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.


18 year-old 16.2 hand bay Thoroughbred mare - trail/pleasure riding horse under evaluation

Piper is a Thoroughbred mare who was lovingly surrendered in February 2022 when her long-time owner could no longer care for her due to illness. While her exact recent history is unknown, she may have lived on a property alone for the last several years. Her registered Jockey Club name is Pipe's Perception.

Piper is a sweet mare who was a lovely riding horse with jumping and dressage experience in her past. She is an alpha mare to other horses in turnout and can be hard to catch without a halter on.

Piper will be working with a trainer soon for an evaluation and refresher. She should still make a nice trail/pleasure riding horse, likely for an intermediate+ rider. Sponsor Piper. Available for adoption- fee TBD to approved home pending evaluation.


16 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.


Estimated 18-21 year-old 11.2 hand chestnut pony mare - permanent HRU resident

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 needs her mouth emptied by a veterinarian on rare occasion since feed can build up in the pocket.

Due to her ongoing health issues, including seizures, Willow is a permanent resident in need of sponsors. Sponsor Willow.


21 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.


Estimated 26 and 27 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.

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