How it Works


Tell us about a horse

A key priority 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 horse, or horses, to re-home or know any that may be at risk. Remember that our focus is only on The Canadian - the National Horse of Canada and the oldest horse breed in North America. Unfortunately, we cannot help other breeds.

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.

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.

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. Like many Charities, we operate almost completely on donations and fundraising activities. No donation is too small and any over $25.00 will be issued a charitable tax receipt. 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 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