A healthy horse can live to 35 or more
Too many horse owners don't think about the lifespan of the horse they're about to buy. Horses can live into their 30s.
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91% of slaughter pipeline horses starved, emaciated
The vast majority of horses Swingin' D has saved from the corrupt, corrosive slaughter pipeline have been alarmingly thin.
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100% of horses deserve a chance
We have yet to encounter a horse that deserves the fate of an execution in hell. Every horse deserves an opportunity to learn and grow to its fullest potential. You can help.
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From slaughter to sanctuary to Happily Ever After.

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.

Our Mission:

Choke off the corrupt, corrosive slaughter pipeline at both ends - by creating more responsible horse owners through education and training; and reducing the number of unwanted horses by advocating for restricted breeding and mandatory gelding.


Keep up with Swingin' D on Facebook! Like and follow our page to see the latest information on rescues, quarantine progress and adoptions!


Horses do the craziest things, and we try to capture their personalities in photos and videos. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see how our horses progress.


We try to post videos of the horses we rescue - from kill pen pickup, to quarantine, to vet visits, to evaluation and training, to adoption. Be sure to watch!

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