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Adoption Process

Thank you for considering an off the track Thoroughbred as your next equine partner!

Step 1:
Submit an Application

Potential adopters may submit an application by mail or e-mail.  The application includes questions reguarding experience and stabling along with veterinarian and personal references.  Potential adopters are required to have the ability to provide quality healthcare, quality hay, grain, supplements, farrier, dental and veterinary care whether at home or at a boarding stable.  If you are not an experienced horse owner or rider, you must have the assistance of someone who is. 

Step 2:

Processing time may vary depending on circumstances and availability of references.  Please do let your references know they will be contacted by SWTP.  SWTP will contact you by email or phone once your application has been processed with your status. 


Please note that we require the care facilities are free from barbed wire fencing, have adequate shelter from the sun or extreme cold, and provide quality hay, grain and supplements (typically no coastal hay).

Step 3:
Select a Horse

Available horses are on our website and YouTube channel.  Appointments can be made to see any adoptable horse at our location - we ask that you do schedule a time to come out as opposed to dropping by without notice.  If you have a trainer, please do include them in this process.

If you'd like to get a better sense a horse's personality, we'd recommend checking out our Instagram - each available horse has a Highlight reel!  Links to that page and YouTube are on the right of your screen.

Step 4:
Adoption Fees

Adoption fees start at $500 (Pasture Pal) and increase based on the level of the horses potential and training.

Step 5:
Adoption Contract

The adoption contract is for the life of the horse.  Unforeseen circumstances can arise, and if you are unable to continue to care for your horse, SWTP has a "forever return" policy. 

Once the adoption process is completed, the horse must be moved within seven days.  Once the grace period is over,  daily care fees will apply.

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