How it Works

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Tell us about a horse

A key component of the Society's work is helping owners re-home their Canadian breed horses, before sending them to auction or risking a less-than-ideal sale. Contact us if you have a Canadian breed horse to re-home or know of any Canadian breed horses that might be at risk.
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Our team takes action

As we learn about Canadian horses in need, we offer owners several options to consider. We will also do a community call-to-action for any Canadian horses that might be at-risk, including those being sent to auction or that appear at auction.
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Horses on the move

Our network provides food, shelter, and health care. We evaluate for soundness and basic training and handling, then plan our next move. The Society's goal is to be a place of refuge and safety until a loving, forever home can be found for these rare horses.
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How you can support our efforts

From auction-watchers and horse haulers to temporary (foster) and permanent (adoptive) homes, it takes the whole community to ensure success. Review the Get Involved page for further details.
  • Deirdre led the formation of the Rescue, after experiencing the tragic loss of four Canadian mares to slaughter simply because of a lack of organization and coordination. She learned that night that auctions move fast; when unprepared, horses are lost. She and her husband operate Heritage Canadians; visit www.canadianhorse.ca to learn more.
    Deirdre Pickerell
  • Bio coming soon!
    Norma Bouzek
  • Alex joined the Rescue not long after it started. With a kind heart and a passion for animals, she quickly became a huge asset to the team.
    Alex Bayer
  • Sarah has been with the Rescue since it began and currently serves as Treasurer. She has been active with Canadians for close to 20 years.
    Sarah Lindsay
  • Alana has been with the Rescue since its earliest days and is the Secretary. She has one Canadian, Five Winds Prince Sahara and is a competitive dressage rider.
    Alana Hilton