Become a Volunteer

Now recruiting real (or wannabe) cowgirls and cowboys!

We are a 24-hour, 365-day operation that features auction adventure, crazy rescuers, pregnant and hormonal mares, silly yearlings, grouchy old geldings, leggy thoroughbred’s, heroic adopters and lots of love! 

Come learn the day-to-day trials and tribulations of the 200+ volunteer mavericks as we work to save the lives of America's discarded horses. Navigate the dramatic world of horse rescue, train the wildest of steads with a gentle hand and scoop endless amounts of poop! Challenge life on the ranch in pursuit of becoming a gentler breed of cowboys and girls. See the inside of rescue and find personal reward where you least expected it... a grassroots horse rescue in Valley Center, CA!

You don't have to be a horse whisperer to join our dysfunctional team! We could use help with filling waters, loving on and grooming horses, feeding, cleaning stalls, gardening, organizing tack, handy work, painting, and the list goes on... 

Make new friendships, find new drinking partners, and discover yourself within our herds. Wanna join? No experience necessary!

To learn more, please email our volunteer/tour team at!

Manly Men!

Think rescue is an estrogen dominated world? Not at HiCaliber! While we do have our share of alpha mares on the front lines, the geldings are the work horses behind the scenes... (okay, okay, they are studs! But shhhhhhhhhhh). Did you know a third of our 50+ member team are men? 

They balance our crazy, hormonal, group-cycling, monthly psychosis, are always willing to build, fix, duct tape, or bailing twine a repair. They make the best BBQ fixings, let us cry on their shoulders and shove reality-filled bon bons in our faces when we are being divas. 

Yep, those are the men of HiCaliber! 

Men, whether you're attached to a horse crazy lady, you like feeling the sun on your back, you're a misplaced military cowboy or just a sucker for punishment -- we can use you! Construction savvy, handy and fix-it types are much needed and loved. Help build pastures, work horses, charm the ladies, kill spiders, hang saddle racks, scoop poop, ride the tractor shirtless, repair downed boards, chase off coyotes, stare at our sports bra uniboob, drag turn outs, wrangle unruly ferals, give tours, hold our hair back when we get bucked off and wanna puke, or just tell us we're pretty when we're being bitches... we want YOU! 

Our point is -- despite what you've heard, there is a place for testosterone in rescue. We promise, we won't geld you... unless you want us to. 

Thanks to all the brave men of HCHR (and Becky, our token ranch husband with double D's)! We couldn't do it without you!

Non-discrimination Policy: 
HiCaliber Horse Rescue, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.