A Forever Home

Have you ever adopted a horse?

Yes, from a rescue
Yes, but not through a rescue
No, but I would love to
No, I'd rather not adopt a horse

Total votes cast: 1046

Comments & Write-in Answers

Can't afford to care for another horse.

11/16/2009 11:24:49 PM

We have 7 rescues. 4 came from a rescue, 2 premarine, and one from private party

11/16/2009 10:26:09 PM

He needed someone to love and care for him and I needed someone to love and care for.

11/16/2009 10:19:40 PM

Adopted quite a few, and take in and put up for adoption as well.

11/16/2009 8:11:44 PM

My neighbor was starving her horse. I rehabbed him and found him a home.

11/16/2009 6:36:49 PM

it has been a wild ride. if you're not dedicated, don't bother. they are even more sensitive

11/16/2009 6:06:06 PM

I have had horses all my life, I have been involved w/ rescueing and caring for them, I want to give

11/16/2009 5:28:51 PM

She would have been sold to slaughter other wise.

11/16/2009 5:02:56 PM

useful horse

11/16/2009 4:18:51 PM

Owner couldn't afford to care for him and he already thought he was mine. I paid for shots etc.

11/16/2009 3:54:07 PM

I'd be a first time horse owner, so one that I didn't have to start from scrath with would be best.

11/16/2009 2:47:43 PM


11/16/2009 1:34:29 PM

overproduction of unwanteds by carless breeders Open Humane slaghter plants and live in the real wor

11/16/2009 1:11:40 PM

rescued an aged TB mare from horrible neglect,didn't need the exp,but couldn't leave her to starve

11/16/2009 1:07:19 PM

The horses were in terrible shape ribs showing hip bones showing. couldn't leave them like that.

11/16/2009 12:57:01 PM

a Premarin foal from an internet site .. her snotty little buckskin face!

11/16/2009 12:47:34 PM

If it was something I needed

11/16/2009 12:41:43 PM

Because there is so much more to a TB than running in circles!

11/16/2009 12:16:50 PM

he needed a home, and I had room for one more horse

11/16/2009 11:19:59 AM

Yes, both ways.

11/16/2009 10:56:06 AM

Saving a life is the right thing to do. Horse breeding industry = US retail. I support neither.

11/16/2009 10:17:29 AM

i have Sucker written in neon on my head :-)

11/16/2009 10:14:56 AM

I am an animal lover and I will help any animal that needs it if I can.It means so much to save one

11/16/2009 10:06:39 AM

Jack was a PMU baby came to my neighbors we fell in love!

11/16/2009 9:28:13 AM

It's very rewarding to bring a horse around emotionally and health wise

11/16/2009 8:36:04 AM

rescued a few myself

11/16/2009 8:08:43 AM


11/16/2009 2:17:36 AM

i loveto help animals they need love too

11/16/2009 12:28:58 AM

If I had the time and financial means to care for siad horse. Alas not the case now.

11/16/2009 12:18:29 AM

they needed someone to help .....

11/15/2009 11:23:07 PM

Unless it was a well bred and well trained horse, otherwise, I don't want someone else's problems.

11/15/2009 11:11:18 PM

adopted from the BLM. I have always heard that mustangs can be the most loyal of all horses.

11/15/2009 10:07:08 PM

I have adopted a horse from a rescue and also from the auction. I have a 27 year old gelding who was

11/15/2009 10:03:37 PM

She may have been starved, cut, battered and bruised, but one look in her eyes and it was all over.

11/15/2009 9:06:44 PM

He was going to be put down because he needed $200. worth of medicine and 6 months to recover.

11/15/2009 7:30:19 PM

Lack of funds

11/15/2009 7:07:58 PM

My horses are all give aways. I have rescued a couple and found them homes

11/15/2009 7:01:58 PM

I have the property to help a horse in need, and my orphaned yearling needed a surrogate mare.

11/15/2009 6:32:41 PM

Her owner moved out of state and left her behind

11/15/2009 3:28:09 PM

Both abandoned and a rescue, cost of the horses, a place and time for me, not easy but I love it.

11/15/2009 1:49:07 PM

Have my own that I can't sell... couldn't care for MORE.

11/15/2009 12:57:08 PM

An elderly man was unable to care for it.

11/15/2009 12:31:12 PM

i have the land and keep my horses till they pass on .

11/15/2009 11:07:18 AM

A friend needed to sell her horse becasue of divorce and knew I would give him a good home

11/15/2009 11:01:24 AM

TB off the track

11/15/2009 9:18:33 AM

we take unwanted horses, mainly old ones

11/15/2009 8:54:44 AM

Slick the 13 yr old gelding needed a home and we gave him one.

11/15/2009 12:49:55 AM

It needed to be adopted.

11/14/2009 11:29:34 PM

becuase they need a chance at aq good life.I think thiers alot of goo horses out thier that just nee

11/14/2009 9:58:15 PM

We need 1 more to ride as a family instead of taking turns while 1 rides and the other waits.

