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.


Foggy is famous! He's got his own video demonstrating his skills and talents that can be sent to you upon receipt of a Horse Match Profile. He is getting regular rides under saddle with us during the week. Foggy would benefit greatly from a partnership with an advanced rider/handler or a combination…


Non-riding companion. Micah was previously unhandled before coming to the rescue and is progressing well in training. While still green, he is athletically built and at 18, could be a great candidate for liberty work with the right person. Will be adopted out as a non-riding companion only.


This big, beautiful gelding has completed a long term rehabilitation at the rescue for a torn MCL. He is a great candidate for a light ride home with an experienced handler/rider. A very sensitive horse, he will need front shoes, care for navicular and a home where his caretakers are confident and …


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.