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.

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

ARTIE

ARCTIC HEAT IS A HANDSOME 18 YEAR OLD THOROUGHBRED WHO ARRIVED TO GER VERY SICK FROM A FEEDLOT THIS SPRING. HE HAD PULMONARY PNEUMONIA, HAD BEEN STARVED AND WAS COVERED IN BITE AND KICK MARKS. HE WAS RUSHED TO TUFTS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WHERE HE SPENT 5 DAYS BEFORE RETURNING TO THE RESCUE. HE HAS SPENT THE LAST FEW MONTHS AT AN AMAZING FOSTER WHO NURSED HIM BACK TO HEALTH, PUT WEIGHT BACK ON HIM AND STARTED HIS CONDITIONING. ARTIE IS LOOKING FOR A HOME THAT WILL CONTINUE HIS CONDITIONING THIS WINTER SO HE'LL BE READY TO GO THIS SPRING! HE'S A BIG LOVE BUG AND GREETS EVERYONE WHO ENTERS THE BARN. HE LOVES SOAKING UP ALL OF THE ATTENTION HE CAN GET. ADOPTION DONATION $950

FRANCIS

FRANCIS IS A HANDSOME 7 YEAR OLD SMALL PONY GELDING WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE LEADS WELL AND GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS. HE'S A BIT ON THE SHY SIDE SO NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL BE PATIENT WITH HIM AS HE BUILDS TRUST. HE LOVES CHILDREN AND IS LOOKING FOR A HOME OF HIS OWN. ADOPTION DONATION $600

SELIG

SELIG IS A 5 YEAR OLD ROCKY MOUNTAIN GELDING THAT WAS BORN AT OUR RESCUE. HE IS A 13.3HH FANCY PONY WITH A PLAYFUL PERSONALITY. WE'VE STARTED HIS RIDING AND DRIVING TRAINING BUT HE NEEDS SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE TO BRING HIM TO HIS FULL POTENTIAL. 

ADOPTION DONATION $1000 

EVIE

EVIE IS A 3 YEAR OLD QUARTER HORSE MARE WHO HAS A SUPER SWEET PERSONALITY. SHE LOVES SNUGGLING AND HAS STARTED BASIC TRAINING (SHE LEADS WELL, PICKS UP ALL 4 FEET, LUNGES AND HAS STARTED HER TRAINING UNDER SADDLE). SHE'S A GREAT PROJECT HORSE FOR AN EXPERIENCED RIDER WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO BRING ALONG A YOUNGSTER. ADOPTION DONATION $700

MAVIS & CLARA

MAVIS (2YO) AND CLARA (6YO) ARE MOLLY MULES THAT ARE READY FOR THEIR NEW HOME. THEY ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND SEEK OUT ATTENTION. THEY WENT THROUGH SEVERAL AUCTIONS BEFORE FINALLY BEING RESCUED AND WOULD MAKE GREAT COMPANIONS OR A DRIVING PAIR FOR SOMEONE SKILLED IN DRIVING TRAINING. THEY CAN BE ADOPTED TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY. ADOPTION DONATION $600 EACH OR $1000 FOR THE PAIR

PHYLLIS

PHYLLIS IS A 14-YEAR-OLD, 14.3HH GAITED STANDI/FINO MARE WHO IS GREAT IN THE RING AND OUT ON THE TRAILS. SHE'S VERY LEVEL HEADED AND WANTS TO PLEASE. SHE'S SWEET ON THE GROUND BUT IS VERY SENSITIVE TO HER HIND LEGS BEING TOUCHED. WE'RE WORKING ON DESENSITIZING HER TO THIS BUT SHE WILL NEED SOMEONE CONFIDENT AND WILLING TO CONTINUE THIS TRAINING. ADOPTION DONATION $600

JADE

JADE IS A 5 YEAR OLD 14HH POA PONY WHO HAS STARTED HIS TRAINING AND CAN DO WALK, TROT AND CANTER. HE GOES OUT ON TRAILS ALONE OR IN COMPANY AND IS A PLEASURE TO BE AROUND. HE'S SUCH A KIND GENTLE GUY WITH A FUNNY AND INTERACTIVE PERSONALITY. EVERYONE FALLS IN LOVE WITH HIM AND HIS MUSTACHE! HE WILL MAKE A WONDERFUL FAMILY HORSE ONE DAY BUT AT THIS POINT OF HIS TRAINING NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL PATIENTLY CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION WITH THE CONFIDENCE HE NEEDS SHOULD HE GET CONFUSED. HE IS GREAT FOR THE TRIMMER AND VET AND GETS ALONG WELL WITH BOTH GELDINGS AND MARES. ADOPTION DONATION $700