11/14/2009 9:47:01 PM

I got him from a friend who got him from a rescue after hurricane andrew

11/14/2009 9:39:44 PM

one was in need of having her feet done hadn't been for 5 yrs the other not feed for a month

11/14/2009 9:00:18 PM

Rescues tell you everything about a horse and have nothing to lose by being truthful.

11/14/2009 8:57:57 PM

3 donkeys because they are so adorable and needed a forever home

11/14/2009 8:38:46 PM

you dont know what you may be getting.

11/14/2009 8:09:42 PM

more trouble than they're worth

11/14/2009 7:43:45 PM

A friend in FL wanted me to have her horse so she trucker her to me in Upstate NY.

11/14/2009 6:29:46 PM

no way of knowing how much mental & physical baggage it will come with

11/14/2009 6:17:51 PM

working in the race business there are always horses in need of a good home,have three retired ones

11/14/2009 6:04:29 PM

so many good ones need homes

11/14/2009 5:51:02 PM

As other people neglect and hurt animals I feel happy knowing I gave one a happy life.

11/14/2009 5:43:53 PM

i needed another TB to fill in the void left when my beloved Jack died from enterocolitis.

11/14/2009 5:14:13 PM

Her owner was unable to care for her properly so I took her on. She was 22 and had a lot of problems

11/14/2009 4:10:49 PM

My horse had just died. Donation by private party to me. Horse was lame and I nursed him back.

11/14/2009 3:54:37 PM

I'm not ready to take on a horse that was a problem for someone else. We are too inexperienced.

11/14/2009 3:40:24 PM

too much drama/baggage

11/14/2009 3:14:24 PM

We brought home 2 mares, Hannah & Jewel, 9 years ago, Still loved and valued.

11/14/2009 3:04:57 PM

Becuase I wanted a horse and she needed a home.

11/14/2009 2:58:12 PM

There is such a problem with horses not being wanted. Why breed new ones when you could adopt?

11/14/2009 12:22:27 PM

They needed a home

11/14/2009 11:35:37 AM

because there are a lot of horses that need to be rehomed and they are just as lovely as others

11/14/2009 11:19:40 AM

BLM Wild Mustang

11/14/2009 10:51:15 AM

too many unwanted, or abused horses out there!

11/14/2009 10:35:14 AM

Many fine animals need homes. With persistance you can find a fit and even be competive.

11/14/2009 8:33:13 AM

I have three horses of my own and no more barn space

11/14/2009 12:34:25 AM

He was going to the packing plant if I did not take him. He lived with me 21 years, untill he died

11/13/2009 11:31:34 PM

He was going to the packing plant if I did not take him. He lived with me 21 years, untill he died

11/13/2009 11:23:48 PM

I've adopted from rescues and private owners. They have been some of the greatest horses ever!

11/13/2009 9:01:46 PM

Horses are one of God's most treasured creatures.

11/13/2009 8:27:11 PM

i feel rescues are hiden horse dealers

11/13/2009 5:13:36 PM

Yes, as some humans should not own animals nor control their destiny.

11/13/2009 3:41:45 PM

i wanted to save a horse from slaughter. waldo, otth, is perfect for my boy dempsey!

11/13/2009 3:13:51 PM

Not really adopted from a rescue - took over the care of a neglected mini paint stallion.

11/13/2009 2:31:52 PM

I show and breed purebred Arabians, adoption seldom has high level horses with papers available.

11/13/2009 2:24:35 PM

The mare is older (19 yrs) and needed a home due to death of owner. We adopted sight unseen.

11/13/2009 2:14:17 PM

being starved

11/13/2009 2:08:58 PM

I work at a horse rescue and i see so many amazing horses. I just dint have enough pasture for more.

11/13/2009 1:27:30 PM

I do foster care for the NHS. This mare fit into our family so well, we adopted her.

11/13/2009 12:54:20 PM

loved a mule in a bad situation & brought him home!

11/13/2009 12:47:53 PM

have taken 3

11/13/2009 12:06:42 PM

It's the right thing to do!!!

11/13/2009 11:51:57 AM

I would love to because I believe they deserve a second chance at a high quality of life.

11/13/2009 11:32:06 AM

I adopted a former racehorse horse because all horses need a good home.

11/13/2009 10:58:02 AM

Had a good owner I could transfer the horse to

11/13/2009 10:40:16 AM

yes, from rescues and from individuals

11/13/2009 9:45:50 AM

He needed me. He didn't ask to be starved or neglected. I have and would do it again in a minute

11/13/2009 9:36:26 AM

I've taken in horses on several occasions

11/13/2009 7:45:11 AM

bought a horse that was chained to a tree since birth

11/13/2009 2:47:45 AM

rescued 2 horses due to lack of care

11/13/2009 1:06:07 AM

because the animal needed to be saved and I was there

11/12/2009 11:25:24 PM

have budget & time for one, two would be too many

11/12/2009 11:00:17 PM

Found him starving after the owner died and he was forgotten.

11/12/2009 10:24:41 PM

i rescued a yearling instead of breeding

11/12/2009 10:08:13 PM

She is a good horse, but had severe laminitis when 2. Worth it to try to give her a chance.

11/12/2009 9:57:53 PM

we were offered a free standardbred from an owner who thought his heart wasn't in to racing.

