A Little About The Rescue

Pure Thoughts Inc. is an all volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of horses, yearlings and foals that were bound for slaughter, victims of starvation, neglect, abandonment and abuse. To date, Pure Thoughts Inc has helped over 1600 horses.

Horses, yearlings and foals bound for slaughter would have been brutally tortured and slaughtered so that they could be served as a delicacy in foreign countries. Horse Welfare is the primary concern at Pure Thoughts. Our mission is based on the realization that we, as a nation, have domesticated these horses and must take responsibility for their lives. Horses give to us their heart and soul, whether for work, sport, entertainment or recreation, the horse only knows to give. To use a horse only as long as it fulfills our needs, then subject it to physical and/or mental abuse and subsequent death, whether on the slaughterhouse floor, abandoned in a field no longer being cared for, or even in a stall no longer being provided its’ physical needs is a violation of that horse’s right; Rights that only we can supply the horse, after all we have domesticated them.

Pictured above is "Yo Coltrane" an OTTB who was over raced and injured and found himself at the rescue. Fortunately, Coltrane was adopted just a few months after arrival and is now a wonderful trail horse.

Donating is more than just time or money, it's peace of mind. Your donation goes a very long way and is appreciated beyond words.

Sanctuary horses in need of sponsorship

A few horses here have a small chance of ever getting adopted due to either a health or behavioral issue. In order to give them the best life we can, they become sanctuary horses that each have a sponsor to act almost as a guardian angel. Each horse here is special and has a purpose, the sanctuary horses just simply become part of the family.​


Rodayo is an 8 year old large pony. Unfortunately, he has a genetic abnormality with his suspensory ligament which limits him to light ground work and riders under 50 lbs. His likelihood of adoption is generally slim, so we plan on him becoming a sanctuary horse where he can live out his life on the farm in peace. If you're interested in coming to visit Rodayo, you're more than welcome as he is very affectionate and loves to go for nice walks.