To ensure the continuance of our mission, all of our rescues will become available for adoption, once evaluated and rehabilitated, based on each individual's need. Every one of them is, or will be looking for a loving, forever home. We want to make sure that these forever homes are just as special as the animals themselves.
Our adoption fees are reasonable to cover some of the medical expenses and boarding costs incurred while on the HAHS farm. Adoption fees may vary by horse based on their age, health, soundness, and manners, both on the ground and under saddle. Typically, our adoption fees range from $400-$1000 per horse.
If you think you might want to adopt one of our animals, please read through our online Adoption Criteria. If you meet these guidelines, the next step is to print out an Adoption Application and an Release Waiver complete them, and mail or fax it to our office. You can also apply online by clicking here.
If you are interested in adopting a riding horse, you will need to fill out an additonal Rideable Horse Questionnaire.
If you are looking for a horse and are uncertain of which one might suit your needs, we ask that you please call the HAHS office 815-337-5563 and make an appointment to visit.
Videos of our horses can be found on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4KUYXThaYxV7X3dqF7PpYQ
One of our staff will then contact you for an interview over the phone and set up a time to drop by and inspect your facility or the boarding facility where you intend to keep your animal. If everything checks out, we'll invite you to the farm to visit with our adoptable animals so that you can make your choice. We'll watch you interact with a candidate or two to see how you get along, work together on a final selection, then send you and your new animal home to get to know each other!
Periodically, we'll call and stop by to see how you and your new companion are doing. Of course, we expect you to send us pictures and letters too! We love to hear what horses from the HAHS farm are up to.