Horse North, Inc. is dedicated to helping horses and horse owners in need. Our goals are: to rescue at-risk horses from abuse, abandonment and neglect, and to provide healing and rehabilitation; to provide a second chance for these horses in loving forever homes; to educate and assist horse owners struggling to provide for their horses. We are available to Animal Control agencies to respond to their need of assistance in neglect, abandonment and/or cruelty cases.
"Together we can make a difference."
PHONE NUMBER: (231) 645-4674
ADDRESS: PO Box 76, Kingsley MI 49649
Shelley is another one of HNR's dedicated members. Shelley writes: "I cannot remember a day that I did not love horses. I grew up with my friends and neighbors that had horses and I would ride anytime that I was able to. As an adult, I have had horses approximately 26 years and was without them for about five years. I started volunteering at Horse North Rescue and was impressed with the dedication to save and nurture the horses and how well they were taken care of. From the nutrition, to the veterinary and farrier care, and of course, the most important, love and compassion that was given to the horses. The members and volunteers are the most wonderful people. I now have three horses of my own that I have adopted and they bring me great joy and happiness everyday. To help these beautiful, majestic animals, to escape the abuse and neglect, and find wonderful loving and caring homes, is the most rewarding gift God has given me."
Board Member / Barn Manager
Debbie has been around horses for over 55 years. She is grateful to be part of the HNR team and bring her skill sets to assist us all. She says it can sometimes be heart-breaking, but it is also amazing to see the transformation of the many sick, abused, and starved horses that have been helped through HNR. Debbie's quote, "Let a horse breathe on your heart and you will never be the same."
Denice has had horses since she was three years old and particpated in 4-H as well as showing horses when she was young. She obtained her first rescue horse 12 years ago and has been hooked on helping horses ever since. She is looking forward to begin to show horses once again now that her daughters are in college and says she is "proud to be involved in an organization that does so much for horses in need". When HNR contacted her about a personal photo, she mentioned it was hard to find one, but we located this one of Denise (in the pink hoodie) helping our auctioneer at the 2016 Help a Horse Day event. Thanks for all you do Denice!
Anita has volunteered for HNR since Fall of 2015. When she is not tending to work at the rescue, she is busy with her four horses, gardening projects, and enjoying retirement. She has "rescue" in her blood as all her animals (cats, dogs, and horses) have all come by way of street rescue, shelters, sanctuaries, or Craig's List. Anita says "I remember being four years old and being boosted up to ride a Percheron that lived next to my grandfather's farm. That was it, I was hooked. Now I get to see others, including my grandchildren, get that same thrill of feeling a horse's soul touch theirs."
Carol started volunteering with HNR in June 2016 by participating in several fix-it projects at the rescue. Carol lives in Charlevoix with her 11yo horse, Norman, and 2yo Mastiff named Raptor. When Carol is not working at McLaren in Petoskey she enjoys cooking, gardening, and doing fun horse shows or trail riding with Norman. Carol's three boys are now grown so she volunteers in the community and with Christ the King Church. Carol loves all animals except snakes and some other reptiles. We are grateful Carol has stepped up to help HNR and our horses needing a safe place to land.