MAPLE

MAPLE IS A 10 YEAR-OLD GOLDEN PALOMINO, MEDIUM SIZE 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. ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVE HOME

ZORRO

ZORRO IS A SUPER SWEET 35", 2 YO GELDING WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS (HAS BEEN TURNED OUT WITH MINI'S AND HORSES) AND WILL MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BARN. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

VIZI GIRL

VIZI GIRL IS A BEAUTIFUL, CUDDLY 4-YEAR-OLD OTTTB MARE. SHE SUSTAINED A TRACK RELATED INJURY TO HER FRONT LEG THAT ENDED HER RACING CAREER BUT WON'T STOP HER FROM BEING A GREAT TRAIL RIDING PARTNER! SHE DOES W/T/C AND IS LEVEL HEADED AND WILLING. ADOPTION DONATION $900

SUGAR

SUGAR IS A 10-YEAR-OLD, 34” GELDING THAT IS AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE WAS USED AS A LEAD LINE PONY IN HIS PREVIOUS LIFE. WE SUSPECT HE HAS CUSHINGS SO HAD BLOOD DRAWN AND ARE WAITING ON RESULTS. ADOPTION DONATION $600

GUS

GUS IS A HINNY GELDING WHO IS 11 HH AND EXTREMELY WARY OF PEOPLE. HE WOULD MAKE A GOOD COMPANION AND WILL NEED A LOT OF POSITIVE HANDLING AND CONSISTENCY IN HIS LIFE. HE NEEDS A VERY PATIENT PERSON WHO IS WILLING TO GIVE HIM THE TIME AND HELP HE NEEDS TO TRUST AGAIN. ADOPTION FEE WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME.

TORI

TORI IS A BUCKSKIN NINETEEN YEAR OLD REGISTERED PASO FINO MARE. SHE HAS THE BEST GROUND MANNERS IN THE BARN! SHE WILL MELT YOUR HEART WITH HER LOVE OF PEOPLE. SHE NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED RIDER FAMILIAR WITH THE BREED AND ITS GAIT. ADOPTION DONATION $600

SHEEZA

SHEEZA IS A KNOCKOUT MARE! SHE IS A 17-YEAR-OLD WELL BRED, REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE. SHE HAD BEEN USED AS A BROODMARE FOR MANY YEARS AND LOVES THE TRAILS! SHE GOES OUT ALONE OR WITH OTHERS AND IS GREAT WITH DOGS, BICYCLES, CARS…NOTHING BOTHERS HER. ADOPTION DONATION $800 

TONY THE PONY

TONY THE PONY IS A 7-YEAR-OLD 10HH LEAD LINE PONY THAT DRIVES. HE’S MR. PERSONALITY AND WOULD DO BEST WITH A FAMILY WITH OLDER KIDS. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

CRYSTAL

CRYSTAL IS A 17-YEAR-OLD 33” MARE THAT DRIVES AND RIDES. SHE HAS GREAT GROUND MANNERS AND ENJOYS BEING GROOMED ON THE CROSS TIES. SHE’S GREAT WITH KIDS AND IS INCREDIBLY LOVING. SHE IS REGISTERED. ADOPTION DONATION $600

HOLD FOR EVALUATION

TEEDEE (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

TEEDEE IS A 3 1/2 YEAR OLD GELDING THAT WE RESCUED FROM A KILL BUYER THE DAY BEFORE HE WAS SET TO GO TO MEXICO. HE WAS SICK AND HIS TAIL HAD BEEN EATEN BY THE OTHER STARVING HORSES AT THE FEEDLOT. HE WAS RESCUED WITH ANOTHER MARE PHYLLIS AND WENT THROUGH QUARANTINE FOR 3 MONTHS BEFORE THEY WERE WELL ENOUGH TO COME TO GER. HE HAS A SWEET PUPPY DOG PERSONALITY AND LOVES RUNNING AROUND IN THE FIELD AND SHOWING OFF HIS LOVING PERSONALITY. HE WILL BE COMPETING IN THIS YEAR'S RESCUE TO STARDOM AT THE WORLD HORSE EXPO! 

