PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS INFORMATION BEFORE FILLING OUT THE ADOPTION APPLICATION IN ORDER TO ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS PROPERLY SUBMITTED AND RECEIVED:
Thank you for your interest in adopting! Please fill out the entire application below. When you have submitted your application you should see this message on the screen: Thank you for your interest in adopting from MHARF. We will get in touch with you shortly! If this message does not appear on your screen it means there is an omission in your application. You can find out how to correct this omission by scrolling down the page. It will be noted in red on your application. Please make corrections and resubmit the application. PLEASE NOTE: We will get back to you by email within 48 hours of receiving your application. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours it is likely that your application did not come through. If this happens please email us at email@example.com or Contact Us Here and we will assist you with your application. It has also come to our attention that sometimes our replies go into SPAM folders–so if you don’t hear back from us please check your SPAM folder as well. Thank you!
Please be sure to read our Adoption Guidelines before applying.
When filling out the adoption application, please be sure to email the requested facility photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos are mandatory to the adoption process and sending them in conjunction with your application will greatly expedite the process. Applications complete with photos will be given precedence over incomplete applications.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING TO ADOPT:
We do charge adoption fees for our horses. The fees vary quite a bit depending on the horse (training level, age, size etc.). We do not post these fees on our site because they are subject to change depending on ongoing training. If you would like a current fee quote on a specific horse, please feel free to Contact Us.
Mares adopted from MHARF cannot be bred. Adopters are asked to sign a contract with a non-breeding clause.
Any equine adopted from MHARF cannot be sold, traded or given away. It must be returned to us if the adopter cannot keep it for any reason. We do this to ensure that every equine who has come through our program has a safety net and never again finds itself in a bad situation. If you would like to view our adoption contract before filling out an application, please Contact Us and we will be happy to send you a copy. If you find that the adopted horse is just not the right fit for you, we are always happy to work with you to exchange it for a different horse. Our main goal is always to make the best possible match between horse and adopter.
We don’t require a fancy, expensive facility in order to approve your application, but we do require a safe one. We cannot approve any facility where a horse will be kept in barbed wire fencing. All steel t-posts must be capped with plastic or vinyl caps (these can be found at any farm supply store and at various online retailers). Additionally, any metal-sided shelter or stall the equine may have access to must have wooden kickboards at least 3 feet high. If you have questions about any of these criteria, we are always happy to advise.