How to

Adopt

Colorado Horse Rescue is the home of unbridled potential. We welcome horses of all breeds, disciplines and circumstances who are looking for their forever homes.

IT’S ALL IN

THE STRATEGY.

Horses aren’t like dogs and cats. They’re a whole different animal — literally and figuratively — so they require a more strategic adoption process to ensure lasting bonds and forever homes. We don’t take this responsibility lightly, which is why we take a highly detail-oriented, future-facing approach to every single adoption.

After all, sending a horse home with their new owner is a moment we all wait for, and it simply can’t be rushed. CHR’s careful matching process results in fewer returns than many rescues, and it’s our goal to reach an annual return rate of zero.

The Steps

1

Visit

Come out to the Rescue during open visitor hours to meet our team, take a walk around and see the horses. Please note that CHR is currently closed to drop in visits due to COVID-19.

2

Match Profile

Complete a match profile to tell us about your handling/riding experience and the type of horse you’re interested in.

3

Conversation

We’ll be in touch to discuss your match profile within a week of your submission.

4

Meet Your Horse

If we have a good match for you, we will schedule times for you to meet with the horse and one of our trainers. We require at least 2 visits at the Rescue before adoption.

5

Adopt

If it’s a good match, we will complete a site visit of your home or boarding facility and complete the adoption process. The full adoption fee and signed contract are due at this time.

6

Welcome Home

Make transportation arrangements and bring your equine companion to their new home. It’s time to begin your life together.

I’M READY.

Completing a horse match profile is the first step to adoption, and there’s no commitment required. While we certainly consider the specific horse(s) you list as your interest, we may also suggest other CHR horses we feel could make a better match.

CLOVER

Clover is a nice horse, willing and requires a confident rider to provide support both in the saddle and from the ground. Her adopter should be at least intermediate level riding ability with some problem solving skills or resources for problem solving.

TESS

Beautiful Arabian mare on the ground and under saddle. Is excelling with consistent, fair training. W/T/C.

HAVANA

Lovely young mare who needs a consistent and kind handler to take her to new levels.

SHOTZI

A beautiful horse that is a bit of a spitfire! In a collaborative effort with four other Colorado rescues, 58 dude ranch horses found safe landings. Shotzi is one of the 11 CHR took in! She is sound, rideable and has a great mind.

EVERY ONE, A WINNER.

Circumstances may change, but potential always endures. Meet the adoptable horses of Colorado Horse Rescue.

NOT READY TO ADOPT?

We understand the commitment that a horse requires. If you’re not quite ready to adopt, sponsorship is a great in-between option.