Why We're Here

We are a 501c3 not for profit horse rescue and equine rehabilitation program. It is our passion and dream to save displaced horses and to offer them the chance to become safe and loving companions. We are able to accomplish this through the dedication of our equine veterinarians, quarantine providers, transporters, volunteers , trainers and foster homes

Our Horses for Adoption

Please check out our hooved companions! If you are interested in adoption or foster care, please send us a message !

Codette Command

Quarter Horse

We are currently seeking sponsorship for Codette. She is 18 years old. She comes from a line of reining horses and was bred by Zimmerman Reining Horses in Idaho. She was rescued from the Colorado Kill Pen on September 15, 2017. She is currently seeking a sponsor!


Hackney Cross

Maya was rescued from Bastrop Kill pen in Louisiana  on April 7. Lil Vada was born on the kill lot on April 1, 2018. Vada has been adopted. Maya is doing well learning ground manners and is being worked in the round pen. Maya is currently at Journey Home Horse Rescue in Wisconsin.

Bayou Belle

Quarter Horse Cross

Belle is currently in a foster home in Wisconsin. Her and her baby were rescued out of the Bastrop Kill pen on March 28, 2018. She will appear in the Midwest Horse Challenge in the fall. Her baby Elle is also with her and is currently in training. It appears that Elle is gaited. 


Arabian Cross

Meet our beautiful 2 year old filly. Rescued from Bastrop Kill Pen in April 2018. She is compact and has a great head on her shoulders. 

Please check out our hooved companions! If you are interested in adoption or foster care, please send us a message !



Meet beautiful Electra. She is an Arabian mare that we pulled last year out of Stroud kill pen at as a young 6 month old filly . She is approximately alittle over a year old. She is seeking her forever home! 


Quarter Horse

Meet beautiful Electra. She is an Arabian mare that we pulled last year out of Stroud kill pen at as a young 6 month old filly . She is approximately alittle over a year old. She is seeking her forever home! 

Please check out our hooved companions! If you are interested in adoption or foster care, please send us a message ! 

Violet & Oakley

Quarter Horse

Violet was rescued from the Colorado Kill pen on May 4, 2018. Lil Oakley was born just 10 days later  in Colorado in quarantine. They are both getting ready to be transported here to Illinois to out location!



Willow has a huge heart. She was born in May 2015. She is gaited. She is sweet and very striking! She loads, cross ties, stands for the farrier, baths and in under liberty training. She was rescued December 28, 2016 from North Carolina. 


Quarter Horse

Our beautiful 14 year old . Rescued from North Carolina on June 16, 2017. Felicity has been doing wonderfully. She is broke to ride and we believe she may have been a cattle horse.


Spotted Saddle Horse

Meet our beautiful lil filly. She is a spotted saddle horse. She is currently in foster care in Wisconsin with her Mother Bayou Belle. She was rescued from Bastrop kill pen last summer 2018.

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Hondo is a 9 year old Angloarab. He is well mannered and a total sweet heart. He loves attention and having his for heard rubbed!.  He is was broke to drive.  He is 15 2 HH and has the most incredible fluid movement. He was rescued from Minnesota on September 7, 2017. 



Beautiful 24 year  old OTTB  gelding. Sound, great manners and looking for his forever home. He is rides English and has a very comfortable seat. He would be great for a beginner rider. 


Arabian Cross

Meet our handsome 10 year old boy . Rescued from Bastrop Kill Pen in June of 2017. He is broke to ride. He is seeking his forever home!


Missouri Fox Trotter

Whisky is a  17 year old Missouri Fox Trotter. He was intercepted at an Illinois auction on September 3, 2017. He has found his companion Jackie. He moved to be with her in December and is adjusting well at her Mothers farm. He has two pasture mates and is loving his new family.


Arab Cross

He has currently been adopted out! He was rescued August 23, 2017 from Oklahoma. His new name is Snowman. He was adopted by  the Linzmeier Training facility. He is a companion for a little girl who loves  lessons. 



Flash is a handsome 14 year old gelding with some beautiful moves.He came all the way from a Washington State kill pen in June of 2017. He has been adopted into the Farm Way family. It is a beautiful sanctuary where he is surrounded by a herd of 17 equines. This includes Venus!



