About Us

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.

Anne Frank

Gentle Spirit Horses is a rescue and sanctuary for horses based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a satellite location near Forest City, Iowa. Our mission is to provide assistance to neglected, abused and unwanted horses, and through outreach and education, promote responsible horse ownership.


GSH Main - Humboldt, SD

Gentle Spirit Horses' main location is located just north of Humboldt, South Dakota, which is approximately 20 miles west of Sioux Falls. GSH leases a beautiful 22 acre property that includes several paddocks ranging from 40'x40' to five acres, all with automatic heated waterers and run-in shelters. The six-stall barn with heated tack room and a wash rack allows for easy treatment for medical concerns and separated feeding spaces as needed, and has a large hay loft for storage. A 60-foot round pen is used for training and a short trail that ends at a picturesque pond is just a short ride down the gravel road. 

GSH is on the hunt for our permanent location owned by the rescue. Watch for more information on how you can help soon!

Forms

Adoption & Foster Application
Sample Adoption Contract
Sample Foster Contract
Volunteer Liability Waiver - Iowa
Volunteer Liability Waiver - South Dakota

Policies & Procedures

Adoption Policy
Adoption by Board Member Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Equine Donation Policy
Equine Intake & Auction Policy
Euthanasia Policy
Financial Limits Policy
Fostering Policy
Rehoming Policy
Sanctuary Criteria Policy
Seizure & Surrender Policy
Standard Veterinary Care Policy
Therapeutic Riding Program Policy
Trial Placement Policy

Legals & Financials

Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization certified by the IRS, as well as a Non-Profit Corporation registered in the State of South Dakota.  GSH seeks to be transparent in its financial operations by making the following information publicly available.  The Internal Revenue Code requires a charity to make its Form 1023 exemption application, Form 990, and Form 990-T, available for public inspection.  See the IRS website for details on what is required.  GSH has chosen to provide information above and beyond the requirements, including our monthly Revenue & Expense reports and projected budgets.

Form 1023 & Determination Letter

Form 1023
501(c)(3) Determination Letter & Addendum

Form 990s

2011 Form 990N
2012 Form 990N
2013 Form 990N
2014 Form 990N
2015 Form 990EZ
2016 Form 990EZ

Current Year Monthly Revenue & Expense Reports

January 2018

Previous Years Annual Revenue & Expense Reports

2012 Annual Revenue & Expense Report
2013 Annual Revenue & Expense Report
2014 Annual Revenue & Expense Report
2015 Annual Revenue & Expense Report
2016 Annual Revenue & Expense Report
2017 Annual Revenue & Expense Report