Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Everyone involved in our program is completely volunteer and 100% of all donations and adoption fees go back into the care of another needy horse. The meager adoption fees that we charge for the horses only begins to help cover expenses, and we greatly appreciate any donations to help us with our work and the horses. Many horses stay here for long periods of time before finding a home, and we even have horses who have been permanently retired here as well.
The horses that come to us come for many reasons and each horse has it's own story. They all have one thing in common, they need a loving and caring home. Our rules and policies are the accumulation of years of experience and planning. We are looking for good people with big hearts willing to share their lives with a horse who needs their help. For the folks who understand this, we greatly appreciate the help and support you have shown. If you are new to MHWF, then please read our Placement Agreement which is contained in our Application. We sincerely thank you for your support.
Why adoption over purchasing a horse?
While many people prefer to outright buy their horses, we feel that adoption has many advantages over outright buying. The main reason of course is that horses up for adoption need homes. The people who donate their horses are rarely interested in tax write-offs. What they
want to know is how can they find a new home for their horse without sending it off to auction or who knows where. That's the main advantage to horse adoption programs and the only reason we retain ownership of the horses for a period after that horse is adopted. We
are accountable to the people who trusted us enough to donate their horse and keep it from harm. We are here to give any horse a second chance at a great life. Thank you for reading and I hope you will visit our website to learn more.
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.