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Table of Contents

  1. Where do the horses come from?
  2. What kind of condition are they in?
  3. How much time needs to be invested in a horse before he is adoptable?
  4. What are the adoption requirements?
  5. What should perspective adoptive owners consider before adopting?
  6. What if an adoption doesn’t work out?
  7. What happens when NBEF is unsuccessful in finding an adoptive home for a horse?

Where do the horses come from?

 

The horses come from a variety of places, but primarily the horses come from an auction attended by Kill Buyers. We work to outbid The Killer so that horses will not end up as meat. However, in the current economy, numbers of horses are coming from private owners who can no longer afford to feed or stable them.

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What kind of condition are they in?

We’ve seen a change in that over the years. In earlier years, we were rescuing a lot of older, or injured horses that owners just didn’t have a need for anymore. It’s not that way now. When the economy is bad, the horses needing rescue are younger, healthier, and generally in better condition.

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How much time needs to be invested in a horse before he is adoptable?

 

We need at least 30 days. 30 days will give us a good chance to feel him out, because he may be great during our first encounter, and then show a need for work during the next encounter. 30 days also gives us a good chance to evaluate what kind of owner a particular horse might need. However, there are some horses we work with for over a year due to illness, injury, or perhaps past abuse.

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What should perspective adoptive owners consider before adopting?

Along with their finances, they need to look at how much time they’ll be able to invest in their horse, and they need to look at their skill level. People frequently get dazzled by a beautiful horse only to discover that it’s too much horse for them, or that they don’t truly have the time for horse ownership.

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What if an adoption doesn’t work out?

What if an adoption doesn’t work out? If an adoption doesn’t work out, you can relinquish ownership of the horse back to NBEF and we will trade it for another.  In some cases we will buy back your horse for the amount you paid.. It’s a guarantee for me and a guarantee for them that the horse has a secure future.

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What happens when NBEF is unsuccessful in finding an adoptive home for a horse?

 

The horse stays with us until he has a home. If he never gets a home, then this becomes his home.

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