SMILEY (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

SMILEY IS A HANDSOME 14-YEAR-OLD OFF THE TRACK STANDARDBRED WHO HAS A BIG FLOATY TROT. HE IS AT A FOSTER HOME RECEIVING TRAINING TO HELP HIM TRANSITION FROM BEING A HARNESS RACING HORSE TO A RIDING HORSE. HE GETS CONFUSED WHILE TROTTING AND SUDDENLY STOPS. HIS FIRST SESSIONS SHOWED THAT HE IS SMART AND EAGER TO PLEASE. 

WINTER (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

WINTER WAS RESCUED FROM A KILL PEN IN PA.  WE ARE NOT SURE OF HER BREEDING, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT SHE IS BIG AND BEAUTIFUL. WE’RE STILL FIGURING OUT WHAT HER LAST JOB WAS. SHE IS APPROX. 15.2, BLACK BAY COLOR, AND 12 YEARS OLD. THE HARSH VT WINTERS HAVE PUT HER TRAINING ON HOLD UNTIL SPRING.

SYDIN (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

SYDIN  IS A 7YR OLD NEWLY GELDED ARABIAN. HE IS HANDSOME AND KIND. HE IS CURRENTLY IN OUR TRAINING PROGRAM  AND IS VERY QUICK TO LEARN. HE IS APPROXIMATELY 14.1HH AND A PLEASURE TO HANDLE.

PRING (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

PRING IS A RISING 5 YEAR OLD 14.1HH WELCH PINTO X PONY MARE. SHE IS STUNNING AND HAS ONE CRYSTAL BLUE EYE! THIS LITTLE SWEETHEART DID NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO LEAD WHEN SHE WAS RESCUED FROM AUCTION. SHE IS A BLANK CANVAS AND BECAUSE OF HER EXCEPTIONAL DISPOSITION SHE WILL MAKE A GREAT STUDENT! WE WILL BEGIN HER TRAINING AND BRING HER ALONG SLOWLY UNTIL WE FEEL SHE IS READY FOR A HOME. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER PROGRESS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

SEDONA AND RASCAL (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

SEDONA IS A 5YO TB MARE WHO AFTER SUFFERING AN INJURY ON THE TRACK WAS USED AS A BROODMARE.  SHE IS A SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL GIRL WHOSE THIRD FOAL WAS BY HER SIDE WHEN WE DISCOVERED THEM IN A FEEDLOT IN TEXAS. BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE FEEDLOT, THEY WERE IN A LIVESTOCK AUCTION IN OKLAHOMA WHERE HER 4MO FOAL RASCAL WAS ATTACKED BY ANOTHER HORSE AND SUSTAINED A SHOULDER INJURY THAT NEEDED SUTURES. RASCAL IS SCHEDULED TO BE GELDED IN FEBRUARY/MARCH WHEN THEY WILL BE FURTHER EVALUATED. THEY ARE BOTH WELL-BRED AND FRIENDLY. 

ADOPTION PENDING

HEAVENLY BREEZY

BREEZY IS A WONDERFUL 14.2HH SENIOR PALOMINO GELDING THAT IS LOOKING FOR A HOME WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE HORSE OWNER WITH OTHER HORSES FOR COMPANY. HE NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL SHOWER HIM WITH LOVE AND TLC AND IN RETURN WILL GIVE YOU A TON BACK! HIS IDEAL SITUATION WOULD BE WITH GRANDPARENTS WHO HAVE GRANDKIDS TO COME AND RIDE HIM. HE WILL HAPPILY TAKE THEM OUT ON TRAILS W/T/C! HE WAS RESCUED FROM SLAUGHTER AND HAS NO MEDICAL ISSUES OR VICES THAT WE KNOW OF AS PER HIS INTAKE VETTING.  HE IS SO WILLING TO PLEASE AND LOVES ADULTS AND KIDS. WHAT A TREASURE HE WILL BE FOR SOMEONE! ADOPTION FEE WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME.

ADOPTED HORSES

PEANUT (ADOPTED)

THIS ADORABLE LITTLE 12.2HH 12YO. MARE (SAID TO BE AN UNPAPERED CHINCOTEAGUE PONY,) IS FOR ADOPTION! SHE IS FROM THE PRIVATE HOME OF ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO OUTGREW HER AND ADOPTED "ROGER" FROM US! SHE IS UP TO DATE ON ALL MEDS, HAS HER COGGINS AND WAS JUST SEEN BY THE DENTIST THIS SPRING. SHE IS SAFE AND LOVES TRAILS BEST OF ALL, SHE IS A LITTLE GEM. ADOPTION DONATION $800. 

