Our Mission: To Save as Many Horses as possible by rehabbing adoptable horses and 
finding them the right homes. Heart of Phoenix is an organization of volunteers, 
officers and board members across 4 states. 

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, a 5 star rated Charity on Great Nonprofits

 and a Gold Participation Member of Guidestar.

Saving the Horses of Appalachia

Our Focus is to see as many adoptable HORSES out of unfortunate

situations as possible and to place them in an good, adoptive home.

We operate as West Virginia’s largest, most effective equine advocacy organization.

We work throughout much of Appalachia with a united group of volunteers and partners to improve

the outlook for horses. We were founded at a time when there was no active organization to assist

horses in need and little equine education for owners.

We know it is important to expand the reach of advocacy in this region. We assist counties’ animal

control & law enforcement officers, teach the public and have become leaders in the equine industry

creating lasting, positive change.

We are a POWERFUL advocate for All Horses in Appalachia. Poverty in our region means the need for education and assistance is tremendous, and we work to meet those needs. We are advocates for good horsemanship and a kind, yet strong equine industry. We care about showing what rescued horses are capable of while we work on the roots of “equine neglect” where a future finds fewer horses in need. Abuse, deprivation from water, food and basic care frequently go on at unspeakable levels where horses are left to suffer for years in Appalachia. We have found working at the root of the issue through clinics, educational events, blogs and in person help creates respect for equine advocacy and change. Our focus is to improve the outlook of horses here for now and the long term. Horses in our care receive the rehab and training they need to become awesome equine partners for adopters. We also strive to make create more Good horsemen and women, so we see fewer horses in need and see more horses going into suitable homes. The horses of this region have a valuable voice thanks to your support. We do not just rescue, we strive to see the future requires less need for rescue. We hope you continue to listen to the stories of our horses and allow us to continue to promote great horsemanship for years to come. You can help change everything for horses in Appalachia when you partner with us!

We believe this is possible with you on board!

Join us today as a volunteer, partner, donor, supporter or adopter!

We have saved 300 horses and counting so far

Our Professional Care Team

Professional Equine Care Team: We work with Equine Medical Center in Ohio and Rood and Riddle in Lexington, Ky We also work with Dr. Clara Mason, Dr.Kelli Pinkston and Brown Vet Service of Wayne, WV We use various farriers depending on location, primarily Mark Ballard of Kentucky

Find our education blog Here. Mail a donation to help our work: Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC PO Box 81 Shoals, WV 2556

Become a Part of HOP today as a donor, volunteer or adopter!