Looking for a new horse? Have you ever considered adopting a rescue horse? Adopting a rescue horse, just like a rescue cat or dog, can be one of the most rewarding feelings in life! Here is why you should consider adoption from a rescue:
1. Find the perfect match
Rescue organisations know their horses very well, meaning they know exactly what you’re getting so no hidden nasties that will rear their head and scream “SURPRISE” when you least expect it. Horses placed on an adoption list have also been worked, vaccinated and kept up to date with dental. They are also matched with the potential adopters ability, ensuring that personalities and riding/handling ability match.
2. You are saving someone who really does need it
Rescues help animals who have been forgotten, abandoned, abused or given up on through no fault of their own. These beautiful souls ask for nothing more than to be loved and to have the chance to live their lives with someone who will care for them. When you adopt you’re not only welcome a new soul, you are saving one!
3. You’ll be saving more than one life
Whenever an horse is adopted to a forever home, a place is opened up for another horse in desperate need. So when you take your new best friend home, we are able to say yes to another very needing soul in desperate need of help.
4. Your adoption fee will save MORE horses
When you adopt your new best friend you will pay an adoption fee. That fee will be spent on helping MORE horses! Doesn’t get any better then that!
5. Emotional reward
Rehoming a horse that has lived a life of abuse or neglect is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have! Winning over their trust, your first moment of “he loves me” and being able to proudly show your new friend that life really is worth living will set you both up with an unbreakable bond.
6. Giving an Oldie another chance
Unfortunately so many golden oldies are overlooked and cast aside. What possibly could an aged horse have to offer? Well what don’t they offer could be a shorter list! The oldies have been there and done that, most times they are the safest horses to have around young children and make the best companions to other animals and of course even people. Here at NWER being old doesn’t mean useless, it just means being wiser and in more case then not, safer!
7. Sometimes, it costs less!
This one is pretty self explanatory. Where else can you find a horse that’s fully rehabilitated and sometimes even broken in or trained for less than $1000.00?
8. “Rescue” doesn’t always mean “Problem Horse”
Horses find themselves at rescue groups for so many different reason. Some are unwell and require round the clock care, however, sometimes they are coming from loving homes and owners that can no longer look after their precious loved ones.
Ready to rescue your next best friend?
Right now, dozens of beautiful horses all around the country are ready and waiting for their perfect someone to come along. Could it be you? If you’re ready to start thinking about adopting contact a rescue organisation today. If they don’t have what you’re looking for they maybe able to network with other equine rescues to help you find your next best friend.
Not quite ready to adopt just yet? Then consider making a donation to a rescue group and one day one may come through that is destined to be with you.