CONNER (ADOPTED)

CONNER IS A FANCY LARGE PONY GELDING WHO IS SUPER SWEET AND EASY GOING ON THE GROUND. HE HAS MORE WOAH THAN GO WITH A QUIET WALK AND LARGE SPRINGY TROT. HE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR A SMALL ADULT LOOKING FOR A TRAIL RIDING PARTNER. ADOPTION DONATION $900

IBIS (ADOPTED)

IBIS IS A LOVELY THOROUGHBRED MARE WHO AFTER HER RACING CAREER BECAME A SCHOOL HORSE (SHE CAN STILL JUMP 2')! SHE'S READY FOR HER NEXT CAREER AS A TRAIL HORSE. SHE'S UNFLAPPABLE AND WILL DO ANYTHING ASKED OF HER. SHE'S A YOUNG 22 YEAR OLD WHO STANDS AT 15HH--ALTHOUGH WHEN YOU MEET HER YOU'D THINK SHE WAS MORE LIKE MID-TEENS! SHE JUST PARTICIPATED IN A VERSATILITY TRAINING CLINIC AND WAS AMAZING! SHE TOOK EVERYTHING IN STRIDE AND WILL BE A PLEASURE TO ANYONE TO HAVE IN THEIR BARN. ADOPTION DONATION $1000

TANK (ADOPTED by GER)

TANK IS A NEUTERED 10MO. POTBELLY PIG YOUNGSTER LOOKING FOR HIS NEW HOME. HE IS AS SWEET AS CAN BE AND REALLY ENJOYS BELLY SCRATCHES. ADOPTION DONATION $200

DESTINY (ADOPTED)

DESTINY IS A LOVELY TWENTY-YEAR-OLD 15HH PAINT MARE. SHE CAME TO US AS A SEIZURE FROM A NEGLECT SITUATION. SHE WAS USED AS A BROODMARE FOR MANY YEARS AND IS A CALM, SWEET MARE WHO GETS ALONG WELL WITH EVERYONE. SHE IS SOUND TO RIDE AND IS HEALTHY WITH NO VICES OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS. SHE’S LOOKING FOR A HOME AS A COMPANION WITH LIGHT RIDING DEMANDS. ADOPTION DONATION $600

CINCO (ADOPTED)

CINCO IS A 5 YEAR OLD MINIATURE PAINT WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE LEADS WELL AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND TRIMMER. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

DOMINICK (ADOPTED)

DOMINICK IS A 4 YEAR OLD DONKEY THAT CAME IN AS AN OWNER SURRENDER. HE WAS UNSOCIALIZED AS A YOUNGSTER BUT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE THE LITTLE CHARMER. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

PATCHES (ADOPTED)

PATCHES IS A 10 YEAR OLD 15.3HH TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE. HE'S AS SWEET AS CAN BE AND IS A GREAT TRAIL HORSE. HE NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED RIDER WHO IS WILLING TO TAKE THEIR TIME TO BUILD TRUST WITH HIM AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A LOT IN RETURN. HE'S VERY WEARY OF MEN RIDING HIM SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR HIM WITH A FEMALE. ADOPTION DONATION:$1000

LILY (ADOPTED)

LILY IS A STUNNING 10 YO. QUARTER HORSE MARE WITH LOTS OF CHROME! SHE CAME FROM A CAMP HORSE AUCTION AND REALLY ENJOYS TRAIL RIDING. SHE’S A LOVE TO BE AROUND ON THE GROUND—LOVES SNUGGLES, STANDS WELL ON THE CROSS TIES, AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND FARRIER. SHE WILL MAKE A WONDERFUL TRAIL PARTNER FOR SOME LUCKY PERSON. ADOPTION DONATION $1000

GERONIMO (ADOPTED)

GERONIMO IS A VERY HANDSOME MINI! HE RIDES, DRIVES, AND WAS A THERAPY MINI IN HIS PAST LIFE. HE HAS A MALFORMED HOOF FROM BEING CONFINED TO A SMALL DOG RUN AND ONLY COMING OUT TO BREED. EVEN WITH HIS MALFORMED HOOF HE IS SOUND AND WITH TRIMMING HIS FEET WILL LOOK MUCH BETTER. HE IS JUST A DOLL TO BE AROUND AND WILL MAKE A GREAT FAMILY MINI! ADOPTION DONATION $600 OR $1000 FOR THE PAIR IF ADOPTED WITH ZORRO

