Thanks for your interest in adopting a horse! This page displays all horses currently available for adoption. (See the Our Horses page for our residents who are not currently available for adoption.)
If you are interested in potentially adopting from us, the first step is to fill out our adoption application. You can return the completed application by email or US Mail as indicated on the application. Once we receive your application and have a chance to review it, we'll be in touch. If you have questions about any of these horses, please contact us using our email, US mail address, or phone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.
Big Buddy is a 20 year old Clydesdale/Shire cross gelding. He is absolutely beautiful and very sweet. Big Buddy came to OHR in November of 2015 as his owners could not get close to him and said he was terrified of people. Buddy is definitely timid but once caught he is very easy to love on. Since coming to the rescue he is learning that people are not bad. He loves to get grain and scratches. Buddy will lead from both sides and stops well. He backs as well as moves away from pressure on the ground. He lunges both directions at a walk/trot and stops all with verbal request. Big Buddy is great in the pasture and not aggressive; he’s just still very hard to catch. Big Buddy needs a home that can devote time to him daily to continue teaching him that it is ok to trust humans. He does well with his feet, vaccines and being wormed.
Buddy is a 10 year old off the track thoroughbred. His registered name is Taneum Canyon and his foal date is January 31 of 2006. Buddy came to the rescue in December of 2012 with a carpal chip from his racing career, and serious knee arthritis. He had 11 starts in his race career with one first place finish. His last race was in August of 2012. Since coming to the rescue, he has been enjoying pasture life. Buddy is very friendly in the pasture and is easy to catch. He has been an easy keeper with no health problems. He'd be a great companion animal, but due to the severity of his arthritis he cannot be ridden.
Caspian is a 10 year sorrel Arabian gelding that was rescued from his owner due to abuse and starvation. After some time, the new rescuing owner could no longer take care of him and needed to place him. He arrived at OHR in September 2013. Caspian is a beautiful boy who loves food and really wants attention; however, he is still timid about people. He seems to be more leery of men than women. He is adoptable only as a companion animal, as he had a permanent shoulder injury before coming to OHR. He is a very sweet boy, but will need more gentle and experienced care to overcome his fears. He is great in the pasture with other horses and the owner of the rescue says he is a sucker for bananas.
Dazzle came to OHR in December of 2015. Her owner was getting a divorce and had nowhere for her to go, nor the funds to board her. She is an appaloosa mare that is about 18 years old. She came in severely obese and foundered. Her feet were a wreck and she was lame. She also has glaucoma in one eye but is comfortable with her vision impairment. She is very sweet and easy to catch outside. We continue to work on her feet, to see if she will at some point be sound. Dazzle leads well, but has not been evaluated under saddle due to her lameness. She does not care for a stall but loves being outside. Currently Dazzle is an awesome companion horse.
Duchess is a sorrel Saddlebred mare who is 17 years old. Duchess's owner had passed away, leaving her 74 year old husband to care for her horses. He was ill and unable to do so, so she came to the sanctuary in January of 2014. She came in with ground training but no saddle training. She does have some trust issues, but has come a long way since arriving at OHR. She's been restarted on ground training and will soon be started under saddle. She loves to come in for grain and is great in a stall or pasture. She is very happy to be brushed and loved on in the pasture. She does well in a herd and is about mid-pack.
Fanci came to the rescue in October of 2014. When her owner had to move, Fanci was placed at a boarding/riding facility. She was not a fit for the new owners and came to the rescue. Fanci is a very sweet little chestnut Arabian mare that is 29 years old. She is full of life and spunk. Her best friend on the property is Bo, a big TB. They love to hang out and graze the day away. Fanci is great in a stall or the pasture and very easy to catch; she loves to come in for grain. She is not a dominant horse and absolutely loves children. Fanci is good with all four feet, and has a slight club in her right front. Despite her age she is full of life and still has energy under saddle; she stands tied to be groomed and saddled and takes a bit without hesitation. She lunges both directions at w/t/c, rides w/t/c, neck reins, good stop, stands to be mounted, moves out easy and responds well to a kiss. She responds well to leg cues, and leads well. Fanci will make a great horse for a child looking for a best friend.
Grandpa is a Suffolk Punch that came to the rescue in May of 2014. His owner’s health problems caused the horse to go to his kids, but the kids were not horse people and were unable to care for him. Grandpa is in his 20's and loves to come out of the pasture for grain. He is low man on the totem pole and is a sweet boy. He is not a huge fan of baths but will tolerate them. Grandpa does not care for a stall; he wants to stay out in the pasture. He is not good with his feet and has to be sedated for the farrier but he loves being groomed and will stand great. Grandpa leads well and is not pushy. He is a wonderful pasture companion.
