Thank you for considering bringing a Spring Hill animal into your family!
Each of our horses and other animals has a story. Most have come through a period of adversity and have been rehabilitated at our farm, and many of come to us with no formal training. Some will receive training at our farm, and some will be chosen for our HERO program and receive outside training, however, most will require further groundwork and training before riding. We always strive for the best possible outcome for both you and your horse.
- Application. Fill out an Adoption Application, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send it by mail to Spring Hill Horse Rescue, 175 Middle Road, Clarendon, VT 05759. You may indicate that you are interested in a specific horse, or you may decide to let us match you with a specific horse.
- Telephone Interview. We will call you to go over the application and interview you about what you are looking for in a horse, what level rider you are, etc.
- Home Visit. We may request more information about your home and/or boarding stable, and may do an on-site visit.
- Matching Process. Once you are approved, we will suggest the horses that we have that are suitable for you, and let you know if the one you have expressed interest in is a match.
- Farm Visit. You will be invited to come and meet the horse.
- Adoption. If you decide that the horse is for you, you will sign the Adoption Contract and pay the adoption fee.
- Transport. It is the Adopter's responsibility to transport the horse from Spring Hill Horse Rescue to their premises within 7 days of signing the adoption contract. We do consider adoptions throughout the US and Canada.
While we prefer that our adopters make a lifetime commitment to a horse, we understand that unforeseen circumstances may occur which require your adopted horse to be re-homed or sold. Due to the number of horses in critical situations that need a place at our farm, we do not require that you return an adopted horse to us, nor do we guarantee a place at our farm. We generally require that you locate a suitable home, as specified in the Adoption Contract, and that you submit a signed Transfer of Ownership Form that indicates that the new owners will abide by the same contractual obligations as you have agreed to (i.e. standard of care, not selling at auction or to a livestock dealer, etc.). Spring Hill Horses must not be sold at auction, to a livestock dealer, or to a slaughterhouse.
If you need assistance with your horse, feel free to call us. We can help talk you through training or behavioral issues, refer you to trainers; and in the event you need assistance re-homing your horse, we can provide a listing on our Petfinder and Facebook. We require the following information in order to provide a listing:
- Horse Name:
Owner Contact Information:
Location of Horse:
Registered with/without papers:
Abilities: Provide a write-up of the horse's abilities and background. Some suggestions of things to address in the write-up:
Level of training
Does the horse stand well for the farrier and vet?
Does the horse trailer?
Vices or bad habits
Photos: Photos are very important in re-homing a horse. You must provide at least one digital photo for us to post on Petfinder or Facebook
Statement of Health Form
Our Available Animals