We have a growing list of screened applicants interested in providing homes for all ages and types of horses.  Many are looking for an older, gentle horse for a child.  Others are looking for a companion for another animal.  We even have people who just want to provide a safe, quite retirement home. Upon finding a suitable home, we provide a standard of care profile to fit the particular horse for the new foster owners to go by. 

In order to adopt

  • Please complete our online adoption application and indicate which horse you are interested in.
  • $200 Adoption Fee for rideable horses and $150 Adoption Fee for companion horses suggested.
  •  No money is to be exchanged with owners of Horse Match horses, as we DO NOT SELL horses on this site.  Please notify Hope for Horses if anyone asks for payment during the adoption process.
  • We require a signed statement ensuring that the horse can never be transferred, leased, given or sold to anyone other than Hope for Horses. 
  • We will make scheduled and unscheduled visits and require access to veterinary and farrier records to help assure us that the horse is receiving the best care.

 

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vizzini

  • AGE:  6
  • BREED:  Standard Donkey
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • INFO:  Vizzini is a very curious and friendly donkey.  He will sometimes come behind his human and put his head on her shoulder to see what is going on!  He is a wonderful pasture guard and gets along well with horses, but not dogs.  He is perfectly sound and healthy.  He needs a new home, quickly, due to the relocation of his owner.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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jingo & lucky

  • AGE:  12 & 5
  • BREED:  Donkey's
  • SEX:  Mares
  • INFO:  Jingo and Lucky are adorable, small standard donkeys.  They are very friendly and are in perfect health.  Jingo likes to rest her head on her owner's head, when the owner is sitting or kneeling.  They both love treats and like to eat their hay in front of a fan in the summer!  They have not been trained for riding.  Owner must part with them and is looking for a loving home, where they will continue to be spoiled, for both.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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mr bliss(gray) & echo(black)

  • AGE:  Mr Bliss - 14/15 Echo - 12
  • BREED:  Mr Bliss - Welsh Cobb/Perch Echo - Anglo/Trackener
  • SEX:  Geldings
  • INFO:  Mr. Bliss is the dream horse for lessons or a teenaged rider.  He is a sweetheart and, once he knows you, will be your best friend.  He generally likes to be boss of things, but not in a nasty way.  He was the Hunter/Pace king up north and all the girls at his stable would fight to see who got to ride him!  He has done dressage and trails and is a very comfortable ride, though he has not been ridden in about 3 years, due to his owner's health, and will need to be properly reintroduced.  He is completely sound and healthy, has never worn shoes, and is happy to just eat hay and hang out.  Echo is a sweetheart, who likes to follow his human around in the pasture.  He is a lovely mover, but hasn't been ridden in 3 years due to owner illness.  He was being trained in dressage and cross country.  He has one slight kissing spine near his withers, which was injected 3 years ago.  The vet felt that Echo would be fine, only requiring steroid injection when indicated due to consistent work.  He will need slow, consistent exercise for reconditioning to ride.  Echo needs quality hay/feed (to keep weight on a Thoroughbred!).  It would be great if Mr. Bliss & Echo could be adopted together as they are lifelong buddies!
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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lucky boy

  • AGE:  14
  • BREED:  Quarter Horse
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • INFO: Lucky Boy is a handsome fella that is in need of attention and work.  He is sound and healthy, but hasn't been ridden or given much attention/work in a while, so will need retraining.  He gets bossy around food, but is otherwise a mild-mannered fella.  Ideally, he and his pasture mate, Josh (below), would be adopted, together. 
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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JOSH

  • AGE:  29-30
  • BREED:  Morgan/Appaloosa
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • INFO:  Josh is a sweet old man.  At age 30, he is only a companion horse and can't be ridden.  He is in great health and doesn't have an special dietary needs.  He had a tendon injury in an ankle 2 years ago, but rarely has any lameness from that.  If you can give this sweet old fella a loving home for his last few years, please contact us!  He would loved to be adopted with his pasture mate, Lucky Boy (above).
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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Spring Song Melody

  • AGE:  7
  • BREED: QH/TN Walker Cross (not gaited)
  • SEX:   Mare
  • INFO:   Spring Song Melody is a beautiful, sweet girl when worked in the pasture, in hand.   She can be a little spooky when introduced to new objects (a little squirmy when being mounted, but still when the rider is in the saddle.)  It was thought that she was perhaps having some vision issues, but she checked out just fine.  She is being ridden bit-less and is doing fine. She is a sweet, loving girl, who bonds deeply with her "person", and must have a companion - she will jump fences when alone.  She must have safe fencing (no barbed wire!).
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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HEISMAN

  • AGE:  12
  • BREED:  Saddlebred
  • SEX:   Gelding
  • INFO:  Heisman has had a rough go of it.  This poor fella was rescued from a kill pen in July 2017 and had been beaten and starved.  He has since been gelded and is up to weight.  Reportedly, he was a show horse, but the current owner hasn't tried, as he was too malnourished and wary.  He has overcome most of his fear, but still doesn't like to have his stall door closed.  This poor fella wants to love and be loved.  He is perfectly healthy and sound.  He should not be with mares, as he still thinks he is a stallion, but he does great with other males and livestock.  If you can offer this fella love, patience, and security, please submit an application!
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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clyde

