Rescue Horse Adoption Requirements

orses will be placed in the home most suitable for each individual horse. Horses are seeking permanent adoptive homes and may not be sold, given away or used for breeding. Horse Protection retains ownership rights to the adopted horses. In the event that the placement does not work out for any reason, the adopted horse must be returned to Horse Protection, or may be transferred to a new adopter after approval for adoption by Horse Protection and completion of an adoption agreement before the horse changes possession.

Adoptive homes must have a minimum of 2 acres of grass pasture per horse, horse safe fencing and shelter. Adoption to private homes is preferred as is a natural environment where the adopted horse is living with other horses. All Horse Protection horses are barefoot and it is great when they can stay barefoot. These horses are suitable for one rider only, not for multiple riders. It is necessary to establish a bond, trust and partnership with your adopted horse.

All unstarted, untrained, green horses require an experienced horse person with a background of training horses and who has a training plan for the horse’s education. Horse Protection reserves the right to approve or deny a potential adoptive home at Horse Protection’s sole discretion.

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Adoption Process

A completed adoption application must be received by Horse Protection Association of Florida before any specific horse can be considered for the applicant. The adoption application must include photos of:

  • The facility where the horse will be kept
  • Turnout, pasture
  • Fences
  • Water sources
  • Barn
  • Shelter
  • Photo’s of currently owned horses and/or dogs
Adopters of rideable horses come to the Horse Protection farm to spend time working with their potential horse. Out of state applications must submit a video showing the potential adopter riding and working with a horse to demonstrate their abilities and level of horsemanship.

Mail completed application with all necessary photos and documentation to:

Horse Protection Association of Florida
20690 N.W. 130th Avenue
Micanopy, Florida 32667