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.
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. Lilly 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. Lilly has started consistent groundwork and has just had her first ride! 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. Sadie just finished a couple of months at a foster experiencing goats, cattle, and living contently with geldings.
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 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. Adoption pending!
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. Paige just completed a couple of quiet rides and she is now available for adoption at $500. Adoption Pending!
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. Adoption pending!
Ivy is a gorgeous, 20 yo Welsh Cobb standing at 14 hands. She has had limited training, but has a kind eye and willing demeanor. Ivy is not yet available for adoption, however, please be watching our FaceBook page and website as her training advances.