The Horse Shelter
Rescuing Abused, Abandoned & Neglected Horses throughout New Mexico


821 W. San Mateo Rd. Unit A
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 471-6179

(505) 214-5932 Fax

Category: THS Newsletter

THS Newsletter

THS Winter 2021 Newsletter Download

In This Issue

  • Message from THS Board
  • Matching Grant Success
  • What Does it Take to Care for a Rescue Horse
  • Horses You’ve Helped Save
  • Horses Ready for Adoption
  • Volunteer Spotlight
  • THS Resale Store

Message From The Board

COVID changed everything for us, and this year is all about overcoming the unexpected. We took our cue from how horses teach us patience, resilience, partnership and leadership. The challenges we faced in this tough year were the force that drove us closer together, taught us how to do better, and lead us to dream bigger. Thank you to our volunteers who spend countless hours supporting every facet of the organization, the staff members with their immeasurable passion for the mission, the donors who give even in the toughest of years, and the Board of Directors, who not only set the strategic direction of the organization but is all-hands-on-deck to find new connections and opportunities for the organization. 

In this year of the unexpected we put our hearts focused forward and rescued 16 hungry, neglected and sometimes sick horses. We hired our new Ranch Manager, Rhoda Rein, who is passionately and enthusiastically leading us in new directions. We have implemented a marketing program to increase awareness and better tell our story. We held our first Virtual Auction and Hay Fundraiser. Our modified Gimme Shelter event successfully adopted out three horses (thank you to our stalwart bidders). We held our first Octoberfest and Open House to bring our horses closer to the public. Through all of this, we were voted third best animal shelter for the second year. 

The necessary expenses to feed, water, care for, train and clean the stalls to give our horses a lifetime home is like trying to keep an empty bucket under a faucet that never stops flowing. The loss of revenue from the pandemic along with the $100,000 annual hay costs going up due to the prolonged exceptional drought is creating unique challenges and straining feed, rehabilitation and training efforts. Your support is needed. 

Without your support we would not be able to continue to meet the growing demand for rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses in need. 

There are several ways to donate either by sponsoring a horse, direct donation and planned estate giving. 

Thank you all for tapping into the power of generosity and your ongoing passionate and enthusiastic giving. 

Octoberfest & Open House 2021

Become a Rescue Horse Sponsor

Monthly or Annual Donation For a Specific Horse

Do you love horses, but are not able to adopt? Would you like to help a horse recover from neglect and abuse, come back to health and receive the training it needs to find a good forever home? Please consider sponsoring one of our 73 horses! Your annual or monthly gift will have immeasurable impact on this horse’s life and future and you will be able to follow this horse’s progress online, or even by an occasional visit at the ranch! Our estimate that full care of each of horses (includes feed, vaccinations, farrier, worming and dental) costs us $250 per month. Sponsorships are available at any level you are comfortable with and you can pick the horse you feel most drawn to, or we can assign one to you. Please consider sponsoring one of our horses and change a life! 


THS Horses Ready for Adoption

Help us Find Happy Homes for These Amazing Horses

Izzy is a shy bay mare. She is easy to work without a halter and quietly loads and unloads on a trailer. She is halter trained, has knowledge in round pen work, experiences with obstacles and has worked with many volunteers. She is a little sweet mare that has a lot of room to grow with a great partner. Izzy is available as a non-riding/companion horse. Izzy’s adoption fee is $250.