Our Adoptable Horses

In order to adopt any of the below horses, you must complete the online Adoption Application.  Adoption fees range from $300-$800.  This fee and all donations are tax-deductible.  We require a signed statement ensuring that the horse can never be transferred, leased, given or sold to anyone other than back to Hope for Horses.  We will make visits and require access to veterinary and farrier records to help assure that horse is receiving the best care.



Experienced Horse Person Only

Not Rideable - Pasture Pal or Companion Only

Requires Medical Maintenace

Scroll below to find a wonderful companion and the horse you have always wanted!

Bindi & Raven

Would like to be adopted together


Bindi is spooked easily and nervous, but when she gains her trust, she tries her best to be very sweet.  When she was worked daily, she followed her owner around like a puppy.

BREED: Quarter Horse

SEX:  Mare

AGE:  18

Raven is very head shy and nervous about people being in her space when not worked daily.  She also has arthritis in her hind quarters.

BREED: Quarter Horse

SEX:  Mare

AGE:  23


Mia is missing her right eye, but very solid on that side when using voice commands. Can walk, trot, canter under saddle but would prefer the easy life of retirement, grazing, grooming, and the occasional ride. We have worked a good bit on creating boundaries on the ground so that she is not pushy. She adapts to new herds very well and is polite in the herd hierarchy. Easy keeper for her age. Strong feet, barefoot, easy to trim. No lameness, no medication. 

BREED:  Paint

SEX:  Mare

AGE: 22


Molly is a 13 hand pony and untrained, but she has great potential.  She would be a great companion horse or a good project horse for an experienced rider.

BREED:  Pony

SEX:  Mare

AGE: 12


Baby is 13 hands and has been trained under saddle.  However, due to a soundness issue, she had to take some time off.  She would make a great pasture pal and if she became ridable, we would only advise a small rider.

BREED:  Pony/Mustang

SEX:  Mare

AGE: 10


Eve is 14.3 hands and has had training and handling, but not yet under saddle.  She would make a great pasture pal or would be suitable for a training program.

BREED:  Welsh/Arab Cross

SEX:  Mare

AGE: 11


Scarlett is a 10-year-old Standardbred Cross/Tennessee Walker mare. She arrived at Hope for Horses in the fall of 2020 as an owner surrender. Other than periodic bouts with laminitis, which is maintained with a special grain and corrective trims from the Farrier, Scarlett is an active, spunky horse with a great personality. She gets along well with other mares but prefers the company of her gelding boyfriends. Scarlett loves being groomed and would benefit from being in a home where she is provided continued handling and training opportunities.

BREED:  Standardbred Cross - TWH

SEX:  Mare

AGE:  10


Starvation case rescued from a big herd in Rutherford County, Joy must be adopted with with Tiny Dancer (below).  They are high strung pasture pets and must be adopted together.

BREED:  Welsh/Arab

SEX: Mare

AGE: 5

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Tiny Dancer

Starvation case rescued from a big herd in Rutherford County, Tiny Dancer must be adopted with with Joy (above).  They are high strung pasture pets and must be adopted together.

BREED:  Welsh/Arab

SEX: Mare

AGE: 7



Winter is a sweet mare with a very friendly disposition. We have put great ground manners in her and she is very respectful on the ground. She does walk, trot, canter under saddle. Winter has been diagnosed with ringbone so she will require medication for the rest of her life. We have had her on previcox for 2 months and it helps keep her comfortable under saddle. She is able to carry a light rider and do light work. She would be a very nice lead line pony for a kid. She prefers riding in a halter as she has head trimmers and the bridle seems to agitate that. Neuro work-up didn’t show anything. 

She is an easy keeper, a sweet girl, and would make a lovely new herd mate and family member!  Also she has severe allergies to gnats and is also on meds for that.  

BREED:  Quarter Mix

SEX: Mare

AGE: 13


Skye is a five year young Paint Horse mare. She has been with Hope for Horses since she was born and spent her first few years at a lovely foster home. Skye came into the training facility this winter and has spent a few months growing and learning to be a well behaved kid. She has just recently gone under saddle and has taken to the process nicely. Due to her age we are taking her training slowly and in stride. Skye is going to make a lovely partner for someone very soon. She is a beautiful, friendly and curious girl. We will continue to introduce her to the world of being a good citizen and keep you all posted on her progress! Skye does require allergy medication during the midge season.

BREED:  Paint

SEX: Mare

AGE: 5


Little man Brody has been with Hope for Horses for a few years, he came in from a large herd of feral, untouched ponies. He is a young, welsh cross pony, that is very green and super cute! Many of these ponies are now adopted out and in the world toting kids around! We hope that that will be in Brody’s near future. He spent a good bit of time out on a large farm enjoying the good life eating grass, hanging with sheep and growing. He is now back at the training facility learning to be a good citizen. Within the next two months Brody should be well on his way to carrying his (little) rider and ready to explore the world! Please stay tuned for Brody’s progress! 

BREED:  Arab/Welsh

SEX: Gelding

AGE: 7


Mystic is a 26-year-old Arabian cross pony mare.  She has arthritis in her left front but gets along well on it with Previcox.  She is super cute and friendly, a very calm nature.  She does great grooming, handling, haltering and leading.  Mystic would make a great companion horse in her forever home!

BREED:  Arabian Cross

SEX: Mare

AGE: 26


Dude has arthritic stifle, so he is unable to be ridden and must be on senior food and soaked alfalfa pellets.  He does not get along with cows and is sometimes hard to halter, but after haltered, he behaves well.  He likes to be groomed, but lacks patience, so don't go too slow. Dude will be the perfect companion to the right home with some experience.

BREED:  Spotted Draft Cross

SEX:  Gelding

AGE:  Appx 25



Seneca is a 22-year-old retired Arabian mare. She has foundered in the past and is on Prascend to control that, which costs about $80/month. She is a total angel with no bad behaviors or vices. Very outgoing and sweet! She went through a difficult 2020, with her owner having medical issues but she is ready to be a wonderful companion horse to a loving home.

BREED:  Arabian

SEX:  Mare

AGE:  21


Reese is a very sweet girl and she is the first to meet you at the gate. She would be best suited as a companion horse, she was born with cataracts and had surgery, but her vision is limited.  She is not ridable, however, she IS very healthy, fun and full of personality! 

BREED:  Quarter Horse

SEX:  Mare

AGE:  15



Princess has an easy-going personality and gets along well with pasture mates.  She doesn't fight for the dominant role, she's content to be in the middle of the pack.  She likes to be groomed and stands quietly.  She's curious, alert, and playful.  In terms of weight/feed, this mare is an easy keeper.  Ridablity is being determined, so stay tuned.  We will know more about her soon.

BREED:  Quarter Horse

SEX:  Mare

AGE:  18


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Waynesville, NC 28786



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“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.”  — Sharon Ralls Lemon