Adopt A Horse

Horses Available for Adoption

Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER) horses available for adoption range from companion horses to horses suitable for different levels of riding activity. Horses are available for immediate adoption unless otherwise noted. Click on a horse’s name below to learn more.

For online adoption forms - click here

Companion - cannot be ridden

None at this time.

Light to Medium Riding - No Jumping or Other Competitive Activities:

Riding with Potential for Limited Competition:

Horses Placed

The following photos are a few samples of horses successfully adopted by Front Range Equine Rescue:
Razzle Waschte
April and Toby Willoughby
Mustang Sallie Cherokee
Braveheart and Ali Boomer
Hilary and Evan Willow
Tyler Chip
Captain Morgan and girl Porter and new owner
Deena Teddy
Anna Lilly, Levi and Hawk
Levi Phantom

Retiree Horses


Logan:  16 year old mustang gelding saved from auction in summer 2011.  Has some ringbone and arthritis in his knee from an old injury with a bone chip.  He is happy roaming the pastures and playing with his pasture-mates.  Note: Logan has one sponsor.

Gilbert:  TB gelding in his late 20s saved from a slaughter auction Summer 2012.  He came in extremely thin, and in need of farrier and dental care.  Very friendly, most likely won’t adopt out so “retired” at the rescue.  Gilbert does have mild ataxia in hind end but “Uncle Gil” plays with his pasture-mates all day, so he is not in any discomfort. Note: Gilbert has one sponsor.

Kalil: Bay Arabian gelding who arrived in Oct 2013; owner surrender due to financial issues.  Kalil is quite happy being a “buddy” for Smarty as they age and enter retirement here at FRER.  He is in his late 20s.

Smarty:  rescued in November 2013 from a kids camp; Smarty is an older grey Arab gelding who arrived about 100 pounds underweight and in need of dental care. He has minor arthritis in his left knee and will undergo a few chiropractic treatments for lower back issues.  He has gained weight well and enjoys lazing around in retirement all day with Kalil.  

Calvin: Late 20s gray Arabian gelding saved from a kill lot in June 2014.  He is very thin but is beginning to perk up and has a good appetite.  He will receive dental float when the vet feels it is safe to sedate him.  He will likely retire here at FRER and live out his days with our other retirees.  

Dan: Very sweet buckskin Mustang gelding. Dan is approx. 27 years old.  He was an owner surrender due to the owner moving out of state a few years ago.  They wanted to retire him instead of continuing to pay board. 


Obtain Adoption Form

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out the application, read/sign the adoption rules and return the forms to us for review. Please indicate what horse or horses you are interested in; we will also advise you of other horses that might be a good fit for your needs and experience. FRER’s adoption/training coordinator will contact you to set up an appointment to meet prospective horses.
  • Download adoption forms - Word format (40 KB) or PDF format (25 KB)
  • Or email FRER to request an adoption form be mailed to you.


“It's been a few years since I adopted Gretchen/ Saffron.  She has turned out to be an amazing horse.  She loves trail riding and jumping in the arena. FRER is a wonderful organization.  I am so grateful that they took such good care of her.  They were very concerned that she would go to a good home and I can't imagine Gretchen/Saffron finding a better place.  She loves hanging out with her friends Momma and Lakota our two other horses.  She spends her winters in Silt on a 100 acre alfalfa field and in the spring, summer and fall riding all the beautiful trails around Aspen. Thank you so much for the service you provide for rescued horses.”

Nikki Dodge, Aspen, CO
Gretchen, Arabian Mare adopted


“We adopted our first horse a few years ago from FRER. Levi!  What a sweet, older horse. He was the perfect age for teaching us so much and building our confidence.  It didn’t take long and we adopted our second horse from FRER. Hawkota; a great second horse.

As with any new endeavor, there are always questions that come up no matter how many books you read or experience you gain through volunteering.  (And we did receive a lot of hands on help and guidance volunteering at FRER).  Continued support and assistance was only an e-mail away. We certainly appreciated everyone’s patience and understanding, knowledge and education. 

Since our first adoption, we now have had the pleasure of owning seven horses. All but one came from or associated with FRER.  Oh the stories we can share: from funny to heart touching. All our horses bring us joy, each in their own way. They are amazing animals; a genuine gift from God. 

It is our hope that you enjoy these incredible animals in every aspect, on the ground, in the saddle, for fun and leisure, competition or emotional well being......
If you are adopting, prepare yourself for a remarkable ride!  You’ll never look back or regret it.” 

Lynn and Devyn L. Elbert, CO
Levi, QH gelding, 2011
Hawkotah, paint gelding, 2011
Lilly, Paint mare, 2012
Phantom, March 2013
Derby, March 2014

“You’ve heard the expression  “when one door closes, another  door opens”…..
I have been associated with Sandy Rose and her staff at Victory Hill Training Center in Salida, CO for about 2 years where I have worked with two horses.  During my weekly visits,  I constantly admired the amazing work  Sandy and her staff  do with the  horses from Front Range Equine Rescue. 

One especially….a  fuzzy, white,  winter coated, 3 year old pinto filly named Anna really caught my eye.  Every Saturday I would stop at Anna’s stall, give her kisses  and think  some lucky person will become her human partner.

In January, my 17 year old palomino leopard Appaloosa mare died suddenly and unexpectedly. It was very shocking and heartbreaking. I thought I would never  find another  mare that would ever come close to her.  After the death of my mare,  Sandy suggested I take a serious look at Anna. She  was so friendly, quiet,  with a soft, beautiful eye.  Hard to believe that this equine  creature was  once in a potential  “kill buyer ” situation at a sale barn. 

I found the Front Range Equine Rescue  adoption process to be  uncomplicated and the adoption fees very reasonable. 

I wholeheartedly support the mission of FRER. I attended a fundraiser clinic with Debbie Bibb in Evergreen, CO two years ago and learned a great deal about FRER. 

I have a beautiful western pleasure prospect, a great trainer at Victory Hill Training Center  and feel so blessed  to be able to help in some small way.” 

Barbara W, Buena Vista, CO
Adopted Anna, palomino paint mare


“My Ellie, Thoroughbred, 26 years old this year, my best friend, my confidant, my pocket pet; a big thanks from the bottom of my heart to FRER and Hilary for saving her. She has a forever home with me.”

Kari W, Falcon, CO Adopted Ellie, TB mare