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 14.1H Arab and approximately 12yo, that came to us as an Animal Control seizure. She arrived underweight and scared. Lilly has since blossomed into a more confident horse and would love to have daily interaction and training. Lilly does have allergies, an allergy blood test indicated she is allergic to most local grasses and hay as well as dust mites. Lilly would best be kept out of a barn stall/arena sitaution and fed small amounts of wetted hay and other complete feeds to keep up her weight. She is currently on Oxy-Gen and Immunize some supplements to aid her respiratory system and we are seeing positive results as she has required no medication in a year! 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 and on the trails. This girl would be perfect for any intermediate rider. As we follow the 20% rule for maximum weight a hores should carry, we would recommend Lilly best suited for a rider and tack to total no more than 200 lbs. To set up an appointment to meet Lilly please call us at 231-645-4674.
Dandy - Currently being fostered with option to adopt
This sweet gelding came to us as an owner's surrender. He is 25 years old, standing at approximately 11.2H and broke to ride. Dandy is current on his vaccinations and Coggins and will soon be UTD on dental and a farrier visit. Please submit an application if you feel he might be a good fit for your family. He will soon begin his training assessment as he is healthy and eager to show us what he can do.
Jesse - Available for adoption - $600
This handsome 13yo, Arab/QH, gelding has come back into the HNR program seeking a new home as his former adopter was moving and figured he needed someone to spend a little more time with him. Jesse is an excellent trail horse that has been on endurance rides in the past. He is 15-15.1H hands and requires an intermediate level rider who is actively engaged in riding as this boy has energy. His ground manners are good but he does have a tendency to push boundries. Jesse is UTD on vaccinations, dental & farrier. Currently Jesse is being fostered in Boyne City till we have room at the Rescue. Please consider submitting an application if he sounds like a good match for you.
Spice: Currently rehabilitating and not yet available for adoption
This 21 year-old, Tennessee Walker mare 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 now HNR will continue to assist Spice with her continued weight gain and training so she wil be available for future placement. Spice will be looking for a home offer of an experienced handler that is confident and patient as Spice needs time and consistency to learn to trust once again. Be sure to follow Spice's journey toward wellness.
Nike - Rehabilitating & not yet available for adoption
Nike is a 10 year old Thoroughbred, standing about 17HH, that came to us via a Benzie Animal Control intercept. He is very sweet and eager to be getting reguar meals and TLC from our team of Volunteers. Nike came into HNR at a body score 1 (meaning very emaciated) and he is doing very well in his weight and muscle gain. Nike does not mind being haltered, having a blanket being put on/off or picking up his feet for the farrier. We are excited to see what this boy knows under saddle as his ground manners are pretty good for an ex-racing horse. Nike's JC name is Wilma's Numberone and he raced in Louisiana. If you would like to be a monthly sponsor to Nike until he placed available for adoption, please click on our Paypal link at the bottom of our website.
Charlotte - Rehabilitating & not yet available for adoption
This super sweet mare came to us as an Animal Control surrender. She is a 20 year old grade paint mare standing at about 15 hands tall and AC was told she has a background in 4H.
Charlotte will need to gain some more weight and then be evaluated before she is ready for adoption, but keep an eye open to follow her progress and availability!
Chelsea - Rehabilitating and not yet available for adoption
This loveable mare is about 23 years old and 14.1 hands tall. She has a very sweet, mild disposition, and enjoys attention. We were told she is very well broke and will make a great kids horse. Once she is at a healthy weight, we will be evaluating her training and then she will be available for adoption.
*To those who are concerned for her, the halter mark on her nose is not damage to her skin, just mussed up hair. With plenty of grooming and shedding, it will be gone soon!