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Golden Emblem 2014 Mare

Adoption fee: $1100

Golden Emblem was foaled in 2014. She’s a gorgeous tattooed thoroughbred mare that never appeared to race. 

Golden Emblem is broke to ride, and fit for an intermediate to experienced rider. She’s currently with a foster in Sperry, OK. 

Proof that prayer works


God proved He’s listening once again, this time answering prayers for Anastasia, a beautiful horse we saved from slaughter 18 months ago. Notice the title of this blog didn’t pose the question, “Does prayer work?” That ship sailed for me years ago. Baffled recently by several consecutive days of Anastasia‘s miraculous healing, where she didn’t […]

A time for everything

There is a time for everything under the heavens. Today, as we watched The Ghosts leave for their new home, we felt all the feelings at once.

We do NOT sell horses

If everyone could own a horse, the world would be a much happier place. But we’ve seen firsthand, not everyone should own a horse. That’s why we never sell them.

Swingin’ D: “Source of financial gain” for owners?


Rolling in the… There are people who make a comfortable living in the horse rescue industry. They collect enough donations to pay substantial salaries, buy expensive vehicles, and provide perks that many people can only imagine. Horse rescue is a noble venture that takes back-breaking effort; so, good for them for figuring out how to […]

Kancia’s story will save lives

Hard knocks can be useful when we learn from them, and some lessons can only be learned through hard knocks. Half of Swingin’ D Horse Rescue’s mission is to save at-risk horses and place them in forever homes; the other half is to share those horses’ stories as teachable moments to promote responsible horse ownership. […]

One horse, two very different futures


Kancia’s story begins the same as nearly all the horses Swingin’ D Horse Rescue takes in: We didn’t have the space or the money, so when Susan called looking for a place for an older mare she’d intercepted from going to auction, I had to turn her away. Looks are deceiving I told myself the […]

The Perfect Horse


What could I have ever done
To earn the fate I’m dealt?
The violent death of butcher’s gun
All promise forever squelched

We knew he was special

Every story begins the same at Swingin’ D Horse Rescue: We didn’t have room, but Choco was in danger of shipping to slaughter, so we found a way. Little did he know, Swingin’ D specializes in repairing broken souls, and it wasn’t long before Choco was trusting and loving again. Most of our stories also begin […]

Dueling Divas – Meet Mazi and Ani

"" saved Anastasia and Mazi from slaughter on the same day in March 2019. We paid for Mazi to go through 30 days of quarantine somewhere else while Ani went through quarantine at Swingin’ D Horse Rescue. We went from believing we’d have to immediately euthanize Ani because she was so lame and in pain from […]