LASSO, a 501-C3 all volunteer organization, is dedicated to the safe keeping of abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted horses in the state of Colorado.

We provide shelter, rehabilitation and forever homes for unwanted horses.

Horses awaiting adoption provide equine therapy to the public and challenged individuals of the community.

Equine Welfare News & LASSO Announcements

LASSO in Pagosa Daily News

Learning About LASSO Horse Rescue

“…Surveys of equine veterinarians suggest that the US has upwards of 150,000 abandoned, unwanted horses… needing homes… and that’s not including 50,000 wild horses held in captivity by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and another 40,000 wild horses roaming public lands in the US…”

Read more HERE

Click on Rhobi to go to his Sponsorship page

Featured Sanctuary Rescue

Meet wonderful Betsy. Big, Blonde, and Beautiful, Betsy was a rescued Amish Belgian Draft mare who had a hard working life. Timid and nervous around people and undernourished, Betsy was in intense rehabilitation for two years. You can now find Betsy nickering at the gate, and welcoming her care givers contact.

If you’d like to help support Betsy while she lives out the rest of her years at LASSO Northeast – please follow the link HERE to sponsor her.

 “Sponsor a Horse” Campaign!

Little Foxxy needs sponsors!

Click Foxxy’s pic to go to our Sponsor a Horse Page!

Hay Bank

LASSO wants to help horse owners keep their animals when experiencing personal crisis and difficulty.

We supply a community Hay Bank in our locations to support large animals and prevent the need for relinquishing equines.

Check out his profile here…

Volunteer with Us!!  


Guaranteed to have a position for all comfort & skills levels!

Get more information here…


Visit our new Support/Donate page and Shop/Bid page to explore how you can help support abandoned and neglected horses today. Whether it be a $5 monthly donation to general operations or a $200 monthly horse sponsorship, you CAN make a difference today but deciding to help LASSO.


If you are interested in learning more about how LASSO supports the community through therapy, check out our new Therapy page under our Community menu option. Also there you will see information about our Hay Bank and For Sale By Owner services that give our communities options besides surrender and auction.

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Patti Carlile

Patti Carlile

Director of Sourthern Operations
DiAnn Hitchcox

DiAnn Hitchcox

Director of Operations
Kimberly Frank

Kimberly Frank

Facility Director

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you can help?

LASSO Horse Rescue is a non-profit organization committed to giving horses a better future. Help us provide care, shelter and new homes to horses in need.

Horses in need of hay!
We need several semi loads of hay to feed all of our horses. Unfortunately, hay costs have gone up dramatically in the last few years. Please help by making a donation today.