Are you thinking of adopting an HNR horse?
Here is a list of our housing requirements:
- Companion animal(s) – horses, ponies, minis, mules or donkeys
- One plus acre of pasture per equine, mixture of grassy and dry-lot areas preferred
- Safe fencing – non-climbing, no barb wire, and t-posts must be capped
- Minimum of a three-sided safe shelter large enough to house all the animals in that pasture
- Fresh water tank(s) and a tank heater for the cold months accessible at all times
- A mineral/salt block accessible at all times
- Adequate dry hay storage
- Ability to grain horses daily if they start to drop weight
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 and Greet by calling 231-645-4674, leaving your name and phone number and date & time preferred. Meet and Greets without an application submitted occur the first and third Thursdays of every month from 3-6pm and on the first and third Saturday of every month from 10a-1pm. NOTE: This is a very basic 30 minute time to interact with the horse.
3. If your application and fee have been submitted, we allow for a 60 minute visit with the prospective horse that interests you and more extensive handling of the horse will be permitted. Again, call 231-645-4674 to set up that appointment by leaving your name, phone number and our Barn Manager will call you back to get it scheduled.
4. 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.
5. This application will expire after two years from date of signature or adoption of a HNR horse or whichever comes first.
6. 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 is a 14.1H Arab and approximately 10yo, that came to us as an Animal Control seizure. She arrived underweight and very skiddish. Lilly needs a home with an experienced, patient adopter. She is very willing to learn once she trusts you. Lilly does have mild heaves and does better on square bales than round bales. Lilly is standing better for the farrier now, loves her stall and grooming time. She is UTD on teeth and vaccinations and ready for a new chapter to her life. Lilly has started consistent groundwork and has had a couple of quiet rides in the roundpen! She is a quick learner and is available for $200 to the right home.
Quantro came to HNR thru an Animal Control seizure. We don't have complete information on his history other than he is approximately 17yo and 16H. He is a Trakehner that had been seen at a former Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic. Quantro came in as a stallion and has been gelded since. He is currently being fostered and is slowly being introduced to pasturing with other horses as it appears he has lived apart from others for quite some time. Quantro has good ground manners and tends to be better with women than men. Adoption Pending!
Ivy is a gorgeous, 20 yo Welsh Cobb standing at 14 hands. Ivy is doing very well with her training by learning that new experiences are not scary. She is cautious but not terrified. Ivy's ground manners are coming along nicely by accepting a saddle pad without concern and she has a sweet demeanor. Ivy is considered a Project Horse and is available for $350. As her training advances, her price will go up so make an appointment today to visit with this pretty Bay.
This beautiful, Morgan/Arab mare came to HNR as an auction intercept from an owner that recognized this mare needed another chance. Misty stands at 15.1H and is only 11 years old. She is a very willing partner that knows how to neck rein and moves off of a variety of leg cues. She would be best for an intermediate to advanced rider who is familiar with cues so there is no cunfusion for Misty. If you have an interest in meeting Misty, please see our Meet n' Greet times listed above and if she seems like she might be just the right newest member of your herd, please consider filling out an adoption application in advance. Misty is available for adoption for $500.