Silent Wave Horse Rescue was started in 2014 as a medium for supporting the efforts of a 6 year old girl whose name in Chinese means Silent Wave. Jin Bo first emptied her piggy bank of its $16 contents to contribute to the purchase and rescue of a horse from the feedlot and since has dedicated herself to saving horses from feedlots and slaughter. Silent Wave Horse Rescue has grown into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which cares for a number of horses who were doomed to slaughter and those who are at risk, including: aged or medically fragile horses who cannot be rehabilitated and are a part of our sanctuary; healthy, fit younger horses who are in training to reverse or overcome past failures and traumas; and very young horses born on the feedlots or born to rescued mares.
We train our horses so that they may be considered safe and well-behaved, thus having a better chance at re-homing to loving permanent homes.
We practise in-house rehabilitation of horses that are purchased from kill buyers or at auction, or owner-surrendered, that would otherwise be at risk of shipping to slaughter. We utilize only the gentlest practices of natural horsemanship and patience to allow equines the time to recover both physiologically and emotionally. Often this process of reversing trauma takes up to a year or longer. These equines come to us deeply traumatized from separation from their owners or herds, or suffering stress and trauma of auctions, feedlots, mass transport, and often starvation or abuse. Many of our horses have been failed by humans multiple times.
We take pride and joy in the process of rehabilitating and training our horses so that they may have long and productive lives. We strive to ensure that every horse is matched to the right owner in the adoption process.
If a horse, donkey, or mule is unable to be rehabilitated, is aged, or is medically fragile, we consider that animal as part of our sanctuary and we are committed to its care for the duration of its natural life.
We believe every equine deserves a permanent and loving forever home.