Horse Haven at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: A refuge for horses and barnyard animals

As you might guess, Horse Haven is home to a wide variety of equines, from Appaloosas, Arabians and mustangs, to Missouri fox trotters, thoroughbreds and quarter horses. But it doesn’t stop there. Donkeys, mules and goats also reside here.

All the animals on these scenic pastures were brought to Best Friends because they were neglected, abused, abandoned or simply because their families could no longer afford to keep them. No matter what the situation, every animal at Horse Haven finds safe haven with people who understand their sensitive natures.

Prince and Dusty the horses standing in green grass with red cliffs and a blue sky with white clouds behind them

New facilities allow for better equine care

Horse Haven features a new headquarters office, a new large animal clinic, quarantine area and a large covered arena ― all of which greatly improve our ability to care for its residents.

The new headquarters, built in the center of Horse Haven, serves as a central hub for horses and caregivers. Because it is so close to the horses, caregivers are able to assess and address each horse’s special needs more quickly.

Our warm, well-lit indoor clinic makes it possible for the horses to receive faster medical care with minimal stress levels ― a crucial part of the healing process.

The spacious covered training arena provides allows multiple horses to work simultaneously on rehabilitation and makes it possible for year-round riding practice. Portions of the arena serve a hay barn, tack room, feed room and equipment area ― all of which help keep Horse Haven tidy, organized and hassle-free.

Residents at Horse Haven have access to outstanding medical and farrier care and benefit from a variety of natural horsemanship training methods. They get good food, room to roam, love, attention and a beautiful canyon to call their home-between-homes while they heal both physically and emotionally.

Volunteering or adopting

At Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, we're always busy keeping the animals happy, so we're unable to offer animal interactions to walk-in guests. To ensure you get quality time with the animals at Horse Haven, please sign up for a volunteer shift.

To adopt from Horse Haven, check out our list of adoptable equines. After you fill out an adoption survey, one of our adoption specialists will be in touch.