Foster Toolkit

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Foster and adoptive homes for horses are needed now more than ever. Fostering means that you are opening your home and heart to an at-risk horse by becoming the primary caregiver until they are adopted, or until the shelter the horse came from is able to take them back into their facility.

The COVID-19 pandemic has already led to a rise in the number of horses in need of rehoming. As boarding barns are closing to follow quarantine protocols, and owners experience sudden unemployment and related challenges, some horse owners are being forced to make difficult decisions and are looking to their local horse rescues for help. Equine adoption organizations across the country are putting out a call for foster homes to help bridge the gap in their communities. 

We need your help. Help us spread the word, increase awareness and build a community of foster and adoptive homes. 

Your voice is powerful and has the potential to help horses find critically needed foster homes. To help you help horses, we’ve assembled a sheet of sample social media posts and language. You can use these posts as inspiration to stand up and whinnie to your community about equine fostering and adoption! Your voice could be the spark that inspires someone to foster, and by fostering just one horse, multiple at-risk horses will receive critically needed help and support. 

If you’re ready to make a picture-perfect impact, here are some images you can use to make a statement. Download the images by right clicking and saving to your device. Then share them on your social channels to raise awareness about equine fostering and adoption!


Share Horses Needing Foster Homes

What better way to connect horses to potential foster homes, than to share them directly with your community? Visit and simply share your favorite horses and ponies on social, through email or by text!

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