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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opel

  • AGE:  7
  • BREED:  Clydesdale/Paint
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  16.2 Hand
  • INFO:  Opel is a sweet giant.  She is completely sound and healthy.  She is a youngster and gets a bit rowdy in the pasture, so probably not suitable to be pastured with geriatric horses.  She is perfect for an intermediate rider.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email owner at holly.n.nelson.usarmy@gmail.com
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

NIKITa

  • AGE:  21
  • BREED:  Paint
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  14.2 Hands
  • INFO: This beauty is very sweet.  She has been a "pet" - opening her owner's kitchen window and sticking her head in for carrots, and standing by the swing set to watch children play.  Her family had to move very far away, so she needs another forever person.  She has wonderful ground manners and is just starting to be trained to ride.  She has a mild intermittent lameness that is being investigated, but is in perfect health.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email owner at janices1111@netzero.net or (401) 489-3175
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

Emma

  • AGE:  23
  • BREED:  Arabian
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.2 Hands
  • INFO:  Emma was trained under saddle using Natural Horsemanship.  She has been an awesome trail horse for a disabled owner.  She has done lots of trail riding, but has not been ridden in a several years, so will need a tune up to be a safe kid's horse, again.  She is in perfect health, but was kicked in the left rear hock a while back, so has a bit of stiffness; however, she can be ridden lightly by a small adult or child.  Because of the injury, she has a lack of confidence in picking up her feet, so she will need someone to be patient and work with her to rebuild that confidence.  She should be fine with a bit of help.  Emma would make a great companion or therapy horse, also!
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Call owner at (828) 734-9204
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

MAE

  • AGE:  6
  • BREED:  Mustang
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  14.5 Hands
  • INFO:  Mae is a beauty and is very smart - she helps the goat get out of his paddock so that he can be with her!  She is a bit green, still, but will be a fabulous horse for someone with experience and a gentle hand.  She is completely sound and healthy.  Owners moving and can't take her
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email owner at dballard@biltmore.com or call (828) 989-7489
  • APPLY TO ADOPT THIS HORSE:  Online Adoption Application

JANE

  • AGE:  20
  • BREED:  Paint
  • SEX:  Mare
  • INFO:  Jane's owner cannot keep her because she cannot be ridden due to lameness in her front left knee, which is probably arthritis from an old injury.  She gets a joint supplement and is lovely and in perfect health, otherwise!  If you have room in your pasture and heart for this girl, please contact her owner at the above email/phone.
  • FOR QUESTIONS, OR TO ARRANGE VISIT: Email owner at belcherstai@yahoo.com or (336) 501-4788
  • 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: Call owner at (828) 734-9204
  • 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

DIABLO

  • AGE:  17
  • BREED:  
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • HEIGHT:  14.1 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Companion
  • STATUS:  Adoptable through Horse Match by contacting the owner below
  • CONTACT: Email Brian at bmoser1@charter.net
  • MORE INFO:  Diablo is a very friendly, playful horse.  He has foundered and has a slightly turned coffin bone, so must be on minimal grass, soaked hay, and occasional Bute for pain.   He cannot be ridden and requires special shoeing (backwards or bar). If you have a similar horse that needs a sweet companion, Diablo is the perfect horse!

MOUSE

  • AGE:  22
  • BREED:  Quarter Horse
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.1 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Companion
  • STATUS:  Adoptable through Horse Match by contacting the owner below
  • CONTACT: Call Sheila at (828) 712-8445
  • 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.
     

JUNE

  • AGE:  8
  • BREED:  Anglo Arab
  • SEX:  Mare
  • HEIGHT:  15.1 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Experienced Rider
  • STATUS:  Adoptable through Horse Match by contacting the owner below
  • CONTACT: Email Jennifer at horsesjd72@yahoo.com
  • MORE INFO:  June is a gorgeous mare with a ton of potential!  She has been under saddle several times, but needs more 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!

rue

  • AGE:  11
  • BREED:  Appaloosa
  • SEX:  Gelding
  • SUITABILITY:  Companion
  • STATUS:  Adoptable through Horse Match by contacting owner below
  • CONTACT:   Text (910) 783-8792 or email hollysark@yahoo.com
  • MORE INFO:  Rue is a strikingly handsome, sweet boy who gets along well with other equines.  He has an old stifle injury that prevents him from being ridden, but requires no maintenance.  He is an easy keep and perfectly healthy.  He would be wonderful companion horse or therapy horse for a groundwork program.

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:  26
  • BREED:  Morgan/Quarter Horse
  • SEX:  Mare
  • SUITABILITY: Companion
  • STATUS:  Adoptable by contacting Hope for Horses
  • INFO:  Sable is a very sweet pasture pet. She lives alone, but LOVES being with other horses. Her best friend is a dog, so she would do well in a family that has dogs. Her health is perfect. She has never been trained for riding. Her owners must move, soon, so this beauty needs a new forever family URGENTLY!
  • 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

EMMY

  • AGE:  29
  • BREED:  Arabian
  • SEX:  Mare
  • Height:  14.2 Hands
  • SUITABILITY:  Companion
  • LIMITATIONS:  Needs senior grain twice daily
  • STATUS:  Adoptable through Horse Match
  • CONTACT:  lighterboelt@gmail.com