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.
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!