11/12/2009 9:32:18 PM

From a deceased family member

11/12/2009 9:24:35 PM

Have just recently adopted one from the track, hopefully not the last of many

11/12/2009 9:03:24 PM

adopted TB from Tranquility farm in tehachapi ca extremely pleased

11/12/2009 8:28:14 PM

I fell in love with siblings, the gelding had foundered and was in the KILL PEN.He is the BEST horse

11/12/2009 8:21:45 PM

know the owner who needed the horses rehomed

11/12/2009 8:08:09 PM

through a rescue and not through a rescue

11/12/2009 8:05:25 PM

adopted 2 BLM Mustangs, bought one horse to keep him from going to auction.

11/12/2009 7:32:11 PM

Range horse from downsizing ranch. 8 yrs-Perfect nature-affectionate-calm-no spooks@cows&big trucks.

11/12/2009 7:26:19 PM

Because I have always loved Thoroughbreds and I feel they deserve a good home after racing

11/12/2009 7:25:58 PM

I can barely support my 2,due to lack of a job, and disabled husband

11/12/2009 5:45:56 PM

have to give it up one day

11/12/2009 5:42:54 PM

Yes I have two OTTB's, wonderful horses. Their careers were over and one was ready to go Canada.

11/12/2009 5:27:31 PM

Looking for one now!

11/12/2009 5:06:45 PM

Owners couldn't take care of the animal

11/12/2009 5:05:17 PM

There are so many homeless horses out there...people should consider that before they breed/buy

11/12/2009 4:45:13 PM

We adopted 2 Mustangs from the BLM - it has been a wonderful experience

11/12/2009 4:43:10 PM

Rescued one from an auction almost 29 years ago. Yes, she's still alive, healthy, and ridden.

11/12/2009 4:42:39 PM

I buy the babies right off the meat truck for the last 6-7 years.

11/12/2009 4:42:16 PM

We've adopted 15 wonderful foals from the United Pegasus Foundation

11/12/2009 4:14:30 PM

From a rescue and from other than a rescue. I also foster for rescue

11/12/2009 3:52:48 PM

I could not bear the thought of this beautiful TB going to slaughter. Yes, she was on a feedlot.

11/12/2009 3:50:17 PM

She deserved a chance to be loved and cared for--to make up for what she had endured from humans.

11/12/2009 3:46:57 PM

my original appoloosa had arthritis in the 2 back legs..

11/12/2009 3:32:43 PM

Adopted a beautiful PMU filly. I get compliments about her look all the time!

11/12/2009 3:27:49 PM

7 of my 10 were adopted/freebies. They are great lesson horses. Would not go through a rescue.

11/12/2009 3:22:28 PM

I volunteer at a rescue, adoption was the only way to go for me. And she is the best!!

11/12/2009 3:19:24 PM

He was sweet and needed a good home.

11/12/2009 3:18:22 PM

He was starving to death

11/12/2009 3:01:56 PM

There are many good horses that have been discarded by others.

11/12/2009 3:01:13 PM

adoption is a great way to give TLC and get it back in return, ours were great rescues

11/12/2009 2:57:58 PM

they need to be able to have room for more that come in for rehabilitation

11/12/2009 2:56:11 PM

I had a good home waiting for an unfortunate horse, also i wasnt able to but at the time

11/12/2009 2:52:11 PM

people were too poor to care for it (pony) he was eating bark off trees to survive

11/12/2009 2:51:50 PM

From an owner who could no longer care for it. It was nearly dead. Best horse I ever had.

11/12/2009 2:45:13 PM

I got a 3-year-old OTTB trough a friend. He is now 14 and has been a fantastic and sound horse.

11/12/2009 2:38:33 PM

We have two equine on our two acres and do not have the energy for any more. We are seniors and hope

11/12/2009 2:24:44 PM

I felt the horse was going to be sent to slaughter if I didn't take him.

11/12/2009 2:15:18 PM

horses were confiscated and would have been sold at auction if not adopted

11/12/2009 2:09:41 PM

Most adoptees I have seen need to be handled by an experienced horseperson which I am not

11/12/2009 1:57:20 PM

I'm a big sucker, again & again :D

11/12/2009 1:50:53 PM

I've adopted 4 horses through a rescue and one from a broker. I can provide a good home.

11/12/2009 12:53:25 PM

a PMU baby

11/12/2009 12:17:36 PM

I adopted a foal from a friend who could no longer care for.

11/12/2009 11:48:28 AM

He was my horse's best buddy so I couldn't let him go to auction.

11/12/2009 11:18:22 AM

We adopted a former racehorse from the New York horse rescue.

11/12/2009 10:30:56 AM

I am a boarding stable owner and the bad economy has left me with abandoned horses.

11/12/2009 10:23:03 AM


11/12/2009 9:39:17 AM

Ive adopted several horses that were being neglected or misused. & rehomed 3 others

11/12/2009 9:17:20 AM

all horses cost the same in money and time. I want to give a great place to a good one.

11/12/2009 9:17:18 AM

I have adopted 3, 1 from a rescue, 1 from an owner who was sending this horse to slaughter and one f

11/12/2009 9:10:17 AM

adoption by rules is leasing and not owning.

