how to adopt a horse


ALL HORSES ADOPT ON A "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED" BASIS WITH PRIORITY TO THOSE WITH APPROVED ADOPTION APPLICATIONS ON FILE.


ADOPTION FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


Please read answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) >>



1. AN APPROVED APPLICATION IS REQUIRED TO SEE A HORSE, click here for the Second Stride adoption application >>

2. We'll contact you when your application has been approved.

3. When your application is approved, make an appointment to see the horse(s) you are interested in.

4. After you choose a horse, sign our adoption contract.

5. Pick up your horse from our facility within 5 days.



We check phone messages once a day and try hard to return calls within 48 hours. You may get a quicker response to your inquiry by emailing info@secondstride.org.

There is an application fee of $20. We accept all major credit cards for application fees, adoption fees and donations through:



Please note other terms and conditions:

Due to the nature of equine adoptions, NO adoption made with Second Stride Inc. has a refundable fee, warranty period, or any obligation to accept previously adopted horses in exchange or trade-in free of charge. We try hard to provide as much information as possible about each horse's physical and mental state prior to adoption to help ensure that it is suitable for the adoptive home.  We are not liable for any known or unknown defect in an adopted horse.

Thank you for your interest in our program and our adoptable thoroughbreds!