Equine Outreach is a non-profit horse rescue organization located in Bend, Oregon.
Equine Outreach facilitates the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and permanent placement of abused, neglected and unwanted horses in Deschutes County and throughout central Oregon. Their goal is to promote equine awareness and to foster community compassion for responsible horse guardianship.
Equine Outreach was founded by Joan Steelhammer based on her life-long passion for animals. For over 30 years she has been involved in animal rescue and her commitment has resulted in the formation of this organization dedicated to assisting horses in need. The goal is to assist local law enforcement agencies, humane societies and individuals in the emergency placement of animals in distress. During a rescue they work side by side with the Sheriff Offices, Forest Service & BLM to ensure that the horses are rescued safely.