11/12/2009 8:02:44 AM

adoption by rules is leasing and not owning.

11/12/2009 8:00:04 AM

because they needing loving homes

11/12/2009 7:56:55 AM

as a companion to my 23 year old gelding

11/12/2009 7:47:49 AM

Because he needed me. A friend of my sons took him after we got him healthy. Loves him.

11/12/2009 7:37:23 AM

I still had to pay for her & she was a rack of bones. Beautiful now!

11/12/2009 6:44:43 AM

we were looking for a horse and UPF was suggested

11/12/2009 6:43:15 AM

No one else wanted her because she wasn't even halter broke; she is now!

11/12/2009 6:35:32 AM

TB off track, 2 of them.

11/12/2009 6:32:05 AM

great horse needed me

11/12/2009 5:47:29 AM

because I needed to.

11/12/2009 5:18:07 AM

I've been given 2 and we bought a deathrow mare out of pitty and she gave us a perfect big colto

11/12/2009 2:01:26 AM

Myself and my family adopted 4 mustangs from the BLM.

11/12/2009 1:16:32 AM

I bought a very injured OTTB at kill auction cos he deserved a 2nd chance. He took 18 mos to rehab.

11/11/2009 11:23:40 PM

Having been blessed, it was the right thing to do!!

11/11/2009 10:28:27 PM

I am all for adopting, although my 2 horses were not adopted, i'd like to think i still rescued them

11/11/2009 10:06:42 PM

now my husband lost his job and I can't afford it anymore and no one will take it

11/11/2009 9:45:46 PM

Every horse I've had, was adopted. I tell people want a horse? Adopt one.

11/11/2009 9:38:50 PM

They were neglected and without a permanent home.

11/11/2009 9:32:38 PM

The filly needed help. I nursed her and then gave her to a 4H girl.

11/11/2009 9:10:39 PM

I've done it before and I'm sure I'll do it again.I have been blessed to have the resources to help

11/11/2009 9:08:57 PM

I have adopted fron a rescue and from an individual both times very rewarding for me and the horses

11/11/2009 8:46:50 PM

The skinny mare was treated poorly and deserved better. The owner didn't want her.

11/11/2009 8:26:34 PM

I enjoy helping horses. they seem to understand. I have rescued and adopted lots.

11/11/2009 8:24:38 PM

She was so neglected, someone had to do something, so I did.

11/11/2009 8:21:26 PM

Haven't because finances limit us; would love to because so many horses need homes.

11/11/2009 8:16:54 PM

I am a rescue - 7 total mules and donkeys

11/11/2009 8:03:04 PM

have rescued 9

11/11/2009 7:54:53 PM

I have taken horses from people whom I knew

11/11/2009 7:53:55 PM

I love horses and want them to have a good home

11/11/2009 7:36:05 PM

to many ready to use & good horses available

11/11/2009 7:27:11 PM

3 were to be pts. 2 to good for that. 1 had was at the end of his working life in a r/school

11/11/2009 6:26:24 PM

I have too many now as it is

11/11/2009 6:08:24 PM

from the BLM

11/11/2009 6:00:52 PM

Yes, But I was the rescue.

11/11/2009 5:19:56 PM

The horse was sad and skinny, used up by scumbag humans and no longer able to be exploited

11/11/2009 5:03:30 PM

I adopt TB's off track thru owner/trainers

11/11/2009 5:01:00 PM

a friend graduated from D.U. & said"Here, do you want my horse, I'm moving East?"

11/11/2009 4:37:57 PM

He was free and met our needs. We promised a forever home with a pony club family.

11/11/2009 4:09:19 PM

I have adopted three donkeys from BLM

11/11/2009 3:53:41 PM

Rescued horses appreciate their lives. A chance to give back

11/11/2009 3:52:18 PM

Took a horse from a friend.

11/11/2009 3:44:53 PM

From a neighbor that couldnt feed it

11/11/2009 3:33:04 PM

So many great horses need a home.

11/11/2009 2:36:23 PM

I've met the horse love of my life at a rescue and want to give him a forever home.

11/11/2009 2:34:16 PM

It was love at first sight, the cutest little white pony ever!

11/11/2009 2:33:53 PM

I adopted a horse with severe eye issues. If I hadn't he would be put down. Very trusting horse!

11/11/2009 2:31:29 PM

2 in last 6mnths-1 PSG Dressage 18yr sound- 1 Advanced 3day 16yr lame

11/11/2009 2:26:38 PM

save from becoming horsemeat

11/11/2009 2:21:45 PM

A mustang from the BLM

11/11/2009 2:09:11 PM

2 TB ex-racers needed a forever home, now great trail hoses!

11/11/2009 2:00:32 PM

I have the space & resources to care for the 3 I adopted. Horses have enriched my life - I owe them!

11/11/2009 1:54:55 PM

I fell in love with a lovely purebred Arab filly at a non-profit rescue.

