Hello! My name is MT-Rusty
Important Note: MT-Rusty is best friends with MT-Obsidian. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
I am already neutered, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, and up to date with shots.
This 12 year old came to HfH from Montana and is VERY bonded to Obsidian.
Good with horses; very shy and distrusting of people. Rusty hides if given the chance, and depends on his proximity to Obsidian to feel safe. He is quite attached to Obsidian, one would even say attached at the hip. He would need to at least be fostered with Obsidian until he can grow to trust humans enough to be comfortable on his own.
The trainers in Montana believe they were the first ones to ever halter him. He is very touchy and sensitive, and will pull away under any quick pressure. He did well after spending some time with him and loaded easily, however he still requires a lot of ground work and trust building before you can begin riding him.
Rescue Group Info...
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!
Click the "Donate Now" button on our website (www.habitatforhorses.org) and it will show you different ways to donate instantly!
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 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.
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.