Fallen Horses is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We have no paid staff, including our Board of Directors. All of the daily care, rehabilitation, re-training and re-homing is done by volunteers because we are passionate about the welfare of our horses, for the lifetime of each horse. We partner with several County Departments, including Animal Control, Probation and Welfare. We accept abused, neglected or abandoned horses from various County Animal Control facilities into our program where we evaluate their physical needs and train them sufficiently for them to be adopted by new owners. We share all information about an animal with prospective adopters prior to adopting a horse and give them our recommendation for care, maintenance and suitable use for the horse. We partner with County Probation and Welfare Offices in need of placement for minor offenders or people in a work-for-welfare program. These people become part of our volunteer staff but they receive training in proper care, feeding, and maintenance of horses, including riding lessons for those who have an interest in getting more involved.
Our Founder, Traci Hutmier has more than forty years experience with horses. Other permanent members of our staff have thirty to fifty years experience with horses. We are as passionate about passing on our knowledge to others as we are about the welfare of our animals.
We list horses available for adoption on our website, www.fallen-horses.org, and on our Facebook Page under Fallen Horses in Pinon Hills. We also share our success stories with photos from adopters of horses in their new homes and their stories of what they are doing with the horses currently.
We currently operate our rescue on seven and a half acres in the Southern California high-desert town of Pinon Hills. We have 3 barns and numerous sheltered paddocks, two working arenas, a round pen and hot walker, wash racks and miles of open desert for trail riding and conditioning our horses. Our facility is private and not visible from nearby roads. This provides us with a tranquil location for the horses that need intensive care or lay-ups from injuries. Our staff is on-site twenty-four hours every day to insure the care of our horses around the clock. Website:fallen-horses.org