Rehome

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Options, resources & guidance for owners 

Things happen, situations change. Unexpected circumstances, illness, injury, death, economic issues. Responsible owners can sometimes find themselves searching for a good home for their beloved horse. Shadarobah is available to help you find a suitable, long term, loving home for your horse. 


 

Shadarobah receives inquiries everyday from people whose personal circumstances have changed - people who can no longer continue to care for their beloved horse(s).  More often than not they have already tried to find a home for their horse only to be confronted with people who lack the knowledge, commitment and financial resources. As well as, dishonest and unscrupulous people who do not have the horses' best interest at heart. This experience leaves owners feeling disillusioned and anxious about the likelihood of finding a suitable home for their four-legged best friend. 

Even in the most dire of circumstances it is amazing how help can come from genuine, caring people when you least expect it.


While Shadarobah does not have the facilities to take every horse, we can extend help by listing your horse on our adoption page & help match you with a prospective adopter.


 If you are interested in having us help re-home your horse please contact us and include the following information: 


 

  • Your Name & Contact Information
  • Name & Age of horse
  • Breed & Gender of horse
  • Color & Hands
  • Comments on whether horse is rideable & level of rider recommended
  • Health comments and any known medical issues
  • Background of the horse
  • Current circumstance causing the need to rehome
  • Pictures of the horse


To find a new home, a leasee or a sharer for your horse it is critical to provide as much detail as possible to ensure a good match is made. 


Looking for a horse?

 

Shadarobah is in constant contact with the community. If you are interested in finding a particular type of horse and do not see it on our adopt page we may still be able to help match you.  Please contact us and include the following information:


  • Your equine ability and knowledge, funds available and your time for activities including, but not limited to, vet visits, grooming, exercise, care and management. 
  • Ownership preference: Lease, share or purchase.
  • Particular requests in breed, gender, color.

BEWARE OF FREE TO A GOOD HOME

 

Recent studies show that only one in five animals obtained through 'free to a good home' ads actually go to permanent, loving homes.

Responsible horse owners have an increasingly tough time finding a good home for their horses and are turning to classified ads or online ads such as Craigslist thinking that they’re doing the right thing for their horse.

Beware: Free to good home is laden with individuals looking to profit from the situation. Kill buyers, hoarders & collectors, often pose as loving homes. They make great promises about providing a loving home conning unwary owners.

If you don’t put much thought into what happens to your horse after you sell him, the sad truth is there is a high probability that he will end up at a horse auction where he will be purchased by a kill buyer.

 

Horses looking for a new home

Meet Buck

 Sadly, Buck's family has had some challenges thrown at them and have asked us to help them find him a new home... if you are interested in Buck, please e-mail us at shadarboahcontact@gmail.com or call 260-402-5206 


Buck is a well mannered, 18 yrs old  15.2-3, dark bay quarter horse gelding located in Elkhart Indiana. The veterinarian said recently(Dec 24, 2019) that it's probably a good time to retire him from my weekly trail riding. 

Ideally looking for a companion home for him.
Rider level would be an experienced beginner.
He's a great horse that I have owned and trail rode since he was 2. We've been through woods, fields, subdivisions, highways and over bridges and through water, by barking and charging dogs. Rides out alone or with others. Easy to catch in the field. Loads(prefers slant or stock trailers), bathes, stands for vet and farrier(trimmed every 6-8wks). I've given my own vaccinations with ease. No vices. Dominant in a herd. Steady Eddie! UTD on shots, due for floating.
 

He's sound most the time, although tender(in front), over gravel and even smooth pavement currently. He has stifle issues both sides, and rear fetlocks have what the vet called "medial and lateral collateral ligaments resulting in excess side to side motion of the joint". Vet recommended no riding as a precaution for the safety of the rider.
He has been treated for laminitis back when he was 4 and I've had him on grass hay and a low starch feed ever since(Buckeye GRO'N WIN, and currently Tribute's Calm N Easy), with 2 or3 bouts of light laminitis in the yrs since then. Wears grazing muzzle in spring, but has been able to go without later in the season. 

This fall was treated and recovered from EPM. 

I would think that a very light rider (110-120lbs)could possibly take him out for just a walk from time to time. He should not be ridden in circles or downhill, due to his weak stifles.

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Reba

 19 year old quarter horse paint. Missing an eye but wouldn't know it. 15 hh tall. Cribber and wears a collar. Needs a smaller rider. Arthritis in the front left hoof. 1200 plus pounds. Good with saddling and brides. Middle to low on pecking order. Good with a stall or turn out. Gets sunburnt very easily on back legs, tail and nose. 

 Some arena training but not sure on the discipline 


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