Virginia Horse Rescue
Improving the lives of horses through education, rescue, rehabilitation, training and adoption.

VEWS feels trained horses have a much better chance of finding and keeping a forever home.

Virginia Horse Rescue

Rain, Raven, Takoda and Buddy posing.




Raven and her Spotted Mule Foal Mohawk – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

The Virginia Equine Welfare rescued Raven in July 2014 to protect her from an uncertain  fate after she did not sell at an auction in New Jersey. Raven is a 14 year old, 15h, Paint mare, registered with the APHA. VEWS had begun to retrain her under saddle and she was doing very well. We were told she was a former trail horse.   Early this year, however, we determined she was in foal and on June 17, Mohawk, a brown and white spotted mule, was born.  Both are now available to an approved home and only to someone who has the knowledge and experience to train a mule foal/colt.  They must go together.  Mohawk is a very special little guy.  He is very friendly with humans and greets each volunteer as they come to the barn and asks for a rub and a scratchy.  Raven is trained under saddle and should go to an experienced rider as she will still need some re-training.  She loves being groomed and picks up her feet easily.  She is good with the vet, farrier and is up to date on Coggins, vaccines, teeth and farrier.  The adoption fee for the pair is $1,000.  Read our requirements for adoption and download an adoption application on our Adopt a Rescue Horse Page.

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Virginia Equine Welfare Society Videos! (2)

TAKODA after his bout with strangles that he brought with him from the kill pen. Takoda has a new lease on life thanks to VEWS’ great donors who bailed him out and the volunteers who selflessly cared for him during his illness.


Our Supporters

We are very thankful for the support of the following providers, practitioners, businesses and foundations.

Ralph and Virginia Mullin Foundation
Eric Farmer Farrier Services
carmenlogoCarmen Franck, DVM
16530 Egglestetton Rd.
Amelia, VA 23002