Our Horses

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

Our 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).

TRANSPORT SPECIAL: Approved adopters may qualify for free transport within 200 miles of Central New Jersey, by one of our generous adopters!

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

BUTTERSCOTCH SWIRL (SCOTTIE)

17 year-old 15.3 hand dark bay Standardbred gelding - companion/pasture pet only

Scottie was saved from New Holland auction in March 2016. He was very thin and found with the identification freezebrand on his neck burned/cut off. He was later identified as Butterscotch Swirl, a horse who won $170,000 on the track, thanks to DNA testing by the United States Trotting Association.

Scottie last worked as an Amish horse and developed osteoarthritis and severe lower ringbone in his right front hoof, but is pasture sound without shoes. He is a normal keeper and a very sweet horse. He currently lives outside 24/7 with a shed with Courage. Sponsor Scottie. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

FIRE WITH COURAGE

23 year-old 15.3 hand bay Standardbred gelding - companion/pasture pet only

Courage is a laid back, kind horse with a husband-type personality. He was a babysitter to weanlings for several years after having earned $170,000 on the track.

Courage is sweet and has great ground manners. To prevent an old hock injury from flaring up, Courage is only available as a pasture pet/companion horse. He currently lives outside 24/7 with a shed with Scottie. Sponsor Courage. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

COOL COOKIE

19 year-old 16.1 hand dark bay Standardbred mare - companion/pasture pet only

Cool Cookie (CC) is a retired Standardbred trotter and former broodmare who is a great companion to other horses. She is sound and an easy keeper, but does not enjoy being ridden, so we no longer ask that of her. CC has chronic utivitis.

CC can be moody at times, but she is a wonderful horse if you give her a chance. She hates the vet, but is good with the farrier. She enjoys baths and will drink from the hose. CC currently lives outside 24/7 with a shed. Sponsor Cool Cookie. Available for adoption- FREE to approved home.

CHARM and JOEY

Estimated 24 and 25 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.

IVORY TOWER

24 year-old 15 hand brown (appears black) Standardbred mare - permanent HRU resident

Ivory Tower (Ivy) was a successful broodmare who found herself at auction in March 2010. She was adopted to a loving home for 7 years, but returned to HRU in late 2017 when her adopter's health issues prevented her from caring for her.

Ivy is an absolute sweetheart who has excellent manners, always looking to please. In August 2019, Ivy went to her first show, the 2019 National Standardbred Show. She took 1st place in the Adoptable Horse Pleasure Riding 2-Gait class and 4th place in the 25th Anniversary Pleasure Driving class.

Due to past severe choke, Ivy can only eat Timothy grass hay with some alfalfa hay added during the winter. In April 2020, HRU chose to make Ivy a permanent resident as she has had trouble maintaining her weight in recent months. Sponsor Ivy.