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.

MELT WITH YOU

3 year-old 15.1 hand bay Standardbred gelding - riding horse under evaluation

Melt With You 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. After aggressive treatment and a few months of pasture rest, he is fully sound and being re-started under saddle. He is an incredibly in-your-pocket, sweet horse who wants to please. Melt currently lives outside 24/7 with a run-in shed. Sponsor Melt. Available for adoption- currently FREE to approved home, fee to be added with training.

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 in November 2020. She had a large salivary stone in her face removed after coming into our care. Willow may need her mouth emptied by a veterinarian on rare occasion since feed can build up in the pocket.

While Willow needs an experienced handler, she 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 some of her vision in recent years. Due to her limited eyesight, she is strictly a companion/pasture pet, but is a wonderful buddy to other horses. Jasmine currently lives outside 24/7 with several other horses and a run-in shed. Sponsor Jasmine. 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, and a great companion to other horses. She currently lives out 24/7 in a field with a shed. 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.

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.

CHARM and JOEY

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

The minis are very sweet and love children. Due to ongoing founder issues, they are permanent residents of HRU. Sponsor Charm and Joey.