2016 NEWS…

We are pleased to announce SHI will be offering a Therapeutic Riding program. “STARS” at SHI. The program will be led by PATH International certified instructor, Lori Piccirillo, who led a similar program at Helen Woodward for 9 years. More info on Therapy program page.


(stay tuned for exact date)

Saving Horses, Inc. now offers Equine facilitated growth development and healing sessions, offered by Susan Crimmins PHD. Horses are natural healers.

Many racehorses are treated well at the end of their racing career”. If sound they will go on to second careers as sport horses, trail horses. The not so sound may become brood mares or pasture pets. Some transition into long term sanctuaries, while others are sadly just discarded, often found at low end auctions and on slaughter bound feedlots. This news story focuses the not so lucky racehorses that are discarded and saved by horse rescues all over the U.S.A. “El Nuki” is highlighted in this story as he once raced at Del Mar.

Channel 10 news story, July 2015
We have an opportunity to purchase hay at $15 a bale before the Winter price increase.
Help us fill the barn….$15 will buy one bale of hay

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The cost of hay is overwhelming our budget. Please consider donating $20 for one bale of hay. Thank you.


Saving Horses, Inc., is a 501C3 non-profit organization that actively rescues horses from  slaughter, abuse, neglect and abandonment. SHI has rescued horses off slaughter bound feedlots, at auction, and from neglectful or other life threatening situations.

Lucky Girl


Saving Horses, Inc., was founded in 2007 by Audrey Reynolds (Co-founder Killy Fornelli). We had become involved in the anti-slaughter campaign, and were introduced to the rescue world as a result of this. The number of horses rescued and in need of rescue was overwhelming, and we felt a need to jump in and help out. We soon learned that since the passing of Prop 6 in California in 1998 many horses from California, still go to slaughter in Mexico or Canada. The law is not enforced. Consequently many horses showing up at auction in California are at risk of ending up at slaughter.

You will read about our auction and feedlot saves on the SHI rescue pages.

Early in 2007, Audrey was introduced to the Fans of Barbaro who congregate online, on the Alex Brown Racing forum. Thousands of horses across the U.S.A. have been rescued by donations made on this website. Audrey became personally involved in the Kansas 45+2, the rescue of 45 slaughter bound horses, and soon after, she  rescued two horses from the slaughter bound Fallon feedlot, Nevada. Lucky Girl, a 15 year old ex-racehorse and Flicka, a 3 year old, wild, black mare, both spent some quarantine time at Shiloh Horse Rescue, Nevada, before coming to their new homes in Alpine. Flicka was adopted by Alex Simpson, who has done an amazing job with the breaking of this wild horse. Lucky Girl became the companion horse for Audrey’s 26 year old retired event horse.

Please read about the rescue work done by SHI. Over 100 horses have been rescued since the formation of this organization. You will also learn of other rescues nationwide, and become educated about the plight of many horses ending up in Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses.

Horse rescue is expensive. SHI can only rescue as many horses as there are funds to support. The funding comes from donations, fundraisers and grants. Please consider a tax deductible donation today. Thank you.

EU BAN on Horsemeat coming from Mexican slaughterhouses.

For many years animal advocate groups have been calling for an end to the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. The terrible cruelty inflicted on the horses was always the highlight. As time went on, it was also evident that the meat was contaminated by drugs administered to the horses throughout their lives. Much work has been done in educating the countries importing and consuming the meat.

Animals Angels played a major role in the investigative reporting and presentation of evidence to EU. Their hard work has finally paid off. In 2015, EU will no longer be accepting horsemeat from Mexican slaughterhouses. This means that there will be a significantly lower number of American horses crossing the border for slaughter. Non EU countries will still buy but only a fraction of the original demand. Hope is that they too will follow suit. Humane Society International continues to pressure EU over the decision to disallow meat from Canadian slaughterhouses also. The same level of cruelty and contaminated meat exists there too. Read more about the ban on Animals Angel’s website

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