MEET THE ADOPTABLE HERD
Trinity Rescue and Equine Sanctuary's Winding Creek Farm is dedicated to offering rehabilitation to its residents in preparation for their adoptive homes. Each rescue is provided a specialized rehabilitation and training plan focused on preparing them for their ideal adoptive home. Once the horses have achieved their rehabilitation and training goals, they are made available for adoption.
Tilly was rescued along with 40 other Paso Finos as part of a cruelty seizure by law enforcement. She was 10 months pregnant and malnourished. She has since delivered and weaned a healthy filly, and received 60 days of professional training under saddle. She is a sweet mare, but highly sensitive and is most definitely the alpha mare in her herd. Her ideal adopter will be a patient, confident intermediate - advanced rider with experience with Paso Finos. She is lovely under saddle, with smooth gaits.
Maisie arrived at the rescue severely emaciated, covered in rain rot and a vacant look in her eyes. It didn’t take long for her to regain the spark in her eyes and her health.
She is incredibly smart, sweet, and has the most beautiful gaits. Plus she is easy on the eyes. Not a bad combination.
Adoption Status - In Training
Our mission is to rehabilitate and rehome the horses who come into the rescue. In the re-homing processing, we seek to find the best possible fit for both our rescue horses and their adoptive families. This has been an evolving process since we opened the rescue, and through our learnings over the past several years, we have updated the process for adopting a rescue horse in our program.
The following details the process for applying to adopt an available rescue:
(1) We will only accept applications for the rescues listed as "Available for Adoption" on our website. Horses not listed are either still rehabilitating, in training, or have been deemed a Sanctuary horse based upon their special needs.
(2) Prospective adoptive families should review the available adoptable horses and submit an application for that rescue via the link provided. Only fully completed Pre-screen applications will be reviewed. Partially completed applications will not be considered.
(3) Within 7 days, you will receive an email advising you if your application was approved or declined. Please note: For those applications we are not able to approve, specific feedback on the determination will not be provided in order to protect the integrity of our screening process. If your Pre-screen application was approved, you will be contacted to come out to the farm for an initial meet and greet with the rescue(s) you are interested in adopting. This meeting is critical to determine if there is a positive connection between the rescue horse and prospective adopters. If there is a positive connection between the rescue horse and potential adopter, a second meeting will be scheduled for a test ride (if rideable) or a second one-on-one visit.
(4) After meeting the horse you are interested in adopting and completing a test ride/second visit, if there is mutual agreement that the rescue horse and the prospective adoptive family are a good fit, the next step will be to have a home visit completed at the boarding facility/private farm. The purpose of the visit is to ensure it is a safe and appropriate environment for the particular rescue horse being adopted. NOTE: We will not adopt any rescue out to a single horse home. Horses are herd animals and must have at minimum 1 other horse as a companion at any adoptive home/boarding facility.
(5) Upon completion of a successful home visit, the adoption application will be reviewed by our Adoption team and a final decision will be made at that time. The prospective adoptive family will be provided with a copy of the Adoption Contract and a date for completing the adoption/transport of the rescue horse to their new home will be scheduled at that time. The adoption fee will be due at time of Adoption Contract . Our adoption fees are flat fee and non-negotiable to ensure the financial capability of our adoptors, as well as to ensure our rescues are protected from slaughter.