Sponsor a Horse
Maybe … you want to sponsor a specific horse! Monthly sponsorships allow you to support a horse who tugs at your heartstrings. This horse remains a Phoenix Rising horse, living in peace and protection at our farm, while you and the horse are able to develop a special relationship.
- You may set up one-on-one visits with the horse at our sanctuary, and spend time getting to know each other.
- You will receive periodic updates on the horse from sanctuary staff.
- You will be acknowledged in our public communications and marketing campaigns, as well as social media outlets.
- You have the satisfaction of knowing you make an impact, ensuring the health and safety of your four-legged friend.
Full sponsorships are available for $300.00 per month; partial sponsorships are $150.00 per month. Email us to discuss this opportunity.
Adopt a Horse
Adoption is not our focus; although, there are times, when under the right circumstances, certain horses may be available for adoption.
Things to consider before committing to adoption:
- We expect adoptive families to have weighed the decision to adopt seriously, with the awareness that horses may live into their 30’s, and will need appropriate lifetime care.
- We expect adoptive families to be aware of the unforeseen expense potential with horse ownership, and that they are committed to the horse for life, regardless of the unforeseen expenses.
- We represent our horses as accurately as possible, based on our experience with them. In our environment, we are sometimes able to handle a behavior that an adopter may not.
- Horses are perfect ‘flight animals’; it is the responsibility of the adopter to gauge if the horse is appropriate for their ability, experience, and home environment.
- We stand behind our horses and our word, but cannot foresee all future circumstances.
- When the adoptive family runs into a challenge with their new horse, we expect they will pursue any and all options to continue to provide the horse with a good home, including training for the horse, or themselves, to overcome the problem. We are available for support.
- If the adoptive family does encounter a situation where they feel they can no longer provide the proper home for their adopted horse, we will work together to find a solution for all involved— most of all, the horse!
- Please be over 21 years old if you want to adopt. If you are under 21, please have your parents contact us on your behalf.
- We will consider adoption within a two hour radius of our sanctuary. Potential adopters must visit as a part of their adoption process. We will not consider adoption without this meeting. Additionally, we will make a visit to the place in which you plan to house the horse. We will not consider adoption without this home visit. We will also make follow up visits during the first year of adoption in order to be sure all is going well – for horse and humans.
- Equines are herd animals and must live with another equine for their health and happiness. We do not adopt out solo horses, and our contract includes a commitment to never keep the horse alone.
- Rescue efforts are working to stem the tide of homeless horses, and as such, our horses cannot be bred.
- It is acceptable for an adopted horse to be boarded, providing the facilities and care are adequate, but preference is given to ‘at home’ stables.
- Our adoption agreement includes a ‘right of refusal’ clause. If the adopter is unable to continue ownership, the horse must first be offered back to Phoenix Rising. ‘Foster Agreements” are a great way to try ’living together’ first, as a way to insure compatibility.