Our Horses

HRU horses are up-to-date on vet/farrier/dental needs and thoroughly evaluated prior to adoption.

Adoptable horses are available to approved homes on a minimum 60 day trial period. Adopters must be located within a eight (8) hour drive of Howell, NJ OR to the Lexington, Kentucky area (unless otherwise noted).

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For more information or to start the adoption process, please email us.

THE ONLYEST ONE

12 year-old 15.2 hand bay Standardbred gelding - companion/pasture pet only

The Onlyest One retired from racing in March 2021 after making over $440,000 on the track. He has an old basalar fracture of the medial sesamoid bone, but he is pasture sound. Only is a very sweet horse with perfect manners. He makes an excellent companion to other horses and safe enough for kids to handle. Sponsor The Onlyest One. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

MELT WITH YOU

3 year-old 15.1 hand bay Standardbred gelding - currently companion/pasture pet only, under treatment for EPM

Melt With You (Milo) is a pacer who raced a few times in 2020, but wasn't fast enough to continue his career. He started under saddle in March 2021 before being diagnosed with EPM. Milo is on pasture rest with medication for EPM, so only currently available as a pasture pet/companion horse. We will continue to monitor his progress and he may be re-evaluated under saddle in the future. Sponsor Milo. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home (as companion/pasture pet).

WILLOW

Estimated 17-20 year-old 11.2 hand chestnut pony mare - companion/pasture pet only

Willow is an owner surrender who came to HRU with Rose Puddle in November 2020. She had a large salivary stone in her face removed after coming into our care. Willow still needs her mouth emptied by a veterinarian once a month since feed gets stuck in the pocket.

Over the winter of 2020-21, Willow suffered two seizures, but has been completely fine ever since. She needs an experienced handler, but makes a great, otherwise easy keeper companion to other horses or ponies. Sponsor Willow. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

JASMINE'S JOY

25 year-old 15.1 hand dark bay Standardbred mare - companion/pasture pet only

Jasmine's Joy was in a loving adoptive home for 10 years, but returned to HRU in May 2021 due to financial hardship. She is a very sweet, kind mare who has lost most of her vision in recent years. Due to her limited eyesight, she is strictly a companion/pasture pet. Sponsor Jasmine. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

ROSE PUDDLE

27 year-old 15.1 hand bay Standardbred mare - companion/pasture pet only

Rose Puddle is an owner surrender that came to HRU with Willow in November 2020. She was badly emaciated, a scale 1 on the Henneke body condition scale, but has gained weight back quickly – likely our fastest starvation recovery. She is a sweet mare to brush and handle.

Rose is good with the vet and farrier, just gets a little impatient at times. She can be a little pushy sometimes; like all former starved horses, she takes meal times very seriously.

Rose currently lives out 24/7 in a field with a shed with Isis, another late 20s STB mare. A home that would keep the pair together is ideal, but not required. Sponsor Rose. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

ISIS

27 year-old 15.1 hand bay Standardbred mare - companion/pasture pet only

Likely an Amish horse in her past, Isis had been purchased at auction, then was saved from a "rescue" who was starving her and over a dozen other horses in 2011. An HRU foster rehabilitated her and she was soon adopted as a companion horse for nine years. When her equine pasture companion passed away in December 2020, her adopters decided to return her to the rescue's care.

Isis is very gentle and sweet, good around kids and dogs. She currently lives out 24/7 in a field with a shed with Rose, another late 20s STB mare. A home that would keep the pair together is ideal, but not required. Sponsor Isis. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

ONLY FASCINATION

15 year-old 16 hand bay Standardbred mare - companion/pasture pet only

Only Fascination was an Amish buggy horse at one time and sold at a sales program once used up. She has a big knee, so we expect her to only be pasture sound at this time. She was at a farm that sold, she's looking for a new home and will be protected by HRU's contract.

She makes an excellent companion to other horses as she lives in a herd and gets along well with others. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

CHARM and JOEY

Estimated 25 and 26 year-old 9 hand miniature horses - permanent HRU residents

Charm and Joey are a pair of bonded senior mini horses who spent many years in a home together. They were lovingly surrendered to HRU due to their owner's illness. They are permanent residents of HRU in need of sponsors. Sponsor Charm and Joey.

COOL COOKIE

20 year-old 16.1 hand dark bay Standardbred mare - permanent HRU resident

Cool Cookie (CC) is a retired Standardbred trotter and former broodmare who has chronic utivitis. She is a permanent HRU resident who makes a good companion to many of our other rescue horses. Sponsor Cool Cookie.