11/11/2009 1:41:55 PM

The mare chose my husband, the kids fell in love with her foal, and we couldn't leave her yearling t

11/11/2009 1:11:04 PM

I own 6 horses and am not able to spend time with more than I have

11/11/2009 1:08:14 PM

1 was old and a victim of neglect; the 2nd had a bad accident, surgery & uncertain future - 100% now

11/11/2009 12:41:27 PM

Saddlebred Mare and her filly were slaughterbound, now in their forever home with me.

11/11/2009 11:47:59 AM

don't like politics of rescues, but I sure miss my boy every day since I lost him, rescued off track

11/11/2009 11:22:20 AM

I like to save horses from the race track. There are many wonderful horses there who deserve better.

11/11/2009 11:12:40 AM

We had a client leave four horses with two in foal because he couldn't pay.

11/11/2009 11:09:22 AM

Two old geldings with issues needed homes.

11/11/2009 10:46:23 AM

Because she need me ,the mare was maybe a 2 with a 6 month old foal at her side and in foal again.

11/11/2009 10:40:19 AM

It was the right thing to do in this economy.

11/11/2009 10:36:03 AM

If we don't save them, who will?

11/11/2009 10:35:27 AM

We adopted because these beautiful horses deserve all that we can give them.

11/11/2009 10:14:12 AM

I adopted three premarin foals and have enjoyed every minute of caring for them since then.

11/11/2009 10:06:01 AM

I bought a pony straight off the kill truck, they actually had to unload him from the truck!

11/11/2009 9:49:18 AM

Giving a horse a second chance is great! I rescued my mare. she is doing amazing &will foal april 10

11/11/2009 9:34:08 AM

If I can buy land, I plan to have a home for retired/unwanted horses.

11/11/2009 9:23:26 AM

every horse deserves a good life. adopt, don't breed or buy

11/11/2009 8:55:40 AM

I Have recently had one given to me because he needed a home

11/11/2009 8:48:47 AM

I fell in love with the horses

11/11/2009 8:39:58 AM

I purchased two horses from a friend of mine who had taken them in.

11/11/2009 8:33:35 AM

If something happened to one of mine, I would adopt

11/11/2009 8:33:03 AM

my mom and i have adopted 3 blm mustangs over the years. our first became my prelim horse.

11/11/2009 7:29:55 AM

Foals from the nurse mare industry are either adopted or destroyed, I choose to adopt.

11/11/2009 7:08:39 AM

I was asked;she was literally starving for food and attention. She's perfect!!

11/11/2009 6:32:12 AM

There is no equal to the love that a neglected or abused horse will give you- all 5 of mine are adop

11/11/2009 5:42:34 AM

Feisty Trottingbred,brought him half way round the world when we moved..LOVE HIM!

11/11/2009 4:15:03 AM

I have always wanted to own a horse but never have the space.

11/11/2009 3:38:53 AM

The horse was neglected and quite ill with an infected foot and malnutrition.

11/11/2009 2:23:42 AM

Directly from the trainer at the track

11/11/2009 2:17:19 AM

Can't afford to feed it.

11/11/2009 2:08:20 AM

I wanted them to stay in one place and be cared for

11/11/2009 1:58:45 AM

I currently have two horses that I have adopted through a rescue. Love at first site for both.

11/11/2009 1:44:38 AM

owner wanted to euthanize horse so i took it

11/11/2009 1:30:54 AM

cuz it was a gud horse

11/11/2009 1:26:36 AM

All our adopted horses came from squalid conditions or abandoned w/unpaid stable bills

11/11/2009 12:39:48 AM

I could afford to feed 2 more horses but not lay out cash to buy them.

11/11/2009 12:38:49 AM

My goal is to have a farm large enough to house and care for several retired TBs or older horses.

11/11/2009 12:29:58 AM

Of the 11 horses in my life since 1980 five were adopted. All are/were good horses too.

11/11/2009 12:27:35 AM


11/11/2009 12:21:56 AM

adopted an older retired TB broodmare as companion for my horse

11/11/2009 12:20:18 AM

Because he is just the sweetest boy.

11/10/2009 11:48:58 PM

W use horses suitable for a specific event. We need to know exact breeding and background.

11/10/2009 11:48:23 PM

I don't have the space right now but I do donate to several equine rescue groups

11/10/2009 11:30:57 PM

A dear friend was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. She asked me to adopt two of her horses

11/10/2009 11:24:48 PM

private placement from friends

11/10/2009 11:08:38 PM

I 'bought' a very skinny and pregnant App mare years ago- she fattened up and had a healthy filly

11/10/2009 11:03:52 PM

when we have our own place

11/10/2009 10:47:55 PM

You give them love......they love you back!

11/10/2009 10:41:53 PM

However, I just turned 70 & our current equines will probably outlive me!

11/10/2009 10:34:10 PM

Took in starving preg. mare/baby came 4 days later...2yr later..still have baby..love her to death.

11/10/2009 10:24:25 PM

late last yr...a preg. Appaloosa mare, sound, no problems...but was on her way to slaughter.

11/10/2009 10:22:25 PM

Because I can buy one for much less then it cost to adopt!!! Money mongers!

11/10/2009 10:11:15 PM

Not exactly adopt but did buy an ot TB to give her a home. More need to do this!

11/10/2009 10:08:44 PM

My mare was one of 19 weanlings that were rescued from a horse buyer that sold horses to slaughter.

