Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our wonderful horses!

To begin the adoption process, please download and complete our 13 Hands Equine Adoption Application 2024

Our goal is to match every horse with a loving forever home.

To be eligible to adopt you must provide a reference from a qualified equine veterinarian as well as three non-family member references and agree that once adopted, the horse will:


The application can be returned by mail or by emailing us a scanned copy of the completed form. NO PHOTOS OF THE APPLICATION, PLEASE.

There is a $30 one-time (per adoption) processing fee/donation for this application and a $75.00 Consultation Visit fee to meet prospective equines.  This helps us defray the administrative costs associated with processing your application.   You may either submit the fee on our website or you can use PayPal to the address: (Marylou Tortorello).  You may also use Zelle, bank to bank transaction using this number (914) 325-4941.  This option does not incur any fees for the rescue.

If you would like to have a horse in your life but cannot adopt at this time, please consider sponsoring instead!   Check out Our Horses page for more info.

All adoptions have an adoption donation.

Donations vary and are reviewed upon selecting a horse or horses for adoption.

Approval of an adoption application may be subject to change if the applicant’s boarding situation has changed after being approved.

All applicants interested in adopting a horse for riding purposes must have the horse vetted prior to adoption.