Horse Adoption Overview

Adoption Overview

Once healthy and assessed, all horses are placed up for adoption to qualified homes. Until a horse is successfully adopted, it does not leave Front Range's care. Horses are not allowed to be bred. Front Range reserves the right to life long follow up. If an adoption does not work out, Front Range encourages the owner to responsibly place the horse in a new home (which must follow Front Range's rules) or return the horse to the rescue. Horses can never be sold at auction. We adopt horses to qualified homes throughout the United States with preference given to those in CO, VA, or neighboring states. As of 2015, horses for adoption are located at a foster farm in Bristow, VA under the care of Front Range’s rescue coordinator and at Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue (SAHR) in Ft. Collins, CO. Please note SAHR also has its own rescue horses available for adoption.Front Range Equine Rescue keeps a small number of retirees; horses who are unlikely to adopt but still have a good quality of life. These horses are available to sponsor to help offset their care expenses. Front Range is available to provide horse owners with tips on how to safely re-home their horses.

Adoption Process

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out an application, read and sign the rules of adoption. You will then be contacted to set up an appointment to see any horse(s) that might be a match. Horses can only be seen by appointment; we cannot accommodate drop-ins or last minute appointments. See "Adopt a Horse" for further details and listing of horses.

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Overview of horse adoption


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