Horse Rescue in Central Florida
Are you an animal lover? The Scotty Foundation is a local non-profit horse sanctuary. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome not only horses but other animals such as dogs goats pigs chickens, and many more. Take a look inside this beautifully caring foundation and read about the horse’s stories, how to visit our foundation, and if you are interested in volunteering.
The Scotty Foundation Mission
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses and other animals. Our staff also provides therapeutic benefits to those people and families who might otherwise not be in a position to gain access to these animals and to find these animals a forever home. Currently, we are building a core group of young horses, training them with love to our specifications, and also working to provide free access to children and adults with little or no experience. Additionally, we continue to help rehabilitate and rehome all the animals we felt we could help, cats and dogs included.
All horses rescued with a combination of specialized care and loving support, The Scotty Foundation gives the opportunity to heal, thrive, and lead happy and peaceful lives. Since its inception, The Scotty Foundation has given sanctuary to dozens of horses at our facility. Additionally, we are one of the best Orlando animal volunteer opportunities.
Meet Some of Our Horses
Dusty joined the foundation in 2019 at 4 years old. He is a quarter horse, Dunn mix. Dusty has the sweetest personality and will come to anyone when called. He loves head rubs and dances like a ballerina! Dusty’s mom was rescued from a kill pen upon giving birth to him. This horse will forever be a member of the herd here at the foundation. We provide Orlando animal volunteer opportunities. Stop by our stables and show him some love!
In 2016, Spirit’s previous owner reached out to the foundation to help take care of Spirit. She was 6 years old and had never been ridden when she arrived at the ranch. Mr. Abbey worked with Spirit and was able to send a video of her being ridden to her previous owner before she passed. Spirit is a sweet, gentle, and loving Arabian/Quarter Horse cross. She transforms into a beautiful unicorn for our birthday parties and loves all the attention the kids give her.
In 2014, Mr. Abbey purchased Unique when she was 3 yrs old. When she came to the ranch, she was in foal and gave birth to Skye at the ranch. She was originally purchased as a personal riding horse and was one of the original horses here. Unique is also a Tennessee walker like Murphy and Skye. She loves to dance in the arena to music and loves to go on trail rides. She is smart, protective, and such a loving horse.
Biscuit was saved by the foundation before he was euthanized for Founder Hoof disease in 2016. He was only 7 yrs old when he came to the foundation and has become one of our biggest rockstars. His condition is controlled by diet and exercise. Biscuit has a gentle, sweet, loving, carefree personality which makes him a great therapy horse. He is often seen around town when the foundation does community outreach events or special occasions involving small children.
Casanoble has only been at the ranch since 2018. He came to our facility after being placed for adoption at the age of 2 and needing a special home. Because of his past, he had difficulty working with trainers but Mr. Abbey knew The Scotty Foundation was up for the challenge. Casa as he is mostly called is slowly learning to trust humans and has been making significate progress. Because of his thoroughbred breed and bloodline, he is destined for greatness. He is becoming quite the loving and affectionate horse we always saw the potential in.
Help Horses In Need, Become a Volunteer!
When you volunteer for an equine rescue, you will have the chance to help horses in need. From feeding and grooming to cleaning stalls, you’ll feel great about knowing that you’re helping to provide these horses with the care that they need.
Expand Your Talents and Knowledge
Volunteering is an excellent way to expand your own talents and knowledge. When you volunteer you may have the chance to learn new skills, such as grant writing or basic horse training.
Volunteering can be fun. If you find the right equine rescue to volunteer for, then your time will be rewarding, fun, and fulfilling. When you work in the company of good people and horses, you cannot beat the fun that you’ll find in volunteering.
Come Volunteer at the Scotty Foundation
Fill out this form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Scotty Foundation, plan on visiting, or would like to donate to the Scotty Foundation. Submit your form to schedule your appointment.
The Scotty Foundation is dedicated to educating and promoting a more natural harmonious interaction, of not only humans and horses, but all God’s creatures. We strive to give the animals that land in our care a new meaningful purpose in life. Our horses, and other animals, interact in the community to educate and bring awareness to responsible horsemanship. Come visit us and all of our animals, we can not wait to meet you.