Our Adoption Process
Because we consider each horse that comes through our door as a member of our family, Trinity Rescue requires an extensive adoption process to ensure that any horse that we place will be going to a loving and caring home. We have spent countless hours forming a special bond with each one of them through their rehabilitation and will be very selective with our applicants.
- Each applicant must complete the Adoption Application and email the completed form to Info@trinityrescueinc.org.
- You must schedule a time to meet with a Trinity Rescue representative for an interview. You will be asked to share your past experience with horses and to discuss your needs and desires around adopting a rescue. You will then be able to meet the rescues and spend some 1-on-1 time to determine if an emotional connection is made.
- A Trinity Rescue representative will then pay a visit to your boarding facility of choice.
- Once your boarding facility (or own farm) has been approved, transportation may be arranged for your horse(s) to be moved to their new home.
Adira was rescued from a kill buyer in 2012 where she was severely abused. Over the past 3 years that we’ve had her, she has made a lot of progress, but is still VERY cautious around humans. It will take a special connection with a potential family for Adira to continue her progress. At this time, we feel that Adira will be best suited as a companion.
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Captain was born at Trinity Rescue on June 11, 2016 to our rescue mare, Clara. He had a bit of trouble initially as he appeared to be processing slowly, his hindquarters were severely windswept and he had tendon laxity that made it difficult for him to stand up or remain standing. After more than an hour of attempting to assist him to stand, we expressed colostrum from his mom and bottle fed him his first two feedings. Once the vet arrived it was determined that he needed a procedure called the Madigan Squeeze, which virtually simulates traveling through the birth canal and ultimately reboots the baby’s brain. Within 2 minutes of the procedure, Captain was able to stand up and nurse unassisted. He was kept quiet on stall rest for 2 weeks before being turned out into a paddock to allow time for her bones and joints to develop a bit more. Within that time, his legs straightened and his tendons strengthened to normal. He is now a VERY active and mischievous colt. Once he weans, we are hoping to transfer his brother, Ben, to the rescue so they can grow up together. Captain will begin groundwork training in January.
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Clara was listed on a Kill Pen website in the Fall of 2015, pictured with her 4 month old colt, Ben, at her side. They were starved with a look of hopelessness in their eyes. The photo captured the attention of a Georgia rescue supporter, and she went on a mission to rescue Clara and her foal. Red Clay Ranch and Equine Sanctuary agreed to take them in and get them healthy. When they arrived at Red Clay Ranch it was discovered that Clara was already back in foal, projected to be due the following Spring or Summer. Once Ben was weaned, Red Clay Ranch reached out to Trinity and asked to transfer her to our rescue, as we had foaling facilities and experience with foals born out of rescue situations. She arrived at the rescue in February 2016, and our vet’s ultrasound revealed she would be due around the middle of June. On June 11, 2016, Clara delivered her foal, Captain Herb , in the early hours of the morning. Clara is a wonderful mother, but this will be her last foal. Once Captain is weaned, Clara will be evaluated under saddle and made available for adoption.
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Deborah came to Trinity Rescue in December 2015 along with Howard. Their owner was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to make sure that they would be taken care of during his treatment. Unfortunately, their owner passed away in January of 2016, leaving Howard and Deborah in need of a new forever home. Howard is a complete character. Deborah is much less trusting of people than Howard. It seems at some point in her history she wasn’t treated kindly. It took quite a while for her to begin to trust our rescue team, but once she realized we were not going to hurt her, she really started to come around. Even though she loves a good scratch, she is very cautious and it takes a while to build a bond with her. Once she trusts you, she will do whatever you ask of her. Deborah is available for adoption at this time with Howard.
