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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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

LADY (#2)

  • AGE:  25
  • BREED:  Thoroughbred
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15 + Hands
  • INFO:  Lady is a great name for this gal!  She is a sweet, well-trained, (trail and dressage), older girl, so light riding by an advanced beginner or intermediate rider is best.  She has no health or soundness issues.  If you would like to give this gentle girl a forever home, please submit an adoption application or contact us for further information.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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LADY (#1)

  • AGE:  25
  • BREED:  Quarter/Arab Cross
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  14.3 Hands
  • INFO:  Lady is a sweet and gentle girl who is looking for the same in her forever owner.  She was a rescue and had been treated unkindly in the past, but is now an "in your pocket" kind of girl!  Lady is completely sound and healthy and can be gently ridden on the trail, around the ring, or in the pasture.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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cloudY

  • AGE:  18
  • BREED:  Spotted Saddle Horse
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.2 Hands
  • INFO:  Cloudy is a gentle, sweet, and inquisitive fella.  He is very intelligent and well-behaved. He can be lightly ridden by an intermediate rider.  He has well controlled Cushing's on pergolide and thyroid powder.  He had founder issues in the past, but is completely sound and has no residual effects.  He must have a dry lot the majority of the time, with occasional and very brief grazing with a grazing muzzle.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

ARROW

  • AGE:  17
  • BREED:  Tennessee Walking Horse
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • HEIGHT:  15.1 Hands
  • INFO:  Arrow is a previous show/trail horse, until harsh training made him lose trust in humans.  Under the loving care of his adoptive family, he has thrived.  He has wonderful ground manners, is perfect for the vet/farrier, and has made great progress under saddle.  He needs patient and regular work, and will be a wonderful saddle horse!  (He must be rehomed due to a change in his owner's health.) Arrow was introduced to peppermints with his current, loving family.  He thinks they are the best things on earth! (He seemingly had never gotten a treat in his life, previously.)  He is a very loving horse - worthy of a devoted, patient, loving owner!
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

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Kelty

  • AGE:  24
  • BREED:  Tennessee Walking Horse
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.2 Hands
  • INFO:  Kelty is a sweet, gentle, respectful, and very easy going girl.  She has perfect ground manners and extensive Liberty ground work experience.  She had a right front ligament tear in 2014, which was treated with stem cell therapy, rest, and PT.  She is lightly rideable after an appropriate and gently warm up.  She is perfectly healthy, otherwise.  Owner will only adopt into a loving and experienced home.  Horse is located on St. Helena Island in SC.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

LITTLE BIT

  • AGE:  19
  • BREED:  Paso Fino
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • INFO:  Little Bit is extremely calm, laid back, super loveable,  and has perfect ground manners.  He is an easy keeper and has perfect health, except for mild degenerative suspensory ligament disease.   Due to this, he can't be on a hard, dry lot - he needs softer ground provided by pasture. He would be a great companion, pasture ornament, or therapy horse.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

SPARKY

  • AGE:  7
  • BREED:  Miniature Horse
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • STATUS:    Adoptable by contacting Hope for Horses
  • INFO:  Sparky is spunky, so he requires adult handling at this time.  He came to us as an aggressive, neglected stallion but is now enjoying a wonderful life, full of attention and companionship.  He is now available for adoption to the perfect new family.  You can also sponsor Sparky by visiting him on our "Sponsor" page.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email hopeforhorses@aol.com or (828) 683-0160
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

BELLE

  • AGE:  13
  • BREED:  Quarter Mix
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  14.2 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Intermediate Rider
  • STATUS:  Adoptable by contacting Hope for Horses
  • MORE INFO:  She was rescued from a kill pen and was very skittish and distrustful of humans when she first came to Hope.  After much love and attention, and training with Robbie Potter, this mare is sweet and willing.  She is sound and perfectly healthy.  Belle will be a wonderful trail or show horse for an intermediate rider.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email hopeforhorses@aol.com or (828) 683-0160
  • 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

JUNE

  • AGE:  8
  • BREED:  Anglo Arab
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.1 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Experienced Rider
  • MORE INFO:  June is a gorgeous mare with a ton of potential! She has been under saddle in the past, but hasn't had any further training in over a year and needs consistent work.  She has suddenly developed a fear of loading, so takes about an hour to get trailered.  She is also spooky getting shod, so owners are going barefoot. Her times under saddle have been mostly calm, even crossing a creek without problems.  She is not the alpha mare, but is at the top of the herd, especially during feeding.  She is not a fan of dogs, but LOVES people, and will let you pet and love her all day long!  She is completely sound and healthy! If you are an experienced equestrian, and can provide June consistent and kind instruction, this is YOUR horse!
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email kim@hopeforhorses.org
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

HANK

  • AGE:  17
  • BREED:  Unknown - small
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • SUITABILITY:  Companion
  • STATUS:  Adoptable by contacting Hope for Horses
  • MORE INFO:  Hank came to Hope after being nurtured back to health by a wonderful lady.  He had suffered horrible abuse (beaten with a board) and was neglected and malnourished.  He has a spinal disfigurement at the base of his neck, due to the abuse, and cannot be ridden.  He has no health issues and is an easy keeper.  He gets along very well with other horses.  He is a bit timid at first with new people, but warms up VERY quickly.  He LOVES to be loved!  He also loves treats!  Hank is currently being spoiled at his foster home, while he awaits a forever family.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email hopeforhorses@aol.com or (828) 683-0160
  • 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