Mustangs Available for Adoption, In-House Adoptions & Sponsorship
There are many ways to help rescue Mustangs. Select from the 3 following options to find the program that works best for you!
We have many beautiful Mustangs available for adoption. Please see the photos and life stories of these amazing horses below. Please contact Mona today and begin your journey of owning one of America's Wild Horses.
If you ever dreamed of having a horse of your own but couldn't, we may be able to to fulfil that dream. Adopters choose their horse. They pay monthly cost of $125.00, which supplies their horse with hay, grain, bedding, wormings, daily care, routine vetting and blacksmith care. Adopters are recognized on the website as well as with their names on a plaque on the stall door, provided updates and pictures and allowed generous scheduled visitations. In-House Adopted horses remain in the custody of Ever After Mustang Rescue and will be guaranteed lifetime care. There is only one in-house adopter per horse.Too expensive? Consider partial or shared adoption. A great gift or group endeavor. Contact us for more information.
Sponsorship of a mustang is a program that you can participate in with others for a lesser amount of money. The minimum monthly sponsorship is $25.00 per month. Each horse can have a maximum of 5 sponsors at $25/month. Sponsors will receive a photo and bio of their horse, updates and scheduled visitations. Sponsors will be recognized on the website and on a plaque on the stall door. If you are interested please contact us for a Placement Agreement or more information.
Looking for a 2015 Adopter
Lucky is a 5 year old chestnut gelding that stands 14 hands and has floating gaits. Sweet and super intelligent, Lucky is eager to learn new things and doing well with ground work. Training will continue as he awaits his "forever home". He will do well wiith an experienced, patient person who would appreciate his talents. Serious potential adopters may participate in his training program.
Whisper, a 13 yr old Bay gelding, came to us in 2010. Although he has been under saddle for some time and is being ridden at present, we recommend an interested person take a slow approach, at the rescue, under the supervision of our trainer. Our trainer feels Whisper is ready to go now to the right person.
Whisper's in-house adopter is Kathryn Playa
Captain, a 9 yr. old Bay, was siezed as an 8 yr old stallion by humane officials in NY and sent to a local rescue, where he was gelded. The rescue restored his weight and health and then called us to further his training. In a scale of grades K through 12, he is probably an 8th grader and he will require an experienced and patient handler to bring him to his full potential. This intelligent, willing horse will, without a doubt, respond to the right person. Captain is starting saddle work.
Captain's In-house adopter is Marianne Collins
Charlotte is a 24 yr old, big boned 15h bay mare, came to the rescue at the age of 17, had never been handled but has learned to trust and love humans and can be groomed and led. She has been ridden and we think she likes it! She is very social and could be your best friend as well as a great companion horse.
Charlotte's sponsor is Kristen Potter in memory of Marianne Potter. Also sponsored by Kristen Wiltsie
Grace, a 16 yr old black mare, was found at the Camelot auction by a N.J. rescue, who outbid the "killer buyers" to save her and her unborn foal. Only later did they realize she was a mustang and shortly after she foaled they asked us to take them, gentle and train mom and find them both a good home. This 15H mare is now in a regular training program and doing very well with groundwork. She is very intelligent and responsive and would welcome a human partner who has the experience and time to continue her training.
"In House" Adopter, Marsha Squibb.
Phoenix arrived at rescue Nov. 21, 2008. She had been taken into custody by humane officials and at that time was unable to be haltered and led. The Government freeze brand revealed her history to the point of adoption in 2001. She had been captured as a 5 year old in 2000 in Sands Spring, Oregon and shipped to the Northeast to a satellite adoption. The following years are vague, but thanks to a young "In House" adopter her expenses are being met and we will continue with her gentling and training along with addressing her physical needs. Already we see a weight gain in this 16 hand, 19 year old, chestnut mare. She has been haltered and is leadable. Phoenix could be your next best friend or a companion horse in your pasture. Phoenix is still waiting to be adopted into a permanent home
In-house adopter, Grace and Chloe
We named her Star when she arrived here in Dec. 2002. She was brought here by kind adopters who could not keep her. Although she had only minimal handling she was trusting and in excellent shape. Her color is light Bay with a white star. She is approx 14.3-15 hands. She had been captured in the Calico Mountains Herd Management Area, near Gerlach, NV. on Dec.18, 2000 at 2 years old. Now at 16 years she still has many years to give to a special person who can appreciate her kind, gentle nature. Are you her person?
