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.
*Horses that have been ridden before intake or that are being ridden in the program
In January of 2012 LHRA rescued nearly 60 horses from a breeding operation in Many, Louisiana. Of 23 surviving broodmares, only one carried her fetus to delivery. That mare, Dance Recital, a Dynaformer daughter, gave birth the Baby Jewel, who caught national attention when she emerged from the barn in a doggie blanket - just one third the size of a normal foal. Jewel is now a four-year-old, and LHRA hopes to train her so that she will find a great home. She may be sponsored, as can any of our other horses. See sponsorship page for details.
Please send all adoption related documents and questionnaires to firstname.lastname@example.org
The old adoption email is no longer active*