Spring Creek Horse Rescue
Spring Creek Horse Rescue has been saving horses in the Durango area since 1976 and has no intentions of stopping any time soon. In their own words, Spring Creek was an equine rescue before rescues were cool! The owner of this horse rescue center, Diane McCracken always had a way with animals. Things got started when a local breeder had an injured colt. With nowhere to go, Diane took in the animal. You could say that this rescue was born out of a need to shelter and rehabilitate horses.
Though it is oftentimes hard to keep up, Spring Creek Horse Rescue is still working with many different animal control centers in the area to help the horse community. Today, Spring Creek is now in a new facility that is quickly being brought up to standards. The rescue is now full to capacity with over two dozen horses. The horses at this rescue live in close-knit communities or families. The rescue has thirty-five irrigated acres, four stall barns, and several run-in sheds for the many different equine families living on site. As a part of the local community, Spring Creek has been a driving force as horse advocates since its inception to local school groups, special needs groups, and other private groups. The rescue also gives horsemanship lessons and are La Plata county’s hay bank for people that are in need.
Like all non-profit organizations, Spring Creek Horse Rescue needs donations and volunteers to keep its doors open. They need donations to complete their new facility, like help clearing the land and help putting up fencing from experienced installers. Having been in the business of saving horses for as long as they have, Spring Creek’s truck has over six hundred thousand miles on it and they could really use a new one to haul their stock trailer. With the help of donations and volunteers like you, this rescue hopes to one day afford an indoor facility so that it can do training all year long and host more equine clinics so please give today.
Images provided by Spring Creek Horse Rescue.