Horse North Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
The Adoption Process
1. Fill out an adoption application and submit a nonrefundable $25 dollar adoption application fee via the Paypal button on our website & FaceBook page or by mailing a check to Horse North Rescue, PO Box 76 Kingsley, MI 49649
2. Schedule a Meet n' Greet by calling or texting 231-645-4674 and leaving your name and phone number with date & time preferred. NOTE: This is a very basic 30 minute time to interact with the horse. If you have submitted an adoption application, additional time and equine handling is encouraged.
3. Should you be interested in a horse that is not currently available for adoption, we encourage you to submit an application so we can get the preliminary site visit and paperwork started. All horses will be given at least two weeks advertised as "available" before the selection process begins.
4. This application will expire after two years from date of signature or adoption of a HNR horse or whichever comes first.
5. The dedicated volunteers at HNR will conduct a site visit, check on the references you provide and discuss further with you whether that particular horse will be the most suitable for your family.
Please note: All HNR horses are adopted out on a 'right to first refusal contract' meaning if you cannot or should no longer wish to own the horse, HNR must be contacted prior to the horse being advertised or transferred to another home.
Lilly -Available for Adoption $350
Lilly is a beautiful 14.1 hand Arabian mare, approximately 12 years old, that came to us as an Animal Control seizure. She has been started walk/trot under saddle though still not riding in a bit, and had two impressive outings on the trails where she handled bicycles, hikers, and dirt bikes. Lilly does have allergies, an allergy blood test indicated she is allergic to dust mites and also to most local grasses and hay - though she is least allergic to timothy and alfalfa. Her full allergy test information will be available to her future adopters. Lilly would best be kept out of a barn stall/arena situation and fed small amounts of wetted hay and other complete feeds . She is currently on Oxy-Gen and Immunize supplements to aid her respiratory system and we are seeing positive results. She will not be able to be in heavy competition, but can certainly enjoy life as a light riding horse. At this time she will still require a skilled and rider to complete her training and bring her to her best potential, though a confident intermediate rider with professional guidance could also suit. As we follow the 20% rule for maximum weight a horse should carry, we would recommend Lilly best suited for a rider and tack to total no more than 200 lbs.
Spice: Currently rehabilitating and not yet available for adoption
Spice is a beautiful , 21 year old Tennessee Walker mare who came to HNR from an Animal Control intercept via Menonminee County in the UP. Friends of UPAWS and Sally's Fund took her under their wing and did the initial weeks of care, and she finished her weight gain and recovery with Horse North. Spice came in very thin with a severe case of ulcers. She is now at a very good weight and has been treated for the ulcers, but she has some defensiveness as a result of being handled and ridden with that constant ulcer pain. She has made good progress, but it is important not to rush her as she continues to work with our trainer to regain her trust in people. We will post updates on her journey.
Nike - Available for Adoption $1,250
Chelsea - Fostering - Not Available
Jac, Jockey Club name JacQuick, is a 13 year old, unraced OTTB standing about 16.2 hands. We have ridden him walk/trot/canter in both English and Western saddles (he does not neck rein) and both in an arena and on the trail. He has worked great under saddle for us, but he will require an experienced rider to continue to bring out that confidence in him. He has yet to spook with us, but when concerned about something, he needs to be given time to look at it and process it. If forced past or carrying a nervous rider, he would likely struggle much more. Jac has ridden out alone on the trails with us. He was alert but willing, and eager to head back to the barn but responsive to being asked to walk.
Jac is generally very amenable, but he is big and he knows it, and he will try to throw his weight if he is concerned about what he is being asked to do (the only place we have seen this so far is trailer loading) so he needs a calm, confident handler who will not be frightened by his size.
He also has a picky digestive system and requires proper diet and management. He is susceptible to ulcers and will need some continued support, we will provide potential adopters with diet recommendations. Also very important: he is very defensive about grain. He will strike at other horses, whether they are nearby/even have access to his pasture or not. If he perceives them as any threat to his feed, he will lash out. He should be fed separated from other horses and allowed to eat in peace.
All of this is not to drive anyone away from considering this beautiful boy, but merely to be very up front with Jac's needs so as to ensure a proper home. He could make an excellent riding partner for the right person, so if you think that is you, please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions or to send in an adoption application and set up a time to come meet him.
Hwin - Not Yet Available
Hwin is an approximately 20 year old, Quarter Horse type mare standing about 14.2 hands tall. Her hooves are quite long and need some good trimming, but otherwise she is in great shape. Once her feet are cleaned up we will get her going under saddle and she will be available for adoption when we know what type of rider she needs. We are hopeful from what we've been told that she will come back well and be an easy ride!
Misty - Not Yet Available
Bones - Not Yet Available
Violet - Rehabilitating - Not Yet Available
Flash - Rehabilitating - Not Yet Available
Quarter Horse Gelding