Local Spotlight: Hope Equine Rescue

Adopting a Horse

Whether you’re interested in looking into volunteering or adopting opportunities, Hope Equine Rescue is a valuable resource for horse lovers near Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Bartow. They’ve been busy expressing their love of horses since 2008 and are still working hard for the cause. Read on to learn a little bit about what they do and how you can get involved.


Hope Equine Rescue rehabilitates a wide array of horses. They cover the spectrum from horses that have been feral for the majority of their lives to seasoned competition veterans.

Educational Seminars

Because education is vital to owning horses, Hope Equine Rescue partners with equine professionals in the area to conduct public seminars that cover such important topics as saddle fitting, safety, and nutrition.

Reading with Rescues

This very special program invites kids in grades K through eight to come to the rescue and read to a horse, donkey, or mule using either a book of their choice that they’re welcome to bring from home or one that they’ve pick out of a collection of donated reading material. These sessions are supervised and last around 20 to 25 minutes. Afterwards, each child will have the opportunity to pet an equine as well as meet an experienced horse handler.


Horse volunteerHope Equine Rescue is always on the lookout for people to help out whether it’s to groom horses, clean stalls, assist during events, or attend fundraisers and clinics. Interested individuals must be at least 10 years of age in order to volunteer.

You can find out the latest news on what’s been going on over at Hope Equine Rescue by paying them a visit on their Facebook page. You’ll also be able to take look at plenty of pics and videos of the rescues that call this wonderful place home.

Be a Part of Hope Equine Rescue

If you live near Winter Haven, Lakeland, or Bartow and this glimpse into Hope Equine Rescue’s mission has you interested in lending a hand in some way, you can find out more by contacting them or paying them a visit today.