Jemma is a sorrel Quarter Horse mare about 18 years old. She came to the rescue in October of 2014 as a surrender. She was apparently abandoned at a child’s birthday party and the family did not have the means to care for her. Jemma is sweet and likes attention, but prefers the pasture to a stall. She has what appears to be a broken hock in the rear so she is just a pasture companion. Jemma gets along with mares and geldings and loves to graze the day away.
Jinx is a POA mare that arrived at the rescue in November of 2014. She was thin and had been abandoned by her owners in a pasture; they did not have the money to even pay the pasture owners. She is 14 years old and broke to ride; she's had some bad handling in the past and would need an experienced rider. She is very hard to catch in the pasture but once caught enjoys attention. She does well in the pasture or is fine in a stall; she loves grain. She is not pushy and leads well. Jinx is low maintenance and is an easy keeper. She would benefit from having her own person to love. NOTE: She is currently (December 2017) on hold for adoption, pending some additional training to reduce her sometime nervousness.
Lady is a 20 year old bay Arabian pony mare that arrived at the rescue in October of 2013. Her owner was diagnosed with a chronic illness and could no longer care for her. Lady loves to be out in the pasture and at times can be hard to catch. She loves her grain though, and that is a sure-fire way to get her haltered. If you walk out in the pasture with a brush she will stand all day for love. She is small, but can be dominant and chase others off when it comes to food. She's had some training in the past and is being restarted. Though she's coming along nicely, she needs an advanced handler as she's still green.
Luci is a 12-year-old, 13hh Arabian-Paint cross. Luci came to us through owner surrender with a severe melanoma tumor under her tail. She was successfully treated with chemo at OSU and has made a full recovery. This sweet girl is easy to handle on the ground, loves being brushed, and has a nice smooth gait under saddle. She lunges and works respectfully at a walk, trot, and canter with smooth, easy upwards transitions. Luci is probably best fit for an intermediate rider as she does have a habit of tossing her head. She is sporty and quick-footed when asked to be, so she could make a great mount for a pony clubber or would happily do OHSET. This little mare is as kind as they come and is ready to have her own family.
Molly is about 14 years old, and came to the rescue in May of 2014. She is a Suffolk Punch mare and shares a sire with Sugar. Molly is easy to lead and usually enjoys attention. She will stand in the pasture to be loved and brushed on. Molly fits in the herd well and enjoys being out in the pasture to bask in the sun.
Nan came to OHR in November of 2015 from a feedlot where she was set to ship to slaughter. She is a 27 year old gray Arabian mare. She is very friendly and easy to catch if you have grain. If you go out to the pasture without a halter, she will come right up. She gets along with mares and geldings and stalls well. She loves to be groomed and gushed over. It is clear that at some point she had someone that cared dearly for her. She definitely had a solid foundation in training, and would be beginner safe. She has never started to buck or rear under saddle.
One Eyed Jack is a 12 year old off the track thoroughbred. He came to the rescue in December of 2012 with one eye. He was foaled February 20, 2004. He had 70 starts in his career with overall earnings of $178,747. His registered name is Stand Tall. Jack needs to be pastured with geldings as he can show stallion-like aggressive behavior when with mares. He can also be pushy on the ground and needs an experienced handler to work with him. However, One Eyed Jack is mellow in the pasture if you want to catch him or love on him. One Eyed Jack would be best suited for a home that understands how to work with off the track TB and could spend time with him on a daily basis.
Samsung is a bay Thoroughbred in his 20's. He came to OHR in January of 2016. His owner found herself in the hospital for almost a year just three weeks after she got him, and had to surrender him. Samsung can be pushy on the ground if he gets attached to a mare and is separated, but does not seem to bond with geldings the same way. He can be stalled or pastured but does have all of the typical TB issues when in a stall. He had an old injury to his right eye; we removed the eye and that doesn't affect him one bit. Samsung lunges great in both directions; under saddle he's a big mover, which could intimidate a novice rider.
Sugar is a Suffolk Punch mare about 15 years old. She came to the rescue in May of 2014. Grandma is Sugar's dam, and Sugar and Molly share a sire. She is a very easy keeper and does well in the pasture. She can be dominant, and enjoys doing her own thing.
Tahoe is a 14 year old “Medicine Hat” paint mare. She came to the rescue in August of 2014. Her owner was financially unable to provide needed treatment for the squamous cell carcinoma in her eyes. She has been having regular chemo treatments since arriving at OHR. Originally her left eye was the worst, however after all the treatments it has gotten substantially better. Her carcinoma could return in the future, but she is happy and healthy at present. Tahoe also has the misfortune of being diagnosed with navicular syndrome, and thus cannot be ridden. She does fine in a stall or pasture and is a very easy keeper. She is alpha mare but doesn’t have to put much effort into it. She would make a very sweet pasture pet or companion horse.