L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue

A 501(c)3 non-profit 

all-volunteer horse rescue organization. 

est. 2009

Why We Do What We Do


We are horse owners and lovers filling a need in our community. 

The current number of official Equine Rescue facilities in the United States have the capacity to care for an average of 33,000 horses annually.  However, at last count there were over 200,000 unwanted horses in the United States.   In 2013, over 144,000 horses were shipped from the US to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.

Since L.E.A.R.N.'s founding in 2009, we have successfully rescued more than 300 Charleston area horses who otherwise would have been sent to a livestock auction, a slaughterhouse, or perished alone from starvation and neglect.  The majority of animal shelters are not equipped to care for equines or large farm animals nor do they have the specialized experience. We provide that service and continue to work toward our goal of eliminating abuse and neglect cases through education and public awareness.  

The cornerstone of our education outreach mission is our Junior Volunteer program.  Teaching our youngsters compassion for all animals, and educating them as to the weighty responsibilities that go hand in hand with animal ownership, is of vital importance to the battle against animal cruelty. To that end, we have developed  a branch of our daily volunteer program tailored for children ages 5-17. 

If you have a child in your life, or a youth group, that is interested in participating in our Volunteer program, please contact Jane Higdon at Janeh@learnhorserescue.org

Help Feed Our Horses!

Our horses are fed the above feed & hay.

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Contact Us

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LEARN Horse Rescue

PO Box 619 Ravenel, South Carolina 29470

(843) 991-4879


We welcome visitors, but to ensure that your experience is safe and

 beneficial we ask that you please schedule an appointment.