Adoptions

Below you can see the equines we currently have available for adoption. 

Please keep in mind that when you are adopting a rescue horse you are making a commitment for the remainder of its life. We want to find each rescued horse a loving, forever home.  Our adoption process is comprehensive and designed to assure the best possible match between our horses and potential adopters. 

Suitability is of the utmost importance in placing our horses.


Our adoption fees range from $200-$4000. Please contact us for specific prices 

of individual horses.


You can download our adoption application below. When completed, please return this form to GER at  PO Box 1352,  West Townshend, VT 05359, or scan and e-mail to gerdasequinerescue@gmail.com

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Adoption Gallery

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MAPLE

PALAMINO-MARE-10 YRS.OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

Maple is a medium sized pony mare who is looking for a home with someone who has the time and patience to build a relationship with her. Her time in the slaughter pipeline left her very weary of people. She gets along well with others in the herd and would make a great companion.

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DESTINY

PAINT-MARE-20 YRS. OLD-   HH

We received a call from a local animal control officer who had been working with a cow farmer on surrendering one of his horses. The farmer had several horses on the property that he was pasture breeding and Destiny had gotten older and could no longer be bred so was stuck out in a pasture with only the fading few patches of grass that she could find to eat. She was adopted out as a child’s tail riding horse but was returned because she grew tired of being ridden. She will make an excellent companion and would be great for the kids or grandkids to love on and brush!

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HAZEL

MIXED BREED-MARE-5 YRS. OLD-15.1HH  

Hazel was rescued from a killpen in PA two years ago as a 3 year old who had been roughly handled. She has been started by professional trainers and is now being ridden by one of our volunteers (Sarah) at UMASS Amherst 4-5 times a week. She does w/t/c and has been brave out on the trails. To top off her beautiful looks she is a beautiful mover and happy to learn. She will make a loyal partner for someone. 

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SHADOW

STANDARDBRED-GELDING-22 YRS.OLD-14.3HH

This love bug is being returned because his family is moving across country to care for their elderly parents and are unable to bring him with them.  He truly is an oldie but goodie! Not only does he ride and drive but he is also a rock star trail horse who has no fear of cars and traffic. 

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STELLA

PALOMINO-MARE- 15 YRS.OLD- 14HH

Stella is a full bodied pony who has a beautiful big trot and loves to jump! She needs a strong, confident rider who wants to have fun with her as she herself is a strong forward pony. She has lived in a field for several years now so will need a refresher to take her back to her full potential. She is an absolute pleasure to be around on the ground and loves being pampered!

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TASHA

ARABIAN-MARE-20 YO-15HH

Tasha is an extremely well bred Arabian mare who came to GER as an owner surrender. She is a brave trail riding horse who spent the last 5 years turned out with three of her stablemates. She is calm and loving and is irresistible to fall in love with!

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RAVEN

TENNESSEE WALKER-MARE-13YRS OLD-14.1HH

Raven is a gorgeous Tennessee Walker who due to an old injury is being offered as a companion. She is very self-assured and is one of the calmest, loving horses we currently have. She is the perfect companion, she will not freak out when you take her friend out for a ride. 

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ELSA

SMALL PONY-MARE- 1 YR. OLD

Elsa is a very sweet pony mare who will be a great addition to any farm. She leads well, can be easily caught and haltered in the field, picks up all 4 feet to be trimmed and loves attention from people. 

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EVIE

QUARTER HORSE-MARE- 4 YRS.OLD-14.2HH AND GROWING

This adorable horse came to our rescue from a kill pen at the tender age of three; she is now four years old.  She stands at 14.2hh now and is still growing! Evie is full of potential, she is green broke and has been out on trails and really enjoyed them. This girl will need a rider with the experience and patience to bring a young horse along. 

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SMILEY

STANDARDBRED-GELDING-14 YRS. OLD-16HH

Smiley is a big, very handsome Standardbred gelding with a big floaty trot. He is in a foster home where he is getting help transiting from being a racing harness horse to a riding horse. 

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GUNNER

STANDARDBRED-GELDING-18 YRS. OLD-15HH
This full-bodied big boy would love a home where he would be a devoted companion to ANY horse, he would also enjoy being ridden at a walk with someone who would love to do just that!  He is very fond of men in particular!  
After his cart racing career  he became an Amish buggy horse and ended up in auction when he couldn't keep up with the demands of a cart horse. He is sound and healthy.
He is very handsome and is deserving of a great home.

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ASPEN

PONY-GELDING- 15 YRS. OLD-12.3 HH

Aspen is a super sweet, in your pocket pony who is looking for a home as a companion. He is an easy keeper with no health concerns---he is just unpredictable under saddle so is being adopted as a companion only. He gets along well with both horses and minis and is good for the vet and trimmer. He loves being fussed over!

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GENEVA

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-12 YRS. OLD-15.3HH

Geneva is a lovely TB mare. We are still evaluating her to see if she has any issues that would make her unadoptable, but we have great hopes for her. She is the epitome of an elegant TB! 

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CHESTERFIELD

STANDARDBRED-GELDING- 17 YRS. OLD-15.1HH 

Chesterfield is a super sweet, easy going pacer. His walk and pace are slow and easy, but when asked he has a very big trot that may be best suited to a more confident rider. Because he's a pacer he hasn't quite figured out the canter yet. He loves children and will soak in all the love and attention they will give him around the barn but he is not a child’s riding horse at this point in his life. He is a puppy dog on the ground and is looking for someone to bond with.

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WINTER

MIXED BREED-MARE-13 YRS. OLD-15.1HH 

Winter has had minimal training and is not broke to ride. This full bodied mare is looking for someone interested in really developing a bond. She is not a horse that will tolerate heavy handedness or force. She would do well in a program like Harmony horsemanship. For someone who is willing to take the time, she is a mare who will give you her all. She enjoys attention and is very social.

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MELODY

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-19 YRS. OLD

This lovely mare had been through a lot before we rescued her from a killpen.  Unbeknownst to us, she had a birthing that had gone awry and left her with some severe damage.  Once in our care, she had a successful surgery! She and Misha were adopted in a home together but were recently were returned due to a divorce.  Melody has participated in a Christmas parade in our town and actually seemed to really enjoy it!  Her Tattoo needs to be revisited, it is not very clear but the first reading tells us she is now 19 years old.  A home with an intermediate rider is preferable as she has not been ridden in her previous home and will need a refresher.

HOLD FOR EVALUATION

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PRING (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

WELCH PINTO X-MARE- 5 YRS. OLD-14.1HH-MARE

This stunning mare is as sweet as can be and has one crystal blue eye! When she was rescued from auction she did not even know how to lead! She is truly a blank canvas because of her exceptional disposition she will make a great student!  

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SEDONA (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-5 YRS. OLD-15.1HH
This sweet young mare was used as a broodmare after suffering an injury on the track. Her last baby was weaned and adopted last winter and we’ve currently rehabbing a bowed tendon in her front right leg. Once healed she will be available for adoption. 

ADOPTION PENDING

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WILL & CHANCE

PAINT-GELDINGS-22 YRS.OLD-14.3HH These handsome paints geldings lost their owner to cancer at a young age. She was a beloved equine dentist from NJ who showered these boys with all the love and attention they could possibly ask for. They are looking for a home together where they can enjoy retirement. If you’re looking for someone super interactive and friendly to groom and snuggle with all day these two are the horses for you. They are a bonded pair and are only being adopted out together. We were awarded a Petfinder Foundation Senior Pet Adoption Grant for these boys that will cover the cost of shipping to their new home and a months supply of hay to send along with them to get them started!