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 approximately an eight (8) hour drive of Farmingdale, NJ OR to the immediate Lexington, Kentucky area (unless otherwise noted).

Find more photos and watch videos of our adoptable horses on Facebook.

For more information about a horse or to start the adoption process, please email lunar_aradia@yahoo.com.


20 year-old 16.2 hand Thoroughbred mare - companion/pasture pet only

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 was a lovely riding horse in her past, but due to arthritis from old bilateral apical sesamoid fractures, she is now only pasture sound.

Piper is an alpha mare and good with laid back horses in turnout. She is a smart, spunky and sweet to those she knows and trusts. Piper would do best with an experienced person who can give her decent attention. Like many horses, the way to her heart is through carrots and apples.

Jilly and Dodge

18 and 30 year-old ~15 hand Quarter Horse mare and gelding - permanent HRU residents

Jilly and Dodge are a bonded Quarter Horse pair who were lovingly surrendered to HRU after one of their owners passed away.

Jilly (gray mare) was originally rescued from the slaughter pipeline in 2012. She loves attention and is very food motivated. Due to her big personality, her previous owner often referred to her as "Silly Jilly."

Dodge (paint gelding) joined Jilly in the same private home in 2016. He is an absolute sweetheart who is respectful and gentle. Dodge gets an upset stomach during storms and requires special attention. Dodge and Jilly are never out of each other's sight.

Due to Dodge's age/health issues and being a bonded pair, Jilly and Dodge are permanent HRU residents.

Pickle and Byrd

33 and 31 year-old ~16 hand Standardbred mares - permanent HRU residents

In A Pickle and R Lil Byrd had the same owner and have lived on the same farm their entire lives. When their owner passed away in Spring 2024, they had no where to go. Another rescue refused the mares for being “too old,” but HRU stepped up and offered them a safe landing.

Byrd is the friendlier of the two mares while Pickle is more standoffish. They are so bonded that they prefer to eat their grain together out of the same bucket. Due to their age and being a bonded pair, Pickle and Byrd are permanent HRU residents.


Estimated 20 year-old 11.2 hand 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.

Cool Cookie

23 year-old 16.1 hand 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.


Estimated 31 year-old 9 hand miniature horse - permanent HRU resident

Charm is a senior miniature horse who was lovingly surrendered to HRU due to her owner's illness. She is very sweet and loves children. Due to ongoing founder issues, Charm is a permanent resident of HRU.