Horse Protection Association of Florida (HPAF) is a 501c3 charitable equine welfare organization founded in 1990. Providing equine rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption services. Providing assistance to law enforcement and animal agencies with cruelty investigations and the care and placement of horses. promoting and teaching horse care and humane, natural methods of training for horses.
Come Meet our Pets:
Located in Marion County Florida between Ocala and Gainesville. Vistors are welcome by appointment and volunteers help at the farm seven days a week as well as at events. Horses available for adoption can be seen on the HPAF web site along with the adoption application.
Our Adoption Process:
Horses are adopted out under a contractual agreement. Horses may not be sold or given away. Each applicant must complete and adoption application and come to the HPAF farm in Micanopy to work with their potential horse.
Why should you adopt?
horses can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a horse for sale or finding a horse breeder, adopting a horse from
an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a horse to your family.
Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for
a horse. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or
attention your horse needs, and many other important things about how to
house and care for a horse. There are different types of horses
including Andalusian, Appaloosa, Appendix, Arabian, Belgian, Clydesdale, Curly Horse, Donkey/Mule/Burro/Hinny, Draft, Friesian, Gaited, Grade, Gypsy Vanner, Haflinger, Lipizzaner, Miniature, Missouri Foxtrotter, Morgan, Mustang, Norwegian Fjord, Paint/Pinto, Palomino, Paso Fino, Percheron, Peruvian Paso, Pony - Chincoteague, Pony - Connemara, Pony - Dales, Pony - Dartmoor, Pony - Fell, Pony - New Forest, Pony - Other, Pony - Shetland, Pony - Welsh, Pony - of America, Quarterhorse, Rocky Mountain, Saddlebred, Standardbred, Tennessee Walking Horse, Thoroughbred, Trakhener, and Warmblood.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.