Listings on this page are for horses in need of adoption, re-homing and, quite commonly, purchase from feed lot owners who regularly sell quantities of horses to kill buyers filling contracts with slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico. Slaughterbound horses usually have a week or less to be purchased by the public. The goal here is to provide information and create opportunities for people to find and adopt horses who have potential in new or second careers. We encourage responsible preparation for taking on any horse; our limited time to assess the animals gives us some insight about them, but obviously cannot be guaranteed. Heartfelt thanks to all of those who voluntarily work tirelessly every day to compile assessment information, photos, and coordinate the purchase and transport of these animals who deserve a better fate.
California Rescued Horses
Bay Area rescue, HORSES HEALING HEARTS, focuses on rescue, rehab and Equine Guided Education. Many of their horses are assessed as qualified to do EGE work in addition to whatever assessed level of training for riding they may have. If you have inquiries regarding any of the horses listed below, please contact Melissa at Horses Healing Hearts:
17-18 y.o. sorrel gelding Draft/Tennessee Walker – He’s been loved and loves in return and is a true gentle giant.
Owner’s health issues forced this surrender after 5 years of being with them. Diesel is currently on a program to lose some weight. He’s been ridden English & Western in arena and is a joy to be around possibly pulled a carriage. Currently we are looking for an experienced person who understands the gaited Draft. He would make a great companion horse, easy keeper, has front shoes. Was enjoying life in pasture while being fed alfalfa and wheat (possibly not the best combo for this guy). We will be checking to see if he’s Insulin resistant in a couple days.
5 y.o. grade QH type gelding, friendly, eager, willing and a charmer. Grady was one of 38 horses rescued from a seizure in Gilroy. The seizure was an abuse/cruelty case that had been going on for 4 years. He has been with 3H since November, 2014 getting healthy and fit. He is current with shots, recently had his teeth floated and is, an all round quiet minded horse in training. Contact 3H for more details: 410-260-2232
Washington Feedlot Horses
The feedlot in Zillah, Wa. has many horses and ponies for sale. The feedlot owner will sell them each week to a kill buyer on Fridays or Saturdays. A network of volunteers works with an assessor and photographer to post ads to try to find good homes for good horses. Visit Horsepower-TheMovie to read a detailed account of the assessment and sales process.
Many breeds, ages, size, levels of training – $500 – $850
Call or text 509-952-3866 to purchase!
More photos and listings available at: http://rebelsequinefeedlotsales.org/
FUNDRAISERS MAY BE IN PROGRESS FOR SOME HORSES WHO HAVE WILLING ADOPTIVE OR FOSTER HOMES IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE.
Visit ‘Thunder Mountain Farms Equine Rescue’ in Washington for additional information. https://www.thundermountainfarms.org/
A NOTE FROM HORSESFORTHESOUL:
I have received a number of comments which I have not approved for public viewing. I welcome comments with opposing viewpoints, and will post them if they do not include hostile judgments or unfounded assessments about the listings or persons involved in listing these horses.
I am not directly involved in choosing, assessing or photographing the horses on the feedlot. I voluntarily post these listings here because I believe in creating opportunities for horses and for people in as many ways as I can.
The prices do include a small mark-up to help cover the cost to the assessor and photographer, who has to travel an hour to reach the feedlot and then spend time working to assess the potential of the animals. If you are interested in going directly to Chuck Walker’s feedlot in Zillah, or any other feedlot or auction location and doing this work yourself, of course that is an option. My goal here is to raise awareness however I can about horses who have potential to offer more to the world than just becoming food for people through an inhumane transport and slaughter process.
My promise is to offer you as much about the current facts and situations as I can. Please submit comments with respect at any time, and I will do my best to post and reply when I can.