Placing or Adopting a Horse
Tips for Rehoming or Adopting a Horse
There are several websites available where you can post information about equines that need a new home including:
Please be aware that posting a horse for free on Craigslist is not in the best interest of the horse. It is not uncommon for horses to be inadvertently given to kill buyers or others who do not have the best interest of the horse in mind.
Another resource to consider is placing your horse with an equine assisted therapy program in your area. You can find programs listed with The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) at their website: http://www.pathintl.org.
Save a Forgotten Equine (S.A.F.E.) offers a thorough resource of Safe Options for Rehoming Your Horse.
Finding a Good Rescue
The Homes for Horses Coalition represents horse rescue and sanctuary facilities all over the U.S. These organizations are listed by state with complete contact information. If you need to place a horse, you can contact members in your area for possible assistance. Please be aware that spaces are often not available in horse rescue and sanctuary facilities. It is the nature of an animal welfare organization to run at capacity.
If the facilities in your area don’t have available space, they may be able to provide you with additional resources or provide a courtesy listing on their website and/or social media. In addition, they may be able to provide you with assistance in screening potential adopters or consult with you if you are having a specific issue with your equine. We strongly encourage individual owners that need to rehome horses to look for additional options.