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Destiny and a companion filly were discovered abandoned in a swampy area up near Chickamauga, Georgia. They were deemed to be yearlings at most by the vet that attended them. She was covered in fungus and open sores all over her body which were oozing and bleeding. She emaciated, and had zero handling prior to her rescue. When she was transported to Trinity it was quickly identified that she was not even halter trained, but she was so appreciative of any food, water or care we gave her, she was willing and compliant with whatever we asked of her. It took weeks before he skin was healed, but she quickly began regaining her weight and her spirit. She has proven herself to be an amazing horse over the past 16 months, having participated in our on site training program, and surpassing our wildest expectations. She learns quickly, is always up for a new experience and is a virtual ROCK STAR with despooking. Destiny will be sent for training under saddle in the Spring of 2017.
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Duke’s former owner was proudly exclaiming on social media that he was riding Duke at the ripe age of 15 months old. We were contacted to intervene in the hope that we could get Duke out of this bad situation. His owner agreed to let us have him right away. When we arrived to pick him up, his furry winter coat could not hide the protruding hip bones or hobble scars on his hind legs. We focused on getting him gelded and at a healthy weight before beginning his groundwork training. Duke was a quick learner, catching up to his yearling herd mates in the weekly training sessions. He seemed to really enjoy working obstacles, and rarely was bothered by any object put in his path. Over the past year, Duke has grown into a strong, hand-some gelding, excelling at his training. Recently, he placed 2nd in an Arena Obstacle Challenge in his first event. Duke will be joining his herd mates Picasso and Rembrandt for off site saddle training in the Spring of 2017.
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Hickory came to Trinity Rescue in March 2016. Hickory’s story is one we rarely see in rescue. He is 32 years old and has never known abuse, neglect, or starvation. His previous owner has taken care of him since he was a foal. Unfortunately, life takes its turns and his owner was pressed with the task of finding a home for Hickory where she would never have to worry about his welfare. As a senior horse, Hickory does have some medical challenges. He was diagnosed in the Spring with Cushings, as well as Anhydrosis. He requires daily medication and a special diet to keep him at a healthy weight. Hickory will remain a Sanctuary horse with Trinity Rescue under our “Greyson’s Haven” program, where he can live out his days being loved and sharing his love with others.
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Howard came to Trinity Rescue in December 2015 along with Deborah. Their owner was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to make sure that they would be taken care of during his treatment. Unfortunately, their owner passed away in January of 2016, leaving Howard and Deborah in need of a new forever home. Howard is a complete character. He absolutely loves attention and longs to have his head held and his ears scratched. If he sees you, he will call out to you with a mournful bray until you come over to visit or bring him a treat. His previous job was as a pasture guard, watching over his former owner’s cattle. But these days he seems to enjoy a life of leisure, hanging out with his resident lady love, Caramel the Mini. Howard is available for adoption at this time with Deborah, and would do best in a home that is experienced with donkeys and enjoys hearing his beautiful singing voice day.
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Mira was born on April 3, 2013 at Trinity Rescue to a beautiful TWH mare named Adira who was rescued from slaughter the previous December. We were unaware that Adira was pregnant when we rescued her, but found out a few months later when her blossoming belly told the tale. We were expecting a bouncing TWH foal, and instead were delighted to meet the most beautiful molly mule we had ever seen. When one of our volunteers asked what was the breed of her parents, we answered a Tennessee Walker and a Don-key. The volunteer exclaimed, “Well I guess that makes her a Twonkey”, and the special breed designation was born. Raising a mule….uh hummmmm….I mean a Twonkey…has been a quite the learning experience. They are incredibly intelligent, independent, athletic and opinionated. In order for Mira to do anything you ask of her, you have to make it HER idea first. She has been doing groundwork since she was 6 months old, and will be ready for saddle training in the Spring, once we have identified a mule trainer who is accepting new students.
