Adoption forms and information
Did you find a horse on our Available Horses page that you think you may be interested in adopting? You can download our preliminary adoption application, and mail it to us after completing all questions. You are welcome to email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org for a faster approval, but please keep in mind that we also have to receive the original signed application, required documentation, and adoption application fee prior to proceeding with the final adoption process.
*If you are interested in adopting, you must schedule an appointment with our adoptions coordinator prior to visiting the farm*
Preliminary Adoption Application
Terms of Adoption
Instructions for Emailing Your Adoption Application
You can now pay for your application fee online using our PayPal payment process. Simply click the "Pay Now" button to the right, and follow the instructions.
How Ride-A-Rescue Evaluates Adoption Fees
The process of trying to find the value of a horse can be a complex thing. Each horse is different in their own way and the market is ever changing. After great debate on how to fairly assess the value of a horse, Ride-A-Rescue has come up with a way to keep up with the ever changing horse market while still allowing us to value some of the key qualities of the horse we are researching.
-At the time of posting an available horse, we will do a search within a 250 mile radius of Christiansburg VA through the top local equine sale sites for a horse similar in description and key characteristics to the one being adopted. To make sure we are finding horses that are of similar age, experience, and temperament we will do an advanced search on the web page and enter criteria that matches the horses we are trying to find an adoption fee for. We will keep the same search criteria across all searches for that particular horse.
-Using the average price for the top 10 comparable horses, we will establish the baseline of this horse’s value. It is important to take any possible health issues or behavioral problems that rescues sometimes tend to have into consideration for each horse that is being assessed. If the horse we are assessing has known hoof issues or a physical defect, we will take a percentage off of the established baseline.
-These adoption fee are reassessed yearly or if the health of a horse changes drastically
Please always feel comfortable asking any questions to ensure you understand how a horse was assessed.
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