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 two visits with the horse at the rescue before placement.


Final Steps

If it’s a good match, we review the horse’s potential living environment 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 or fostering, 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.


This stellar bay Thoroughbred wants to be “part of your world!” Ariel has princess looks and lots of experience under saddle. She is a bold, forward mare with loads of potential as a pleasure horse. She prefers English tack to Western, and at only 10 years old she is in the prime of her riding life.…


Gingersnap will make a wonderful liberty horse! This adorable pony is super smart and learns fast. She is currently working through some separation anxiety to her herd members, and is making huge progress. Gingersnap has Cushing's disease which requires daily medication. Barefoot.


Taos is back at CHR after spending 90+ days with a professional trainer! Already going well under saddle but still a very sensitive and sometimes unpredictable young horse. He's full of energy, well built, athletic and will do best with a strong advanced handler who has access to some training resou…


This lovely 12-year-old gelding shines under saddle! Moon lost one of his eyes to disease but is truly unaffected by the change. Barefoot, young and smart, he is confident as a riding horse and sweet on the ground. You’re sure to fall for his well-trained charm and classic Arabian look!  


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.

Hang tight while we go get your horse!