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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?

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Horse Rescue Heroes!

Watch CHRN on Season 2 of Horse Rescue Heroes! We were selected by Horse Plus Humane Society as the recipients of their Full Circle of Life Shelter Grant. Check out the show and get to know CHRN!

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CHRN Logo Gear available on a variety of items!

Colorado Horse Rescue Network has assisted more than 1500 horses since 2013, including numerous castration and euthanasia clinics as well as open shelter days. We are proud to hold a platinum level with GuideStar for transparency. A board of 11 members oversee CHRN, and our members hail from counties all over Colorado and several surrounding states. We have helped 13 counties, municipalities and Colorado Bureau of Animal Protection with neglect and cruelty cases. We have also assisted horses in 9 states. 

Adoptable horses.

Permanent Residents

Ima Bit Of Heaven

Ima is a legend in the cowhorse indstry. An own son of Smart Little Lena and out of a full sister to Peptoboonsmal. He was a top 10 sire until he became sterile and was dumped at auction. 

Chas's Legacy

Chas earned more than 100k on the track. He saw the races at Churchill, Arlington and Oaklawn. He retired after injury in Colorado and became a permanent resident here in 2018.  


Sawyer is our permanent "Goodwill Ambassador" pony. You will see him at CHRN events offering pets, pony rides and photo ops. He was surrendered to us as a possible euthanasia in 2022, but has recovered beautifully. 

Want to Sponsor a permanent resident?

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

Mission statement

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. 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. CHRN is part of the Full Circle of Life Shelter Program, meaning we assist all horses regardless of adoptability. Our mission is to help horses in need, not just horses who are easy to place. 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 platinum standard.

Platinum Level, GuideStar Approved!

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.

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