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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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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sly

  • AGE:  9
  • BREED:  APHA
  • SEX:   Gelding
  • INFO:  Sly is a horse that loves his "person."  He bonds quickly to his owner; whinnying a greeting and following around like a puppy! He has great manners and is in great health.  His only problem is arthritis in a rear fetlock, for which he takes a daily Previcox.  Sly needs a low key situation, but is sound for light riding, or would make a great companion horse.
  • 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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Jasmine & Jimmy

  • AGE:  Jasmine (4)  Jimmy (Unk)
  • BREED:  Jasmine (Shetland Pony)  Jimmy (Mini)
  • SEX:   Jasmine (Mare)  Jimmy (Non-gelded Male)
  • INFO:  Jasmine was very scared when she went to live with her current owner.  She has learned to trust and receive love.  She has also learned that carrots are the best thing...EVER!  She is perfectly sound and healthy.  Has not been trained to ride.  Jimmy is a very sweet little guy.  Being a mini, he is a founder risk and came to his current owner foundered.  He is healthy now, but will need to have limited grass.  (He comes with a saddle, but probably should not be ridden due to his size and founder history.) Owner prefers that they be adopted together, as they are very bonded.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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Velvet

  • AGE:  20
  • BREED: Tennessee Walking Horse
  • SEX:   Mare
  • INFO:  Velvet is a beautiful girl who LOVES attention.  (She can be a little rotten if not getting enough!)  She lost an eye to cancer, but does great without it.  She is very athletic and used to jump, and would play in the water jumps.  Perfectly sound, but because of her color, needs protection from flies and the sun.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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thunder

  • AGE: 9
  • BREED: Thoroughbred/Arabian cross
  • SEX:   Gelding
  • INFO: Thunder is a large, loving boy.  He is very willing and enjoys trails.  He is perfectly sound and healthy, though a bit out of shape from lack of riding over the past year.  He has been ridden by children, but should probably have an intermediate rider to start, until he is reassessed.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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pegasus

  • AGE: 5
  • BREED:  Pony
  • SEX:   Mare
  • INFO:  Pegasus is a cutie that loves head scratches and grooming.  She is a bit shy at first meeting, but loves people and really wants to connect.  She will follow you everywhere and loves when a human sits with her in the pasture.  She has poor vision, but no problems navigating pasture, finding her feed and water trough, and respecting fencing, though barbed wire is not acceptable.  She has no other health issues and has never been ridden.  Pegasus was rescued from a 6 x 6 pen, with no shelter.  If you have a little extra space in your pasture and heart, this little girl is ready to fill it!
  • 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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BOLD PROPHESY

  • AGE: 10
  • BREED:  Arabian
  • SEX:   Gelding
  • HEIGHT:  15 Hands
  • INFO:  Prophecy is a fun loving guy, who will play with just about anyone and anything within reach.  He has a few health issues, which include:  insulin resistance-needs to be muzzled on grass or on a dry lot;  side and ring bone issue, which prevent him from being ridden; and the need for farrier every 4 to 5 weeks to keep his rapidly growing hooves in balance.  If you can provide this sweet fella with the care he needs and a loyal, loving forever home, please contact Griffin Keller (269) 870-6212 or (434) 964-9074, or email shandel24@gmail.com.   (Horse is located in Charlottesville, Va).

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REBA

  • AGE: Approx. 10
  • BREED:  Part Appaloosa
  • SEX:   Mare
  • INFO:  Reba is a pony that was rescued two years ago.  She was underweight and had never been handled.  Today, she can be petted and hand fed, but is still very skittish.  Her current owners feel that she has great potential, but don't have the knowledge to train her further.  Reba had no health issues.  She is located in Waxhaw, NC.  If you have the time and experience to teach this girl, with patience, gentleness, and kindness - please fill out an adoption application.  If you are not interested in adopting, but have the time and skill to help train this sweet mare, so that she can find a happy, forever home please email Kim at the address below.
  • 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

MOUSE

  • AGE:  22
  • BREED:  Quarter Horse
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.1 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Companion
  • MORE INFO:  This beautiful, registered QH, nicknamed "Mouse" is a sweetheart!  Mouse was a wonderful trail horse, but is now retired due to a locked stifle.  She is easy-going and would make an ideal pasture mate.  She needs a home, quickly, as she is losing her pasture.
  • 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