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Adopting a Horse from Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

*If you apply to adopt by October 7th and get pre-approved, you can come to the Bluebonnet Horse Expo, adopt your new horse, and get a half-price adoption fee!

Adopt a BEHS Equine

Some people wonder why they should adopt a horse from a rescue. Some believe that rescue horses are used up or untrainable. Others think rescue horses aren’t ridable. And some horse enthusiasts worry that the rescue will want to control how they ride and use their horses.Nothing could be further from the truth about adoption from Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society.

Horses adopted from Bluebonnet have gone on to do all kinds of jobs. Some are companions to lonely horses. Others become children’s show horses, endurance horses, competitive trail horses, working cow horses, trail horses, driving horses and more. All of the horses and mules on this page were adopted from Bluebonnet. Moonshadow, the little gray horse above, has gone on to participate in Pony Club events with his young rider. Annabelle competes with her teenage rider in barrel racing, and Pandora is a winning endurance horse. Bluebonnet has many other horses just waiting to become your next trail mount, show mount or ranch mount.

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society only has some basic rules that apply to adopted horses. We do not control what disciplines you use your adopted horses for as long as they’re properly cared for and are able to perform the job you ask of them. For instance, we do not adopt out older, injured horses for barrel racing. We also do not adopt out horses as breeding animals. We feel that there are already many, many horses in the United States who do not have homes, and we do not want to add to the overpopulation problem. We do conduct home visits to check on the horses, but unless an adopter refuses to return our calls or schedule a visit, we do not conduct unscheduled/unannounced visits.

There are excellent benefits to adoption:

  • Bluebonnet provides a description of how the horse has behaved with other horses as well as when handled by humans. Bluebonnet foster homes evaluate the horse’s training level to the best of their abilities.
  • Bluebonnet provides a history of the horse including where he came from, vet care while in the rescue, behavior while in the rescue, etc.
  • All Bluebonnet horses have received the following vaccinations within the past twelve months: West Nile Virus, Flu, Rhino, Rabies, Tetanus, Sleeping Sicknesses.
  • All Bluebonnet horses have a current, negative Coggins.
  • All Bluebonnet horses have had their teeth checked in the past twelve months and any recommended dental work has been completed.
  • All Bluebonnet horses are on a current de-worming and farrier program.
  • If your Bluebonnet horse does not work out for any reason, you will get a refund of your adoption fee if you return him or her in the first 30 days and a partial refund if you return him within the first year.
  • If you cannot keep your adopted horse, Bluebonnet will find him a new home where you can rest assured that someone will love him as much as you do.
  • Bluebonnet is available as a resource for all adopted horses for the remainder of their lives.

In order to adopt, submit:

After BEHS receives a complete application, we will contact you to schedule a pre-adoption inspection.  During the inspection, a BEHS volunteer will visit your property or the barn where you will be keeping your adopted equine.  She can answer your questions about the adoption process and the organization, and will be taking a few photos and filling out some paperwork so we can ensure the home is safe – the care and comfort of our equines is our first priority

Please read over our adoption policy to make sure adopting is right for you.  When you adopt from BEHS, you agree to provide a home for your new equine for life – you cannot sell, give away, lease out or otherwise dispose of your equine.  You also agree that you won’t breed any mares or jennies that you adopt. BEHS horses are available for adoption to members who live in Texas, Arkansas and in areas of Oklahoma and Louisiana that are near the Texas border.


Read the Adoption Frequently Asked QuestionsRead Adoption Testimonials – Comments from Adopters


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