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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chloe

  • AGE: 20

  • BREED: Quarter Horse

  • SEX: Mare

  • INFO: Chloe is a sweet, registered QH mare, who has recently suffered the sudden loss of her 8 year pasture mate.  She desperately needs a home and a new companion.  She was previously a trail horse but cannot be ridden now due to arthritis. She doesn't like to have her feet touched, possibly due to the arthritis.  This will need to be evaluated, further, with appropriate training. She is healthy, otherwise.

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


bella & gypsy

  • AGE: 8 & 15

  • BREED: Bella - Quarter Horse, Gypsy - Mustang

  • SEX: Mares

  • INFO: Bella is a dream - dressage trained and very friendly.  She is elderly, but has no health issues.  She should not be ridden by an adult, but could certainly be a child's lead-line mount, or lightly ridden in the ring. Gypsy is a BLM mustang that was passed from one irresponsible owner to the next x 4! She was rescued from slaughter and has thrived for many years with her current owner.  She enjoys being touched and loved. She is elderly and has an old coffin bone injury, so cannot be ridden.  Gypsy is a hard keeper during the winter, so will require adequate grain to keep her weight. Gypsy and Bella have been together for many years and are bonded.  They need to be adopted as a pair.  Gypsy suffered horribly at the beginning of her life, so it is imperative that a new owner have appropriate equine experience, pasture and shelter, and financial means to care for aging horses.  References and a facility check will be required.

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


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ELi & apollo

  • AGE: 8 & 15

  • BREED: Halflinger

  • SEX: Gelding

  • INFO: Eli (on the right) is an 8 year old Haflinger gelding.  He is 15 hands, 1100 pounds and has no health issues.  He is playful and curious, but can be pushy without a strong leader.  He is easily excited around new horses and situations.  He must have an experienced rider who can help him navigate becoming a more stable mount.  Eli really enjoys stealing buckets from the barn and playing with them! Apollo (left) is a very intelligent and curious Haflinger.  He is 16 years old, 15.2 hands, and 1100 pounds.  He is very eager to please, but needs an advanced rider to finish his education under saddle.  His nickname is Houdini, as he has been known to unlock barn doors and gates, and will steal items from your pocket.  He also loves attention and will pull on your clothing until acknowledged!  He is in perfect health. Eli and Apollo are nephew/uncle.  They are extremely bonded and must be adopted together.  They need a true horseperson with the expertise and ability to kindly and firmly continue their education.

  • 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. Nina would be a wonderful companion or therapy horse. 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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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 & 6

  • BREED: Donkey's

  • SEX: Mares

  • INFO: Lucky is a small standard donkey and Jingo is a full-sized standard donkey.  They are a bonded mother and daughter, and must be adopted together.  Owner stipulates via contract that these donkeys may never 
    be bred. 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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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 is doing great under saddle - on the trail, through the creek, in a busy neighborhood. She doesn’t like wooden bridges, though! She is going to be a crackerjack little horse for an intelligent, experienced ridge, who will continue her training with kindness and respect. 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 14 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


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