Colorado Horse Rescue Network


38705 Big Springs Rd. 

Rush, CO 80833


Tel: (720)-270-5197

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.

View our available horses below


  • Welsh/Shetland Cross

  • Gelding

  • Early Teens

  • Broke for confident kid


Miss Twiggs

  • Welsh Pony Cross

  • Mare

  • 25 years old

  • Confident Kid Broke



  • Appaloosa Registered

  • Gelding

  • 24 years old

  • Light use kid's horse, bombproof!



  • Paint Gelding

  • 24 Years Old

  • Youth Horse

  • Lots of go, loves gymkhana

  • Rider weight limit 120#



  • Arabian

  • Gelding

  • Started under saddle

  • Stunning movement!



  • Senior Gelding

  • Dead broke beginner horse

  • Needs soaked feed

  • Leadline safe



  • Registered Arabian

  • Mare

  • 16 yrs old

  • Halter broke, great project!



  • Pony

  • Mare

  • 14 years old

  • Broke for intermediate rider



  • Paint Gelding

  • 25 yrs old

  • Beginner safe

  • Light use only



  • Welsh Pony

  • Mare

  • Experienced Youth Only

  • Shown at Horse Expo!



  • Miniature 

  • Gelding

  • Halter Broke

  • Companion type



  • Navajo Pony

  • Mare

  • Well Broke

  • Needs firm rider



  • Quarter Horse Type

  • Gelding

  • 22 yo

  • Broke for experienced rider



  • Warmblood Cross 

  • Mare

  • Early 20s

  • Well broke, needs soft hands



 Senior Gelding

Kid broke

Needs Sway back pad

Leadline safe



  • Quarter Type

  • Gelding

  • 4yo

  • Halter Broke Only

  • Great Project horse!


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

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!

  • Facebook

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!

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.