Swingin' D Horse Rescue
From slaughter to sanctuary to Happily Ever After.
America's Unwanted Horse Problem
“Horses for Sale” is the most often searched term in the world’s most powerful search engine. More than 5,000 people search for “free horses” every month. And that’s just the beginning of America’s horse problem.
Welcome to Swingin' D Horse Rescue
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 as many as 130,000 American horses 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.
Horses are incredibly time consuming, so we're always looking for volunteers to help around the ranch. Our training manual gives you valuable insight into our values and beliefs. Our volunteer form gives you an idea of our primary needs. For instance, we always need help mucking paddocks, grooming, bathing, feeding, walking, training, shopping for feed and mixing grain. 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.
Here's where you can keep up with the horses we rescue from slaughter and nurse back to health. "Success" at the 'D might mean keeping a horse out of the slaughter pipeline. Sometimes success is providing sanctuary; other times, success is socializing a hopeless horse. Of course, the ultimate success is adoption of a formerly-doomed horse to its soul human. Whether the horses we rescue find their human match, or they find sanctuary here with us, the stories of their journey out of hell warm the soul.
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! Take a look around and let us know.
Swingin’ D Horse Rescue:
Coweta, OK 74429
Leave a message (918) 887-1024
Mon – Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.