Thoroughbreds possess an exceptional mind, courageous heart, and unrivaled loyalty. For those who take the time to appreciate the depth and breadth of their intelligence the wonderment of a real relationship will blossom into a lifetime of joy.
At Unbridled, we value Horses first and foremost for WHO they are as fellow sentient beings. We help our Horse reclaim their dignity and grace (from having been thrown away) by carefully structuring every interaction to help rebuild their confidence and earn their trust. This approach honors their timetable of readiness to meet prospective Adopters.
With thoughtful training and consideration of mental, emotional, and physical needs Thoroughbreds become exquisite competitive partners who excel in myriad equestrian disciplines. For the Pleasure Rider, they are a steadfast friend, and for the student who dares to listen, they are a teacher whose guidance reveals a better way of being.
Before the adoption process can begin, we’ll ask you to agree to the following:
Unbridled believes in complete transparency. We promise to represent our Horses with honesty and integrity. Our Horses are up to date on all vaccinations, deworming, farrier, and dental work. We will openly share with you everything we know of their past circumstances, what we have experienced and observed, and what they have accomplished while rebuilding trust in our care. Each of our Horses has been kindly and respectfully taught how to be handled. We intimately know their personalities, honor their proclivities, and understand their comfort levels and tolerances. We make every effort to match you with the most compatible Horse to create a joyful and lasting relationship.
#1 Submit an Application online, or by mail. Questions are asked concerning character, experience, stabling, and equine knowledge. Veterinarian, farrier, and personal references are required. Applicants must be approved prior to scheduling a time to meet our Horses. If you have a specific Horse in mind, please note their information. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent/guardian will also be responsible for reviewing the agreement and co-signing for the adoption and care of the animal. Click here to submit the form online. Processing time often depends on accessibility of your references. Applicants should notify references that they will be contacted. Applicants are notified of status via email or phone.
#2 Adoption Fees average $600, ranging between $0-$1,200. Fees are waived on companion horses, the aged and those facing long rehabilitation. Available horses are listed on the website with photographs, video(s), and a detailed description. Approved adopters can make an appointment to meet our Horses in person, or commitment sight unseen based on website information and an in-depth phone/email interview with the Susan Kayne.
#3 Our Adoption Contract is designed to safeguard the Horse, its purpose is to allow UNBRIDLED to keep track of each horse’s care and condition throughout his or her lifetime. Adopters are required to send in photos and written updates, which are forwarded to the donors’ who helped rescue the horse.
#4 Transportation within seven days of an adoption commitment is recommended. Beyond this period, a day rate for Board will be charged. A Health Certificate is required by law for horses to ship via a commercial hauler and who would be crossing state lines. Health Certificates range $30-$50 depending upon facility location.
#5 Updates are required by contract. Adopters agree to send monthly written updates with clear photos during the first year, and quarterly thereafter. This helps Unbridled assure the Horse’s condition and shows Donors the progress and transition of Horse’s they have contributed to save. Photos may posted on Unbridled’s website and social media pages.
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