Please read the Adoption Care Terms & Conditions carefully before completing this application. Care of a wild horse is a significant and long-term commitment of time, money and energy. It should be specially noted by all applicants that the instinctive protective mechanisms of wild horses are significantly more pronounced than that of the domestically raised horse. As a result of their finely tuned protective mechanisms, wild horses will respond to pressure much more readily and assertively than domestic horses. Their responses to pressure may include kicking, biting, rearing and striking out in an effort to protect themselves from a perceived threat. Anyone who is involved in the handling and training of a wild horse should be aware of this fact. Return to Freedom (RTF) requires that any handler or trainer be proficient in gentle, minimal force handling techniques. Due to the unique nature of wild horses, we regret that we are unable to accept applications from individuals under the age of 18. An application may be submitted by the parent or legal guardian who thereby agrees to be fully responsible for the horse’s welfare.

Return to Freedom - Adoption Application


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    Please list the name and contact information of two (2) references we may contact to learn more about you.
  • Please share a phone, email, and address that we can use for contact purposes.
  • Please share a phone, email, and address that we can use for contact purposes.


  • Please indicate age and experience level.
  • Please indicate height, weight, and (if a child) the age of the rider.
  • To ensure the safety and compatibility of horse and rider, please provide as much information as possible, such as years riding, horseback riding lessons, experiences with young/green horses, etc.

    If renting facilities, please submit the following information and approval from your landlord:
  • Your note should include:

    I, ____, state that I own the property legally known as ___ in the County of ___, in the State of ___.

    I give my permission to have horses maintained on my property.

    Signature of Landlord:

    Date Signed:

    I fully understand that I am legally responsible for horse that I adopt and I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Return to Freedom’s Adoption program.

    I understand that the use and control of horses is a hazardous activity. If I am accepted as an Adopter, I release and indemnify Return to Freedom and its agents of all liability from damages to person or property caused by the horse in my custody, care and control.

    I authorize you to verify all references, including veterinarian, trainers, farriers, landlord, employers, etc. named in this document. I also authorize you to perform a credit check and/or background investigation on myself or the proposed, named legal Adoption caregiver.

    I also understand that the horses are not available for re-homing or sale and must be returned to Return to Freedom at my own expense should I not be able to continue to provide an adequate home or care for Adopted horse(s) or that any re-homing of the horse(s) must be approved in writing in advance by Return to Freedom.

    The applicant does hereby warrant that the answers given in the "Return to Freedom Adoption Application" are to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, true and correct.

    Due to the extensive costs involved in providing medical care, basic handling, routine maintenance and feeding, Return to Freedom respectfully requests an adoption fee per horse which will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on level of training, etc.

    This fee is non-refundable after two weeks or in the case of repossession due to breach of contract.
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