Our process of rehabilitation is focused on quality.  All new intakes receive an initial evaluation from our veterinarian.  Care process is identified and human social interaction begins. Throughout rehabilitation, evaluations are made to identify if regimented training is capable and needed to advance adopt-ability.  Once medical, nutritional & social rehabilitation has met our required conditions an equine is considered “Available” for adoption.  Otherwise an equine will be considered either “Pending” or “Rehabilitating”.  Even if training habilitation or rehabilitation is pending we will consider adoption request.  If any equine is commitment to training but not yet been, this will be completed first before any adoption process will be approved.  All equines classified sanctuary are still available for adoption but understand the scrutiny during the adoption process will be very high as all sanctuary equines are to NEVER be ridden or worked on any level.

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We have a range of equines and many different capacities.  As our mission states… we aim to find forever homes for all rescued equines but do very much realize that most people are not looking for non-ridable or old aged equines.  With this in mind, we also provide these souls the dignity to exist in an environment of the love and compassion deserved to them.  Ultimately if the right individual comes along and convinces us of there undying love for one of our sanctuary class equines we would consider an adoption request.


Pasture Bound

These equines are not ridable for various reasons.  Mostly the reasons are due to arthritis causing them to have manageable pain with medication. Any riding or round pen/exercises may exacerbate their issues.  Even though they may not be rideable they can make great pasture-mates/companions.  Understand there will be heavy scrutany with these equines as we must ensure they are not riden at all.


Equines that are either not yet weaned from their mother.  Or mothers that currently have a baby that is still nursing.


Equines that have a human in the last phases of the adoption process.  Understand nothing is final until a potential adopter has completed the Adoption Agreement process.  Sometimes adoptions never see completion.

Awaiting Gelding

To aid in population control, any organization must have a solid neuter program.  In equine terms, neutered males are called geldings. Once the gelding procedure is done we must provide aftercare for 10-14days. After which an equine would then be Adoptable

The Rescues

Rescued Equines are sorted into categories below.  You make filter the category results further by clicking a filter word.
More information is in our Definition menu.

All available / adoptable equines. To filter, the list, click on a category below.

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This section identifies equines who are recently rescued and are awaiting evaluation while rehabilitating , under training, awaiting gelding, awaiting birth/weaning, or those that have adoption applications in that are on the last step.

You can still express and interest in these equines but understand they are not officially available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the adoption fee?

Our adoption fees are $350 no matter the size, breed, or registration.

Only when a particular equine has been through our training program, then the fee of the training will be added.

This rate currently is $800 per month.  In some cases, a particular equine may be at training for up to 2 months.


Will we transport if approved for adoption?

We do offer transportation of adopted equines. Rates vary, depending on distance an the rate of diesel at our local station.

Distance with-in 15 miles from our facility may have transportation costs waived. No guarantee that this will happen.

Of course you may arrange your own transportation if you would like.

Can we foster before we commit to adoption?

The principle of trying things out before committing to adoption sound good on paper but we do not allow this for the psychological torment this can cause the equines.

We prefer that you spend time with a potential adopted equine at our facility until you feal confident.

If your questioning… point blank, you are not ready.

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