  • AGE:  15
  • BREED:  Mini
  • SEX:   Gelding
  • INFO:  Clyde is a 15 year old gelding mini who was recently castrated. He endured severe abuse and is very shy from people but he does build trust in time. If you or someone you know may be interested in adopting him, please complete an adoption application at the link below.  You may also email hopeforhorses@aol.com.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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sarah And rose

  • AGE: Sarah - 9  Rose - 17
  • BREED: Both TWH
  • SEX:   Both Mares
  • INFO:  Sarah is a good spirited horse with lots of personality.  She is an excellent riding horse (trail) and is very smart and teachable.  She is currently on stall rest for an injury to her left hindquarter, but should make a full recovery, soon.  She has no other health issues and is completely sound.  Rose is a sweet and gentle mare.  She has mild ringbone and arthritis in her right front leg, but can be ridden in a ring by children.  Sarah and Rose are pasture mates,  so ideally will be adopted together. Owner has serious health concerns, so must part with Sarah and Rose, quickly. 
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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GRACE

  • AGE: 11
  • BREED:  OTTB
  • SEX:   Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.2 Hands
  • INFO: Grace is an exceptionally sweet mare, OTTB, who loves people.  She is not a child's horse, but would make a great partner for someone who wants to spend the time connecting in a relationship.  She has performed many different tasks, but is best suited for light pleasure/trail riding by an intermediate to advanced rider.  Grace has some arthritic changes in her hocks and knees, requiring some physical rehab and conditioning, a joint supplement, shoes in front, proper saddle fit, and ranitidine (has had ulcer activity in the past, but not recent).  She does well with massage and chiropractic adjustments.  More info available upon request.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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ELLIe

  • AGE: 20
  • BREED:  Morgan-Appalachian Singlefoot
  • SEX:   Mare
  • HEIGHT:  Approx 13.5 Hands
  • INFO: Ellie is a small, lively, curious, and friendly girl.  She loves people and her 20-year pasture mate, Goose.  The owner prefers that she and Goose (below) be adopted together.  Ellie has not been under saddle, has no health issues, and is searching for a new forever home because of her owner's deteriorating health.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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Goose

  • AGE: Approx 30-36
  • BREED:  Quarter/Arabian
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • HEIGHT:  Approx 14 Hands
  • INFO:  Goose is a sweet old man, who deserves a family that will shower him with love and attention for his last few years.  He has no vices, is great around children, and has no health issues.  He loves a bath and grooming.  He is not able to eat grass or hay, so gets wet senior feed.  Goose has been pasture mate to Ellie (above) for 20 years, so the owner requests that they be adopted together.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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PABLO

  • AGE:  26
  • BREED:  Standard Donkey
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • INFO:  Pablo is a gently, older donkey, who LOVES attention, treats, and having his ears scratched.  He gets along well with other equines and is quite comical cavorting with his friends in the field!  Pablo does very well with the farrier and vet, is gentle enough for a beginner rider (light riding, due to age), and has given rides to many children.  He has been well-cared for and loved his entire life.  His teeth have worn down with age, even with regular care from the vet, so he cannot eat hay, but does very well with long grass and senior feed/beet pulp.  If you want to give this funny, sweet donkey a forever home, please submit an adoption application or contact Hope for Horses for further information.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

PRINCESS RUTH

  • AGE:  Mid 20's
  • BREED:  Arabian/Morgan Cross
  • SEX:  Mare
  • SUITABILITY:  Lead line or light riding, due to age
  • STATUS:  Adoptable by contacting Hope for Horses
  • MORE INFO:  Ruth was surrendered to Hope when her previous owners could no longer care for her.    Though she seems to be perpetually grumpy, she is a sweet mare and loves to be groomed!  She's a grulla, which is her unusual coat color, and has an extremely heavy coat, so needs body clipping in the summer.  She is perfectly safe, but is only suitable for light riding, due to her age.  Until we have found a new forever home for her, you may also "Sponsor" Ruth by visiting our Horses to Sponsor tab.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email hopeforhorses@aol.com or (828) 683-0160
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

SABLE

  • AGE:  27
  • BREED: Palomino Pony
  • SEX:  Mare
  • SUITABILITY: Companion
  • STATUS:  Adoptable by contacting Hope for Horses
  • INFO:  Sable is a very sweet pasture pet. She currently is living at our retirement farm in Weaverville. She does well in a herd and has no health issues. She is available for adoption or sponsorship!
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email hopeforhorses@aol.com or (828) 683-0160
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

MOLLY

  • AGE:  11
  • BREED:  Pony
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  13 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Untrained, but great potential!
  • LIMITATIONS:  None
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email hopeforhorses@aol.com or (828) 683-0160
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application