Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.

Terms of Adoption

Below please find the terms you will be agreeing to before you can adopt one of our thoroughbred horses.

Our adoption fees vary depending on the condition and retraining of the horse. The average adoption fee is $500 although some horses will have no adoption fee and some that have been retrained as hunter-jumpers or dressage horses will be substantially higher than the average adoption fee. Please contact us to become a "Neigh Savers Friend" -- we need friends that can donate much needed stall space on a temporary or emergency basis for those horses coming off the feed lots or overflow from the track. The space and services you donate to Neigh Savers are tax deductible and we will complete all the necessary IRS paperwork on your behalf.

  1. The horse may not be raced. If a mare or filly the horse may not be used as a broodmare.

  2. The horse may need additional training for discipline or riding that Adoptive Owner may be interested in pursuing. Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. supports the concept of retraining a horse for another career. This could be as a trail horse, dressage, hunter-jumper, therapy or pleasure horse. In some instances a horse adopted from Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. will be only be able to be kept in a pasture and will not be able to be ridden.

  3. It is agreed that this horse will never be sent to a slaughter facility. If the horse has to be euthanized, it must be done in a humane way by lethal injection administered by a licensed veterinarian. Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. must be notified before, if possible, or immediately after the process. Proof of death must be provided, such as a veterinarian’s invoice or written statement from a veterinarian.

  4. During the initial one-year placement period, the named horse may only be transferred back to Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. During the initial year, the adoptive owner may only release the horse from his/her direct supervision to Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. If, at any time after the first year, the new owner decides that he/she can no longer care for the horse, or should decide to sell or give the horse to another person, then Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. reserves the right of first refusal in taking the horse back into its program, at no cost to Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. Adoption fees are non-refundable.

  5. If the horse is returned to Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc., the horse MUST be returned in the same or better condition as when adopted or the Adoptive Owner is responsible for any costs associated with the horse’s ailment(s). Ailments can be, but are not limited to: cuts and abrasions, respiratory illnesses or other ailments received while in the possession of the Adoptive Owner. The Adoptive Owner is also responsible for transportation and costs associated with transport of the adopted horse to one of Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. partner facilities.

  6. Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. requests the right to visit said horse after giving reasonable notice, such as 24 hours, to Adoptive Owner. Please note that if the horse is found to be either in poor condition, such as extremely thin with prominence of ribs, covered with visible open or healing wounds or other visible signs of poor care or mistreatment, or living in a squalid environment such as a stall clearly packed with feces or in a paddock clearly inundated in manure or water, Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. retains the right to repossess the horse without notice.


Please make note of the following:

  • Changes in housing and routine may produce changes in the behavior of the horse; therefore additional training for both riding and ground manners may be necessary. Training or consultations by an equine professional is recommended to ease transition stress for both the new owner and horse at the cost of the Adoptive Owner.

  • Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. makes no guarantees in writing or verbally on the soundness of any animal available for adoption. Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. will gladly honor the Adoptive Owner’s request for a pre-purchase veterinary consultation, to be paid for by the Adoptive Owner.

  • Horses are unpredictable animals. Consequently, Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. is not responsible for any damages to persons or property once the horse is adopted.

  • Once you have read, understood and agreed to these terms we will FAX, email or mail to you a complete Adoption Agreement for your completion and signature.

  • If you have any questions concerning the above, please do not hesitate to email or telephone. We look forward to working with you! We also require the applicant to complete an Adoption Application. Please email either nicole@neighsavers.com or karin@neighsavers.com to request this application.



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