Sponsored by Carolyn Sherman.
Hali - light riding would be good for her!
Registered name, Brilliant Disguise. She is a Registered Half Arabian, Half Trakhener cross. This 24 yr.old chestnut mare has done it all, well broke and ridden regularly, but now deserves a life of loving care, with light to moderate riding and plenty of pasture time. She is high-spirited and needs an experienced rider. Due to her age and a weakness in her hocks she can only be lightly ridden. She is good for the farrier.
Photo on the right is Hali's Sire, Zauberklang ATA OSB -E-S192
In-house adopter: Kara and Tracy Dunne
Photo on the right is Hali's Sire, Zauberklang ATA OSB -E-S192
Long-Term ResidentsSponsors – each horse can have a maximum of 5 at $25/month.
In-house Adopters – one per horse, at $125/month.
I am a 17 year old mare. My soft brown eyes are kind and gentle, although I am still a little distrustful. I am a beautiful liver chestnut with a flaxen tail and mane.I can lift my feet for the blacksmith and tolerate saddling, however my physical abilities are limited due to allergies and respiratory problems.
Sponsored by: Mia McCormack
My previous home named me Maude. I am a big sturdy mare at 15h. I have been ridden western for most of my 28 years but still need to learn a lot about ground manners and needs a refresher course undersaddle. I have plenty of energy and lots of good years ahead but due to my age will live the remainder of my years here at the rescue.
In-house adopter: Wendy Harris
Cheyenne is a 15 year old bay mare with a real presence. She was captured September 19th, 2000 in the Delamar Mountains of Nevada. Although she has been with us awhile, she has been slow to respond and is now in a structured training program with Chris Lombard. Although very distrusting and fearful, she is very sweet and kind.
Sponsored by: Andrea Acomb and Geraldine Bertoni.
Destiny arrived here Feb. 17, 2009 from a dealer in Maine. She was frightened and aggressive, but settled in well with the other horses. Her freeze brand revealed her history: foaled in 1998 in the Monte Cristo HMA. She was gathered as a yearling on 1-26-99 and adopted a few months later on 5-22-99. The next 10 years are lost to us . Only Destiny knows what her life was like. We only see her at present as fearful and distrusting, although there are moments of curiosity and a desire to be nearer to us. She is now accepting of us and allowing petting and light grooming. We will continue to work with her to further her training and trust in humans.
In-house adopter: Elizabeth Hunter Engel
Last Chance known to us as LC has a very interesting past. She was captured in the Twin Peaks Horse Management Area, CA on 7-26-01 at the age of 6 yrs. old. On 2-11-02 she was shipped to a maintenance facility where she was processed and branded again on the hip for easy identification. She remained in holding until purchased by a buyer in Florida on 5-26-06. The next step would have been transport to Mexico and slaughter, except for the intervention of a dedicated wild horse advocate. She came to Maine April of 2007 for training through a NE effort to find her a worthy home. (There is another whole story in here for any interested persons), but to continue, she responded well to training and was under saddle by the following July. LC appeared at the BLM booth at the Equine Affaire in Nov. 07 and placed very soon after. Sadly, she became lame with the increase of work. X-rays showed she had foundered at some earlier time and had some deformities of the coffin bone. With time and trimming to compensate, she has to the surprise of our vet, remained sound. Addendum: LC's earlier adopter chose another horse and they are both enjoying each other. They have appeared in local horse shows and can be seen at our "Mustangs in Motion" in August.
