Nearly 170-thousand horses die each year of starvation, neglect and abuse.
But one non-profit organization right here in the valley is trying to change those numbers.
The Equamore Foundation has been in the valley for the past 3 decades.
But today the group invited the public to attend their official grand opening.
The foundation has been on the property of Eden farms since the 1980's, but recently raised enough money to purchase the land.
The foundation provides care for horses who are victims of cruelty and neglect.
But officials say helping those horses feel safe and comfortable in human care again can take years of work.
"Some of the horses have been so badly treated that after you get them physically well, they still have a lot of emotional difficulties.
So getting them handled safely and getting them accepted into a herd can take years."
Today the group celebrated their new 22 and a half acre ownership with a horse show.
All proceeds benefit the foundation.
If you'd like to learn more about the Equarian Sanctuary you can visit www.equamore.org.