Members of the Colorado horse community…

Rescues across the state are full, and there are still many disadvantaged horses in need of help. You can make a difference by opening up your barn and your heart to a rescued horse in need of a place to stay. With every horse that goes into foster care, a new space is opened up at CHR’s facility. We are looking for foster families that are willing to take on the responsibility of caring for a horse or two by providing food, shelter, farrier care, medical attention, companionship, and in some cases training and riding, until a permanent home can be found.

CHR generally fosters out non-rideable companion horses, or rideable horses that are going to a training facility. Other rideable horses are kept at the rescue so that they are more easily visible during the adoption process.

Please fill out our Foster Home Application if you would like to be considered for eligibility.
Online forms not for you? Download a hard copy of the Foster Application to print and mail.

Foster families agree to the following:

  • They permit a CHR representative to conduct a site visit at the prospective foster care facility prior to approval of the foster home, and at 3 months and 6 months after the horse leaves CHR.
  • They adhere to CHR’s Standards of Care for the fostered horse (see staff for details).
  • They cover all costs associated with caring for the fostered horse including, but not limited to: hay, feed, vet care, and farrier work.
  • They allow potential adopters to schedule visits with the fostered horse. (A CHR representative accompanies the potential adopter on all visits).
  • Tax benefit…Foster families may deduct any out-of-pocket expenses associated with caring for a fostered horse and are always welcome to apply to adopt their special equine friend.
  • Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster family. However, if you feel that you are unable to foster or adopt at this time, please consider our sponsorship program—it’s another great way to help the horses!