Adopting a rescue horse is a commitment for the remainder of its life and we want each horse to have a loving forever home. Our adoption process is comprehensive and designed to assure the best possible match between our horses & potential adopters. Suitability is of the utmost importance in placing our horses! Please note that all donkey adoptee will be placed in a home with another donkey.
Adoption fees range from $200-$4000. The Seniors for Seniors program covers the adoption fees (and specific medical fees) for horses in that category. Please contact us for prices and questions.
If considering adoption, please download, fill out, & submit an application to GER:
GerdasEquineRescue@gmail.com -OR- PO Box 1352, West Townshend, VT 05359
STANDARDBRED - GELDING - 16 YRS
Turbo has had a hard life already, evident by the pin firing along his legs, swollen joints, & body soreness. Despite this, he is a perfect citizen: he is perfect to catch, stands tied, is great for vet and farrier, and leads well. He loves mares and gets along well with friendly geldings. He is still putti
STANDARDBRED - GELDING - 16 YRS
Turbo has had a hard life already, evident by the pin firing along his legs, swollen joints, & body soreness. Despite this, he is a perfect citizen: he is perfect to catch, stands tied, is great for vet and farrier, and leads well. He loves mares and gets along well with friendly geldings. He is still putting on weight, and is looking better every day. This perfect gentleman would love to live out his days keeping another horse or horses company.
Turbo is available as a companion through our Seniors for Seniors grant, which will cover adoption fees and some of his pain medication.
BELGIAN - MARE - 20 YRS
Hazel came to GER underweight & sporting a skin infection. She's now healthy, happy, and running around with her own band of geldings. Now that she's put on some weight she's an active and curious girl. Hazel is shy of head pets, but will follow you around and enjoys a good grooming or scratching session! She has pu
BELGIAN - MARE - 20 YRS
Hazel came to GER underweight & sporting a skin infection. She's now healthy, happy, and running around with her own band of geldings. Now that she's put on some weight she's an active and curious girl. Hazel is shy of head pets, but will follow you around and enjoys a good grooming or scratching session! She has push-button ground manners: halters, leads, loads, and picks up her feet. She wears a fly mask, fly boots, and appreciates fly spray. She is currently in foster in a pasture with a run-in shelter.
Hazel is happy grazing and playing with her herd all day. She needs a retirement home with space to stretch her legs & sunbathe.
WELSH - GELDING - 2 YRS
Archie is cute as a button and so sweet and lovable! He loves kisses and pets, is exceptionally well-behaved, and is friendly to every equine he meets! Archie is about 40" tall to the top of his floofy forelock.
Archie is looking for a new home to finish his training as he grows, and one that will love his cuddles as much as we do!
STANDARDBRED - GELDING - 9 YRS
Like many Standardbreds, BB had a racing career & was later a buggy horse. He suffered 2 injuries, but since has healed and is a kind & gentle boy. He stands tied or cross tied, is good for the farrier and for baths, and is such a sweetheart. He gets along well with any horse we put him with and is very easy going; not much spooks him! BB is 15.2hh.
BB is the perfect green broke horse for an experienced rider or driver to finish. He is friendly, handsome, and wants to please. He is a riding horse for walk/trot and is ready to be finished in any direction. He was also a star in the 2022 Wardsboro 4th of July parade!
DONKEY - GELDING - 4 YRS
Pip is a well-mannered donkey, with a sleek coat and beautiful head! He is cuddly and affectionate, terrific for vet and medication, leads well, and is easy to get along with. He gets along well with other donkeys, minis, and ponies but would love a playmate. He does well in a herd or with just one friend.
He does need to be managed carefully on a low sugar diet (no grass pasture.)
DUTCH WARMBLOOD - GELDING - 20 YRS
Vegas was imported & raised as a prize stud, and was actively used for driving & breeding. He was very loved by his owner, who sadly had to rehome him because of family wishes. He is gelded and learning to be a non-working horse. Boy is he HANDSOME and lovable!
