About Us

Photo by Nicole Hobbs. Posted with permission.

Photo by Nicole Hobbs. Posted with permission.

Horses’ Honor is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting horses in need.  It provides sanctuary in a safe, natural environment to horses that would otherwise face likely slaughter or unnecessary euthanasia. Since 1999, Horses’ Honor has been a sanctuary for horses rescued from neglect, abuse, or shipment to slaughter.  The horses are at home on 83 beautiful acres in the Sierra Foothills near Lincoln CA, an absolute paradise for horses with irrigated and seasonal pastures, huge trees, barn, arena, pond and ample hay storage.

At Horses’ Honor we provide a forever home for the horses we rescue. We do not take in more horses than we can responsibly care for. When a horse passes away, as horse6-smdonations permit, another lucky horse will take its place. All of our horses have access to roam with trees, shelter and companionship. No horse is stall-bound unless a medical emergency calls for confinement.

Our biggest source of revenue is our Annual Benefit & Tack Sale and the sale of used tack at Echo Valley Feed in Auburn. We are grateful for the donation of used tack, which can be dropped off at any of our drop-off locations throughout northern California. Please see our donations page for online donations. All proceeds go to the feeding and care of the rescued horses.

Niña Thompson is the founder and driving force behind Horses’ Honor.  Volunteers provide bookkeeping, technical, facility and horse care support. Farrier care is donated, and horses receive regular veterinary care.

Mission Statement: Horses’ Honor is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting horses in need, focusing on senior horses who have no advocates.  It provides life-time sanctuary in a safe, natural environment to horses who would otherwise face continued neglect, slaughter or unnecessary euthanasia.  Horses’ Honor also serves as a resource to individuals and agencies assisting horses and promoting awareness of the plight of unwanted and abandoned horses.