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 450€ 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.

Harry – RESERVED

Harry is a lovely strong and small gelding. He worked very hard, and arrived with a very bad injury on his from knee.
Nowadays, he has no pain, can be ridden by children or small adults, only short hacks…
He is around 8/9 years old and is currently living in a heard.

Youngsters

We have lovely youngsters, between 6 months up to 2 years old. We want to make sure they will be adopted to a safe home, where they can play and be together with horses of their age.
They require loads of love and care, space, and time.

Gota

Beautiful mare of about 19 years.
She is a quite small mare, but very sweet. She is still gaining weight, but will be ridable.
She enjoys attention,but sometimes she gets a bit nervous.

Melanie

Melanie, is estimated to be almost 4 years old

Melanie is a lovely small mare, good for small adults or children. She is young and fresh, we are starting training with her.

Star

Star is around 3 years old. She is very sweet, young and fresh. She will need someone with loads of love 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.

Mocca

Mocca is around 4 years old. She is very sweet, and needs someone with loads of love 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.

Havana & Marian

Havana is 4 year old. She is small, around 1,38m+-, she had a little girl in January, who is called Marian.
Both waiting for a new home. She is super friendly when she trusts you.
She can be ridden but needs training.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa is around 10 year old. She is slightly bigger than Havana. She is a healthy girl, waiting for a new home.
She has a strong personality, and needs someone with experience. She is very friendly when she trusts you.
She can be ridden, but needs training.

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