The Adoption Process
Horse North Rescue's goal is to place horses in permanent loving homes. Our adoption process is aimed at finding the best possible homes for our horses.
In order to adopt a HNR horse, an interested adopter must first fill out an adoption application
and submit a nonrefundable $25 dollar adoption application fee via Paypal on our website
or by mailing a check to Horse North Rescue, PO Box 76 Kingsley, MI 49649
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.
This application will expire after two years from date of signature or adoption of a HNR horse or whichever comes first.
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.
Please call or email us with any questions or to arrange a meet n' greet with our horses.
Sea Jade is a sweet, almost 28 year old Throroughbred mare that has been with HNR for quite some time. She gave to others her whole life and now is our time to give back to her by keeping her safe and comfortable at a foster home where she is a pasture friend to Cassidy. Please consider sponsoring Jade for a month or two as she is our sanctuary horse. If you are looking for a companion horse and have other equines, we would consider a fee-waived life-long-lease for this pretty girl. Call 231-645-4674 for more information.
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. Lucy does have mild heaves and does better on square bales than round bales. Lucy 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. We are unsure if she is broke but consistent ground training is under-way and she is a quicker learner. Lilly is available for $200 to the right home.
This pretty mare is an approximately 12yo, Trakehner standing at 15.2H. This spirited girl came to us as an animal control seizure underweight and in need of much TLC. She is a quick learner and wants to please. Sadie is in need of an experienced handler willing to take her on as a project as she has so much potential. Her ground manners are pretty good, but we are unsure if she is broke to ride. She does not like to be closed in a stall and does paw when she gets anxious. Sadie is available to an approved adopter for $350. UPDATE: Sadie is being fostered with a wonderful family till May 20. She is enjoying new experiences with geldings and around cattle, dogs, and goats.
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. He is considered a project horse and is available for adoption at $350.
This 17.2H Belgian mare came to us through an Animal Control case in the Upper Peninsula. She is still rehabilitating to gain weight and get her overgrown/chipped feet under control. We were told she is 17yo and is not broke to ride but we heard she was once taught to drive. One thing we do know is that she is a sweetheart who stands quietly and loves to be pampered. Please consider sponsoring her for a tax dedutible donation.
This 14H gelding came to us through Animal Control from the Upper Peninsula. He has a puppy dog personality and has been started with consistent training. We were told Gibbs is 17yo and is not broke to ride so our Trainer, Marian, is taking it slow. If you are contemplating adoption, please be sure to fill out an adoption application and submit with your $25 fee so we can start the screening process as we hope this boy will be ready for a new home perhaps as soon as the start of summer.
This pretty mare was found estray in a cemetery in Manistee County. She was named through an online naming contest to raise funds for her rehabilitation. She will need some good groceries and time to be assessed so we hope to have her available in the near future. We are unsure of her past and if she is broke to ride, so training and assessment are in her future. She has a lip tattoo that has her as a 2005 Thoroughbred, but she has more of a Standardbred body frame and stands about 15.1H.