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- You can save a life. Many perfectly fine horses are discarded. By adopting, you allow the rescue to have an opening for another needy horse.
- Adoption fees are generally less compared to purchasing from a regular seller.
- Rescue horses are usually evaluated before being put up for adoption. Many people are tempted to buy directly from an auction, but these horses haven’t been inspected for their age, health, and trainability.
- Most organizations will provide annual shots, deworming, dental, and regular farrier visits until the horse is adopted.
- Rescues work with potential adopters to match the right horse with them. They also usually have more than one horse to choose from.
- If the adopted horse ever has to be rehomed, rescues are usually helpful in finding good homes, or might even take back the horse.
- The horse’s history is usually unknown. Some may have been abused or neglected and have issues to work through.
- Adoption processes can be lengthy and require references from vets, farriers, and trainers.
- Home visits before and after adoption may be necessary.
- You might not be able to sell or rehome the horse without the consent of the rescue organization.
- Most rescues prefer the adopter to have some horse experience.