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."
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."
Jamie was born into a horse loving family and began riding lessons at age 7 and was given her first horse at age 8; who was a member of the family for 10 years. Over the years her passion for horses was put on the back burner to attend college and build a career. Jamie recently joined HNR to get back into the “horse world” and help amazing horses with their journey. Jamie believes the unconditional love between a horse and owner is an unbreakable bond that stays with you for a lifetime. Thank you for being such a vital link in our rescue Jamie!
Anne Keith has been around horses most of her life, and has loved them since she could say the word “horse.” She saved her babysitting and lawnmowing money to buy her first horse at age 13. Although she hasn't been a horse owner in quite a while, she was fully involved in horse raising, training, showing, giving lessons, and even driving Standardbreds for many years. For much of that time, she lived on a farm and managed her own barn. She was also able to benefit from a father-in-law who was a very active member in 4-H, the Kalamazoo County Fair, and horse-raising himself, and who taught her a great deal. She first became involved with Horse North Rescue in 2016 after retiring from a teaching career. She says, “I hope to be able to repay horses for all that they've given to me over the years.”