Our Horses

The horses we save from slaughter are available for adoption after a minimum 30-day quarantine and evaluation. Adopters are required to sign a contract that guarantees quality care, safe keeping and use, and that the horse never again enters the slaughter pipeline.

Making a Difference

Swingin' D Horse Rescue Impact: Since our inception, we have saved the lives of  a dozen horses whose slaughter in a Mexican slaughterhouse was certain. We have given these horses nourishment in a peaceful environment and, when possible, adopted them to owners who sign contracts binding them to responsible ownership - guaranteeing the horse never again enters the slaughter pipeline.

Horse Haven

Our horses graze on 12 acres of verdant pasture and romp on a pond beach by day. Those that need it receive a daily grain supplement suitable for their health needs. They receive plenty of fresh water and access to shelter in inclement weather.


We schedule pedicures every 6 to eight weeks in order to ensure our horses' hooves are in tip top shape. Proper hoof health is essential to preventing lameness - a leading cause of horses ending up on kill lots. All of our horses are barefoot. Each horse costs $35 to trim.

Available for Adoption

Please take a moment to look over our required adoption terms before you fall in love with one of our horses. Our contracts are not negotiable. 

We pamper our horses for a minimum of 30 days after we rescue them from slaughter to ensure they're not infected with anything that could harm other horses. They're available for adoption after their quarantine.

Please look carefully over the contract so you fully comprehend the commitment you're about to make. If you board your horse with us for the first month and agree to riding lessons, we'll deduct the price of lessons and board from the adoption fee.

Please note: No matter who tells you a horse is fit for children, assume and believe nothing. We only know what we're told about the horses we rescue, and we'll share our own observations; but we highly recommend you invest in a professional trainer for at least two weeks after you adopt.

Please also note: WE DO NOT HOLD HORSES. Whichever approved responsible owner hands in the adoption contract with the full adoption fee first gets the horse.

After a 30-day evaluation and quarantine...

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Winston - Gelding Yearling

Rescued June 2017
If you're looking for non-stop laughter and entertainment, Mr. Personality is the baby for you! This lightning-fast, uniquely-colored champagne gaited gelding is off to a great start. He's halter broke and excelling in ground work, though he's as curious as a toddler in his Terrible Twos. He's social, super easy to catch and halter, follows you like a loyal puppy and loves being your BFF. Winston is 14 hands and growing. He's gentle, playful and hilarious. You can't put a price on joy!

Adoption fee: $750

Ralphie - Green Broke 

Rescued December 25, 2017
Oh my goodness, Ralphie is going to be one special boy once he's finished with quarantine! He's sweet, smart and well started. Under 14 hands, this little guy has  a smooth gait and plenty of speed.

We're still in the process of evaluating and training him. By the time his 30-day quarantine is complete, he will be current on de-worming, farrier and vaccines. We'll also have a vet check his teeth - which I can tell you are very young.

The kill lot says hes two; we're not sure he's that old. A vet will tell.

Adoption fee $750

Watch here for new rescues!

Rescued January 2018
This is the spot to watch for our latest rescues, which are available for adoption after a 30-day quarantine and evaluation.

Adoption Agreement Highlights

Adoption Fee

No one gets a horse for less than horse meat price
Per Horse

Foster Option

Apply monthly foster payments towards purchase

No Breeding Clause

Accidental breeding results in a donation to rescue

Transfer of Ownership

Prevents our horses from entering the slaughter pipeline

Standards of Care

Minimum care requirements, including feed, shelter & vet

Reservation of Rights

Gives Swingin' D the right to monitor the adoption

Attorney Fees

Adopters responsible for costs from legal action


Holds Swingin' D harmless in the case of injury or illness

Contact Us


(918) 887-1024

Swingin' D Horse Rescue
Coweta, OK 74429