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.


4 year-old 15.1 hand bay Standardbred gelding - riding horse in training, needs experienced/advanced rider

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. Melt needs someone experienced who can bring him along from the ground up. 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.


Estimated 18-21 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.


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.


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 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.