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Age: 3 years old
Status: Available for Adoption
Picasso arrived at the rescue along with his mom, Monet, when he was just 4 months old. He was skinny, lame and had a large hematoma on his belly. His owner planned to put a bullet in his head because of the injury, but allowed him to come to us instead. His mom was already pregnant again when they arrived, and was also starved. Picasso weaned from his mom, and began getting the nutrition he needed to gain and grow. His sweet, quiet spirit and stunning beauty made him a fan favorite right away. Over the past three years, Picasso has grown into a handsome, strong gelding. That sweet spirit remained and he has been a great role model to his baby brother, Rembrandt, as well as an excellent herd leader to many young rescues who have come into our program. Picasso’s saddle training was delayed until the Spring of 2017 to allow him to fill out more, as he is a more fine boned gelding. He will be sent off site with his brother, Rembrandt, next Spring to be trained under saddle before being made available for adoption.
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Age: 2 year old
Status: Available for Adoption
Rembrandt was born at Trinity Rescue on April 26, 2014. His mom, Monet, arrived at the rescue the previous September, starved, nursing her colt, Picasso, and already several months pregnant with Rembrandt. The Trinity team was very fortunate to be able to witness his birth, his taking his first breath, and every first he has had along the way. At 2 1/2 years old, he has never known hunger, pain or neglect. Rembrandt was a precocious colt from the beginning, with a big personality to match his large frame. Although a year younger than his big brother, Picasso, he is the same height and weight. Rembrandt is the yin to his broth-er’s yang. Where his brother is emotional, Rembrandt is laid back. Where Picasso is quiet and affectionate, Rembrandt is rambunctious and athletic. Even though the brothers are polar opposites, they have an in-credibly tight bond. Rembrandt will be joining Picasso for saddle training in the Spring of 2017 and then will be made available for adoption.
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Saffron was part of a herd of horses seized in July 2016 in Fulton County, Georgia. The decaying bodies of four horses were still present in her pasture, and the remaining 7 herd members were in various stages of neglect and starvation. Saffron still had her 2 year old filly on her side when we went to the scene to pick her up. She was covered in rain rot, skin and bones, and desperate to keep her filly safe from harm. Since she arrived at the rescue, she has been the model patient, allowing our team to treat her severely infected skin and address her neglected feet. She failed to gain weight right away, and upon doing a sand test realized her gut was full of the dirt and sand she had eaten to try to stay alive. Once the sand was cleared, she packed on 150 lbs in two short months. She has another 50 lbs to go, and has begun ground-work training at the rescue. Once we determine her level of training and get her under saddle, we will make her available for adoption.
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Sage was part of a herd of horses seized in July 2016 in Fulton County, Georgia. The decaying bodies of four horses were still present in her pasture, and the remaining 7 herd members were in various stages of neglect and starvation. Sage was still with her mom, Saffron, as she had not been weaned at her advanced age. She was covered in rain rot, was 100 lbs underweight, and very mistrusting of humans. Since she arrived at the rescue, she has come leaps and bounds. She regained all her weight within the first 45 days, and her rain rot infested coat is now a beautiful, dappled, golden color. Where at first she was defensive to the point of being aggressive, she now has become a star student in her weekly ground-work training sessions. She will be ready for training under saddle in the Spring of 2017 and then will be made available for adoption.
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Age: Approximately 13 years old
Breed: Paint (Mare)
Status: Available for Adoption
Sky was rescued from a slaughter auction in September 2013 and her new owners reached out to Trinity Rescue in December 2013, as they were no longer able to care for her. She will need an intermediate/advanced rider and would be an ideal trail companion for a smaller sized adult.
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We received a call from one of our followers that there was a newborn mini who needed our help. She was born with deformity in all four legs, but had managed to learn to stand and was nursing fine. Aside from her legs, she was a healthy mini. She was going to need specialized care, so we picked her up and brought her to the rescue at 2 days old. Over the next six months, she made numerous trips to UGA School of Veterinary Medicine for surgery and follow up appointments. She was able to walk, run and play….just not exactly like all the other minis. Xena has more heart, determination and sass than you can imagine. She doesn’t know she is special needs….she just knows she is FABULOUS!
She requires trims every 4 weeks and annual x-rays to monitor her bones and joints due to her birth defect. Due to her special medical condition and requirement for ongoing care, Xena will remain at Trinity Rescue for life as a Sanctuary horse.
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