What Is It?
A not-for-profit equine protection agency committed to the prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation of neglected, abused, and homeless equine. It operates a rehabilitation ranch, an adoption/education center, a 160-acre therapy center, and an equine retirement facility.
Help with ranch work, yard work, or construction / repair projects, or collect needed items. Please contact Habitat for Horses for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
13. Youth aged 13–17 must have a parent or guardian present and volunteer with them.
Volunteers can help with ranch work from 8 AM-3 PM, 7 days a week. Many people volunteer the entire day.
All volunteers must submit to a background check, and a payment of $10 per person is required in order for us to do the background check.
In the morning, we pen the horses for feeding, then release them, clean up the ranch (scoop poop, etc.), and interact with the animals (grooming, etc.) as weather and time permits. The afternoon work varies. Volunteer hours for ranch work are 8 AM-3 PM, 7 days a week. Many people volunteer the entire day.
Yard work is a never-ending chore, but we do our best to try to make the ranch look inviting. Bring your lawn mower, weed eater, and clippers, and instead of grooming horses spend a day grooming the lawn.
As with any ranch, there are always construction projects to be done. We need help from repairing fences to building shelters. If you are handy with construction tools we need you!
DONATE NEEDED ITEMS
Habitat for Horses’ Amazon wish list includes a range of needed items, with prices starting at under $10.
HABITAT FOR HORSES
Alvin, Texas 77511
Alvin, Texas 77511
Habitat for Horses: Every horse has a story (3 minutes 3 seconds) (2016)
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Matt E. (Troop 870) designed and built a support system and pitched roof structure for a large pavilion on the property. (2016)
Silver Award: (Troop 557) Raised funds to buy supplies and made horse treats, which she delivered in baskets to Habitat for Horses, Sunscape, and the Houston SPCA. She also brought other volunteers to Habitat for Horses, where they groomed and fed horses, and helped tear down and rebuild fences. (2006)