CASH (ADOPTED)

CASH IS A REGISTERED 19 YEAR OLD QUARTER HORSE GELDING WHO IS AN AMAZING TRAIL HORSE! HE CAN GO WESTERN OR ENGLISH AND WILL GO OUT ON TRAILS ALONE OR IN A GROUP. HE JUST PARTICIPATED IN A VERSATILITY TRAINING CLINIC AND HE WAS A ROCKSTAR! HE TOOK EVERYTHING IN STRIDE AND NOTHING SEEMED TO FAZE HIM! HE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS AND IS A PLEASURE ON THE GROUND TO GROOM AND LOVE ON! ADOPTION DONATION $2000

PENNY & CORDUROY (ADOPTED)

PENNY (11YO) AND CORDUROY (13) ARE THE SWEETEST PAIR OF MINI’S YOU WILL EVER MEET! THEY ARE A BONDED PAIR AND ARE ONLY BEGIN ADOPTED TOGETHER. THEY ARE AMAZING FOR THE VET AND TRIMMER AND ARE SUPER KID FRIENDLY. CORDUROY CAN RIDE AND DRIVE! ADOPTION DONATION $900 

DOTTIE (ADOPTED)

DOTTIE IS A 7 YEAR OLD FULL BODIED GORGEOUS SMALL PONY (BORDERLINE MINI) ALSO FROM NEW HOLLAND AUCTION. SHE LOVES TO BE GROOMED AND IS GREAT FOR OUR TRIMMER AND VET. DEFINITELY A BEAUTY QUEEN! ADOPTION DONATION $600

TINSEL (ADOPTED)

TINSEL IS A 7 YEAR OLD ADORABLE MINI MARE THAT IS AS FRIENDLY AS CAN BE! WE RESCUED HER FROM THE NEW HOLLAND AUCTION AND SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE REALLY LUCKY TO OWN THIS LITTLE JEWEL. ADOPTION DONATION $600

PATCHES (ADOPTED)

PATCHES IS A REGISTERED 32" 17 YEAR OLD MINI MARE. 

SHE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS, LOVES GETTING ATTENTION AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND FARRIER. ADOPTION DONATION $600

ROGER (ADOPTED)

GER RESCUED ROGER FROM THE UNADILLA ​AUCTION AT THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER.  WE ARE NOT SURE OF HIS BREEDING, AT AUCTION THEY "SAID" HE WAS A FELL PONY CROSSED WITH EITHER A PERCHERON OR A CANADIAN BLACK.  EITHER WAY HE IS SO UNIQUE! THIS 10 YEAR 15HH. OLD DRAFT GELDING IS SAID TO DRIVE (WHICH WE BELIEVE TO BE TRUE) AND WE DO KNOW FOR SURE THAT HE W/T/C, SINCE WE RODE HIM AT THE AUCTION. HE ALPHA IN THE HERD, HE IS WELL MANNERED AND LOVES ATTENTION AND IS A BIG TEDDY BEAR WITH PEOPLE. ADOPTION DONATION $2000

PANDA (ADOPTED)

PANDA IS A SWEET 20 YEAR OLD 32" MINI MARE. SHE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS, LOVES GETTING ATTENTION AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND FARRIER. ADOPTION DONATION $600

KB (ADOPTED)

OUR BEAUTIFUL REGISTERED 19 YEAR OLD 14.3HH ROCKY MOUNTAIN MARE, KB IS FOR ADOPTION. SHE HAS LIMITED VISION BUT ONE WOULD NEVER KNOW THAT SHE HAS A HANDICAP. SHE IS AN EXCELLENT TRAIL RIDING HORSE AND WILL MAKE SOMEONE VERY HAPPY. ADOPTION DONATION $500

JINGLE & BELLE (ADOPTED)

MOTHER & SON DONKEY BONDED PAIR. JINGLE AND WERE PETTING ZOO DONKEY’S IN THEIR MID-TEENS WHO FOUND THEMSELVES HOMELESS ONCE THE ZOO WAS DONE AND ENDED UP AT AUCTION. THEY ARE SUPER FRIENDLY, GREAT FOR THE VET AND TRIMMER AND JUST A PLEASURE TO BE AROUND. ADOPTION DONATION $1000 FOR THE PAIR