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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simon

  • AGE:  18
  • BREED:  Pony
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • INFO:  Simon is the sweetest pony and everyone ADORES him.  He is a camp pony who is ready to retire.  Simon is very chill in the pasture and doesn't mind being left alone when his mates are out on a ride.  He is 100% lame at the trot, so is best suited for a beginning child rider, who will only walk or be lead in a ring, or as a companion to another horse.  He is located in Zirconia, NC.  He is very healthy, otherwise.
  •  FOR MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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nina

  • AGE:  15
  • BREED:  Quarter Horse
  • SEX:  Mare
  • INFO:  Nina was rescued from auction in June.  She is a sweet lady, with excellent ground manners.  She cannot be ridden due to arthritis in her legs.  Her upper teeth are worn and she is in need of dental care.  She is still a bit thin, but her weight is greatly improved since June.  If you can give this sweet beauty the love and care she deserves, please fill out an adoption application.
  •  FOR MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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stetson

  • AGE:  16
  • BREED:  Pony Mule
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • INFO:  Stetson is an awesome, but very spunky mule. He is very difficult to catch in the pasture. He needs
    time and attention from a dedicated person. Once under saddle, he is a super fun ride. He has done trail rides and low-level hunter lessons, too! He is currently pastured with a goat, but also does great with horses.  It is unknown how he behaves with dogs.  He is completely sound.  He has had an occasional abscess on his belly, but they healed with minor cleaning.
  •  FOR MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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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 MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO 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 MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO 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 MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO 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 MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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HEISMAN

  • AGE:  12
  • BREED:  Saddlebred
  • SEX:   Gelding
  • INFO:  Reportedly, Heisman was once a show horse, but after being tried under saddle, recently, the owner determined that he will need some retraining by an experienced rider.  If you can offer this fella love, patience, and security, please submit an application!
  •  FOR MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO 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 MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO 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 MORE INFO ON THIS HORSE OR TO 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