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  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.



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26 yr old Mare, 14.3 hh, Arabian -Paint

Sweet Shelby is lively and energetic.  She enjoys mental and physical activity.  She is sound with no health issues.  Shelby will enjoy getting out on the trail with friends for a walk and some trotting.  She lunges, can do arena, and canter, but why canter much, if at all, at this point in her life.  Shelby wants your attention and loves to be groomed, massaged and just hang out with her people.  She's comfortable around horses, humans and dogs. Shelby's had a solid foundation with good training in the arena. Recent years have mostly been out on the trail taking in the scenery.  Advanced beginner or intermediate rider.  See photos and video in Shelby's album on our facebook page.  For more information contact us at
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Gelding, 16.1 hh, Thoroughbred, Early 20's

This gentleman is a beautiful flea-bitten grey.  He' gave lessons in English pleasure, jumping and trail riding at a stable that recently closed.  He can no longer jump but is a willing horse for light riding on the trail and in the arena for an advanced beginner.  Noah will ride out alone.  For his well-being we are looking to re-home him with his friend Amigo below.
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Gelding, 16 hh, Warmblood, Mid-20's

Amigo was at the same stable that closed as Noah above.  He was a favorite for dressage and jumping .  Although his jumping days are over,  he is still a pleasure to ride dressage in the arena.  A bay with a star he's "good boy".  Amigo would enjoy an advanced beginner rider.  Amigo and Noah are bonded, and these friends  need to go together to their new home.  


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

Beautiful OTT wearing her mask.  Sassy.  Melts your heart when she accepts your affection.  Scared of the big green ball and people on all sides.  Nervous, unsure handlers make her anxious.    Still needs work at the mounting block.  Has not been ridden lately.  Good days and days she just wants to hang out.  Looking for her special person,  patient, loving and confident, to accept her as she is and help bring her to her full potential.  

Miller & Rebel  ADOPTED

Good friends go together.  24 & 34 yr old Geldings, 15 hh, Quarter Horses

Happy boys here having a fun roll. Perfect for a family with young kids or a senior who wants to love on them but still likes to trail.  Rebel is a comic, curious and interested.  He's been taking beginning riders on trails for 5 yrs.  His arthritic knee means no steep hills or cantering, but he's energetic and loves to get out for a walk and trot.  Miller is great company. A fuzzy, teddy bear with his winter coat.  He has no health issues we've found.  Amazing at his age. It's hard to keep up with him when walking out, but he's no longer taking riders. Truly sweet boys.
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Looking for something else?

A particular horse breed, gender or capability.  A pony or mini.  A mule or donkey.  We can help match-make.   

Complete the Interested in Adopting Application by clicking the "Apply" button below.  When our  available equines don't match, we'll send your Application to a network of California rescues and sanctuaries who will send you good fit candidates they believe will meet your wants and needs.  Choose those you want to find out more about.  Talk directly to the organization(s) who has them.  Need assistance?  Email The Horse Project.  


Looking for a Horse, Pony, Mini, Mule or Donkey?
  • Complete the Interested in Adopting Application by double clicking the "Apply" button to the right

  • If we don't have the right horse for you, by checking the box on the application, we can send it to the CA Equine Rescue and Sanctuary Network . Those with good match candidates will contact you.

  • If one of our horse seems right, we'll contact you to set up a visit. 

  • We recommend you spend time with the horse on multiple visits.

  • First time horse owner? No problem we can help.

  • We conduct site visits where the horse will be living.

  • Sign the adoption agreement and make the asking donation.  Every organization's is different.  Ask to see ours.

  • We can arrange a session or two with the horse's trainer for you to learn the cues the horse responds to and how the horse was trained.

  • Receive the transfer of ownership papers.

How you can Help




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 Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc., 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:  Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc.


2) Add "The Horse Project" in the "For" section at the bottom of the check.

3) Mail to:  Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc.

                  P. O. Box 921708

                  Sylmar, CA 91392

                   BY VENMO

1) To Saffyre Sanctuary @SaffyreSanctuary


2) Add "The Horse Project" in the "For" section 


Online donations will go through Saffyre's website via the button below. Please specify that your donation is for The Horse Project or towards sponsorship of a particular horse in the comments box or by emailing Thank you!



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 the horses.

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