Venus is our Diva. She is beautiful, kind , easy on the eyes and she knows it! She was rescued from North Carolina on March 3, 2017. Venus has traveled to the Farm Way Family



Hope has been placed with Field of Dreams Equine Rescue & Adoption,

Hope is a beautiful 10 year mare. She is quiet and calm. She loves to be groomed and given lots of attention!. She is currently undergoing a refresher and is doing very well. She was a brood mare for many of her younger years and because of that has lower suspensory joints. Our lameness vet and evaluated her as fine to ride ! She was rescued from Louisiana on June 19, 2017.


Quarter Horse

Lucky passed on April 4, 2018 a few days after giving birth. She foaled Willem on April !st. He only knew life inside of his mother. She had been rescued from the Colorado Kill Pen on October 25, 2017.



 Our handsome 14 year old boy was adopted by a Mother and Daughter team! He is loved on and an hi is flourishing with them. . He had been rescued from Colorado Kill Pen in February of 2018. He is broke to ride. He is seeking his forever home!

Royal Trump


This handsome guy was rescued from the Colorado Kill Pen in May 29, 2017. We have a fairy tale. A happy ending to a sad story. Royal Tramp is 7 years old. He raced until 2015, when he was given by the owner to a rider that would use him as a hunter jumper.  Once we saw him there, we contacted the original owner Ken Larson and jockey, Lori Keith and trainer Mike Biehler. Mr. Larson a very incredibly kind man, bailed out Royal Tramp. He has been adopted by a family in Colorado and has a safe forever home.


Quarter Horse

Grace suffured a serve contracture of her right pastern ligament. If she would have had surgery as a baby she would have had a better chance of soundness.  Grace ended up in the Colorado Kill pen, not once, but twice. We pulled her from the pen the second time in June 2018. We were hopeful along with her fundraiser that she would would be able to be saved through surgery. many people helped raised funds for her evaluation at Littleton Colorado Hospital. Her contracture was too extensive and her  outcome for a better quality of life was poor. She was lovingly euthanized .



 This handsome 8 year old boy was adopted by to a woman in Pennsylvania.  He spent some time in quarantine before he headed to his new home. He had been rescued from Colorado Kill Pen in March of 2018. 


Shire Cross

Monet is an older Shire Cross rescued from the Colorado Kill pen in March 2018. She has arthritis and required additional rehabilitation.  The decision was to place her in a rescue and rehab facility close to her quarantine location in Colorado. 


Hackney/MFT Cross

Vada is a sweet little yearling that was rescued from the 

Ark La ship pen in Louisiana in April 2018 with her mother Maya. She was adopted by her foster family  Roxanne and Jim and continues to thrive.


Arabian Cross

 She is a beautiful 5 year old Sabino Arabian cross. She was saved from the Tar Heel Feed Lot in August 2018. She is a foster failure! :) 

She has been adopted by Joan and Terry. 

Our Board Members

Michelle Goodrich


Anthony Goodrich


Anthony has been in love with horses since his days of being on the Mounted Patrol Unit. He spent seven years patrolling events and was dispatched daily on horse back. After 27 years he retired.  It didn't take him long to accept another position in law enforcement. He still spends before work and after work  and free time caring for the rescue horses. He currently owns two Arab crosses and his passion is steering him into endurance riding.

Rachel Clausen


Rachel's love for horses started when she was just a child. She lived on a twenty acre horse farm and spent most of her time riding, grooming, caring for and showing horses. Her family had to move due to a job relocation. After high school and college, she decided to get back into riding. She helped  found The Hooved Companion Project and helped to build their mission. It has been her passion to help save these animals’ lives. She states "It’s a privilege to be a part of this organization".

Lara Burau

Training Adviser

Elizabeth Seal

Julie Ramirez

Julie has been an Equestrian since 7th grade. Started English riding lessons when she received lessons as  a birthday gift . She was then asked to work at the Royal Bourbon Stables in exchange for lessons. From that point horses have been her life! After Julie retired as a Police Officer, she began her own fitness/dance studio. Julie also owns a boarding stable, the  Ramirez Family Farm. She currently owns several of her own horses as well.