Vegas is doing well with calm geldings, but is not yet ready to live near mares. He is terrific to catch and handle, has great ground manners, and loves to show off!
Vegas is looking for an experienced home, with lots of space, that is prepared for his big personality. While he has excellent manners, he is lot of horse! Currently available as a companion horse but will be evaluated for more as he gains more weight and puts on muscle.
PONY - GELDING - 8 YRS
Farley is a 9.1hh beautiful, refined pony, with fancy movement. He loves his pasture buddies, bonds deeply, and can be protective of his buddies. He will do best in a setting with only geldings, or only a mare.
Farley came to us very fearful of people and has made great strides, but will need a home that is peaceful, quiet and calm (a home with small or active children is not ideal). He needs to build a connection with his new owner to be safe and comfortable in his daily life before he has formal training in any discipline.
PONY - GELDING - 4 YRS
Atlas is a recently-gelded pony; he is 10+ hands of fun personality! He is healthy and easy to manage, is good for the vet and farrier, and his confidence with grooming and people grows daily.
Atlas is friendly, curious, and athletic, and will blossom in a home that will encourage his curiosity, continue his education, and give him a job. He loves living with a herd of minis and ponies, but isn't quite ready to live with mares yet.
MINI - GELDING - 1.5 YRs
Herbie is a teeny little guy! He was gelded in June and settling into gelding life. He came to us as a skittish baby that knew nothing, but is blossoming into a friendly guy as he grows his trust and confidence. He leads & ties and is learning to pick up his feet for the farrier. He is still a little head shy but has gotten much better about having his body pet and being haltered. He is becoming more curious every day and loves having other minis and ponies to play and run around with.
Herbie needs a home experienced in raising young horses. He is not mouthy like most young colts, but needs reminders about personal space and patience; like all young horses do! With more time and training he will be a terrific mini for some lucky person or family!
HINNEY PONY - GELDING - 6 YRS
Moonshine is an adorable little hinney that is wary of new people but loves grooming & treats once you've been labeled "friend." He is well-behaved for vet and farrier, and is an easy keeper. Moonshine is up to date on everything, including dental.
Moonshine is is a riding & driving prospect for someone with training experience.
PONY - FILLY - 5 MONTHS
Baby Dylan is weaned and is adjusting to life without Mom. Luckily she has uncle Gordy to show her around, but she is really looking forward to a permanent home and herd! Baby's mom is Juniper, a medium pony with light build. Sire is unknown.
Baby Dylan is affectionate, very rational and calm, loves everybody and all horses. She leads, ties, grooms, trailers, and bathes - a very well-adjusted baby! We'd like to her find a home with training foal experience.
ARABIAN CROSS - GELDING - 14 YRS
Sydin is a flashy white & grey Tovero Arabian cross that needs to find his special person to trust and connect. He is great at groundwork, long-lining, and is a safe ride (no rear or buck). Good as both a trail or arena horse; needs some work at the canter. Good body confirmation, solid legs, and an easy keeper on just hay.
Sydin loves mares just a little too much and cannot be in with them or share a fence line. He is currently living in a group of geldings, he is easily caught and well-behaved in this set up.
Sydin is 14.22 hh and is looking for an experienced trail partner under 130 lbs.
MORGAN X - MARE - 17 YRS
Winter has excellent ground manners, is good for the vet and farrier, and loves working in hand at the walk. She is in the early stages Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis (DSLD), which doesn't slow her down one bit. She is happy and comfortable in her everyday life, but because of this she is available as a companion only.
THOROUGHBRED - MARE - 9 YRS
This beautiful girl is as friendly as they come! Alena she loves to greet people at the gate and rest her head on them. She gets along with mares & geldings but can be bossy with grain/mash.
We discovered that Alena had untreated Lyme Disease, plus skin infections and poor hoof treatment, which ultimately affects her ability to stay sound under saddle today. However, she does great in hand and seems to enjoy agility.
She happily lives outside 24/7 and is very easy to manage.
