Horses available for adoption reside off-site at the Star Equine Rehabilitation Facility. If you have property that welcomes horses and previous experience, please call us at 402-444-7800, ext. 2286, or send an email for more information. If you're interested in fostering, donating or otherwise supporting our horse program, read more about our Star Equine Rehabilitation Program.
Howdy from Dorothy and Rosie!
These "Golden Girls" came from a situation where the owner could no longer provide adequate nutrition or care for them. We've had them in our program for a few months, and with proper feed, we've found they hold their weight well on brome grass and purina Strategy or Senior grain. Both mares will stand tied, but can paw the ground a bit out of boredom. They stand nicely for the farrier, load in an open stock or two-horse straight load trailer, deworm easily and can be caught pretty easily too! We are adopting these two gals out as "paddock pals." They are around 23 years old and would enjoy a much deserved retirement lifestyle. Dorothy is a lovely paint while Rosie is a red sorrel. Rosie is blind in her left eye from an injury that occured several years ago. However, the vet has checked it and says it causes her no problems. Both girls are current on vaccinations, deworming, have seen a farrier recently and have very nice dispositions.
Looking for a nice mare or two as companion horses? These girls will fill the bill nicely! Check them out.
Why adopt a senior horse?
Does your horse or other hoofstock need a paddock buddy? Or does your empty property need some occupants? Senior horses are a great way to provide needed socialization for your resident horse or to calm a horse left alone. Horses that can't be ridden aren't useless. In fact these intelligent animals make great companions, enjoy human company, and can learn new activities. Plus they can teach new riders or potential owners about horse husbandry and basic horsemanship.
Remember by adopting you are helping two horses, the one you adopt and the next one that needs to take its place!