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ADOPTIONS:

We take adoptions very seriously with the goal of a finding successful forever homes for our horses. Our main goal is to match the right horse to the right person. We often have beautiful, healthy horses, and are in the process of putting as many as possible through training so they function well at their new homes.


Our fees vary depending on the age and level of training of each individual horse. We prefer that you own your own property or have a boarding situation that we can check on. We are also looking for stability and an income that would enable you to not just keep the horse healthy and well fed, but also pay for any emergency vet bill. We will check your references, including calling your vet and farrier.


Our adoption agreement is a legal contract, so it is important that you agree to the stipulations. The goal is to make both you and the adopted rescue happy and to ensure the horse goes to the best possible home.


We require a completed application before we make any appointments for you to ride or interact with a horse. The application is not in any way a commitment from either side; just an assurance that should you decide to adopt a rescue from us that it will be a good match.

We would be glad to send an application to anyone or answer specific questions about the process or our horses. Our co-founder, Beth Keenan oversees all adoptions. If you would like more information please email her by clicking here, or call 970-921-5646 for more information.


Click here for a PDF our Adoption Application.

Click here for a PDF of our Adoption Contract.

 
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Justice

Justice was saved by Spirit Wind Horse Rescue when they purchased him at the Delta livestock auction, where he otherwise would have been bought for ultimate slaughter in Mexico. He was sold with registration papers which indicate that he is a registered appendix and was born on June 6, 2008.

Justice is approximately 15.3 hands tall, is easy to catch and great with the farrier. He is one of the kindest horses you will ever meet.  He was ridden in a round pen bareback when he arrived (shown in the furthest left photo) several years ago. Second photo is how gorgeous he looks today. 

Justice began his training with Rachel Westran in early October. We'll provide updates on his progress and when he'll be available for adoption.

 
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Aly
(aka Ayasha)

Aly (aka Ayasha) was rescued from an indiscriminate breeding situation in early 2021. She was pregnant and gave birth to twins in March; both were still born. Aly recovered well, both physically and emotionally soon after giving birth.


We think she’s about four years old. Aly’s a very friendly, sweet, smart girl and stands at 13.3 hands. She is a dream to catch and halters and leads easily without any issues. Aly began her training with Rachel Westran in September. After training, she will be available for adoption to her forever home. We’ll provide updates on her progress.

 
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JJ

JJ came to us in 2012 at only a few months old when he arrived with his pregnant mother, Zee . They came from a roundup in Nevada and were in a kill pen with another pregnant mare and her foal (Jesse and Spencer), who were also rescued by us. See our mustangs to read about  Zee, Jesse and Spencer. JJ's brother Jasc (see below) was born at the rescue. 


JJ has not been handled as much as his brother Jasc, but with an experienced trainer he would make a great trail riding companion for anyone who enjoys an energetic and fun ride.

 
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Jasc

Jasc is a Virginia Range foal born here on June 10, 2013.  His mother, Zee (see our mustangs)  arrived with Jasc's brother JJ along her side as a young foal.


Jasc is the friendlier of the two boys!  Jasc has only received some ground work. He's easy to catch, can be haltered and leads as long as he's in an arena. He is not currently in training,  but would be a rewarding project for an experienced trainer


He's definitely a people guy and loves attention; the first over for pets. Jasc is a bay in the winter and a roan in the summer and is gorgeous.  Great personality and loads of energy.

Jasc is being sponsored by Marsha S. Thank you very much Marsha.

 
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Spoon

A wonderful companion horse candidate

Spoon was saved from going to the Delta livestock sale by a local woman who could not bear to see him end that way. She could not keep him and we agreed that take him in rather than see him suffer the certain fate of being purchased by a kill buyer and sent to slaughter in Mexico. Saving horses like him from that long and horrible death is why we started our rescue. 

His previous owners gave him up because he couldn't work -  he has a mild case of heaves and an old, untreated injury on his left front hoof. Neither slow him down. He's fine with our farrier and is a perfect gentleman for trims and is sound on all four feet.

Our vet examined him and the heaves are not a problem for him at this time, but should it get worse, he’ll have to be given medication to keep him comfortable.  The vet also said he has no pain in that left front hoof.

He's 14 and 15.3 hands tall and super friendly. He loves people and attention. Spoon is easy to catch, halter and lead. He gets along with his paddock mates, even the aggressive, old mare, Red. 


He's had a tough life, with a variety of owners, some kinder to him than others, but that hasn't soured this sweet guy. He would make an easy to handle, go along to get along companion horse.

 
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Handsome

Handsome is a 9-year old, untrained quarter horse cross gelding. He's available for adoption and of course is very handsome.