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Equine adoption preparation

So you want to adopt a horse…what to expect when you’re not expecting the completely unexpected

  • 1 h
  • 77 US dollars
  • Virtual

Service Description

The primary reason we founded our non-profit organization is to raise awareness of horses in transition and educate those who are considering giving them a home. We’ve seen countless failed adoptions. The primary driver of this is adopting owners simply being unprepared for the experience and/or choosing a horse that just isn’t a fit for them. It’s sometimes not safe for the human or the horse. Even with the best of intentions, the horse pays the price. Our goal is to help decrease the failed adoption rate and help horses find their forever homes. We’ve done it. We’ve lived it. And we’d do it all over again without a second thought. But we sure would have loved it if someone told us what to expect when you’re not expecting the completely unexpected. Even a seasoned horsewoman or horseman may not realize what they are getting into with an adopted equine. Often, the equine has been through a lot during their transition from their last home to you. Issues ranging from being underfed or worse, starved, physically or mentally abused or both, lacking veterinary, farrier, and dental care, and more. These equines generally require some special handling, and many people just aren’t prepared for this because no one told them. We’ll discuss your goals and expectations of your future equine friend and help you understand where these may need to be adjusted. We will guide you through how to select a reputable rescue, spot a scam, select a boarding facility or prepare your own barn for a horse in transition, select a vet, farrier, and other professionals you will absolutely need, questions to ask and what sort of documentation to ask for, how to spot a drugged horse, and more. We’ll also prepare you for costs you may not expect. After your time with us, you will receive our E-book to keep as a guide/checklist/budget planner. All fees collected for this service are donated to equine rescue organizations and/or provide vouchers for bit and bridle fitting for adopted equines.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance. Last minute cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced the price of the service booked. Repeated cancellations or reschedules may require a deposit to rebook.

Contact Details


North Carolina, USA

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