​Please send all adoption related documents and questionnaires to admin@louisianahorserescue.com

The old adoption email is no longer active*

How to Adopt...

  • Adoption Screening - What do we look for?

    All of our requirements are borne of the desire to continue to safeguard these horses, many of whom have had hard lives and suffered much. We try to foresee potential problems and avert them by matching applicants to horses that suit their level of experience, needs, and facilities.

    Previous horse experience.
    If you do not have prior experience but wish to adopt one of our horses, we are happy to work out an education plan involving hands on experience at one of our facilities.

    Equine Vet Reference:  If you do not have an equine vet reference, LHRA may require that you provide other substantiating proof of your ability to care for the horse. A vet who attends the facility where you will board may be sufficient. The adoption questionnaire asks for TWO vet references. if you do not know two equine vets, another veterinarian may substitute for one, such as your small animal vet.

    Site Visit: LHRA will either perform a site visit to the facility where the horse will reside, or if out of our area we will ask your equine vet or one of our contacts to complete a questionnaire regarding the site.
  • You MUST submit an adoption questionnaire prior to going to meet horses at our foster farms.  We receive too many unsubstantiated inquiries to impose on our foster farms unless we have a serious adopter interested.  Visits are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY out of respect for our volunteers.


Rehabbed and Available for Adoption

***UPDATE: Amigo is doing great under saddle and is being trail ridden and shown the barrel pattern.  He is ready to interview potential adopters and learns more every day. We will have a new video soon to show his progress in school.

August Riding Video: https://youtu.be/3xc2dqzT1TU 

Sadly, Amigo was sent out on a 60-day trial with an adopter that we vetted.  He was returned in bad condition and very very skinny, with hooves in dire need of attention.  He is being rehabilitated again and is in need of sponsorship to continue re-feeding carefully and training when he is recovered.  Despite best efforts, horses sometimes fall into bad hands.  That is why we always require that horses come back to us if they don't work out.  All horses adopted through LHRA have a safe landing place for life.

Amigo is a nine year old Thoroughbred gelding with one of the kindest personalities we have enjoyed. He has a few rides on him but he will need training to become a great riding horse. He has a beautiful gait and would be a very pretty hunter. He’s a follower, not a herd boss and stays out of trouble. He loves kids and has an in your pocket demeanor without being pushy. If he sounds like he may be a good match for you, please go to our website and complete an Adoption Questionnaire and send it over to us. You must be pre-screened to make an appointment to meet him. Amigo is in SE Texas near Buna.