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!

ADOPTION POLICY AND AGREEMENT

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. So many horses need to be rescued, that if we can break the cycle of abandonment, neglect, and abuse, by providing these horses with new homes, and educating people about proper horse care, then together we can give these horses a second chance at a wonderful life. 

 

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 rescue horse, understand that rescue horses are special animals, and that some may have special needs.

 

Adoption approval will be based on your ability to provide the best home for the horse.  

 

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

 

Adoption guidelines we provide are set by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) for general equine management and are required of all persons adopting an equine from Saffyre Sanctuary.  Click here to view these guidelines AWI/HSUS Guidelines.pdf. 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!

ADOPTABLE HORSES

Khnight Serenade - Horse for Adoption

KHNIGHT SERENADE

Available for Adoption

Adoption Fee $625.00
21 year old Arabian Mare
Registered - AHA #0564387
Located in Norco, CA

I am very lucky to have such a responsible owner. My mom has been diagnosed with an incurable very rare blood cancer, and she is no longer able to give me the attention I have been accustomed to. Knowing that her time on earth is limited, she wants to make sure I am cared for and loved after she is gone.

I am a thinker, so when you ask me to do something new, I stop and freeze so I can figure out what you want. Please do not rush me. Patience and love will get you everywhere, and I am a total pocket pony on the ground. I love to be pampered and fussed over, and I have nice ground manners. It may take me a bit to warm up to you but once I do, I will never leave your side.

I get along great with other horses. I am not for a beginner, or a child, nor am I a husband horse. Saffyre Sanctuary has a strict no- breeding policy, so please do not inquire if you are looking for a broodmare.

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Valentino - Horse for Adoption

VALENTINO

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!

 

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Miller - Horse for Adoption

MILLER

Available for Adoption

Adoption Fee $350.00
34 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
Registered - ?
Located in Santa Barbara, CA

Would you like to make a wish come true for 2 amazing horses? Rebel and Miller are in temporary foster care in Santa Barbara and they need to be adopted as a pair.

Rebel and Miller were ranch horses until about 5 years ago when they went to a trail riding stable. When COVID hit and the barn could not be opened to full capacity, they remained in pasture. Due to financial issues, they were going to be put down in November, but are currently at a temporary foster care home.


Miller is sound and an absolute teddy bear. He has been completely vetted and up-to-date under our intake protocol with dental work, and feet done. Rebel and Miller are the ultimate family/beginner horses. You do not find horses like this every day!

If you are interested in adopting them, please contact Linda at The Horse Project - thehorseprojectsb@gmail.com

 

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Rebel - Horse for Adoption

REBEL

Available for Adoption

Adoption Fee $350.00
24 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
Registered - ?
Located in Santa Barbara, CA

Would you like to make a wish come true for 2 amazing horses? Rebel and Miller are in temporary foster care in Santa Barbara and they need to be adopted as a pair.

Rebel and Miller were ranch horses until about 5 years ago when they went to a trail riding stable. When COVID hit and the barn could not be opened to full capacity, they remained in pasture. Due to financial issues, they were going to be put down in November, but are currently at a temporary foster care home.

Rebel has personality plus, a comic, but extremely well mannered and mellow. He has an arthritic knee but walks out well and can do light trotting. No steep hills. He has been completely vetted and up-to-date under our intake protocol with x-rays, dental work, and feet done. Rebel has had a trainer who evaluated him for riding. Rebel and Miller are the ultimate family/beginner horses. You do not find horses like this every day!

If you are interested in adopting them, please contact Linda at The Horse Project - thehorseprojectsb@gmail.com

 

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Lazer - Horse for Adoption

LAZER

Available for Adoption

Adoption Fee $550.00
21 year old Paint Horse Gelding
Registered - APHA #618681
Located in Glendale, CA

A good friend of mine contacted me about her beloved horse she can no longer afford to keep. With the onset of COVID and her resources all but depleted, she was trying to try to do what was best for her horse. When I received the call that she was planning to euthanize him, I immediately went over to explain our re-homing option.

Lazer was bred by this friend. She owned his mother, trained him, and used him as her pony horse throughout Griffith Park. Lazer was diagnosed with navicular at 4 years old, but he was still comfortable enough to go on the trails over the last 15 years. Recently she noticed that he was too sore to go out on long trails anymore, and decided to retire him.


Lazer is an absolute lover! He is full of life and enjoys being pampered with a quiet, gentle hand. Other than his navicular issue in both front feet, he is very healthy and has been well cared for. With the right supplements and correct barefoot trimming, Lazer can live a comfortable, long, happy life. This amazing soul is deserving of a great retirement home. Sometimes things scare him, so he does require an experienced person.

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