11/10/2009 9:59:42 PM

We adopted 2 older horse from the local animal shelter and

11/10/2009 9:53:46 PM

adopted retiree as companion horse. He's healthy and sound

11/10/2009 9:53:42 PM

There are to many unwanted horses in the world that need a home. I didn't want to add to the problem

11/10/2009 9:53:38 PM


11/10/2009 9:49:46 PM

It needed someone to take care of it until its feet healed. It was too tall for our family however.

11/10/2009 9:48:37 PM

I got my colt this way, best lil buddy around!

11/10/2009 9:48:22 PM

I adopted a roping donkey jenny. She was the one roped. She has a good life with us.

11/10/2009 9:38:16 PM

Owners fell on hard times, and the little guy deserved a good life!

11/10/2009 9:33:19 PM

only goats

11/10/2009 9:23:12 PM

The horse did not work out at a summer camp and was going to go to auction.

11/10/2009 9:18:16 PM

8 years ago I rescued an abused horse throught the humane societyand he has been the greatest!

11/10/2009 9:08:13 PM

I bought a horse after realizing the pictures they sent of him showed severe malnutrition. Th

11/10/2009 8:55:38 PM

It's always been from people who could not afford to feed their horses.

11/10/2009 8:48:40 PM

The horse needed veterinary attention!

11/10/2009 8:48:03 PM

We adopted two that were destined for slaughter. The rescue was working with a killbuyer.

11/10/2009 8:46:15 PM

my beautiful mare was pulled from a kill pen as a 2yr old I would only adopt a rescue

11/10/2009 8:45:51 PM

To give another horse a good home with lots of love from me and my senior horse.

11/10/2009 8:45:45 PM

I was leasing him and he was too old to sell.

11/10/2009 8:43:25 PM

I knew the people needing to rehome two horses. And I would like to do this again.

11/10/2009 8:37:45 PM

It's great to be able to save a horse,and return it to good health.

11/10/2009 8:34:41 PM

We rescued 2 from neglect, but not through rescues. Recently rescued a 3rd via a group. love 'em!

11/10/2009 8:24:40 PM

I'm more interested in a horse meeting my preformance needs than adoptiong

11/10/2009 8:23:51 PM

I rescued a horse in 2000 he is now at least 32 yrs old & still loving life & especially food.

11/10/2009 8:16:52 PM

I don't care about pedigrees I am not breeding. Rescue horses need homes too.

11/10/2009 8:13:25 PM


11/10/2009 8:11:54 PM

I have adopted from the BLM and thru a rescue facility (starved mustang).

11/10/2009 8:10:06 PM

Got a gentle pony for child.OTTB they are great and need good homes.The most horse for the money

11/10/2009 8:08:35 PM

Until a year ago I have had at least one rescued Hackney Pony at all times this started in 1979.

11/10/2009 8:08:30 PM

I lack the energy to take care of more than three mares. Thanks

11/10/2009 8:08:27 PM

I would adopt a horse and train it if I were a LOT younger

11/10/2009 8:06:29 PM

PMU from Canada weanling

11/10/2009 8:04:16 PM

I always wanted to adopt a mustang

11/10/2009 8:02:42 PM

people are wanting to find homes for good horses

11/10/2009 7:34:32 PM

Can't say I adopted but I did take over a horse that was in need of a home for a small price.

11/10/2009 7:31:04 PM

Aged ex-circus horse needed quiet life, I needed live-in mannerly companion for stallion.

11/10/2009 7:21:30 PM

From a cruelty seizure, this was a horse I wanted but was sold to someone else

11/10/2009 7:17:47 PM

Saved 2 through an auction.

11/10/2009 7:10:32 PM

I'm helping them see that the horrors they've seen are in their past will NEVER be there again!

11/10/2009 7:09:41 PM

She was a lesson horse with heaves, I wanted to give her a better place to live.

11/10/2009 7:04:43 PM

Why not? Rescue horses can be as good as a purchased horse.

11/10/2009 7:02:14 PM

Have adopted/fostered 3 and am actively involved with a rescue

11/10/2009 6:57:36 PM

I adopted a rescue horse because I wanted to save a horse from an uncertain future.

11/10/2009 6:55:19 PM

Blazey adopted my husband

11/10/2009 6:55:11 PM

One from a Humane Society, another from a college, third from private owner ($1 sale)

11/10/2009 6:53:42 PM

I adopted her as a companion horse to my mare. She's a wonderful gal!

11/10/2009 6:51:17 PM

I'm not for saving all horses, but save a mannered, rideable horse, especially one that was loved.

11/10/2009 6:48:57 PM

Had 2 geldings, lost one and the other needed a companion.

11/10/2009 6:39:38 PM

can't afford more than the one horse I already have

11/10/2009 6:32:34 PM

A pony nobody wanted who was really sweet.

11/10/2009 6:31:57 PM

They were in very poor condition and would of never made it through winter

11/10/2009 6:29:43 PM

i've adopted from a rescue and by myself (convinced the people they needed to get rid of the horse(s

11/10/2009 6:28:48 PM

iI already have 2, no more room

11/10/2009 6:24:26 PM

I rescued a Qtr Horse mare who had foundered in both front feet then adopted her to recuperate.

