Welcome to the Spring Creek Horse Rescue,
NEW - Meet Ayden & Friends
Spring Creek Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization located in Bayfield, 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.
NOTICE: The Telluride Animal Foundation has donated 200 bales of hay to the La Plata County Hay Bank to help horses who's owner are having a rough patch feeding their animals this winter. If you know someone who is in need of assistance please have them contact us. (Posted 9-30-2013)
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.
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
As with any animal rescue, we have a number of one-time and on-going needs. If you are passionate about helping animals in need, please visit our Donation page to see how you can help.
One of the most difficult and rewarding things you can do is volunteer for an animal rescue. The two things we can promise are that you will never be bored and you will make a difference. Visit our Volunteer page to see how you can help.
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 enquire about other horses or to be placed on our waiting list.
Moxie is a six-year-old Buttermilk Buckskin mare. She is small (14HH-650#), easy to handle, and smart as a whip. She is looking for her forever home.
RJ is a 20-year-old registered QH mare. She has showmanship experience in western pleasure and dressage and would make a great horse for any intermediate rider. She is not suited for small children that are not experienced riders. She would however be great for someone hoping to either further their showmanship career or get started in any type of showmanship. She is very herd driven and needs a companion. She loads well and stands great for shoeing. Well mannered, loves people, and is in great health.
Playboy is a four-year-old Bay, TB bottle baby. He has a great personality, has been started under saddle, and is easy to catch and trim. He will be 15HH or less due to malnutrition in early years.
Tara is a three-year-old warm blood filly. She will turn gray as she gets older. She has a very lady like disposition and classy movement. She has some ring bone in her LR from an injury as a baby so she shouldn't jump. She does have full extension and movement with no pain. Note: Tara has gone home with our trainer until Spring of 2014. She will be available for adoption at that time.
Rivers is a four-year-old, "Holly Wood Dun It" granddaughter. She would make an awesome cutter. She is not yet started under saddle.
Stormy is a four-year-old Bay, Doc O Lena filly. She is quiet and shy. She is started under saddle and doing great.
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. She is started under saddle.
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.
Pacino is a seven-year-old Sorrel Gelding, wide blaze/3 whites. He will only mature to 14+ HH due to malnutrition but he has a stocky quarter build and an all-boy personality. He is started under saddle and doing well.
Jack is a six-year-old Bay Bar/N Gelding. He is quiet, peaceful, and started under saddle.
Eric is a good-sized, 6-year-old, Sorrel gelding. He is quiet, peaceful and ready for his forever home. He is one of 40 babies that we saved from the kill truck.
Zack is a six-year-old Buckskin QH gelding. He halters, does feet, and loads. He needs an experienced and patient handler. He is one of babies rescued from the kill truck.
Morgan is a six-year-old, Sorrel Morgan X gelding. He is small but stocky. He is not started at this time. He is one of the 40 babies we rescued from the kill truck.
Jake is a six-year-old, Sorrel gelding. He is the brother of Pacino. He is high energy and will make a wonderful horse for the experienced handler.
Tori is a six-year-old, Paso/Mustang mare. She is started under saddle. She is very insecure but learning to trust. She needs an experienced and patient handler to finish her training.