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 is currently being fostered but would love to have a forever home. If you are looking for a companion horse and have other equines, we would consider a fee-waived life-long-lease in which this pretty girl could be yours. She does not have many teeth left so a mash and moistened hay is what keeps this girl healthy. She loves the barn life and is the herd boss among another horse and two donkeys currently. For more information, call 231-645-4674.
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. We were told she is 17yo and is not broke to ride but we heard she was once taught to drive so Abby is currently undergoing some training to see what her future might hold. One thing we do know is that she is a sweetheart who stands quietly and loves to be pampered. Abby is now at a healthy weight and avaialble for adoption for $800 with a Right to First Refusal Agreement. If you have not completed an adoption application, please do so soon as this girl is special and call 231-645-4674 to meet her.
This 17yo, 14H gelding came to us through Animal Control from the Upper Peninsula. He has a puppy dog personality and has been started with consistent ground training and just completed his first ride. He has yet to figure out gaits under saddle and needs to solidify his knowledge of cues. Videos of Gibbs in training can be found on our FaceBook page. Gibbs is considered a project horse at this time and is avaialble for $350. Once his training increases, his price may increase. Submit an adoption application and $25 fee and/or set-up a time to meet this cute boy.
This pretty mare was found estray in a cemetery in Manistee County in March. She was named through an online naming contest to raise funds for her rehabilitation. Paige is now on the road to putting on some weight and feeling healthier so her assessment for rideability will be started. She is so mellow to both humans and horses. Paige has a lip tattoo that has her as a 2005 Thoroughbred who stands about 15.1H. Based on personality alone, she would be great for a beginner owner who is looking for a gentle soul or pasture pet. Call 231-645-4674 for a meet n' greet or submit your application so we can get pre-screeing completed before she is made avaialble.
Red is an Appaloosa standing 14.2H that is looking for a new family with other equine to call his own. He has been occasionally ridden last year and prefers a slower pace on the trails. He is fine with hauling around the grandchildren based on his previous owner. Red is a willing partner for a confident beginner who neck reins beautifully. If he sounds like the perfect approximately 22yo horse for your family, please consider submitting an application and setting up a time for a meet n' greet. He is avaialble for adoption at $500.