Welcome to the Spring Creek Horse Rescue,

Spring Creek Horse Rescue 40th Anniversary T-ShirtSpring Creek Horse Rescue is celebrating its 40th year as a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization located near Durango, 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.

Please show your support by purchasing a t-shirt to help us raise funds for these beautiful animals.

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.

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.

Support SCHR

Our needs change with the seasons. Currently we are looking for volunteers to build fences and sheds. We also need some mats for the barn and donations for hay and grain. We can't do it without your help.

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Meet our new rescues

We have a number of new horses at the rescue. Click here to see our new rescues on the rehab page. Or you can donate to help us train and/or bring these horses back to health and ready for adoption.

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

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 inquire about other horses or to be placed on our waiting list.


Sedona is a six month old sorrel filly. She is going to be BIG girl.

Woodrow is a nine year old paint gelding. He is 14-2HH, green, but so willing. Nice nice horse, amusing personality, very verbal, riding good. Lots of spunk, so not yet a child's horse.

Stormy is a five-year-old Bay Mare. She is started and needs a job. She wouldn't be happy as a trail horse. She is put together nice and ready for her forever home.

Lightning is a four-year-old, Poco Bueno, Sorrel filly. Lightning is very outgoing and brave, and has a strong personality. She will go anywhere and do anything. She is started under saddle.

Bella is a six-year-old Liver Spotted Appaloosa filly. She is touchy about her face and needs to wear a fly mask to protect her from the sun. She is high energy but sensible and mature.

Pacino is a seven-year-old Sorrel Gelding, wide blaze/3 whites. He has matured to 14-2.5HH. He has a stocky quarter build and an all-boy personality. He is started under saddle and doing well.

Jack is a six-year-old Bay Bar/N Gelding. He was started as a three-year-old but needs to be restarted.

Bill is a 3 year old QH that had an injury to his left hind pastern as a baby. He has had surgery and it didn't take. He will make a nice walk/trot for a youngster, working on hard soil seems to irritate the injury, great in soft ground.

Bug is a 23-year-old Sorrel/Roan Appendix Mare. She has too much energy for a small child and at 16HH is too tall but she is great for trail riding or riding around the ranch.

Judy is a six-year-old sorrel, QH mare. She is not yet started but does feet, loads, and halters. She has some issues related to abuse so she will need a slow and patient hand.

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