Adopt a Horse
Our goal is to put every rescued horse into a safe and loving home. We pride ourselves on working with our potential adopters to make that possible. Our job is not to judge you but to insure that the horse is placed into a safe and loving environment.
While we do our best to evaluate the horses available for adoption, we rarely have history past when they first came to the rescue. As you work with your adopted horse, you will sometimes find issues that need to be overcome. For this reason, we rarely recommend our horses for true beginners unless they are working with a trainer. We are looking for adopters who are willing to work through those issues with additional training either for your adopted horse or sometimes yourself. These horses have often been thrown away once, twice or multiple times and we want to put them in homes where there is a commitment to them, their safety and their care long term.
What to Expect On Your Journey To Adoption
- The first step in the adoption process is to complete the adoption application when you are ready to adopt. This not only insures that the horse will be in a safe environment but also gives us an idea of what type of situation you have and what type of horse you are looking for. Please be considerate of our volunteers and wait until you are ready to adopt before you apply. Our volunteers spend hours on each application.
- After general approval of your application, you will be invited to visit your prospective horse. This is your chance to meet your horse, ride it, groom it and spend as much time as you would like to getting to know it. While we are there to help in any way, we do ask you to groom, tack and handle the horse yourself.
- If your horse meets your approval and we feel like it is a good match, we ask that the adoption fee be paid at this time and that the horse be moved within 7 days. Adoption fees are non-refundable and go to pay for the care and training of our horses. We generally have thousands more invested in your horse than our adoption fees.
- After you adopt, you will be asked to send a picture at least once a year and can be required to submit an annual vet exam. We also reserve the right to visit the horse at any time. Our adopters are a part of our CVHR family and part of our reward is to see the horses thriving in their homes.
Click below to complete our new online application!
Please fill out our CVHR Adoption Application
All of our horses are listed below, most are available but some are residents and need sponsors. Please click on the picture of each to learn more about it.