Foster

 Sugar and Grandpa graze in their new pasture with their foster family. These two are the luckiest drafts in the world— their foster family generously offered to take both horses so we didn’t have to separate this bonded pair.

Sugar and Grandpa graze in their new pasture with their foster family. These two are the luckiest drafts in the world— their foster family generously offered to take both horses so we didn’t have to separate this bonded pair.

Why Foster a Horse?

Foster homes provide many benefits for horses in transition and the families who take them in. New research by the ASPCA suggests that there are more than 2.3 million Americans with the desire and means to have horses. For folks who don’t want to make a life-long commitment, but still want to help horses, fostering is a rewarding opportunity.

Many of our horses would benefit from one-on-one work in a foster home interested in continuing their training, while others can happily serve as companion animals. If you are interested in welcoming an OHR horse to your farm, fill out our Adoption/Foster Application with relevant information and we will do our best to match you with a horse that meets your needs and skillset.

When fostering, you assume full responsibility for the care of the horse, including feed costs, farrier work, and routine veterinary care. However, these expenses are considered a donation to OHR and are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All foster horses will arrive up-to-date on worming and vaccinations and we will release any relevant medical records to you. With the exception of select foster-to-adopt situations, OHR will retain ownership of the horse.

Think fostering might be for you? Reach out to us— we are happy to answer any questions you may have.