Happened By Chance Horses, Inc. by Cate Cummings APRN, FNP, IFMCP, ReCODE 2.0 CP

horse rescue Jul 31, 2021



Here is a horse rescue that demonstrates what one determined woman can do to help stop the suffering of so many equines. This is a very impressive rescue led by a very impressive lady!

Her name is Linda Nemec and she is the President and Founder of Happened By Chance Horses, Inc., from New Braunfels, Texas. As the name of her horse rescue clearly states, her life focus of rescuing horses from abuse and neglect happened by chance. But, not the usual meaning of ‘chance’ as in terms of serendipity. No, her path towards becoming an outstanding horse rescuer happened by Chance, her special needs son!

Linda began this rescue in honor of her special needs son, Chance. He is now 24. Linda knows that he absolutely loves horses and has seen how “horses have a distinct way with people with special needs.”

Linda Nemec and a horse she rescued named Belle, now all restored to full health! 


Belle was saved from a kill...

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Colorado Horse Rescue by Cate Cummings APRN, FNP, IFMCP, ReCODE 2.0 CP

horse rescue Jun 30, 2021

When a person views the Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) website (https://chr.org), I think you might easily get the feeling that these people are very serious (with a positive mindset and a lot of energy for their mission!) about saving every horse in need in Colorado and beyond. They are a very devoted team that has been hard at work at rescuing horses since 1986 – that is 35 years of service to save equines!

The new logo (created in 2019) for the CHR depicts their Rocky Mountains roots and the way a horse holds his ears when he is alert and perky! This is reflective of their “forward facing mentality.” They dare to imagine a world where “no horse falls through the cracks.”

CHR was founded by Sharon Jackson and Jill Pratt and became a 501(3)(c) non-profit in 1988.

Currently, the Executive Director of CHR is Katherine Gregory, and the Operations Manager of CHR is Rachel Corbman. 

Katherine Gregory, Executive Director


Rachel Corbman, Operations...

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Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society.

horse rescue May 31, 2021


Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS)

Preserving an American Tradition One Equine at a Time

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Retrain. Rehome.


Envisioning a world where no horse needs to be rescued.


To improve the lives of equines by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes.

That is a superlative vision to have and I wish it could be true some day in the near future. In the meantime, BEHS is doing an outstanding job of helping save abused and neglected horses, mules, and donkeys in Texas and Arkansas.

Neglected and starved Palamino horse upon arriving at BEHS.


The same Palamino restored back to full health by the loving people at BEHS! He was then adopted out to his loving forever home! Total success story! :)

History of BEHS

They have a remarkable and interesting history of continuous development of their organization for the full benefit of all of...

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Idaho Horse Rescue

horse rescue Apr 30, 2021


Idaho Horse Rescue

by Cate Cummings APRN FNP IFMCP ReCODE 2.0 Certified Practitioner


Rescuing, Rehabilitating & Protecting Victims of Equine Abuse.

I love learning how horse rescues have their beginning! In the case of Idaho Horse Rescue, it was a most fortunate circumstance for the future wellbeing of a Thoroughbred filly mare. A jockey at the Les Bois track told his friend Robert Bruno about a 2-year-old Thoroughbred filly mare named Wapello Road. She sustained severe ligamentous injuries that caused her owners to make the decision to euthanize her on the very day the jockey contacted Robert. But, thanks to Robert’s intervention, Wapello Road’s life was saved. Instead of being euthanized, she came under Robert’s care and he restored her back to health! Wapello Road flourished under Robert’s care, becoming completely sound, and she then became his personal riding horse for over 20 years! What a beautiful and true story!



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Spring Creek Horse Rescue

horse rescue Mar 31, 2021


Now that spring has officially sprung, I am excited to share with you what I have learned about this very special horse rescue in Durango which is located in beautiful southwest Colorado! The name of this horse rescue is SPRING CREEK HORSE RESCUE!

This dedicated equine rescue has been in existence for over 45 years! The lady in charge is Diane McCracken and she is the Executive Director of SCHR. That means this rescue has been helping save equines since 1976! They operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and serve La Plata County, Colorado, and surrounding areas as well. They take in any abused, unwanted, neglected, or outgrown equine of any breed. They are a 100% anti-slaughter rescue that strives to rehabilitate and rehome these deserving equines into loving, forever homes. Sometimes a horse they rescue is not a good candidate for adoption, due to some mental or physical problems they experienced prior to arriving at the rescue. For these special...

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The Pegasus Project

horse rescue Feb 28, 2021

This month I have the great pleasure to share with you a very special equine rescue center in North Texas located an hour east of Dallas near Tyler, Texas.

This horse rescue is named The Pegasus Project with the motto “We Give Horses Wings”! The famous winged horse of Greek Mythology is a very fitting image to describe the healing transformation that occurs when these once suffering horses come under the care of this amazing horse rescue!

This motto speaks volumes as they liberate abused, neglected, and starving horses from their physical suffering and help heal their emotional wounds as well. Through their excellent holistic equine care and rehabilitation, the founders, Allyson and Mike DeCanio, and their staff are very often able to bring horses, mules, and donkeys back from the brink of death to vibrant health. Once restored to health, these horses can then lead happy, healthy lives in their new adopted forever homes.

The Pegasus Project was begun by Attorney Allyson...

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Orphan Acres Inc Horse Rescue located in Viola, Idaho

horse rescue Feb 02, 2021

By Cate Cummings FNP IFMCP

I am so happy to share the following information about a long-standing horse rescue in Viola, Idaho, named Orphan Acres, Inc.

I recently had an informative conversation with its Founder and President, Brent Glover, while he was on his lunch break during one of his typical 14+ hour days (7 days/week) at this devoted horse rescue. Talk about a LOT of work and DEVOTION by this dedicated man!

He currently has 79 horses at the rescue (but he never knows when he will be asked to assist in another rescue or how many new horses will need his help). He has been at this for over FORTY-FIVE YEARS!!! His rescue has taken in not only horses, but also wildlife that needed help and healing before they were released back into the wild once again. Brent did have a great childhood helping raise horses and exotic animals (even lions!), and now with all of his experience running Orphan Acres, I believe Brent must be one of the wisest horsemen on the planet!


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Drifter's Hearts of Hope Horse Rescue

horse rescue Dec 31, 2020

By Cate Cummings APRN, FNP, IFMCP

Drifter’s Hearts of Hope is a dedicated horse rescue in Franktown, Colorado. When you learn about this outstanding organization, you will see how admirable their work is and how you can become involved in helping these magnificent rescued horses have a second chance in life! 

It all started with a horse named Drifter, who was saved from slaughter and went on to be a very special companion to a young girl. This young girl and her friends then went on to try and rescue other horses, and that is how this truly great organization came into existence! What a touching story!

Drifter’s Hearts of Hope (DHOH)is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization committed to circumventing the horse-slaughter pipeline. Their goal is to place as many of the horses they rescue as possible into deserving, loving, forever homes. And they are doing a fantastic job as they have saved over 500 horses in Colorado! They also plan on expanding to help horses in other...

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