Welcome to the Spring Creek Horse Rescue,
NEW - Meet Ayden & Friends
Spring Creek Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization run by Diane McCracken. It is 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.
5 Yo, small (14HH-650#) Buttermilk Buckskin Mare. Easy to handle, smart as a whip, looking for her forever home.
3 Year Old, Bay, TB bottle baby. Great Personality, started under saddle, easy to catch and trim. Will be 15HH or less due to malnutrition in early years.
Note: Tara has gone home with our trainer until Spring of 2014. She will be available for adoption at that time.
Tara is a two year old Warm Blood Filly ~WILL BE GREY~ Very lady like disposition and classy movement. Tara has some ring bone in her LR from an injury as a baby, so no jumping. Full extension and movement, no pain.
~Frosted Fancy~ 20YO Bay Mare, 14-2HH, nicely trained for anyone with a little Exp., does better with geldings than mares, mild founder 4 years ago, so needs dry lot, or non Irrigated.
20 Year Old Grey Bar/N 15HH Mare that does it all. No special needs, sound & beautiful. Can be hard to catch until she knows you.
X Roping horse,15-2HH, 1300#, good lookin boy, easy to love. Some arthritis, but likes to go for rides.
3 year old Holly Wood Dun it granddaughter. Would make an awesome cutter. Not yet started under saddle.
3 Year Old Bay, Doc O Lena Filly. Quiet and shy. Started under saddle and doing great.
Coming 3 Year Old Poco Bueno, Sorrel Filly. To say Lightning is outgoing is an understatement, very brave, will go anywhere, do anything. Over the top strong personality, started under saddle.
4 Year Old Liver Spotted Appaloosa Filly. Touchy about her face and needs to wear a fly mask to protect her from the sun. High energy but sensible and mature.
5 Year Old Sorrel Gelding. Wide Blaze/3 whites- all boy personality galore. Will only mature to 14+ HH from malnutrition, but stocky quarter build. Started under saddle and is doing well.
Coming 5 year old Bay Bar/N Gelding. Quiet/peaceful, started under saddle.
Good size 4 year old Sorrel gelding. Quiet and peaceful. Ready for his forever home. Eric is one of the 40 babies saved from kill.
4 year old Buckskin QH Gelding. Halters, does feet, loads. One of 40 babies rescued from a kill. He needs an experienced and patient handler.
4 year old Sorrel Morgan X Gelding. Small, but stocky, not started at this time. One of the 40 babies rescued from kill.
4 year old Sorrel gelding, brother to Pacino, high energy, will make a wonderful horse for the experienced handler.
4 year old Paso/Mustang Mare. Started under saddle, very insecure, but learning to trust. Needs experience and patients to finish her training.
ZIP (not registered but could be): Chestnut breeding Stock Gelding. Zip is 15. His sire is Party Up A Storm and his dam is Basic Black. Zip has never been trained for saddle.
SPLASH (not registered but could be). Sorrel Overo Gelding. Splash is 13. His sire is Sonnys Luckychance and his dam is Basic Black. Splash is easy to deal with once he is caught and very friendly if you have a cookie. He has never been trained to ride.
BREGO: Chestnut gelding. Brego is 9. His sire is Splash and his dam is Pride of Lady (1/2 Arabian) He is very smart and will be your best friend for a cookie. He has never been trained for saddle.
ARIZONA: Sorrel mare. “Zona” is 5 ½ years old. Her sire is Brego and her dam is Basic Black. She was born on Pearl Harbor Day so we named her after the USS Arizona. She has never been trained for saddle. She can be shy.