Our volunteers help us provide the highest possible level of care for the horses we save. We always need help mucking, grooming, bathing, feeding, walking, shopping for feed and mixing grain. Experienced horse people help us with evaluating and training. If administration is more up your alley, we need help organizing volunteers, for starters! We could also use help with social media, marketing, fundraising, bookkeeping and other office duties.
Swingin’ D Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Donations made to our rescue – whether in the form of cash, land, tools, grain or other benefits – are tax deductible. We also have shopping lists published at our favorite farm supply stores for those who prefer to know exactly where your money is going. We provide the highest quality intensive care and training to the horses we save. The more we collect in donations, the higher level of care we can provide.
Check out our impressive horses available for foster, lease and adoption. One of our primary tenets is responsible horse ownership, so we require a contract any time a horse leaves Swingin’ D. It’ nothing personal. If you’re a responsible adopter, you won’t even feel the difference. If you’re someone who changes horses as often as you change toothbrushes, this probably isn’t the place for you. But if you’re hoping to connect with your soul horse, you may have come to the right place!
Swingin’ D Horse Rescue believes horses deserve to live and die with the dignity they’ve earned. Since the 1400s, when Spanish explorers roamed the plains on horseback, horses have been part the American fabric. They helped to discover and build this great nation. So how could we allow so many to be hauled across foreign borders and slaughtered for their meat? Swingin’ D was founded to draw attention to the travesty and tragedy of horse slaughter, and to save as many horses as we can from a terrible fate.