11/10/2009 6:24:19 PM

The owner was letting the once beautiful mare starve to death, because he lost his job.

11/10/2009 6:18:55 PM

They make the best friends

11/10/2009 6:11:39 PM

people who fall on hard times, it's better to let their horses go to a good home

11/10/2009 6:08:01 PM

He was a sweet retiree who made a great companion to my "only" Arabian. He lived with us til he died

11/10/2009 6:07:58 PM

I no longer buy horses. There are so many out there that need love and TLC. I love getting a rescue!

11/10/2009 6:06:06 PM

A breeder had to repo several horses that were neglected. I took a mare, who was in foal.

11/10/2009 6:01:45 PM

He was rescued from the kill pen and needed a home. and I needed a compaion horse.

11/10/2009 6:00:19 PM

Because I could not stand the idea of The yearlings . Not surviving the winter.

11/10/2009 5:58:46 PM

Kentucky girl doing my part to support the TB industry and the love of the breed

11/10/2009 5:58:01 PM

I haven't as of yet, not saying I would never, however.

11/10/2009 5:30:49 PM

raising and training a wild mustang would be a rewarding experience

11/10/2009 5:30:28 PM

I adopted a horse but turned out to be rescue. The horse came to me with rain rot/lame & skinny.

11/10/2009 5:30:07 PM

Saw 2 pathetic horses, starving, brought them home, healthied them up, found a home for the 25 y.o.

11/10/2009 5:27:24 PM

mine was a older TB broodmare that became my pet/trail horse

11/10/2009 5:25:39 PM

worked with the horses and built a bond with them so kept them for life

11/10/2009 5:24:56 PM

My wild mustang chose and adopted ME from the USERL.

11/10/2009 5:23:51 PM

both the horse and the donkey were aged, and other options for their forever care were not good

11/10/2009 5:22:28 PM

Owners lost jobs/filed bankruptcy/could not handle horses but wanted them at good home--us!

11/10/2009 5:22:22 PM

Haven't due to lack of sufficent acreage

11/10/2009 5:21:38 PM

horse desperately needed a new home, underfed and very lonely

11/10/2009 5:20:49 PM

yearling was abused and neglected.

11/10/2009 5:11:40 PM

I adopted a mustang because Private livestock outnumber mustangs at least 200 to 1 on public land

11/10/2009 5:04:51 PM

gentle spirit in an abused body, I couldn't resist.

11/10/2009 4:53:16 PM

to many rules

11/10/2009 4:52:17 PM

2 out of 3 of my drafts were saved from slaughter...looking for #4.

11/10/2009 4:49:02 PM

Standardbred broken sesamoid, mare from riding stable now closed down

11/10/2009 4:48:56 PM

I keep four horses. One is always a rescue.

11/10/2009 4:47:49 PM

The owner was divorcing her husband & had to find anoither home for them to protect them from her ve

11/10/2009 4:46:27 PM

over the years all my horses have come from rescues.

11/10/2009 4:45:40 PM

Her owner needed to get rid of her, I kept her until I could find a very good home.

11/10/2009 4:40:55 PM


11/10/2009 4:32:36 PM

have also "saved" more than 5 from starvation.

11/10/2009 4:31:52 PM

To give back to horses who gave so much - a blind senior draft w/bad teeth & old laminitic App

11/10/2009 4:29:35 PM

she was bought by killers and I paid them $500 and $500 to a shipper to bring her to me

11/10/2009 4:28:52 PM

There are so many good horses out there who deserve a good home.

11/10/2009 4:26:11 PM

Went looking for a companion horse in need of a good home.

11/10/2009 4:25:49 PM

Paid $200 for a 20yr mare vet didn't think make it from neglect. She is great pasture pretty.

11/10/2009 4:24:34 PM

to save from slaughter truck - Even at 35+ yo she's the best horse ever!

11/10/2009 4:23:49 PM

needed a riding horse, helped out rescue

11/10/2009 4:13:01 PM

I have 5 adopted horses and 3 foster horses - from a rescue - best horses!

11/10/2009 4:12:52 PM

The animal was a good fit as a lesson horse for beginners with light duty. A student ended with him

11/10/2009 4:12:48 PM

one was a foal that had lost her mother at birth, and one was being neglected by her previous owners

11/10/2009 4:12:46 PM

Currently have 3 wonderful BLM mustangs plus have adopted and rehabilitated 2 abused horses.

11/10/2009 4:10:58 PM

I only have 5 acres and already own 3 horses. I show, so it would be hard to spend my limited money

11/10/2009 4:05:48 PM

we have 2 private rescues

11/10/2009 4:04:35 PM

But I would be careful to get the right horse.

11/10/2009 4:03:15 PM

aren't all horses "adopted"?

11/10/2009 4:01:01 PM

She is beautiful and she is blind. Adopting her was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

11/10/2009 3:57:40 PM

He was struck with shovels, ropes and bucked out of terror. I taught him to trust again not buck

11/10/2009 3:55:47 PM

I have also given forever homes to several horses not through a rescue

11/10/2009 3:51:00 PM

All five of my horses are Rescues!

