How to

Find Your Match

Colorado Horse Rescue is the home of unbridled potential. We welcome horses of all breeds, disciplines and circumstances who are looking for their forever homes.



Horses aren’t like dogs and cats. They’re a whole different animal — literally and figuratively — so they require a more strategic adoption process to ensure lasting bonds and forever homes. We don’t take this responsibility lightly, which is why we take a highly detail-oriented, future-facing approach to every single placement.

After all, sending a horse to their new home is a moment we all wait for, and it simply can’t be rushed. CHR’s matching process results in fewer returns than many rescues, and it’s our goal to reach an annual return rate of zero.

The Steps


Match Profile

Complete a match profile to tell us about your handling/riding experience and the type of horse you’re interested in.



We’ll be in touch to discuss your match profile within a week of your submission.


Meet Your Horse

If we have a good match for you, we will schedule times for you to meet with the horse and one of our trainers. We require at least 2 visits at the Rescue before placement.


Final Steps

If it’s a good match, we review the horse’s living situation to complete the placement process. The full adoption fee and signed contract are due at this time if applicable.


Welcome Home

You receive your horse’s take home packet including: health records, feeding requirements, farrier schedule, brand inspection (if applicable) and other information as necessary. Congratulations, it’s time to begin your life together!


Completing a horse match profile is the first step to adoption, and there’s no commitment required. While we certainly consider the specific horse(s) you list as your interest, we may also suggest other CHR horses we feel could make a better match.


I'm a former dude ranch horse that remains "old horse" sound! Take a few easy rides with me and keep me on grain and soaked beet pulp as I have a few less teeth these days. Safe for kids and even husbands...


Classic Paint horse with beautiful markings. Would love to be part of a family and enjoy personalized care. Requires front shoes/pads and an experienced farrier. A significant overbite prevents her from typical grazing as a means of maintaining her weight - needs hay supplements.


Fun and unusual coloring in this spunky and energetic youngster that loves people. She will always be in your pocket if allowed! Halter trained, picks up feet, and has been well-behaved for vet visits. Training experience required. Contract requires no breeding of any filly/mare adopted from CHR.


Circumstances may change, but potential always endures. Meet the adoptable horses of Colorado Horse Rescue.


We understand the commitment that a horse requires. If you’re not quite ready to adopt, sponsorship is a great in-between option.