Is Adopting From A Rescue Right For You?Horses
of average age that are well broke and healthy are rarely available for adoption. Horses that need "rescue"
in the first place are going to involve some particular care. Most available horses in our rescue will be in one or more of
of these categories will require different things from you as an adoptive owner. There is no one category that is really easier
than another; each one depends on your own skill set and setup. In evaluating those things what do you have offer to your
prospective horse?Consider the following:
age (usually over 15 and most over 20.)
young age or green who had an inexperienced owner
Health problems, usually requiring ongoing and perhaps permanent treatment
Health problems that is temporary but serious,
such as extreme malnutrition
(wild) horses that haven't been handled or have been handled badly
Problems that may be quite difficult to correct (serious bucking/biting/kicking/etc.)
Shelter: Horses with health problems or age issues may need special
Feral horses and ones with vices will usually need more room to exercise.
Available Grazing: especially important in situations where you
won't have plenty of supplemental feed.
to medical care: Horses with health/malnutrition problems or older horses may need special access.
Experience: Caring for a green/feral horse
or one with vices usually requires quite a bit of horse experience.
Young/untrained horses or those will vices will require much patience.
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