By adopting an HRU horse, you'll give a horse a second chance while making room for HRU to save another.

Available to approved homes within an eight (8) hour drive of Farmingdale, NJ OR to the immediate Lexington, Kentucky area on minimum 60 day trial periods, HRU horses are thoroughly evaluated and up-to-date on medical, dental, and farrier needs prior to adoption.

Basic Requirements

HRU's contract is designed to protect both the horse and adopter for life. The minimal requirements of adoption are:

Common Misconceptions

To Apply

Before you apply, please review our adoption contract to ensure you agree with the terms. Do not submit the adoption contract as one will be customized for your horse once you're approved.

Next, download a PDF of our adoption application. Once you have filled out the form, please scan and email to

Before reviewing your adoption application, HRU also requires photos submitted that were taken within the past two weeks (see checklist below). Photos may be submitted via email or online photo album.

Once you have submitted your adoption application and photos, we will reach out to you to submit a $25 non-refundable application fee via PayPal, Venmo, or mail.

If you are approved and decide to adopt a horse within three months, this fee is deducted from your total adoption fee.

Checklist of required photos for adoption