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Welcome to Canham Farm Horse Rescue – Scotts Valley

A Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-training Center Dedicated to Ending the Suffering of Horses Everywhere.

Wild Horse Cleo
Cleo, a Wild Horse Captured by the U.S. Forest Service and Potentially Destined for Slaughter.

Canham Farm Horse Rescue is not your typical Horse Rescue or Horse Rehabilitation Facility. We rescue and help end the suffering of abused, neglected, unwanted horse,  and rescue and advocate for our nation’s wild horses. 

We are committed to reducing the greatest amount of suffering for the largest number of horses through advocacy, education and, when possible, exposing cruelty and prosecuting abusers.

For the horses in our care, we rehabilitate, train and endeavor to re-home as well as educate humans to interact with horses in a way that will benefit both horse and human.

Every Horse Deserves a Future

Canham Farm Horse Rescue believes that all horses deserve a future, and by building trust, re-educating, retraining and understanding, they can be re-homed to suitable people and have a long, happy and useful life.

Our Horse Rescue Exists:

ZZ an abused horse
ZiZi, an Abused and Terrified Mare Learning to Trust Humans Again
          • To retrain horses to have a useful and respected life
          • To ensure the horse is matched correctly with his or her new sponsor/owner.
          • To give ongoing support and advice on all aspects of equine care and re-settlement.
          • To support and commit to the welfare of all horses
          • To end abuse, neglect, slaughter and suffering of all horses
          • To provide events and programs that help humans understand how to interact with horses
          • To advocate for America’s Wild Horses and end the round-ups that could lead to their extinction.

Educating People to Interact Successfully With Horses

Horses can be complicated and confusing. There are so many things to learn and remember, and so much often conflicting information available, that it can be difficult to know where to turn. We are here to help and would far prefer an owner to ask if they are not sure about something. This could be anything from knowing how to help a new horse settle in, to admitting that you’re struggling to cope or difficulty meeting the financial burden of horse ownership. Please stay tuned for upcoming programs and events.