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.
Our typical adoption fee is $350 for a rideable horse, or $250 for a non-rideable horse. However, for the remainder of 2018, we are willing to waive the adoption fee for an adoptive home that passes our application review process.
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; neither are true now. She also has glaucoma in one eye but is comfortable with her vision impairment. She is very sweet and easy to catch outside, and is an awesome companion horse. Dazzle leads well but can be headstrong under saddle, so she needs an experienced rider. She does not care for a stall but loves being out in the pasture.
This flashy Paint mare is a 19-year-old that was found at the Eugene auction in 2016. Foxtrot had been a sheriff posse horse in her past, but is unfortunately now navicular on both of her front legs. Though she can’t be ridden anymore, Foxtrot is an easy keeper that gets along with other horses in turnout and likes to follow us around in the pasture. Foxtrot is available for adoption to an unmounted home and is also eligible for sponsorship while at OHR.
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 late 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 apparently had a broken hock in the past before she came to us, so she is just a pasture companion. Jemma gets along with mares and geldings and loves to graze the day away.
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.
Pansy is an 18-year-old flashy Paint mare with one blue eye. She stands about 15 hands and is barefoot. She came to the rescue as a forced surrender through LCAS. When she arrived, she was more than 200 pounds underweight, extremely timid, and fearful. She has had plenty of time to just be a horse and is learning to trust again. This stunning mare has really come a long way and continues to progress every time she is handled. She stands well for grooming, tacking, and the farrier and she is easy to handle with polite ground manners. Because of her traumatic past, Pansy will need an owner that is willing to continue to desensitize her and work to build a foundation of trust. An easy keeper, she’s happy in a stall or out to pasture. NOTE: She is currently unavailable for adoption, pending further assessment of some of her behaviors.
Generously sponsored by Wendy D.
Currently our youngest resident, Riata is a 5-year-old Pinto mare. She came to us in 2016 as an owner surrender with a badly damaged fetlock. We believe that when she was just a baby, she was kicked in the fetlock. Left untreated, the injury resulted in a bone infection that the vet thought would ultimately deteriorate the integrity of the leg within a few years. However, Riata is a fighter and the bone appears to have fused, though she is still lame and therefore unrideable. Riata was timid and reserved when she came to us, but she is more and more trusting every day and now loves attention, especially long grooming sessions. She is currently adoptable and would be best suited for a home that would keep her in a pasture or large paddock so she can continue to move around on her leg.
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 25 years old. She came to the rescue in May of 2014. She is a very easy keeper and does well in the pasture. She can be dominant, and enjoys doing her own thing. Sugar has arthritis in her hind end, and is therefore not rideable.
Generously sponsored by Laura P.
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.