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Why Adoption Numbers Matter

When a horse lover adopts a horse from a rescue, it frees up the rescue to take more horses from owner relinquishments, before they end up at auction. Through adoptions, we can help these horses before they end up in horrible situations because we will have the space to do so.

Benjamin + Otis

I am just in awe with this horse. My life has gone in a positive direction since we adopted this guy. We are incredibly grateful for him and everyone involved in his rescue and re-purpose.

Aly + Bindi

At this point I had seen lots of great horses but none of them made me think “I cannot live without this horse”; that is until I met Bindi. Bindi was beautiful! She was more than anything I could have ever dreamed up in my head. I applied to adopt her.

Gracie + Gordon

He looked up at us and we looked at him and knew immediately he was our horse. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to adopt. He gives us his everything, every single day. We found our forever horse through adoption.

Pilot Programs: Building Blocks to Success

Pilot programs allow us to implement new strategies and quantifiably gauge the success of the program before making a larger investment. By being mindful with our grant making, we are ultimately ensuring that we help the most horses possible.

Don’t Fear the Returned Horse

Now, I still really want every adopted horse to have his “happily ever after” story. I want them and their adopters to have many adventures together, and I want them to grow old on their adopters’ farms. But I’ve stopped fearing the adoption return.

Kendra + Cinnabar + Misty

Her name was Cinnabar and I like to think that she adopted me. She told me in no uncertain terms that she was meant to come home with me. I rode her and took her for a trail ride with some of the ranch staff.

Tara + Vera

I didn’t just pick her, she picked me. Here was this horse that no one could touch, and she chooses to love me. I know that she’s my “right horse”, because she has shown me time and time again that she sees me as her right person.