Adoption process

How to Adopt

Wild at Heart Horse Rescue welcomes horses of all breeds, disciplines, and circumstances who are looking for their forever homes.


Horses aren’t like regular pets. This means they require a more in-depth adoption process to ensure their forever homes are truly forever. Wild At Heart doesn’t take this responsibility lightly, which is why we take a more detailed, caring approach to every single adoption.

After all, making sure that our horses and owners match cant be a rushed process. Our careful matching process results in fewer returns than many rescues, and we pride ourselves in accomplishing this goal every single day.


1. Visit

Come out to the Rescue during open visitor hours to meet our team, take a walk around and see the horses.

2. Fill out an Adoption Interest Form

Complete a Adoption Interest Form (Link to our form) to tell us about your handling/riding experience and the type of horse you’re interested in.

3. Conversation

We’ll be in touch to discuss your Adoption Interest form shortly after your submission.

4. Meet & Greet

If we have a good match for you, we will schedule times for you to meet with the horse at our facility.

5. Adoption

If it’s a good match, you may place a deposit for the adoption fee to hold the horse for a period of 7 days. During this time we suggest that the adopter schedule a pre-purchase veterinary exam and Complete a Adoption Application (Link to our form)Once these steps are accomplished, we will complete the adoption process. The balance of the adoption fee and signed contract are due at this time.

6. Welcome Home

Make transportation arrangements and bring your new companion to their new home.