Our Adoptable Horses

In order to adopt any of the below horses, you must complete the online Adoption Application beside the horse you are interested in.  Adoption fees range from $200-$600.  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.


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


Captain came to Hope in July 2019.  He was a stallion locked in a horse trailer because his owners could not contain him safely.  After being castrated, we have found him to be extremely head shy, yet gentle with humans.  He has been ridden in the past but we do not know the history.

BREED:  Mixed

SEX:  Gelding

AGE: 15



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


Grace is a beautiful, registered little Paso Fino mare.  She was found starving in Haywood County with a pasture mate who has since passed away.  She has dropped rear fetlocks which are not causing her any lameness issues, but could at some point.  She is an easy keeper in the summer and a more difficult in the winter to keep weight on.  She is super sweet, yet guarded with her affection.

BREED:  Paso Fino

SEX:  Mare

AGE: 26


Outlaw is a huge Tennessee Walking gelding with chronic lameness in his left rear which makes him an adoptable companion horse.


SEX:  Gelding

AGE: 17



Paco is recovering from one of the most extreme abuse cases we have seen.  The case against his former owner is pending in Haywood County.

BREED:  Quarter Mix

SEX: Gelding

AGE: 15



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 suitable as a lead line pony.  She was given up to do the health of her owner.  She has never been abused or neglected.​

BREED:  Quarter Mix

SEX: Mare

AGE: 13


Skye is a three years 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! 

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 Prevecox.  She is super cute and friendly.

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

More horses available for adoption through our Horse Match program!

Our Horses to Sponsor

Sponsoring a horse allows us to maintain the horses who are permanent residents as well as those equines that are recovering, rehabilitating and waiting to be adopted. 

  • $250 per month would sponsor total horse care

  • $150 per month would sponsor feed

  • $75 per month would sponsor vet care, worming and farrier

  • $25 per month would sponsor grooming and dental care

  • $5 buys a bale of hay

  • You may also choose an amount, as any donation helps our horses



Willow is now Hope for Horses official mascot!  She looks forward to many engagements in the future!

BREED:  Mini

SEX: Mare

AGE: 11



Joey has been the Hope for Horses mascot for over 10 years and attended countless events, schools, and adoption fairs throughout WNC.  He loves attention from visitors and will be one of the first residents at our new Hope for Horses location!

BREED:  Mini

SEX: Gelding

AGE: Mid 30's


Sarabelle was a former starvation and abuse case and is now in a loving foster home!

BREED:  Saddlebred

SEX: Mare

AGE: 15


Hank has some lameness issues from abuse and is now in a loving foster home!

BREED:  Quarter Horse

SEX: Gelding

AGE: 20

Hope For Horses

160 N. Main Street, Suite 2

Waynesville, NC 28786


Hope for Horses is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Tax ID #56-2160232