Horses for adoption
Why we ask for an adoption fee?
Adopting a horse doesn’t mean getting a horse for free or very cheap.
Who really know us, know how much effort, time and money we invest into each and every horse we rescue.
We feel it is important to ask for an adoption fee that is at an acceptable value. If we did not recover some of our expenses, we would not be able to continue doing what we do.
Our expenses far exceed our donations and we are paying a lot out of our own pockets and savings to keep saving horses. The adoption fees are used to reduce that financial burden.
Aside from the purchase cost of the rescue horse, we incur basic costs immediately after rescue. Feeding cost, transport, deworming, equine dentist, farrier, basic vet. check, microchip and passport.
So you see in the first week, we spend at least 350€ for each horse we rescue. Let’s call this, the first rescue costs. We have many nice pastures, some paddocks, and none of our horses 24/7 in a stable. We keep our monthly costs per horse very low, an average of 60€. A horse that comes to us, needs in average 6 months to recover and find a forever home.
Summing, the first rescue costs at 350€ and 6 months of recovering at 360€, is a total of 710€ each horse. if we rescue a stallion you have to add the cost of gelding him. If the horse has leg problems, was starving, or has some other issue, adicional supplements should be given, this costs should also not be forgotten.
Rescued horses have been neglected. Most horses need a lot more veterinarian care than the basic costs, to get them back to health and on the way to a new life in a forever home.
Now also keep in mind that you would have spend the same amount or more if you rescued that exact same horse yourself.
We drive around all day every day, week in and week out, to give water and food to all our rescue horses, help horses in need and visit the new home of the owner, we don’t get paid for the work and time.
In order to continue rescuing we feel it is justified to ask an adoption fee, we have adoptions starting at 150€ and go up to 350€ for recovered and healthy horse and sometimes even a bit more, if we have spent time on training the horse.
Besides, by paying an adoption fee you are directly sponsoring the next rescue. And of course, by adopting making space for new rescues.
She battled through pregnancy, She survived dehydration and starvation. And look at her now!
A beautiful mare, looking for a forever home.
Muggi is about 7 years old, looking for a forever home where she can be the best friend/companion. She has problems on her back legs, thus can not be ridden.
She is super friendly to who conquers her heart, grumpy when she is not sure yet.
Lady is about 10 years old, and has been through a lot.
She has worked a lot, doing carriage work, and was super skinny.
When she arrived here, we gave her the well-desirved freedom she needed. She liked that a lot, maybe even a bit too much.
When she is not worked frequently, she starts to have aggressive behavior to defend herself.
But, if worked… she enjoys and gains trust. She loves to be ridden and do some carriage work.
She needs a 5* home, with someone who has enough experience.
Are you the horse (wo)man she is searchng for?
Beautiful calm mare of about 12 years.
She is still gaining weight, but will be ridable.
She has a calm and friendly temparament, suitable also for children.
She is around 1,54m
Cacau is a 9 year old gelding for experienced ridders. His height is about 1.48m
Cacau is a horse that needs retraining, but is both ridden and was used for carriage work. He was castrated in April 2019. He is a horse for experienced riders, as now he is healthy and strong, he is a playful horse.
He is good with other horses, as long as he is the boss.
Are you in love with Cacau?
Do you have space and love to give?
Are you that person with a lot of patience and love?
Caramelo is a 7 year old gelding. Due to having worked almost untill death, his legs are “used”.
He is only suitable as companion horse, can’t be ridden.
He is super friendly and good with other horses.
Favorito is a gelding, estimated to be almost 30 years, he is the oldest rescue horse we have.
We found him still working, full of wounds and very weak.
He is now ready to find a home where he can be loved untill the end of his life.
Jinny is a beautiful old mare is estimated to be around 26 years old.
She has had many injuries in life and can’t be ridden. But she loves cuddles.
She is now ready to find a home where she can be loved untill the end of her life.
Gorgeous filly for adoption!
Kika is approx 2 years old. We rescued Kika last summer along side her mother Chica (not sure if you remember?). What a beautiful girl she has turned into. Kika is already quite big for her age, so we think she will be a big horse once fully grown. She is super sweet, kind and loveling. She adores her morning cuddles.
Mocca is around 3 years old. She is very affraid, and needs someone with pacience and time to give.
She is super friendly when she trusts you.
She had a bad injury on her back leg, but walks fine by now.