Our Mission: Harnessing the healing power of the human-horse connection.
We are an organization that rescues and rehomes off-the-track-thoroughbreds. We work to 1) refocus off-the-track-thoroughbreds by giving them the skills, confidence, and nurturing they need for a successful and smooth transition into their forever homes, 2) find a suitable, loving match between horse and owner, and, 3) give back to the community by cultivating responsibility, dedication and mutual respect between horse and rider.
We are passionate about giving horses a new lease on life; specifically a second career for Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds. Through this work, we have seen the amazing power horses have to transform the lives of individuals - even through the most basic of interactions. Horses are very perceptive creatures - they just KNOW - and adapt their behavior to what an individual needs at any given time. We want to continue to find loving homes for horses, but we also want to educate the public about the transformative power of horses in enhancing an individual’s quality of life. We envision a world where every horse has a home, and the transformative power of the horse is available and used widely to improve the quality of life of individuals everywhere.
Would you recommend Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds?
Every opportunity of volunteer time that I have donated makes a huge difference in the life of a rescued horse or pony and the education and knowledge that I have gained from this experience has been priceless. It is such a great feeling to know that "I may have made a difference that day for one of the rescues" and helped to make them feel more loved or even just comfortable for a bit. Yes, it is a dirty job and you will get messy, but it is worth it and the hope is that you will leave feeling accomplished and look forward to coming back again and again :)! This is surely an opportunity to allow for flexibility with your schedule and availability. They also allow for you to earn a 30 minute riding lesson for every so many hours that you volunteer. It is a win win for everyone!