PONY - MARE - 5 YRS
This dainty girl is the sweetest warrior! She came to GER in foal, and brought Baby Dylan into the world just a few months later (Baby Dylan is weaned and also available for adoption). Despite a crippled leg from an old pelvis fracture, she foaled and raised Baby with no issues. She gets along well with mares and geldings, and is very sweet and gentle with adults & children alike.
We are on the hunt for a relaxed home for Juniper to live comfortably and happily without any expectations of her. She will need a farrier with patience and knowledge to assist with hind trims as she is unable to bear weight on just 3 legs. She has gone through successful training to use a sling, and could also be sedated and trimmed laying down.
Juniper is available as a companion.
The horses in this section have recently come to GER: new arrivals are in quarantine, some horses are in training to ride or drive saddle, and others just need time & TLC.
Follow their progress here or on Facebook!
MINI - MARE
This photo is from day one; this mini has a bad knee and is underweight, but she's on her way to health and happiness!
MINI - GELDING- COLT
This cutie IS 40" tall and seems to be blind in one eye, but he will be fully evaluated once settled.
PONY - MARE
Snow white just arrived with Louis, Summer, and Sam. She has a horrible eye injury and poor hooves, and needs immediate medical attention. More info to come!
CHESTNUT - STALLION
Louis is very thin but good-looking. He is curious about his surroundings but is guarded in our presence and only accepts up to 5 feet of closeness (for now.)
THOROUGHBRED - MARE - 17 YRS
Apple arrived at GER with a coffin bone infection that required surgery to remove some of her hoof, plus close to a year of daily treatment & stall rest. Apple is currently in training and working to get her 16.1 h body back in shape.
DUTCH HARNESS - MARE
Dandy is an older mare that is putting on weight and loving attention! Once she's been with GER and has a healthy body condition she will be evaluated for driving.
TB - MARE - TEENS
This gorgeous girl is currently in training with Horses with Hope, and will be adoptable when she returns.
Hallie is a very sensitive but sensible mare and though she can get nervous about new things, she is quick to settle when given a moment to think things through. We believe she will make an amazing partner for someone looking to bond with their horse. This mare has so much to offer the right person.
Follow her progress under saddle on the Horses With Hope Facebook page!
ARABIAN - GELDING - 7 YRS
Rafiq came to GER with Aziza and Betty White during a cold snap in VT. He was skittish but is now friendly with horses & people. Rafiq is currently onsite in Maine for training at Horses with Hope, and will be adoptable later on.
Follow his training story on the Horses with Hope Facebook page!
ARABIAN - GELDING - 7 YRS
Aziza is under-trained and is returning from foster care to improve his groundwork skills. He will eventually be a riding horse, and is a fancy, beautiful mover.
STANDARDBRED - GELDING- TEENS
Vic is blind but completely adjusted to life. He is kind, gentle and careful around people. He is faced with surgery to remove both eyes, but once healed he will be without pain and available for adoption.
APPALOOSA - MARE - LATE TEENS
Bunny came to GER with skin fungus & sensitivities, and was severely underweight. We discovered that she also suffers from heaves. We are working hard to meet her medical needs so she can gain weight & strength.
STANDARDBRED - GELDING - 16 YRS
Mikey is a sweet & well-behaved boy that is in foster care while he gains weight. He will be evaluated for riding and/or driving at a later date.
MINI - MARE IN FOAL
Robin was nursing Sparrow and is in foal; we are weaning Sparrow to give Robin time to relax and build strength for the new baby.
MINI - GELDING - 2 YRS
Sparrow is an unhandled colt that was still nursing from Robin when they were pulled from auction. He is being weaned and will be going through gentling with our skilled GER team.
XL DONKEY - JENNY
Elanor was scared and unhandled, and we are thankful for Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue for stepping into foster her and work on gentling.
SPOT - PONY GELDING
Spot is returning to the rescue for some medical assistance; he is blind but will be up for adoption later this year.