When you sponsor a CMHR foster horse, your donations go directly toward purchasing food and care for that horse. In return for sponsoring in this manner, you will receive a monthly update about your foster horse complete with photos! Please use the "" button on the donate page to become a sponsor. Be sure to state that your donation is to be used as a sponsorship and provide the name of the horse you wish to sponsor.
Sponsoring a horse in someone's name or in honor of someone makes a great gift! A card will be sent to that person to let them know of the donation. Sponsorship is also a wonderful program for schools, church groups, and even businesses! So choose your special horse today! Below is a brief description of our horses that are available for adoption. They are listed with the state where they are currently residing in foster homes. If you see a horse who catches your eye, please contact us for further detailed information. To start the adoption process please download and fill out an Adoption Application and submit it to our Secretary.
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
located in Michigan
Raspberry is a beauty and a lovely mover. She is a 12 year old, silver bay mare, 36”tall. She was rescued off of a slaughter truck in Pennsylvania by a Good Samaritan as a very sick horse with a serious upper respiratory infection. We were told she was possibly pregnant and very unruly. We sent the vet out and she was brought up to speed on all her medical work, including pregnancy tests which showed she was not bred. We sent her to our closest foster home in Connecticut in October 2013 that reported to us that she acted like she has never been handled or was mishandled and worked with her in the round pen on some basics.
In June of 2014, we relocated Raspberry to Michigan. Raspberry can be nervous about hands on things such as grooming and bathing because they are still very new to her, but she is not hyper or mean at all. In fact, she is a very smart horse and learns easily through practice. She leads nicely and can be caught easily and wants to be your friend. She volunteers to come to you in the field and stands to be haltered. She loves being out with other horses and catches on to a daily routine quickly. Since Raspberry has made many significant positive strides, we feel she will continue to thrive in the right hands. This is a wonderful project horse for someone with experience who has a quiet demeanor and patience who would like to bring her to the next level. If you are that person, please let us know. Location: Armada, Michigan. Adoption Fee: $350.00
Located in Oklahoma
Misty arrived in CMHR on June 6th, 2014. She is an 8 year old sorrel mare and 35” tall. She was purchased by a grandmother for the grandkids two years ago. It is unclear what exactly transpired but they told us she was crippled and she was left in the pasture ever since. She never saw a vet about it or had any other medical or farrier attention at all. We brought Misty up to speed on vaccinations and coggins, hoof trim and had the vet do a complete exam. The vet found no signs of lameness and gave her a clean bill of health so this little girl is good to go. Misty is one of these hard to find treasures who is not only pretty as a picture, but loving and as sweet as she can be. Nothing excites her and she would be a wonderful first horse for any novice, child or family to love and play with.
Location: Durant, Oklahoma. Adoption Fee: $350.00
Located in Michigan
Harvey at time of rescue and a close up of his hooves at that time pictured below
Harvey is a 12 year old red pinto gelding, 37” tall.He is a Miniature/Shetland cross and is as classy and beautiful as they come. He was removed from a negligent situation by a Good Samaritan and turned over to us. Harvey was confined in a 10’ filthy manure infested area all of his life. He had no water in sight and was dehydrated. There was no shelter provided for him, and he was somehow surviving on only moldy cow hay. The round bale of cow hay he was eating was dumped onto hill of manure some 4 feet high. He had never seen a farrier, never had vaccinations, de-worming or any other necessary attention. He had an enormous gut probably caused by a combination of bad quality hay, dirt and quite certain parasite overload. His backbone and hip bone protruded and he was showing ribs and his feet had grown into a mangled mess. Instead of his overgrown feet curling up, one of them actually curled underneath his hoof where it got stuck.
Harvey is enjoying the good life in our foster care program where he is thriving. He is up to date on all his vet, dental, and farrier work and de-worming and he was gelded. After several months of intense corrective hoof trimming, his feet are now normal and he is a beautiful mover. Now that Harvey is in amazing shape for the first time in his life, he has shown his true colors. Harvey is as sweet as can be and wouldn’t hurt a flea on purpose. He will follow you around all day long and be your best friend. However, Harvey is unpredictable and you never know when he is going spook and be up in the air. He spooks at everything. He is not a horse that wants to be loved on, or groomed, but he will reluctantly tolerate it. For these reasons, it was decided by his foster home not to attempt to introduce him to the show ring. Harvey is a very a nice companion to other horses, especially the young ones and would love to join a herd. He is absolutely not for children to handle and needs someone with significant equine experience.
Located: Emmett, Michigan Adoption Fee $350.00
Located in Iowa
If training is your thing, then Rose might be your horse. Rose is a 10 year old year old, fancy tri colored pinto. Her family could not take care of her needs so she came into CMHR in June 2014. She is a lovely mare with a very nice pretty trot. Rose’s life has only consisted of being a pasture pet. Sadly, she doesn’t know anything. She is clueless to the basics. She doesn’t lead well and it’s very obvious she hasn’t been handled much. She is scared of being bathed and has never been clipped so she is not very fond of being cleaned up at the moment but she is learning. The looks of her feet indicate she may have had a bought with founder somewhere along the line but there are no signs of her being lame. She had severe problems with her teeth from them never being floated which we had taken care of.
The dental report: She has a large scar (about 1”) on her right cheek (inside) with scar tissue building over it that is estimated to be less than 10 months old caused by her extremely sharp upper teeth cutting into her. Also on her upper left side second tooth, after the front teeth, the tooth is turned 90 degrees. An old cap from the third tooth that should have dropped a few years ago was still there and fused itself to the second tooth. The dentist broke the fused material so she can lose the cap which will relieve the pressure on the second tooth. Releasing the pressure will help the tooth begin to move into the proper position.
Rose is a bit underweight but since her teeth have been tended to, she will pick up a few pounds without difficulty. We have brought her up to date on her coggins, vaccinations, and farrier. Now that every aspect of this little horse physically has been properly addressed, Rose is ready for her forever home. She is bright and and at a perfect age for someone with experience to train. If you are at the shows in Iowa, look around because she might be there with her foster care giver, Amy. Located: West Liberty, Iowa Adoption Fee: $350.00
Located in Oklahoma
Amber is an approximate 15 year old mare, 34” tall. She entered our foster home on July 20, 2014 as a very unwanted horse who we were told was suffering from health problems including anhidrosis, possible heaves or allergies and pregnancy. We were advised by two veterinarians who saw her that it would be in her best interest to leave her location in the deep south and relocate her to a different climate which we did. Amber has been brought up to date on her vaccinations, and has been seen by our vet who did some testing and Amber is not bred. However, Amber had a non-functioning thyroid and our vet placed her on medication for it which she will have to be on for the rest of her life. Being relocated to a higher elevation and being kept under fans during extreme humidity has made the world of difference to Amber’s health. She has shown no signs of anhidrosis and no indication of allergies or heaves since she is in our care. We are happy that we have been able to put this little girl on a healthy path which will lead her to her new forever home.
Amber is in the loving foster care of Kitty and Glen in Oklahoma, (who is also fostering Misty) and said that Amber is adorable and once she trusts you, you can do anything to her. She is easy to catch, stands nicely for grooming, gives her feet easily, and allows bug spray etc. She is head shy and doesn’t want her ears touched so you have to be gentle when putting on her halter, but other than that, she is a very sweet little girl who can be handled. Amber and Misty have become buddies, so if you are looking to adopt two sweet mares who are already friends, this would be a wonderful double adoption.
Adoption fee for Amber: $350.00 Located in Durant, Oklahoma.
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