11/10/2009 3:49:48 PM

trying to help out

11/10/2009 3:46:18 PM

nice horses that deserved a better chance at a good life

11/10/2009 3:45:21 PM

some rescues do not allow a resale or rehome, too restrictive

11/10/2009 3:44:18 PM

Two horses, a mule, and a donkey

11/10/2009 3:43:00 PM

I've adopted 2 and am also currently fostering one. They are FABULOUS!

11/10/2009 3:41:51 PM

I've done a personal slaughter rescue

11/10/2009 3:41:37 PM

some were too good to be true, others out of sympathy

11/10/2009 3:41:15 PM

The Tbs and Standardbreds I looked at at the time were not good prospects for long term soundness.

11/10/2009 3:41:15 PM

I took on a mare whose owner was ill.

11/10/2009 3:40:58 PM

There are a lot of great horses out there that need help!

11/10/2009 3:40:49 PM

A wonderful OTT, loved him very much

11/10/2009 3:39:43 PM

My mare was in the "kill pen" in Fallon, Nevada. A friend rescued her; 4-year-old track Thoroughbred

11/10/2009 3:39:32 PM

b/c of the "forever" clause. don't tell me I can't sell if I need too.

11/10/2009 3:38:20 PM

I have 4 adopted, 5 fostered from a local rescue. I believe in 2nd chances.

11/10/2009 3:37:29 PM

Kharma was unused, although wanted by an elderly owner (to much horse). My daughter loved her.

11/10/2009 3:34:56 PM

I adopted a yearling Wild Mustang from BLM-I knew I could provide an excellent home w/good nutrition

11/10/2009 3:34:13 PM

Standardbred, wonderful horse, so deserving. Best horse I've ever owned.

11/10/2009 3:28:59 PM

We helped out a friend & got a companion horse for ours, we then had to give her away to a good home

11/10/2009 3:27:33 PM

He was just right for my grandaughter

11/10/2009 3:26:34 PM

Financial reason have kept me from adopting as I can only afford one right now and I've had him yrs.

11/10/2009 3:25:53 PM

I have too many of my own to care for

11/10/2009 3:24:54 PM

too many hoops to jump through.

11/10/2009 3:22:38 PM

I've adopted 5 horses. 2 lived out their last year or 2 w/us, 2 retired from show, and 1 abuse case.

11/10/2009 3:22:09 PM

I have quit breeding and will abopt from now on.

11/10/2009 3:21:39 PM

I've adopted 3 horses from a rescue over the last 6 years.

11/10/2009 3:16:10 PM

She needed someone to care for her.

11/10/2009 3:13:12 PM

Horse was 22 yrs old & not well cared for...skin & bones-she's fat now!Getting lots of love & feed!

11/10/2009 3:12:23 PM

There are so many great animals in need, we should all help.

11/10/2009 3:09:54 PM

Adopted three mustangs and just love them, have adopted 19 off the track Thoroughbreds and retrained

11/10/2009 3:09:00 PM

Both horses needed a home. One was very abused. I love horses and did not have any.

11/10/2009 3:06:25 PM

Old TB abandoned at my stable and headed for the sale. She died about 4 yrs. later at 28.

11/10/2009 3:04:23 PM

At this time, I board 2 horses - can't afford to board a third.

11/10/2009 2:58:19 PM

He is now 35 years old so he is in a "forever home"!

11/10/2009 2:52:25 PM

Just got one from rescue and others from owner surrenders.

11/10/2009 2:50:46 PM

Adopted two donkeys from a rescue.

11/10/2009 2:47:55 PM

I have adopted 4 horses, 3 of the 4 have medical problems and the owners could not keep them.

11/10/2009 2:46:40 PM

she was living in manure 2 ft deep, hooves were curling up. couldn't leave her there

11/10/2009 2:43:43 PM

I pray that I am guided to have a rescue sanctuary. I need a starting point. thanks, susan 409-658

11/10/2009 2:15:44 PM

I took in a navicular thoroughbred so he would not be put down. I still have him and he is awesome!

11/10/2009 1:40:22 PM

Low price, good cause, good experience with it so far.

11/10/2009 1:05:21 PM

pity buy. Ended up euthanizing.

11/10/2009 1:04:22 PM

Emotional decision. No one wanted to take the time to rehab him-became MY teacher in understanding!

11/10/2009 12:06:38 PM

Rescued from neglectful situation (starved as a colt). Have seen worse neglect, sadly.

11/10/2009 11:58:43 AM

I adopt almost all of my animals.

11/10/2009 11:58:20 AM

Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, not really a rescue.

11/10/2009 11:35:27 AM

I'd do it in a heartbeat if I could afford it!

11/10/2009 11:30:23 AM

Injured owner, could not care for her horses.

11/10/2009 11:26:29 AM

Adopted my boy when school was done with him. He’s a total trip. Horsey story time is never dull!

11/10/2009 10:37:54 AM

Raised 3 from birth-know what I have.Cannot afford to take on possible medical/behavior problems

11/10/2009 10:23:41 AM

7 horses, 5 donkeys

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