Welcome to the Spring Creek Horse Rescue,

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Spring Creek Horse Rescue is celebrating its 40th year. We are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization located near Durango, Colorado, in the beautiful southwest corner of the state. We are dedicated to providing a second chance for abused, neglected, outgrown and unwanted equines of all breeds. We are a 100% anti-slaughter rescue that emphasizes the rehabilitation and placement of horses into loving, forever homes.

We also help educate the public on better horse care, handling and nutrition, and act as the La Plata County Hay Bank, providing hay for our neighbors who are unable to feed their horses.

In order to care for as many horses as possible, Spring Creek relies on the generosity of individuals who volunteer their time and expertise, donate cash and supplies, and adopt the horses in our care.

Support SCHR

Our needs change with the seasons. Currently we are looking for volunteers to build fences and sheds. We also need some mats for the barn and donations for hay and grain. We can't do it without your help.

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Meet our new rescues

We have a number of new horses at the rescue. Click here to see our new rescues on the rehab page. Or you can donate to help us train and/or bring these horses back to health and ready for adoption.

Visiting the rescue

The rescue is located near Durango in beautiful southwest Colorado. We are open to individuals and groups by appointment only. Due to limited staffing we do not allow drop-ins. To make an appointment please contact us.

Adopting a horse

Our ultimate goal is to find forever, loving homes for the horses in our care. Please see our Adopt a Horse page for a description of the process and a list of available horses

Horses Ready to Adopt

Please note that this list may not be complete and we may have horses that are currently undergoing rehabilitation that will be ready to adopt soon. Feel free to contact us at any time to inquire about other horses or to be placed on our waiting list.


Ruby is a Yearling Polish Arabian filly with a Sorrel/Flaxen mane and tail. She loves people. Ruby was rescued from a feed lot.

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Greta is a Yearling Sorrel filly. She has a great personality and is easy to work with. She was rescued from a feed lot.

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Sedona is a Sorrel Rubicano/Part Draft filly. She is already over 14HH at six months old. She is going to be a BIG girl.

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Calamity Jane is a 5 year old Ponies of America (POA). She is being started under saddle. She will make a nice little show pony.

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These guys MUST be homed together! Twain is a 24YO MFT. He is 16+HH. He's a "been there done that" kinda guy. No hard riding. He could make a good therapy horse. He has been in the same home for years and now needs a new, loving owner. Donkin is his best bud and they must stay together!

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Woodrow is a nine year old paint gelding. He is 14-2HH, green, but so willing. Nice nice horse, amusing personality, very verbal, riding good. Lots of spunk, so not yet a child's horse.

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Stormy is a five-year-old Bay Mare. She is started and needs a job. She wouldn't be happy as a trail horse. She is put together nice and ready for her forever home.

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Lightning is a four-year-old, Poco Bueno, Sorrel filly. Lightning is very outgoing and brave, and has a strong personality. She will go anywhere and do anything.

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Bella is a six-year-old Liver Spotted Appaloosa filly. She is touchy about her face and needs to wear a fly mask to protect her from the sun. She is high energy but sensible and mature.

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Bug is a 23-year-old Sorrel/Roan Appendix Mare. She has too much energy for a small child and at 16HH is too tall but she is great for trail riding or riding around the ranch.

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Pacino is a seven-year-old Sorrel Gelding, wide blaze/3 whites. He has matured to 14-2.5HH. He has a stocky quarter build and an all-boy personality.

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Jack is a Bay, a nine-year-old, Bar/N QH. He is just short of 15HH. He needs to be restarted. Jack is very sensitive and needs a gentle hand.

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2888 CR 234   |    Durango, CO 81301    |    PH: (970) 884-4425    |    Contact Us