The rescue of abandoned, abused or neglected horses initiated the foundation of Horse Creek Equestrian Center Inc’s Program. Our horses come from all kinds of situations – some are starving and on death’s door when they arrive, others are surrendered by owners who cannot properly care for their horses any longer or are victims of neglect or abuse. Horse Creek accepts horses voluntarily surrendered by owners and also works with area animal control and law enforcement to accept horses seized in neglect and abuse cases. We are a drop off location for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department for abused, neglected and/or lost horses in North West Volusia County. We currently have 29 horses in our care.
Our dedication to the humane treatment of equine has led us to seek out new ways to communicate with horses. Each rescued horse is processed in quarantine, where an initial evaluation determines their individual needs which may include veterinary services, dentistry, and hoof care. Assessment of injuries, nutritional needs, current vaccines and cog gins are just some of the first steps to the rescue and rehabilitation of an abandoned, abused and or neglected horse. After the quarantine period if over we then provide the proper diet, exercise, therapy and training on a daily basis. Retraining horses with new communications skills is an important aspect of our rescue, making sure that physical and mental health is restored for each horse.
The goal of Horse Creek is to assist in the recovery of the horses, and to eventually offer therapeutic programs, host clinics and training events the promote healing for the horses and people alike.