Horses are placed in forever homes with the intent they will remain there until their passing. We do not do trials or short-term fosters except in certain circumstances. Placement agreements are legally binding and the same terms as an adoption, but the term "foster" is for your benefit and allows you to track and deduct the horse's yearly expenses.
We have rideable and companion only horses available. [click here for available horses] They arrive fully vaccinated with a current negative coggins. Homes are responsible for their expenses while in their care, i.e., farrier, hay, feed and basic veterinary care. All tangible foster care expenses are tax deductible. Horses are placed in fully screened homes within 4 hours of our location (Hughesville, MD 20637). Homes must agree to sign a lifetime agreement.
Being Maryland based we require all homes, regardless of the state, to meet (exceed) Maryland's Standards of Care. No barb wire or single strand electric will be approved; high tensile fence is acceptable, but all fencing must be well maintained. Additionally, there must be a minimum structurally sound permanent 10x10 space available.
To complete our screening process email or message us on Facebook the following information along with clear photos of the shelter and fencing where the horse(s) will be kept:
Full Legal Name:
Which horse(s) are you interested in?
Do you own/rent/other your residence? If other, please describe.
Do you own/lease/board where this horse will be kept?
If lease the property, do you have a formal written lease? How long is its term (in years)?
How many acres do you have?
What type of fencing?
Do you have other animals? What kind? How are they kept?
What is the intended use of the horse?
Please describe your riding level of expertise?
Please describe your horse handling level of expertise?
Please describe your horse training level of expertise?
Do you have experience working with abused/neglected horses?
Who will ride the adopted horse? What is their age and riding level?
Who will be responsible for feeding/training/general care?
If you are the responsible party, who takes care of the horse when you are out of town? *
How much do you anticipate spending yearly on feed/hay, farrier, veterinary care, board (if applicable)?
How often does a horse need worming? Farrier care? Dental care?
What vaccinations do you give?
What would you do with the horse if you had to move?
What is the name and number of your veterinarian? *
What is the name and number of your farrier? *
Have you ever been issued a warning/citation, or been convicted for a violation against animals? If so, please explain?
Have you ever sold a horse to auction or surrendered an animal to a rescue/other? If so, please explain?
Reference 1 (non related) Include Phone Number
Reference 2 (non related) Include Phone Number
* Your vet and farrier reference MUST have seen your horse(s) at their current location in the last year.
In the event you have not had a horse in the last year or so but still want to adopt we will allow it IF the horse is boarded at a fully compliant professional boarding facility with vet and farrier references. In Maryland, stables must be fully licensed. https://portal.mda.maryland.gov/stables
We call all references, we review pictures, we look up address...
Horse can be boarded or kept at home, but the screening process is the same - no exceptions.
Falcon is mid-late teens 15.2hh Standardbred mare. She was pulled from the kill pen in Shippensburg with a load of other horses scheduled to ship to Mexico. She is a friendly, in your pocket girl, loves people, and has good ground manners. She is sound. She's had a saddle on, but never tested with a rider. She gets along well with other horses. She would be suitable as a companion or light riding partner with some work.
George is a retired race horse with some track jewels. He is a sweet horse that we believe will be suitable for pleasure riding. His knee is healed from an old injury but he rides sound.
Holly is an aged Thoroughbred mare. She was pulled from the kill pen in Shippensburg. She was very skinny and has been steadily gaining weight. She is very sweet. Loves people and attention. She only has one eye, and her identity is unknown as her tattoo is unreadable. Holly has a very sore back, so she is unrideable. Available as companion only.
Lego is a late teens - early 20s 15.1hh Quarter horse gelding. He is well broke and rides nicely. He is seeking a walk trot light riding job for a child or small adult. Suitable for a companion or light riding job only.
Linus is an unregistered 16YO 14.2hh Quarter horse gelding. He will take a saddle and knows how to lunge. He is very very sweet. Loves people and human attention. Ground ties. He is green and requires someone with the time and patience to train him. He was gelded late in life so should only be kept with other geldings - he has NOT been with mares, and out of an abundance of caution, he shouldn't be in a mixed herd. He's an easy keeper and only requires hay.
Ralfie is an aged cross gelding. He took direction under saddle well but doesn't appear to have formal training. He does as asked - will cross water, went out by himself. He is seeking a walk trot light riding job for a child or small adult. Suitable for a companion or light riding job only.
Sam is a late teens 15.2hh gaited mare. She is sound and rideable. Good under saddle, but nervous so she requires a confident rider. She does everything asked of her. She is easy to work with, and requires a quiet gentle person. So if you are looking for a sassy, opinionated beautiful mare to hit the trails with then this might be your girl.
To It and From It is a 14YO bay Thoroughbred mare. She was previously used for dressage and eventing but can't handle the bigger fences and longer country courses anymore. She knows how to side pass and will jump anything. She is sound for low level walk-trot-canter dressage work and small jumps; she gets sore if the jumps are too high. She is UTD on shots, coggins and farrier. She is healthy with current xrays (available for viewing to screened homes). *She does have a placement fee.
Bossy is a retired race horse having won over 180k. For her efforts she was bred, sent to auction, and left on a dealer lot with stitches from a head injury still in her skin. She is rideable and sound.