When thinking about giving this Holiday Season, consider one of these horse related charities. Make a difference in the life of a horse and save $ on your taxes!

Horse Adoptions: Adopt or sponsor a horse from their national award winning program. www.adoptahorse.org

Horse Retirement Facility: Lovely Family Run Farm, Experienced Caregivers, Non-Profit Status! www.GentryCreek.com

Bright Futures Farm:  Committed to quality of life for horses that are no longer deemed useful by their current owners. www.brightfuturesfarm.org

California Equine Retirement Foundation: For the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of retired race horses in California. www.cerfhorses.org

Dream Catcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary, Non-profit horse sanctuary outside LA. www.dreamcatcherhorsesanctuary.org

Exceller Fund for Rescued Horses sponsors retired racehorses rescued from slaughter. www.excellerfund.org

H.O.R.S.E. (Help Our Rescue Save Equines) Rescue & Sanctuary: A non-breed specific horse rescue and sanctuary in Ventura. www.hrsny.org

Horse Aid Horse rescue, rehab, and adoption organization based in California with chapters across the US.  www.igha.org

Horsefaces Network of volunteers who transport horses, donkeys, and burros to new homes. www.horseforum.com

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Accepts both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, retiring racehorses and unprofitable broodmares. www.horseadoption.com

Recycle Racehorses Offers an information exchange service for people with horses and people wanting horses. www.recycledracehorse.com

Redwings Horse Sanctuary Our Mission: To educate about the care and plight of horses, ponies, donkeys and to protect them from abuse and slaughter. www.redwings.org

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation The pioneering forerunner for similar operations and remains the largest humane organization dedicated to the rescue of racehorses when they can no longer run. www.trfinc.org