Sponsored by: Ruth Swift and Jane Alpert
Jazz is a handsome 14 year old gelding born in captivity. His sire being a mustang and his mother a POA, he definitely shows the best of both breeds. His winter coat is pure white with black mottling around his mouth and nose, but shedding out reveals large black spots on the skin surface of his chest and sides. Truly unique. At 14 hands his mustang heritage reveals a stocky, solid body, strong durable legs and great hooves. It was very hard for us to accept that we were seeing changes in him. Our veterinarian has confirmed that Jazz is now totally blind. He has, however, been "adopted" by Grant, who has become his seeing eye mule who helps him negotiate the pasture.
Jazz's in-house adopter is Dr. Sarah Denning-Bolle
DJ, 30 yrs old, is a registered QH foaled May 13, 1983. He has lived in Maine his entire life and has given much pleasure to many. He will be cared for and live out the rest of his life here with us.
In-house adopter:Sharon Neckers
Foxfire, or Foxy, is 27 yrs old. He was adopted in 1987 to a lovely home at a year old, but was later surrendered when his owner/rider grew to adulthood. He has been part of our Youth Program and has made many public appearances. Foxfire stands at 14 hands, weighing about 700 lbs, a beautiful chestnut with one white sock and a white star on his forehead. His eyes are soft and kind and he loves attention and grooming.
Sponsored by Sharon Berger
Grant, 18 yrs old, was born in captivity from a mustang mare (Charlotte) and a burro on August 13, 1996 in New York. He was brought to this rescue along with his mother; neither having had any previous handling. Mom did very well with training. After some serious attempts to train Grant, he decided to remain independent. Not all of us ever fit in "the box" we're given. So it is with Grant. He lives happily here, going out daily with friends and coming into his stall every night. We will honor this special guy and enjoy what he has to offer, especially his gift of guidance to Jazz.
Cassidy, 26 yrs old, was foaled in 1987 in Bluewing Mountains, Nevada, near Gerlach. He was captured as a baby and made his way east through a satelitte adoption and was later surrendered to us. He participates in our outreach and youth programs. Cassidy is an extremely lovable mustang.
In-house adopter: Harris & Sharon Neckers
Cherokee, 29 yrs old, has always been our "hard luck kid". Born here out of a mustang mare as a complete surprise on March 31, 1984 he soon showed signs of clubbed front feet. Surgery and years of corrective shoes followed with 90% success. He grew to a handsome 15h seal brown gelding and joined our mustang drill team. He served as an ambassador and made many public appearances. During this time he had numerous treatments for cancerous growths around his face. The latest was very close to the left eye and had invaded bone. This wonderful horse that has given so much to so many will live the remainder of his life with us in comfort. He continues to eat well, all systems functioning and is turned out daily with friends. When this is no longer possible, we will help him cross the "rainbow bridge".
Sponsored by: Andrea Acomb and Union Church of Biddeford Pool
Ginger, 21 yrs old, got the attention of a whole city when she required surgery for fractured bones in her knee. The entire community came together to finance necessary surgery and follow-up care. Her recovery is complete and although pain free, she is left with a slight limp. Thus, she will require lifetime care here.
Adopted as a 12 yr old burro from Rutland, VT and joined our educational program in 2000 and is our number one greeter to all visitors.
BraveHeart, now 16 yrs old, was foaled on March 30, 1997 in captivity at the Litchfield Corrals in Lassen, CA. He was shipped to Cross Plains, TN for adoption on September 15, 1998 where he was determined blind. He was adopted and then brought to Ever After Mustang Rescue, for possible lifetime care. Braveheart has since grown into a handsome 16 hand blue roan that our vet does not believe is blind. His bold and strong personality requires consistent and firm care along with plenty of love. He now serves as an ambassador, where you can see him at many events.
Braveheart's sponsor is Dee Nazzaro.