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.
Meet the Golden Girls! These horses all came in during the spring flooding in 2019 and are ready for their permanent homes.
Dorothy is a lovely Paint around 23 years old. She came in malnouished from a situation wher the owners could not longer provide adequate nutrition or care. With a good diet of Brome Grass and Purina Strategy/Senior grain she is holding her weight well. Dorothy stands tied, but gets a bit bored and paws the ground. She is good for the farrier and loads in an open stock or two-horse straight load trailer. She is current on vacciations and deworming and has seen the farrier recently. She is also easy to catch and would love a retirement liefstyle as a pasture pal.
Rose is a pretty Red Sorrel also around 23 years old. She, too, came in malnourished. With a diet of brome grass and Purina Strategy/Senior grain she is plumping up nicely. Rose stands tied, is good for the farrier and also loads into an open stock or two-horse trailer very well. Rose is blind in her left eye from an old injury. The vet has looked at it and says it causes her no problems. Rose is current on vaccinations and deworming and has seen the farrier recently. She has a very nice disposition and is looking forward to keeping another horse company in a permanent pasture.
Sophia is a Paint/Quarterhorse cross. She is about 22 years old and is a sensitive soul. Accordig to her previous owner, she has not been ridden, so she is a prime candidate for a pasture pal. Sophia's handler should know she is sensitive, and may be slow to come out of her shell. However, once you play with her and do a bit of grooming, she'll actually relax and fall asleep! She has been a peach for the farrier, stands tied, loads in the trailer and is current on vaccinations and deworming.
Blanche is a dark Bay Thoroughbred. She is the matriarch at about 32 years old. She is quiet and easy to get along with, but she ranks high in the herd. She will stand fine for the farrier but needs a patient handler as she could use some work holding her feet up just a bit longer for him. she too stands tied, loads in the trailer and is current on vaccinations and deworking. Blanche has no riding history but LOVES to be doted on. She is also a great candidate for a pasture pal. These girls are all deserving of a peaceful retirement as companion animals!
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!