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
- The horse may not be raced. If a mare or filly the horse may not be used as a broodmare.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org to request this application.