Due to an overwhelming number of animals in need of sheltering services in our community, we are adjusting our intake policies frequently to best meet changing needs. Please check our Pet Surrender Process page before bringing any animal to any of our shelters for surrender. Read More

Horses must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Halter Broke
  • Deemed healthy by staff or a local veterinarian
  • Riding horse or riding candidate
  • No lameness in hooves, joints or legs
  • No conformation defects
  • Body condition score between 3 and 7
  • No clinical signs of disease
  • Must be located in Colorado

Conditions that will be accepted:

  • Abnormal teeth wear (within reason)
  • Warts and plaques on ears
  • Insect irritation on/in ears
  • Dirty sheath
  • Bacterial infection to the sheath
  • Nutritional dermatopathies (dull hair coats)
  • Rain rot
  • Girth gall (saddle sores)
  • Thrush
  • Clubfoot
  • Horses will be required to pass a basic behavior field test prior to acceptance. Evaluations include: a veterinarian exam, plus, catching, haltering, picking up feet, bucking, biting, rearing, kicking, striking, pulling back, running off, pawing, cinchy, cold backed, spooking, head tossing, charging, weaving, loading into a trailer, and an overall behavior assessment.

Conditions that WILL NOT be accepted:

  • Lameness (hoof, joints or tendons)
  • Severely overgrown hooves
  • Severe laminitis
  • White line disease
  • Severe quarter cracks
  • Neurological issues
  • Eye problems of any kind
  • Heart conditions
  • Upper respiratory tract problems
  • Lower respiratory tract problems
  • Abdomen/gastrointestinal tract problems
  • Genitourinary problems
  • Degenerative joint disease (ringbone or fractures)
  • Physically disabled
  • Cribbing or windsucking

Contact Us:



Has your horse been halter broke?
Is riding candidate
Does your horse exhibit any lameness in hooves, joint or legs?
Do you have a Brand Inspection?
Is the horse registered?
Is your horse healthy (not displaying any clinical signs of disease/illness)?
Does your horse have any conformational defects that would affect its rideability?



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