We rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home all breeds and levels of horses/ponies. We also do quarantine (see boarding). Prospective adopters are encouraged to come and meet the rescues before adopting (see Meet&Greets), PPE's (pre-purchase exams) are welcome, at adopter's expense. Our horses come from local (and a few from not so local) killpens and feedlots. We regularly pull horses from the killpen here in Asheboro, NC; TarHeel Feedlot in Madison, NC; North TX Killpen, as well as feedlots & killpens in PA and TN. We are in the process of becoming a NC non-profit corporation. Our goal is to help educate and support local horse owners by providing clinics and programs to help keep our beloved 4-footers out of the auctions, feedlots and slaughter pipeline, by giving them access to as many tools and resources as possible. We believe in working together to assure good matches & the "right horse", have a buy-back policy (part of our "Forever Hearts" program). Our website is live, but still under construction. Please feel free to message/text/call and ask questions. Contact Lucy at (336)964-8583 or Alison (336)264-1680. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know. Thank you & Welcome to GHER we need all the Guardian Hearts we can get to protect these beautiful creatures in need.
Michelle & family
Travis & Tyler
Heidi & Family
Tim & Maria
Linda & Bob Goddard & Associates, Mary & other contributors. Atlanta Ga.
Zoie hanging at the barn
Every rescue is in need of people to evaluate, exercise, and train the horses that are brought in. Unknown histories & backgrounds mean we have no idea, at best a limited idea, of what these horses are capable of when they arrive. Even those evaluated at the lots and killpens rarely present the same once they are at the farm and thru quarantine on the road to recovery. As part of that process, it is vital to have people on board to assist with the next stage of empowerment and recovery. Evaluation is step one, retraining is step two. Not only does this help us find placement in better homes for these horses, it also helps us make better matches and promotes our "Right Fit" program. Thanks & kudos to Allie, Kayela, & Rex!!
A little background...
"Starting at the age of 5, the love of horses has been long instilled in my heart. With experience in both western, and for the past 9 years in dressage and hunter jumpers, the same thing remains; the want for effective communication between horse and rider, whether on the trails or in the show ring. "
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” -Anatole France