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If you are interested in adopting a horse, please contact us.

Thank you!

If we do not have a horse that is suitable for you, we may be able to help!  Please download our Interest in Adoption application, and email the completed form to us.  We will network with other rescues to help find the perfect horse for you!


Saffyre Sanctuary specializes in matching the right horse with the right person.  We look for adopters who wish to provide a permanent, lifetime home for a horse and are accepting of that horse's limitations.  Our wish is to ensure that a previously rescued horse never ends up in an unsavory situation again.  By giving these horses new loving homes, educating people about the special relationship they will find with a horse, and providing guidance on proper horse care, then together we can offer these horses a second chance at a wonderful life, and break the cycle of abandonment, neglect, and abuse.


We prefer that the new owners keep the adopted horse for the remainder of its life but, if circumstances make that impossible, then we will always assist the adopter in finding a safe and loving home for the horse.

(Note: adoption fees will only be returned within the first 10 days).  


Our horses are available for adoption to qualified homes only.  Unless we already know you, we will ask for references from your farrier, veterinarian, or other qualified persons.  We will do a site inspection to see where you will keep the horse.  Wonderful people, who are willing to open their heart to a rescued horse, understand that rescue horses are special animals, and usually have special needs.


Adoption approval will be based on your ability to provide the best home for the horse.  Falling in love with the horse at first sight is a plus!


Adoption fees vary per horse and help us continue our operations to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for other horses.


Basic equine owner guidelines can be found at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).  These guidelines are for general equine management, and provide a solid foundation for all persons looking to adopt an equine from Saffyre Sanctuary.  Click here to view these guidelines AAEP Care Guidelines.  While not exhaustive, they offer basic parameters for responsible equine ownership.  In addition, any individual keeping equines must comply with all relevant state and local laws.


It is mandatory that you promise to love, spoil, care for, protect, cherish, and enjoy your adopted horse!


Valentino - Horse for Adoption


Available for Adoption

Adoption Fee $550.00
22 year old Appaloosa Gelding
Registered - ApHC #576506
Located in Shadow Hills, CA

I am a retired police horse. I have been in the Rose Parade and have been very proud of my job. I have had supervised 5 year old children on me and, and have done everything that was asked of me. I get along with all other horses, and have no bad habits.

Sometime last year, I sustained an eye injury. On December 15th some very kind people helped me to have my eye removal surgery.  I do not mind being a one-eyed horse. I just need someone who is patient and knows I have to look at my surroundings before asking me to do something. I am a little scarred not being able to see from both sides, but once I know what you want, then my confident self will shine.  Because I may spook until I become comfortable with my surroundings, and what you are asking of me, I am not suitable as a children’s horse, but great for a knowledgeable intermediate adult.

Other than my eye that was removed, I am completely healthy and sound. I do have a pigeon toe, but that has never bothered me. I will need an experienced farrier to make sure I stay comfortable at my effortless trot. If you are looking for your next superstar, here I am!



Paloma Adoptable Horse


Available for Adoption

Adoption Fee $550.00
12 year old Paint Mare
Located in Sylmar, CA

Paloma is a very sweet girl who had a rough life. Her current owner rescued her from an abusive neighbor. Underweight and worked hard, the neighbor rode her beyond her means causing a navicular cyst in her right front foot. She had very little hoof care and possibly an abscess shown by irregular hoof growth. At some point her tongue was cut, but has healed with an obvious scar.

Whatever happened to her in her past has left her with some emotional baggage that she has mostly overcome, though she does crib when stressed.

She is very willing to do anything that you ask, but since riding has never been pleasurable for her, it is not something that she wants to do at this time.

When I asked her what she wanted to do, she said she wanted to be an emotional therapy horse, since she has been through so much, and wants to teach people how to overcome their fear and pain like she has. She is good with other horses, children, and animals including dogs. Her discomfort is minor, and can be managed with proper diet, proper trimming, and some therapeutic boots.

Paloma needs a home where she will be valued for the amazing soul that she is.
Don't miss out on this amazing girl!


Luke Adoptable Horse


Available for Adoption

Adoption Fee $325.00
25 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
Located in Hidden Hills, CA

Are you ready to be the best horse person in the world? Then Luke is your opportunity to become that!  What are some of Luke’s amazing attributes?

1. Luke is mostly deaf - loud noises do not scare him!

2. Luke is blind in one eye – that means he loves to be touched so he knows where you are!

3. Luke has many fatty tumors on his head and body that do not bother him – that means you can practice your best homeopathic and healing techniques!

4. Luke is an amazing trail horse and still loves to go out for walks. However, one lump on his side makes wearing a girth uncomfortable, so you get to practice being the best bareback rider ever!

5. Luke understands everything! All you have to do is figure out the best way to communicate with him using your body language. He will do whatever you ask!


Luke deserves to go to a home where he can live out his days in comfort and dignity. He is not in pain and has a strong will to live. If you would like to give him the most amazing days of his life, then he can be yours.