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!


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:  Quarter Horse

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


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 a precious, gentle quarter horse gelding. Hope rescued him in October of 2019. After months of wound care and starvation recovery he seemed ready to roll only to then be dealt a very rare diagnosis of glaucoma in his left eye. This is a very rare condition in horses which has left him blind in that eye. He is approximately 15 years old and has impeccable ground manners with regard to his blind eye. He will make a wonderful companion horse as he is very submissive in whatever other horse he is with. He deserves the absolute best!.

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 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 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 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 the 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

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.
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