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.
Trigger was part of a hoarding case in north Georgia, and was one of 20 horses confiscated. He was underweight and had recently had an accident that caused him to lose his right eye. He doesn't let that slow him down and he is confident on the ground and under saddle. He can, at times, be pushy on the ground. His ideal adopter would be a confident beginner who can establish a strong leadership relationship with Trigger. He can be ridden and would be ideal as a trail horse.
Emersyn (Emmy) was part of the Grovetown Paso Fino cruelty case from 2019. She was 6 months old, emaciated, lice infested, terrified, defensive and absolutely feral. Her response when she was afraid was to fight for her life, kicking, pawing, and biting. She spent 9 months at Trinity's Winding Creek Farm location rehabilitating before moving to a foster home experienced with Paso Finos. Recently, she has spent 60 days with our trainer improving her groundwork and building trust in feet handling/trimming. At 2 years old, she will require an experienced adopter with a proven track record raising and training youngsters. Paso Fino experience will be a huge plus.
Gambel came to the rescue as an owner surrender. He was well loved and cared for, however, he was struggling with laminitis and his owner wasn't in a position to provide long term care. He has since been diagnosed with Cushings, and is on daily medication. He is a sweetheart and loves attention. He can be ridden lighty due to his medical condition, and he has literally hundreds of trail miles under his belt. His ideal adopter would have experience managing Cushings/Medically Needy horses and can provide daily medication and a dry lot for pasture turnout.
Maggie is a retired brood mare who arrived at the rescue when her owner was diagnosed with cancer. She spent her life as a brood mare, and was never trained to ride. She has excellent manners and enjoys being groomed and pampered. She was diagnosed with Cushings and is on daily medication. Her ideal adopter would be looking for a companion horse, has experience managing medically needy horses or horses diagnosed with Cushings and has a dry lot for pasture turnout.
Tennessee Walking Horse
Kaydie arrived at this rescue this past Spring when her owner suffered a debilitating back injury and could no longer care for her. She is an absolute sweetheart and is easy to handle. She was initially recovering from a center sulcus infection in her hooves, but is doing great now. She will be doing a refresher under saddle for 30-60 days, and then will be made available for adoption.
Tennessee Walking Horse
Sundance was born at the Trinity Rescue in April 2019, two months after his dam, Jessie, was rescued from a hoarding situation. Sundance (Sunny) has a big personality that goes along with his huge frame, and has been an extremely challenging colt. He requires an experienced handler at all times. Due to this reason, we will be completing his training both on the ground and under saddle before making him available for adoption.
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.