Who is it for?
Choosing the right horse for you and your family is a big decision, Indiana Horse Rescue volunteers and staff understand this, so we will help guide adopters and suggest horses that we believe will be an asset to you, your family, and the purpose you intend to use the horse for. Once an Adopter has an Approved Application on file, it is good for 2 years. You do not need to fill out a separate application for each horse you are wanting to adopt.
Adopting a Horse
Adoptions are done on a first come, first serve basis. Only adopters with an Approved Application will be considered. Adoption fees range from $350 – $3500. If you have questions about the Adoption Fee of a particular horse, please contact IHR.
Each Adopter must sign an Adoption Agreement for each horse they adopt and follow the policies stated in the Adoption Agreement. The Adoption Agreement is designed to protect the horse and prevent it from being placed in a bad situation.
After a horse is adopted, the adopter has 30 days to “test drive” the horse, if for any reason the adopter decides that the horse isn’t going to work out the adopter may bring the horse back and then take up to 1 year to find a horse to replace the original horse with. The adoption fee already paid can be applied to the new horse.
Please note that we can not guarantee any certain behavior traits or training levels for our rescue horses. Horses are animals and may behave any way they like at any time. Descriptions of our horses are based on our staff/volunteers’ experiences with the horses.
Returning Adopted Horses
If for any reason the adopter does not want or need the adopted horse, it can be returned to Animal Protection Coalition and/or Indiana Horse Rescue at no cost to the adopter. We ask that adopters fill out our Adopted Animal Relinquish Form, so that we can get an idea of the horse’s resent vaccinations, deworming, and information as to why the horse needs to be returned. There is no fee for returning an adopted horse.
Adopted Horse Relinquish Form
Breeding Adopted Horses
Any Equine (Horse, Pony, Mule, Donkey, etc.) adopted from Animal Protection Coalition, Inc. and Indiana Horse Rescue may NOT be bred intentionally for any reason.
Adopted Horses that Die or Need to be Humanely Euthanized
We understand that horses do not live forever and that they die from natural causes and old age. We urge you to have your horse humanely euthanized properly for any horse that is suffering.
Out of State Adoptions & Coggin’s Tests
Indiana Horse Rescue will adopt horses to adopters that live out of the State of Indiana, however, it is the adopter’s responsibility to pay for the cost of the Coggin’s Test, Health Certificate, or any other tests that may be required for horses to travel across State Lines.
Also, please note that some boarding facilities in Indiana require that a horse has a current Coggin’s and Health Certificate before entering their property. Once again, it is the adopter’s responsibility to pay for the cost of Coggin’s and Health Certificate PRIOR to the horse leaving an APC/IHR facility.