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 800 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



  • 25yo Registered Gypsy Gelding

  • 150Lbs weight limit 

  • Light use only

  • Broke to Ride and Drive

  • Beginner safe



  • Early 20s Quarter Horse Mare

  • Very broke, but a lot of go

  • Great for confident youth gymkhana

  • Weight limit 150lbs



  • 23yo AQHA Mare

  • Currently in training

  • Great companion



  • 14 yo Paint Gelding

  • Broke for Intermediate Plus Rider

  • Needs Front Shoes 

  • Light use only



  • Miniature Horse Mare

  • 8 yrs old

  • Broke to ride Leadline

  • Started Ground Driving

  • Needs experienced home



  • 18 yo Halflinger Gelding

  • Broke to Drive

  • Needs retirement due to shoulder injury

  • Companion



  • 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



  • Paint Registered

  • 24 yrs old

  • Intermediate Plus Rider

  • Light use only

  • Ranch used well broke



  • 8-10 yrs old

  • Very shy, nervous around people

  • Started on halter training and hoof rehabilitation 



 Senior Quarter Horse Gelding

Leadline safe

Companion Type



  • 24yo Appaloosa Gelding

  • Well broke

  • Beginner safe

  • Needs front shoes, light use only



  • Late Teens Saddlebred Gelding

  • Broke for confident rider

  • Needs senior feed to maintain



  • 17yo Shire Mare

  • Broke for confident rider

  • Needs senior to maintain

  • Suitable for large or heavy rider



12-14yo Spotted Saddle Horse


Well Broke for advanced rider



  • Arabian Gelding

  • Companion Only

  • Very friendly

  • LOADS of personality


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.