Meet the horses

These are the horses we are currently caring for at our ranch. We have horses that are looking for their forever homes as well as program horses that serve in our community outreach efforts.  

See their photos and get to know their lovely personalities below.  

 

Visit our Adopted Horses page to see some of the horses that we've successfully trained, rehabilitated, and placed in their forever homes.

Please contact us if you have any interest or questions about adoption or sponsorship

buttercup
Indio ca

Pending Adoption 

 

Buttercup is a 14-year-old Palimino "miracle". She has overcome so many challenges in her life. She was starved and neglected, kept in a dog pen. We were her 9th home in 9 years. Today she is thriving at CVHR, putting smiles on many faces as she helps out in the veteran program and riding lessons. She has a purpose and she is loved here. 

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bella
indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

 

Bella is a gorgeous black and white spotted Appoloose who is 6 years old. She is registered as a beginner with groundwork. Bella is very friendly and is a leader who is calm and confident.

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Oreo
Indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

Oreo is a 10-year-old miniature horse. She loves to perform and be involved in all the activities at the rescue. She will follow you anywhere and loves to play. She is the rescue mascot with her sparkling personality. 

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sundae
indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

 

At 22 years old, Sundae is a delight who will melt your heart. Her nature is "sweet like ice cream" and she is a true people-lover. She connects easily and tons to everyone she meets! She helps out with our lessons and programs.

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skeeter
indio ca

Pending Adoption 

Skeeter is also 14 years old. Skeeter and Scooter were rescued together. A very kind person saved them from starvation by bringing them to CVHR. Skeeter is also shy and dominant. He plays well with other horses and is trusting. He is responding well to his training!

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leo
indio ca

Available for adoption

 

Leo is a 5-year-old mule who is friendly as can be. He is a pocket pony and is a love bucket who loves to come close and say hello. We consider him one of the friendliest members at our facility. 

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scooter
indio ca

Pending Adoption 

This 14-year-old miniature mule brings lots of life to the rescue. Skeeter and Scooter were rescued together. A very kind person saved them from starvation by bringing them to CVHR. Scooter was wild, and as such he is shy and dominant. Scooter needs a very experienced person to work with him. He doesn't play well with other horses.

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Momma maddy
indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

 

Maddy is a shy 9-year-old miniature horse who helps out a lot with our community outreach and fundraising events. She is fiercely loyal to her baby, June, and will never be parted from her. That dedicated spirit also means that once she trusts you, you will have her whole heart. 

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honey
indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

 

Honey is a 22-year Palomino. She is a mellow, sweet blonde pony that is kind and a perfect addition to our youth programs. 

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June bug
indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

 

Baby June Bug is 6 years old, and our tiniest miniature at the rescue. She loves to tag along with Momma Maddy and Oreo as they go out for long walks around the ranch together, giving affection and horse therapy to all. She might be young in age, but she's really an old soul.

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SASSY
indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

 

Sassy is a sweet and stunning 9-year-old. She absolutely loves people and she loves to do tricks and be ridden. As such, she is involved in many of our programs with the community. 

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MAGNOLIa
indio ca

Program Horse

at Coachella Valley Horse Rescue

 

Available for sponsorship.

Magnolia is an 18-year-old mare who is a previous polo pony. A tall thoroughbred, she is desensitized and kind and is very smart.


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clay
indio ca

Pending Adoption 

Clay is an 8-year-old quarter horse/ Friesian black gelding. Clay is Fenix's half-brother and arrived at the rescue at the same time. Likewise, he is also named after a Marine hero.

He was dominant and starved when he arrived. He was pushy and would bite. Now he is sweet and loved by veterans and volunteers alike. He loves attention and is learning new tricks.

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Smokey
eagar az

Retiree at Come Back Ranch Animal Sanctuary

 

Smokey is a 21-year-old Missouri Foxtrotter gelding. Smokey is a sweet and easy-going soul. He has been out on many trails.  


Smokey is looking for his forever home and would be a great companion horse.

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Dundee
eagar az

Retiree at Come Back Ranch Animal Sanctuary

Dundee is a 12-year-old Missouri Foxtrotter. He is one of the sweetest souls you'll ever meet. Dundee is recovering from EPM and a neurological disorder. His gentle spirit shines through to touch the hearts of many. He has helped transform the lives of those who come through our veteran and children's programs. 

Available for Adoption. Contact us for more details!

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Thelma &
Louise
eagar az

Program Horses at Come Back Ranch

Animal Sanctuary
 

These two best friends came to us in 2019. Louise is a 12-year-old mule and Thelma is a 5-year-old miniature horse.  Thelma is bossy and Louise is shy. They both had a rough start in life but they are now living their best life together! Their fun personalities have led them to become our ambassadors. They love being in the spotlight and engaging with the community.

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Riley
Eagar az

Retiree at Come Back Ranch Animal Sanctuary

 

Riley is a lovable 28-year-old horse who helps with our lessons and programs. He gives kisses, lays down, bows, and does so much more. Riley is very friendly and loves everyone.

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Jazzy
Eagar az

Program Horse at Come Back Ranch

Animal Sanctuary

Jazzy has been kissing people since she was just 3 days old. So, it's only natural that she helps out at our kissing booth during events. She is also quite a leader and helps out with lessons and programs. 

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FLASH
eagar az

Program Horse in training at Come Back Ranch Animal Sanctuary

Flash is a diamond in the rough. As a 5-year-old colt rescued from slaughter, he is full of life and energy. He's a spunky little buckaroo! 

Available for Adoption. Contact us for more details!

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Bella
Eagar az

Program Horse at Come Back Ranch

Animal Sanctuary

Bella is a 14-year-old welsh mountain pony and is owned by the rescue director. When we got Bella, she was totally shy and unapproachable. Today, she is sweet and desensitized. She is a confident little pony to ride. We use Bella as a lesson and program horse. The kids have fun with her and love her very much. Because of Bella's size, she helps build and regain confidence in our programs if a person is afraid of horses. She is a great stepping stone to working with larger horses. The smaller kids ride her in lessons and for birthday parties. 

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DakoDa
eagar az

Retiree at Come Back Ranch
Animal Sanctuary

 

Dakoda came from a feedlot in Fallon, Nevada where we outbid the kill buyers who were trying to purchase her for horse meat.  She was a two-year-old appendix (quarter-horse thoroughbred) mare who was wild and feral and extremely shy. She had been hobbled and branded by barbed wire and now has horrific scars. She was untouchable and afraid of halters and ropes. Today, Dakoda is now 7 years old and a fantastic program horse for veterans. We have trained her from the ground up to be completely safe around kids and adults. 

 

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