• Fed at least twice daily – some more!
  • All necessary vet care
  • Routine hoof care
  • Rehabilitation & schooling activities
  • Routine first aid

Nothing we do could be accomplished without our wonderful donors and supporters. While medical & care professionals provide treatment and services at deeply discounted rates, the cost of care is still high and donations are needed. 


Annual Costs:


  • $2,555 Feed
  • $375 Hoof Care ($75 x 5 per year)
  • $160 Dental Care
  • $24 Worming ($8 x 4)
  • $190 Vaccinations ($95 x 2)


$2,893 per year = Cost of 1 horse at the Rescue for just BASIC care

                                        **This does not include any additional Vet, Chiropractor or Physical Therapy 

While at the Rescue

All horses have customized meal plans created based on factors including age, current body condition, breed & medical issues.

- Glory was taken off of a slaughter truck.

Providing a second chance to those

on their last leg


Shadorabh is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

Cost of Care

Most of the horses that come to Shadarobah have lost trust in humans and suffer from socialization issues. We focus on integrating them into a pasture group, handling them regularly, helping them to rebuild a sense of confidence and level of trust. Additionally we have a large number of severe neglect & malnourishment cases. We concentrate on getting them healthy and up to appropriate weight levels - which can be a slow gradual process.

The Arrival Assessment....now what?

Horses come to Shadarobah in a variety of ways:


  • Owner surrender: current economic conditions make it difficult for families to support their horse. Family changes such as death, divorce, job loss can have a big impact on the family horse.


  • Lack of Education: some owners do not fully recognize the level of care & training that are required with horse ownership. Often times they have chosen a horse which does not really suite their needs.


  • Abuse, Neglect, Abandoned. We work with 5 area counties as well as the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Unlike relatively small animals such as dogs & cats, horses require large pens and specialized care. There are few shelters readily available for horses that have been found or seized.

- Ellis was abandoned & wandering the fair grounds.

- King, Storm & 11 other Welsh Ponies were found

in pens hidden in the woods with no food or water.


May The Future Be Better Than The Past

  • Assessment performed by Rescue Personnel
  • Determine necessary food regimen
  • Vet Exam
  • Dental Exam
  • Hoof Assessment and Treatment
  • Physical Therapist Evaluation – necessary for more than 80%
  • Chiropractor Visit
  • Personality Assessment
  • Riding test

Just getting them loaded on the trailer is a task in itself. Next we are ask them to enter a big barn full of horses & faces they've never seen! First and foremost we focus on making them feel safe and build a relationship of trust.

- Azlan was so malnurished he could not stand.