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 […]

“Free to a Good Home”

Look at that face. Those eyes. Have you ever seen a more beautiful creature? You’ve waited for what seems like forever for this very horse – you just know it. And she’s FREE! You can’t wait to get her home to your one-acre pasture with no shelter, no fresh water source, no tack, unsafe fencing, […]

Mazi deserves a BFF

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Are you looking for a best friend forever to share your joys and sorrows, triumphs and trials, or just to shoot the breeze on a crisp fall day? Then Mazi is the girl for you! When Swingin’ D Horse Rescue saved Mazi from slaughter in March, she was too thin to ride for several months. […]

What if your husband dumped you with a serial killer?


You broke your hand while baking a cake for your husband but you didn’t have the money to fix it. Your husband doesn’t want to deal with you whining and crying about how much your hand hurts. And who’s gonna bake his cakes with you all mashed up and bawling? He goes out and finds a […]

Give a Horse Shelter from the Cold


As much as I love fall in Oklahoma, I also dread this time of year because I know what it means for unwanted horses. Kill pens fill up with summer camp horses that served their purpose, as well as with laminitic horses that gorged themselves on the sweet grass of a hot summer and early […]

Foster Families Desperately Needed


Foster Families Desperately Needed Help unwanted horses while deciding if you’re ready for the Full Monty By TAMI MARLER, MBA Anyone who follows Swingin’ D Horse Rescue knows I have a hard time letting our horses go. If you saw the transformative care and love our horses receive, you’d understand why. You’d also understand why […]

Why we require adoption contracts


Intentions don’t protect horses We want to give people the benefit of the doubt. We want to believe the words people tell us. But when the lives of precious creatures rely on our judgment, we need more than promises and good intentions. Swingin’ D Horse Rescue is here for horses – period. The benefits we […]

There has to be something wrong with this horse


We hear it every time a prospective adopter comes to meet our horses: “How did this horse end up on a kill lot?” We know they’re not asking what the horse did to deserve slaughter, because that’s not even possible. But how could such a seemingly sound and well-behaved horse get condemned to slaughter? It’s […]

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