Interested in Volunteering?
Join us for an invite only Orientation, where you will learn about our ranch and operations, about handling the horses as well as safety guidelines and regulations. Ranch chores can be hard, heavy and varied from pulling weeds, raking areas of loose hay, throwing hay bales, mucking pens and cleaning water tanks. It can be the best gym membership you never pay for! Find out how you can volunteer here.
Adopt a Horse – Available Horses
Click on the image below to learn more about the horses available for adoption.
Help Horses by Helping HPL Meet Their Specific Needs
As you might know, horses come with many needs, and you can help HPL meet some of those by contributing directly to HPL’s need-specific funds.
The Medical Angels fund allows money to be donated directly for the medical needs of horses at HPL. These needs are many, including cancer treatment, bone and joint rehabilitation, and fixes for a variety of hoof issues not normally addressed by farrier services. Donate to the Medical Angels fund now:
The Training Tigers fund allows money to be given to support various horse training needs. Of course, our Chief Equine Officer, Margaret Blaha, and many of HPL’s volunteers work with horses related to exercise, basic ground manners, and fundamental riding skills, but sometimes our horses need specific training outside of what HPL’s resources can provide. Training Tigers allows donors to support those needs. Donate to the Training Tigers fund now:
The Farrier Fans fund is a $55 fixed donation to support getting horses’ hooves trimmed and addressing any shoeing needs the horses may have. Donate to the Farrier Fans fund now:
We hope you’ll make the effort to support one of these causes, if just for a month, but better yet, with a reoccurring donation!
Who We Are
The Horse Protection League (HPL) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Our mission is to protect equines by building community through education and advocacy. Our goal is to find “forever” homes for all of our horses. HPL was established in 1994, and we are lucky enough to be located at the beautiful and historic Churches Ranch in Arvada, Colorado.
Horses come to HPL for many reasons. They may be surrendered by their owner, seized by the court, donated by humane societies, or abandoned. Most horses that come to HPL find permanent homes with new families.
HPL depends on volunteers to care for the horses and run the ranch. We are engaged in the Colorado horse community. We welcome helpers of all ages (though children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). We are a member of the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance.
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