Many of Exceptional Equestrians' equines were generously donated to the program. Donating your horse is a great option if you need to find a good home for your horse, where you are able to visit and and can be confident that your horse is doing an important job! Exceptional Equestrians is always interested in learning more about potential horse donations. Many factors go into determining if a horse is appropriate for EE. Typically, we are looking for horses that are:
Between 5 and 17 years of age
Trained under saddle (any discipline)
Enjoy being around a wide variety of people and environments
Able to walk, trot and canter to both directions
However, there are always exceptions to every rule! If your horse doesn't meet the above guidelines, but you still think they might work for us, please feel free to contact us.
When determining whether to accept a potential horse donation, EE has to assess whether the horse is appropriate, as well as whether the horse is a good fit for their current herd. Since a limited number of stall are available, each horse has to fit a specific need within the organization. All horses must be up to date on vaccinations and hoof care to be considered for donation.
The donation process typically begins with a home visit to the horse's barn for an evaluation. During the evaluation, we would see how they handle being groomed, tacked, led and ridden by our staff. Overall, the visit usually takes 30-45 minutes. If the evaluation goes well, we do a 30-day trial on our property, where we'd evaluate the horse at our facility and see how they do in some of our lessons. If all goes well, the horse is accepted as an official donation to Exceptional Equestrians.
Still interested in donating your horse? Please fill out the form below.