We make the adoption process quick and painless so the horses can move on to their new lives as soon as that perfect home comes along!
We make the adoption process as easy as possible while continuing to thoroughly vet potential homes. Any horse adopted from Pony Tales is welcome back here at any time and the adopter can choose to try another horse looking for a home. How can you qualify?
❏ You need to have a safe facility for a horse to live in and shelter - either man-made or natural. ❏ An Adoption Specialist will match you with the horse we believe would
be the best match for you. If, at any time during the adoption process we believe the horse is not the right match, we may deny the adoption.❏ Once the right horse has been found for you, you
can complete the adoption paperwork. At anytime in the future if you're no longer able to keep the horse, the horse can returned to us free of charge other than transportation costs.❏ If you're
unable to transport your new adoptive horse to your home, transportation can be arranged at $3 a loaded mile.❏ Post Adoption we will always be here for you and your horse. If you
have any questions about your adopted horse, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ready to adopt? Contact us today or click on and submit the Adoption Application below to learn how to open your doors to a horse in need of a home.
It is our goal to find a home for every horse that enters our gates. Our Adoption Specialist evaluate every horse to help them find the most perfect match with a new family. From highly trained/skilled horses to the most amazing companions for their new family and pasture mates. Every horse deserves a home to call their own.
Horses that are in need of more rehab and/or training are worked with my our team of trainers or enter our STAR program. The STAR Team (Specialized Trainers After Rescue) are made up of knowledgeable, caring people and trainers who take them in, complete their rehab and train them to become good citizens ready to move on to their new homes.
Level 1: Ready to be adopted horses. These are horses that do not require training or much rehab. They do not need much time invested in them. They are ready to do their job and be a part of a family. They are also beginner to intermediate riding horses. These horses should be very respectful and obedient.Level 2: Almost ready to adopt or an adopter with some experience. These horses need to be polished or refreshed. They may be horses that are confident intermediate riding horses. May have a little more forward movement. They should have a moderate level of respect and obedience. They may also require some rehab or care. No less than a 3 on the body scale.Level 3: Horse needs a little work or very experienced adopter. These horses need training or have advanced training requiring a knowledgeable rider. These also may be horses that are hard keepers. We suggest the adopter work with a lesson instructor or be an advanced rider. They probably have a lot of buttons and/or forward movement. They may also be horses that are green, but have a good mind. They should still be respectful, but may not be super obedient. No less than a 3 on the body scale.Level 4: These are horses that are very green, unstarted, or have bad behavior issues. These horses need to have time invested in them or require special consideration when choosing the adopter. We would encourage the adopter to seek professional help with these horses. They must at least be halter trained. This will require a confident advanced adopter. These could also be horses requiring a good amount of rehab. 2 or less on the body scale. Level 5: Horses who are barely halter trained and difficult to handle, but have a willingness to learn. These horses were previously unhandled, and are in the training process. These require a special trainer and facility. These horses should not be adopted unless the adopter is very experienced with horses, a trainer or the adopter is taking the horse straight to a trainer.Level 6: Unhandled, difficult, wild horses. The horses have no training and are not halter broke. These require a special trainer and facility. These horses should not be adopted unless the adopter is a trainer or is taking the horse straight to a trainer.
Always think adoption first! Adopting an animal doesn't only change the life for that animal, but the life of an animal that needs to be rescued.
Always remember when you adopt an animal from a shelter, you make
room for another one to be saved!