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We're Dedicated to Life After Rescue


Adopting a Horse


Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our adoption policies and requirements before filling out the application and choosing your new family member.


Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our adoption policies and requirements before filling out the application and choosing your new family member. Once you've read them over, feel free to take a look at the available horses. We do our best to evaluate them and present them in an honest and transparent way that sets them up for successful placement. If you have any questions about a horse, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Once you've read our Adoption Policy you are welcome to submit your application for review.

When you've completed the adoption application, you can set up a meeting to bring it into the office, you can email to or mail it to us: 755 County Road 212, Smiley, Texas 78159.

If you need more information, give us a call at 830-305-9031 

Our Office Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm CDT Monday – Friday

Please keep in mind, that our office is outdoors with horses, and we are a small, hands-on staff. This means we aren't always able to answer on the first try, so please leave us a message and we will happily call you back. 


Adoption Process

Step 1


To begin the adoption process, the first step is to submit your adoption application for review. This is done prior to your first visit to avoid complications once you've selected a horse.

Step 2


After the initial part of the application has been reviewed, the next step is the home visit and inspection. Prior to adopting a horse, we will conduct a home or stable visit for the purpose of building a successful lifetime partnership! 

Step 3


Once approved, take a look at the available horses and plan a trip to come and visit the horse(s) you're interested in meeting. The first visit is about beginning to bond and seeing if you 'click'.

Step 4


Once you've made your decision and paperwork is final, you get to take home your new family member! Because our goal is a forever home, title does not transfer. MHHR’s guarantee is that in the event you can no longer care for your horse, the horse can be safely returned.

Ready to Apply?

MHHR's adoption process is designed to assure the best possible match possible between horses (or donkeys) and adopters. Horsemanship skills, level of training, inherent personality and horsenality, and the ability to care for and continue the development of the adopted horse are all considered.

Step #1:  Apply!

In order to adopt a horse, the first step is to apply. Experienced horse owners may submit an application for consideration. Our adoption application asks questions based on understanding your previous experience. Veterinarian and personal references are required. 


Some things to keep in mind


All adopted animals are not to be sold.


All adopted animals are not to be used for breeding purposes.


All adoptive homes are required to permit visits and send updates so we can keep records.


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