We strive to help every horse we meet,                                                                    regardless of its history.

Surrender A Horse

Do you need to surrender a horse, or are you interested in our buy out program?

Horse Ownership 101

What you need to know before adopting any equine, to be sure you can offer the most enriching and safe environment possible!

Volunteer Opportunities

CHRN has only reached this level of success because of our volunteers. Find out how you can help us and help the horses!

Colorado Horse Rescue Network has assisted more than 1000 horses since 2013, including numerous castration and euthanasia clinics as well as open shelter days. We are proud to hold a gold level with GuideStar for transparency. A board of 11 members oversee CHRN, and our members hail from every county in Colorado and several surrounding states.

Adoptable horses.


  • 14yo Red Dun Quarter Horse Gelding

  • Needs experienced rider

  • Needs continued therapeutic farrier work, not currently sound



  • Mid 20s Mare

  • Well broke but still has some go

  • Weight limit 125lbs 

  • Requires 20 lbs of pelleted feed daily to maintain


Weebiscuit aka Buddy

  • Miniature Horse Gelding

  • 28-30 inches

  • 8-10 yrs 

  • Broke for leadline, very friendly 



  • 23yo AQHA Mare

  • Currently in training

  • Great companion



  • 14 yo Paint Gelding

  • Broke for Intermediate Plus Rider

  • Needs Front Shoes 

  • Light use only



  • Standard Gelding Donkey

  • Started on halter breaking

  • 5-7 yrs old 

  • Can be handled when caught



  • Early 20s Quarter Pony Mare

  • Great step up for a youth

  • Has plenty of go, brave over obstacles

  • Great for confident beginner or above



  • 22 yo Quarter Type Mare

  • Well Broke

  • Good for confident beginner or above 



  • Yearling Arabian Filly

  • Starting halter breaking

  • Friendly and quiet



  • 7yo Paint Gelding

  • Started on halter breaking

  • Good sound gelding, needs lots of work but a nice project



  • Quarter Horse (CUSHINGS)

  • Well broke ranch gelding

  • Mechanical Stringhalt limits hard use



  • Yearling Quarter Horse

  • Splayed front legs, will need continued farrier work



  • Trakehner Gelding

  • Mid teens 

  • Schooling dressage and over jumps

  • Needs confident rider



  • 8-10 yrs old

  • Very shy, nervous around people

  • Started on halter training and hoof rehabilitation 



 Senior Quarter Horse Gelding

Leadline safe

Companion Type



  • Mid Teens Paint Gelding

  • 14.2 hands

  • Light walk/jog use only

  • Direct rein 


Cha Cha 

  • Mammoth Jenny Donkey

  • Very friendly

  • Halter Broke

  • Needs regular trims to fix hoof issues 



  • Saddlebred Mare

  • Mid to late teens 

  • Broke for intermediate plus rider

  • Needs confident and firm handler



Yearling Gelding

Halter Broke 

Should mature to 15 hands

Solid ranch horse build!



  • Quarter Pony Gelding

  • Halter Broke but starting training

  • 7/8 yrs old 

  • Excellent youth project!


Interested in giving these horses in need a loving home? Get in contact with CHRN


Our mission statement.

From authors to ranchers to breeders and trainers

Colorado Horse Rescue Network was established in 2013 after several founding members saw the need for a state wide organization to help needy equines. CHRN has a central facility in Rush, CO and a network of foster homes all over the state. We actively rescue horses from a variety of situations to prevent them from entering the slaughter pipeline or entering into abusive or neglectful homes. CHRN maintains a network of foster homes and transporters all over Colorado.  CHRN always has fully vetted and evaluated horses available for adoption as well as resident horses in need of sponsorship. We also send suitable horses to Denver Dumb Friends League's Harmony Equine Center to offer professionally trained horses through their adoption program in Franktown, CO. CHRN is governed by a board of directors, which are made up of a variety of professionals, from authors to ranchers to breeders and trainers. We pride ourselves on our high standards of ethics. We strive to help every horse we meet, regardless of it's history. Many horses are rehabbed, and some we give that final gift of freedom to pass on without pain or suffering. In 2015 we instituted our Buy Out Program, which has gained national notoriety. Please join in our adventures online by following our Facebook group, Colorado Horse Rescue Network, through the link below!

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Happy tales

Our story is the story of the horses we have helped to "repurpose" by finding them safe situations and forever homes! We have some wonderful and heartwarming tales to share!

The gold standard.

Gold level, Guidestar Organization

GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. We envision a nonprofit sector strong enough to tackle the great challenges of our time. GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profiles provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve your missions. You can see all of CHRN's IRS documents and filings on Guidestar.