Rescue. Rehabilitate. Rehome.  


The Horse Project rehabilitates, re-trains and re-homes

rescued horses who have been abandoned, abused and neglected.

The Horse Project works to ready rescued horses for new and caring homes that best suit their individual skills, talents and potential. We are an all-volunteer group partnering with professionals for the horse's health, conditioning, and ground and under saddle training.



4 yr old mare, 15 hh, Thoroughbred/Kentucky Mountain Pleasure/Selle Francais

Agile, fun, frolics and pirouettes in turn out. Daughter of a blue ribbon amateur eventer. Nice walk, trot and learning to canter. Does arena and trail. Good conformation, great health and history, easy keeper and mannered. Has the physical and mental ability to be proficient in any discipline.



14 yr old mare, 16 hh, Thoroughbred/Trakehner/Holsteiner

Beautiful  OTT.  Professional under saddle and ground work re-training.  Trailers  Gets along with everyone in the herd.  Looking for a patient, loving and confident rider to bring her to her full potential.

Asking $2400

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Adoption Process
  • Spend time with the horse.

  • Take a trial ride.

  • Fill out the application.

  • Pay a non-refundable deposit of $150.

  • Spend more time with the horse and take more rides and then let us know you are ready to adopt.

  • The County may want to make a visit to where you will keep the horse.

  • Sign the adoption agreement and make the asking donation.

  • Complete a session or two with the horse's trainer to learn the cues the horse responds to and how the horse was trained.

  • Receive the transfer of ownership papers.



Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with THP. 

We welcome volunteers from all experience levels to join us. Volunteers do everything from grooming, massage, socialization, walking, lunging, mucking and  feeding our horses. We additionally need help with our marketing efforts and administrative tasks.


Please apply by clicking the button below.




The Horse Project operates through the Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. By designating "For The Horse Project" your generous donation will go directly to the horses in our care.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

            BY CHECK


1) Please make checks out to:  

Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation


2) Add "The Horse Project"

in the "For" section at the bottom of the check.

3) Mail to  SBCACF

                    P.O Box 86

                   Goleta, CA 93116


Horse sponsorship allows us to provide quality training, feed and supplements, massage, farrier services among many others.


Contact us at to find out more.

We thank you for your kindness, generosity and support of our mission and our horses.


The Horse Project operates under the Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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