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The Magic in Colorado Horse Rescue

July 26, 2021

If there is any magic in this world, it must indeed exist in this astounding community and in each of the horses we strive to protect.

Who is the Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) community?  We are ​vast​ and ​powerful​. We have massive hearts and even bigger dreams! We rally around the belief that every single horse deserves a ​safe ​solution and to have the ​chance​ to live in a home where they are cared for and loved​ deeply. We see the injustices in our industry, and we aren’t afraid to put our foot down or strive to change the norm. We are the voices for horses. Yet, we are much more than just devoted staff and board members – we are vets, farriers, chiropractors, donors, sponsors, adopters, many faithful volunteers, wide-eyed visitors, and social media stalkers. And we couldn’t exist without ​every​ individual supporting us and pushing us to be the very best version of ourselves that we can be. CHR is an impossibly strong community that has come from such great lengths already. For simply the sake of our animals and for each other, we will only continue to grow – to move forward and go farther than ever – and that, to me, is mystical in itself.

Susan Chandler
Susan Chandler, Equine Trainer at Colorado Horse Rescue.

And the horses? They are the creatures that bring this dynamic organization ​blazing to life​ with purpose. They are our ​muses​. They roam our world with such fantastical beauty and mesmerizing spirit. We can only be enchanted with every stride that they make. Yet, with all that power, they bear such innocence in their souls. For that, they have become our teachers as well. As they find their way through our gates, they openly bare each of their stories through their own eyes. They advise us, telling us to learn from the good ​and​ the bad of what they have witnessed. And they ​beg ​us to be the best that we can be for them​. For them, we adapt our beliefs of what is right and wrong to what is ​fair.​ For them, we dream of a better world and endeavor to find it.

Jupiter Adopted In May
Jupiter, adopted in May 2021.

The magic in the Colorado Horse Rescue is that this is a place where it is so easy to give away the entirety of your heart and soul without a blink of an eye. But, some days, it isn’t easy at all. There are too many tales that begin with heartache or finish in tears. There are too many days when we wonder if we are doing everything right by these animals we cherish, protect, and serve. But we keep seeking out that perfect world. We keep banding together over our shared love to ​fight​ for the better days, the ones that overflow with so much happiness, love, and hope.

On behalf of Colorado Horse Rescue, I want to thank everyone reading this and everyone supporting us in one way or another. We would not be here, making a difference, without you!