Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected and abused horse.

Serving Marion County and surrounding areas...

Hope for Horses

is proud that we have found forever homes for equines in need!

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Hope for Horses

Works to find forever homes for equines in dangerous or compromised situations in Marion County, Arkansas, and surrounding areas. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization. We accept equines of all ages to rehabilitate, train and eventually place in approved adoptive homes.



Hope for Horses

Volunteers for horse care, barn work and foster care facilities are always needed. From helping around the ranch to helping in the office, our volunteers are the heart of our organization! To find out about volunteer opportunities, look under the "How You Can Help" tab at the top of the page.



Hope for Horses

Currently we have five foster care facilities that have successfully met our Foster Care Guidelines. We continue to look for additional families willing to foster one or more neglected horses. If you are interested in fostering, look under the "How You Can Help" tab at the top of the page for more information.



Hope for Horses

Donations of feed, hay and other horse-related items like wormer and medicines are always appreciated. We have accounts with Powell Feed Stores in Yellville, Flippin, Harrison and Green Forest. We also have accounts at Quality Feed in Valley Springs and Harrison. To see what other items we need, look under the "Donations" tab at the top of the page.



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Success Stories — Horses That Have Found Forever Homes!

Hope for Horses is proud to showcase our rescue horses that have found forever homes! If you are interested in adoption, please see the "Horses For Adoption" tab at left as these horses are needing a forever family of their own.

NAME: General
AGE: 13
BREED: Tennessee Walker (registered)
COLOR: Sorrel

General was our first rescue horse and the inspiration for founding Hope for Horses.
This photo was taken on the day he was rescued — September 6, 2014.

General on resuce day

General and his new owner General loves kids General's at his forever home. His gentle nature shines through with his new owner's young son.

After being in a wonderful foster home for the past seven months, it is with great happiness that we can announce that on April 18, 2015, General found his forever home. He is now living the good life with a great family and two pasture mates. He now has all the grass he can eat and is thriving with the attention of his new family. This sweet boy finally has the love and life he deserves. Though we are sad that this splendid horse is leaving us, we could not be happier for him! We will truly miss General!

The following was written by General's foster caregiver during his 7-month rehabitation: At the heart of Hope for Horses is “General,” our first rescue. He had been left on little more than a postage stamp-sized lot without a single blade of grass and no fresh water. A towering and proud Tennessee Walker, papered and all, he was left to starve for years. 
So many attempts to save him were tried but failed, until one day in September 2014, when his owner was finally persuaded to surrender him. By all appearances he should not have survived. The veterinarian indicated he was as much as 300 pounds underweight. But General was not about to give up. His strength of spirit was immediately apparent, and his recovery was steady and sure. In just four months he went from a skeletal appearance to having no visible ribs showing at all. Once introduced to his pasture-mates, he instantly rose to be the “boss” horse, as if to live up to the name we had given him. 
As his strength returned, it was soon clear that at some distant time he had been the horse of someone who spent many hours training him. He knew so many commands. But perhaps most endearing is how he will dance when he wants to you feed him. If you sing to him he will bob his head enthusiastically up and down and side to side!  It is as if he wants to show you the joy he feels inside that the long months of neglect are now over.
To stand next to this commanding animal is to feel his strength. His respect has been earned, for at no time, even while fighting for his own life, was his stature or dignity lost. He is truly a testament to tenacity, and has taught us to never, ever give up.

NAME: Chloe
AGE: 2 years old
BREED: Tennessee Walker cross
COLOR: Sorrel


Chloe tarp Chloe and JoAnn

Chloe is a 2 y/o sweet, smart mare we rescued from starvation in November of 2014. We are so happy she has found a forever home! She was SO scrawny then and was obviously suffering from malnutrition. She is now a healthy, happy girl who is very friendly and easy to work with. She has been been started under saddle and her training is coming along great.


By the time we reached Chloe in November 2014, her sister Mariah had already succumbed to starvation. Now Chloe was really alone. But day by day she got stronger and cuter! As the months passed, Chloe continued growing taller, stronger, and prettier. And curious about everything! So shy and skittish at first around people and unusual situations, Chloe learned that people are safe and eagerly came for attention and the scratching that she loves.

This photo shows Chloe the day she arrived at Hope for Horses.
The scar on her nose is from a halter that was put on her and never taken off
which caused it to start to grow into her skin.

Chloe rescue day

Chloe after 4 months at H for H
After about 4 months at Hope for Horses, Chloe was filling out and getting stronger every day.

NAME: Ginger
BREED: Quarter horse
COLOR: Palomino

Ginger headGinger under saddle

Ginger with farrier Ginger on trail ride Ginger with saddle

Ginger has found her forever home... we are so happy for her! When Ginger was rescued, initially, the vet stated she was pregnant (hence her fat belly) and so we were sad to learn that her weakened condition proved too much and she absorbed the fetus (a natural function of survival). The photos above show Ginger being ridden in the arena and out on the trail by one of our wonderful volunteers, Criss, and standing quietly for the farrier just before she was adopted.


Ginger was rescued in November 2014 from the same place as Chloe. The first time we trailered her, she refused to face the front. She wound up riding backwards to her foster home! Putting human thoughts onto an animal I choose to believe that she was less interested in where she was going and loving that she was leaving where she had been. Ginger spent her first few months grazing and enjoying the company of several other broodmares. She soon began gaining strength and her weight back.

When Ginger was rescued, she was in a small, make-shift barbed wire enclosure with no grass.
The hay in the photo was provided by Hope for Horses the day before we picked her up.

Ginger behind barbed wire

NAME: Clyde
APPROXIMATE AGE: 2 years old
BREED: possibly Foxtrotter
COLOR: Roan Sorrel

Clyde-fall 2015

The photo at left, taken in the Fall of 2015, shows how far Clyde has progressed. The photo at right was taken during the Hope for Horses festival in June 2016 and how beautifully Clyde has filled out.

We are pleased to announce that Clyde has also found his forever home... he and Chloe were adopted together! Because he was rescued the month after Chloe (see her story above), and they were about the same age, they quickly bonded. We believe it was that bond that was a turning point in Clyde’s return to health and we are so happy they can continue to be together.


When Clyde was rescued in December 2014, his condition was much more dismal than Chloe, the sorrel filly we had rescued the month before. On a day to day basis, there was much concern Clyde would not survive. Consistent hay, medicines, special nutrients, chiropractic care and loving attention can do wonders, but Chloe helped bring that one extra push to help him survive.

Clyde in dog kennel

(ABOVE) When Clyde was rescued in December 2014, he was living in a small dog kennel with no food or water. Perhaps because of being confined to such a small space and being malnourished, his bones, muscles and tendons did not have a chance to develop properly and he had trouble standing and was wobbly.

Clyde after 2 weeks
This photo shows Clyde's progress after 2 weeks. With proper nutrition and space to move around,
Clyde (in foreground) began to put on weight and gain strength.
He and Chloe were constant companions.

Clyde in April
After 3 months at Hope for Horses, he was able to run and play, and his future began to look much brighter.

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