only because it represented a total of $450,000 in property loss, but more importantly, we also lost the ability to take in horses with high medical needs - horses that need us the most. Please help us reach our goal of $290,000 to rebuild our Rescue Center.
Aiken's Choice Awards is held annually by Aiken Standard for the community to vote for their favorite local businesses and more! More than 250,000 nominations and almost 13,000 votes were cast. Equine Rescue of Aiken was nominated for Best Rescue. We were excited to be voted a Runner Up in this category. Thank you!
We have helped over 1,500 equines find new homes. We help retired racehorses find second careers. Animal cruelty/neglect cases regain their health and find loving homes. Second chances begin at the Rescue. Your donation is important because we are not tax payer supported. Your donation provides feed and care and ensures the horses have a future.