PO BOX 81 / SHOALS, WV / 25562
As long as you provide a safe, healthy environment for horses, Are dedicated to finding a long term partner, are able to afford the basic needs of an equine where vet care, farrier care and dental care are provided and care about finding a horse that meets your skill level, You should be a good candidate for a HOP horse! We are not looking for fancy barns, we are looking for kind and safe homes!
We try to work with people, so that if you're a good home, you will quality to adopt, SO please email us to chat if you cannot complete the application in full - we will see what we can do to make it work!
A $15 Application Fee is Required because these take many hours of volunteer time to complete.
The Application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, but should the horse be adopted before your application is processed you're interested in, the fee is good for one year on this application, for any horse.
Please remit this fee following the Submission of the Application via Paypal at email@example.com or mail to our address. *
Use this number for reference calls to HOP:
We adopt to the first approved application that is a good fit for an equine.
If you apply for a horse, many others may have applied, so keep in mind, if you find the horse has been adopted before you're application has been completed, you may email us to to let us know you'd like us to finish up the inquiry, as other horses might suit your need.
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The process can take a week to several weeks depending on how quickly we can touch base with your references. Feel free to check in during the process.
You are responsible to have your vet send in your reference form from their office, as well as to have all of your references send in their reference forms.
We will call your farrier (we may also verify with other references and your vet certain information on their forms, if needed), but you must notify him/her that we will be calling.
Applications fees are not refunded due to inability to complete applications due to references not contacting the rescue.
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If you're unable to be approved at this time, do you agree to abide our policy to keep the details regarding the decision private and unshared, as well as to be courteous and respectful of the board 's decision?
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State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Spouse name (if applies)
Are you at least 21? (You have to be 21 or older to apply due to the ecnomic requirement of a horse)
Highest Level of Education completed
Length of time employed
Yearly Household income (must be verified and equivalent to what is needed to support an equine) Income verification via email is required with your choice of documentation sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Does your yearly income mean you can afford at least $2,000 or more in equine care each year?
Best time for a volunteer to call you?
Which HOP horse(s) are you most interested in?
If this horse is adopted before your application is processed or isn't a good fit, IS there another horse you are interested in?
How many Years of Independent Riding do you have under your belt?
Number of horses owned now? Number owned a year ago?
Have you sold or given away horses in the last year?
Have you euthanized a horse in the last year?
From 1-10, what is your riding level?
Learn about the scale here: https://horseandridermatch.com/what-is-your-riding-level/
Tell us about your equine experience
Tell us about any medical issues you've dealt with in your previous or current horses:
What are the most important things to you in your potential horse?
What is the area where your horsemanship needs most improvement?
Do you take lessons, attend clinics or pursue continuing horsemanship education?
What types of horses are you most interested in?
Green or unstarted
Pony or mini
Hunter or Jumper
Describe Your Boarding Facility or Personal Farm Layout. Acres, Type of Fence, Type of Shelter. Explain whether the equine would be stalled or on turn out. If the equine will be stalled, how often and how many hours will they be turned out daily? Note: (loose barbed wire or barbed wire in feed congregation areas is not typically accepted) *
Describe Your Feeding and exercise Routine for your current horses. If you are a beginner, describe the boarding facility's or your planned routine: *
If you are a beginner owner, Tell us about your plans to working with a trainer, taking lessons or about the program you're already taking part in.
Are you comfortable coming to halter, lead, tack, handle and ride (if applicable) the horse you're interested in?
If you currently have horses, how often does your farrier visit?
If you currently have horses, do they see a vet at least one a year for an exam, vaccines and coggins?
If you currently have horses, do you have your horse's teeth floated yearly or more often by a vet or equine dentist?
Do you understand the the rescue refunds an amount up to the amount given to the rescue as an adoption fee (no more than the fee paid, but no more than $600 total) upon the re-adoption of the horse once the horse is returned?
Do you understand the the rescue does not allow a horse adopted from HOP to be given away, sold or auctioned and that the horse must return to the rescue?
If the horse doesn't prove a good match, will you return him/her in good condition to the rescue?
If you currently have horses, we must have the following before this application can be processed:
A phone conversation with your vet.
A phone conversation with your Farrier.
A reference form sent in from your equine dentist, if your vet doesn't float your horse's teeth
All reference forms sent in for all other contacts.
Please contact references with the link on our website to the reference form for the vet or other parties.
We call your farrier and vet. They do not need to contact us, but they do need permission to discuss your care with us.
Your other references can by pass the online form by texting, emailing or calling us directly at: email@example.com or 304-962-7761.
You will just need to let them know to simply tell us why they recommend you as an adopter and a bit about how they know you.
Please confirm you have read this portion below.
REQUIRED if you currently own horses - Vet name, practice name and number (or email)
REQUIRED if you currently own horses - Farrier name and number (or email)
REQUIRED - Trainer, Lesson instructor or other equine professional who knows a bit about your skill level:
REQUIRED - Professional Reference name, email or number:
REQUIRED - Personal Reference (not an immediate relative) name, email or number:
Do You Understand the HOP Adoption Contract requires a horse return to HOP if the adoption cannot continue at any time in the future *
Did you include all references above with names and numbers?
Have you read HOP's adoption policies?
Have you ever taken part in controversial equine training or handling techniques or been convicted of animal neglect or abuse? *
Do you understand that All equine activities, including those at Heart of Phoenix, are inherently dangerous and that any and all equines can be unsafe? *
How are your facility photos, current horse photos and income verification being submitted? *
I, the undersigned, understand I am applying to adopt a/an equine(s) from Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC (hereinafter referred to as HOP). I understand that I am applying to adopt, and I understand that I may not be able to adopt the equine I am interested in for various reasons. I understand no reasons will be disclosed if the application is denied. I agree to not request this information. I agree to not speak against the rescue publicly based on a denial of this application. I understand I am welcome to submit a new application after 1 year if this application isn't approved. I agree to notify said references ahead of time they will be interviewed and to request those required contact HOP. I realize applications must be approved by the Board of Directors unanimously. I agree to hold Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC, its board, directors, fosters and all affiliates blameless and free of any liability should I be approved to adopt from this organization and visit any of the facilities where rescue horses are located and incur any injury while visiting the equines whether while riding or handling the horses in any manner. I understand HOP does not know the histories of the adoptable horses, and If I am approved, I will handle and ride the equine I'm interested in at my own risk. By signing this application, I agree that I have read and understand the Contract and Adoption Foster Policy of HOP found at www.wvhorserescue.org Type Name: *
Documents can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit to the HOP page on FACEBOOK