We cover the entire state of Texas! While it's not unheard of for us to adopt out-of-state, we don't transport adopted horses (that is the responsibility of the adopter.) And, if the adopter were to return the horse, again the adopter is responsible for the transportation back to the ranch.
Because it is important to us to know that the horse and their new parents are a good fit, we also require that adopters spend time with their prospective new family member which means a trip to Texas :) Adopting because you like the look of a horse or because they have a good profile sets up the horse and adopter for a failed adoption - meaning the horse is returned to us and that is hard on the horse.
We also do follow-ups on our adopted horses! This is an important process as that is how we insure the horse is being well cared for and not in any danger. If you live in a state where we don't have a lot of contacts we have no one to swing by and check on the horse if that is ever needed.
Habitat for Horses is the largest equine rescue organization in Texas. We are accredited by GFAS and continue to meet their strict standards for the care of each animal we bring in. We are a no kill rescue and believe that each animal has value. We have many, many horses to choose from and are very careful about our placements. We want what is best for the horse and adopter alike!
Come Meet our Pets:
We have a strict policy...you must complete an application and have your background screening done prior to having access to any of the animals! They have come from very bad situations and we must protect them as best we can...
All meetings must be set up through the office if the horse is located on our Ranch and meetings with foster horses must be coordinated with the individual foster home.
Our Adoption Process:
Our first step is the adoption application! The application covers a background check, references and general information to be kept on file with Habitat for Horses. Once the background is cleared and the references are checked, you will complete a property inspection report to insure the property is horse safe. All of our requirements can be found on our website (www.habitatforhorses.org) under the "Adoption Process" heading. After your property inspection report is cleared, you will be notified by phone and by email and then able to adopt. Our fees vary with each horse and range from $100 for a companion and up to $600.00 for a trained and rid-able horse. We reserve the right to adjust an adoption fee pertaining to any horse with extensive training and/or exceptional background or history.
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.