"It is good people who make good places." ~ Anna Sewell

About Us

Alison

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Liberty Acres

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Lucy

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Allie

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Pony Whisperer

Steve

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Volunteer Farm Manager

Ricky

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Construction Coordinator

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Who We Are

"Throw Your Heart Over, Your Horse Will Follow" ~ Unknown

 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. 

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Our Mission

Mission Statement

About the People Who Stand Behind Our Horses

Volunteers

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Our Volunteers

Sponsors

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Sponsors

Patrons

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Professionals & Businesses who support Guardian Hearts Equine Defenders.

To Become a Volunteer, Sponsor or Patron ... Click so see our Programs

Our Volunteers

No Equine Rescue can thrive or survive without support, so with deepest appreciation ...Thank You!!

Volunteers:

Michelle Lyn

Ty

Michelle & family

Cathy

Jeanne


Fosters:

Mandy

Lori

Chris


Sponsors/Donors:

Mitzi

Gregory

JoAnn

Neville

Tim & Maria

Linda & Bob Goddard & Associates, Mary & other contributors. Atlanta Ga.


Zoie hanging at the barn

Zoie hanging at the barn

Training to Empower

 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!!

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Allie & Wallace (Screaming Back) Evaluation Ride

Allie

Pony Whisperer...

What's upcoming...

Videos...

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Kayela Thompson

Trainer & Exercise Rider

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 

Currently Working & Videos...

Flower Angel

Tiger Flight

Caramel

Conservation, Rescue, Sanctuary