My name is Spirit - Free!

Palomino Mix for adoption in Seneca, South Carolina - Spirit - Free
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CARE - Crossroads Animal Rescue

Facts about Spirit - Free

  • Breed: Palomino Mix
  • Color: Palomino
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small
  • Sex: Male
CARE is putting on a show to raise funds for our rescue horses! The CARE Benefit Horse Show will be at Rounds Ranch Arena in Bradley, SC, on July 15th, 2017. Our adoptable horses will be showcased, and your horses are invited to participate! We will be raffling off a football autographed by Dabo Swinney, head coach of the Clemson Tigers. More information about the show, the classes, times, and awards can be found here:

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Spirit is a 13.3 hand palomino pony with great ground manners who loves to be groomed. He likes kids and leads and trailer loads great. Spirit is good with other horses and is middle of the group in terms of dominance. He has been pastured successfully with mares and geldings.

Spirit's ideal home would be with a family or individual who loves to groom and spend time with a horse without an interest in riding. He would love to be one of two or three horses or ponies so he can have company.

Spirit came to us in summer of 2015 severely underweight and barely able to walk. With good nutrition, he has gained to a healthy weight. However, as he continued to improve with his weight, we noticed a continued lameness. Evaluation by two vets has concluded that he has a hip/pelvic injury that will be not be repairable. He is happy walking around the pasture and he'll occasionally start trotting or loping, but he will never be ridden. Spirit currently is taking a glucosamine supplement and Meloxicam daily and will need to continue those meds or the equivalent long term. Cost of these meds is about $30/month if purchased from the vet associated with our rescue (this is greatly discounted and may change based on what the drug companies charge for the meds).

Spirit is currently living in a short term foster home but he needs a forever home. We are looking for a forever free lease for Spirit, meaning you will care for him like your own, but we will technically still own him. If at any time you are not able to care for him, he will come back to our rescue - you won't be able to sell him. There is no charge or adoption fee for Spirit.

Spirit is in Seneca, SC but could be free leased to anywhere. He is current on his basic vaccines, dentistry, hoof care, Coggins, and is microchipped.

To be considered for adopting Spirit, go to and fill out an adoption application. This doesn't obligate you to adopt, just gets you approved so that we can have you meet Spirit. If you don't hear from us within 2 business days of sending in an application, then call us at 864-972-9994 or email You can also email with any questions about Spirit.

Our horses have received their basic vaccinations (Rabies vaccine, EWT combo vaccine) at the time of adoption. They have been dewormed and have a negative Coggins test as well. All horses have received a hoof assessment and trimming. Horses are also microchipped.

We do our best to determine what amount of training they have had and to represent them as accurately as possible. However, we usually do not know the history of our horses, so we determine training by how the horses act after we get them. Please call ahead or email to set up a time to meet our horses if you are interested in adopting. They are at foster homes so we may need up to a couple days notice in order to schedule a time for you to see them.
We desire for our horses to find a good home where the horse will be a good fit with the person adoption him/her. With that goal in mind, we do our best to accurately represent everything, good and bad, with our horses.
CARE provides one week free boarding until you can pick up your new horse. Adoption fees are sometimes negotiable to the right home. For more information, please email us at You can see our adoption applications and and more info about our rescue on our website, To make the adoption process faster, please submit an adoption application through our website. This in no way obligates you - it simply gets you approved to meet/adopt our horses. You can also call us at 864-972-9994.

About CARE - Crossroads Animal Rescue

About Our Shelter...

CARE was founded to decrease euthanasias in Oconee County, SC. We primarily aquire animals from the local animal control. Most of these pets would be euthanized if we did not take them. Once in our program, they are adopted out through us or transfered to another rescue/shelter where they are not at risk for euthanasia.
We work primarily with puppies and kittens as this is the age group most likely to be euthanized at our local animal control.
Our equine rescues are primarily neglect cases from animal control. We design feeding programs for them to gain weight back safely, provide hoof care, and treat any medical problems. Once healthy enough to adopt, we find them loving homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come to 8409 W. Oak Hwy, Seneca, SC anytime during business hours to meet our on-site pets. Our on-site pets are primarily puppies in the 4-6 month range and all ages of kittens and cats. To meet a pet in a foster home (this includes most young puppies as well as most adult dogs and all the horses), call or email to schedule a time. We will arrange to have the dogs/puppies brought to the clinic for you to meet or arrange for you to go to the foster home where the horse is staying.
We periodically have adoption events where we take some of our adoptable pets. Follow us on Facebook to learn of adoption events.

Our Adoption Process...

To adopt a pet from CARE, contact us and give us the information for our adoption application. This can be via phone or by going to our website, downloading the adoption application, and filling it out and emailing it to us.
Once we receive your application, we will contact your vet references and review the application to approve you. This can usually be done on the same day you apply. Sending in the application does not obligate you to adopt.
You may meet our onsite pets prior to filling out the application if you prefer. For off site pets, we do request an approved application before scheduling a meeting.
To adopt after being approved, you simply pay the adoption fee and take your new family member home! You may adopt over the phone and then schedule to travel to meet your new pet. Adopting over the phone does require paying the adoption fee which is non-refundable if you change your mind about adopting.
Adoption fees vary depending on which pet you are interested in. These are often listed on the pet's profile but if not, feel free to email or call to ask.
We are available for phone calls weekdays 8a-5p and Saturdays 8a-Noon. You will reach the receptionist for Crossroads Animal Hospital which is the vet hospital who founded CARE. After working hours, we can be reached via email which is usually checked daily but may take up to 48 hours for a reply.