So you want to adopt? Here's what you need to know!
ALL POTENTIAL ADOPTERS REQUIRE HOME CHECKS PRIOR TO ADOPTION
If you found an equine you would like to adopt through CHRN, congratulations! We look forward to working with you. We have a few basic steps to prepare for adoption.
Submit your interest in the form below confirming that you have fully read our adoption contract.
Home Visit, in lieu of applications we require home checks. To request a home check please fill out the form below or email *DUE TO COVID HOME CHECKS ARE CURRENTLY VIRTUAL!*
We follow the AAEP Guidelines when we do home visits. We are looking for safe facilities, shelter, appropriate turn out, and companionship as well as the overall health of the other animals.
3. Visit the Equine to Ensure Fit. Visitation is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We do not have standard hours and we do not accept walk in appointments. Please feel free to bring friends or family, but limit your party to 4 if possible. Please do NOT bring pets and if you bring young children please bring an adult to help supervise them. Please do not show up more than 15 minutes before your appointment.
Foster, Trainer or CHRN Representative must approve the suitability of the horse for the situation, home and applicant's skill level.
4. Arrange Pick Up Or Transport after Adoption is Approved
Horses can be delivered by CHRN by request. It will according to the availability of the CHRN rep hauling. Horses picked up must be done so by appointment with foster or CHRN Facility. STRAIGHT LOAD TWO HORSE TRAILERS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR TRANSPORT. If you need any specific vaccinations or a health/coggins, please ask PRIOR to pick up. You will be responsible for those costs. All horses are current on farrier, parasite control, and dental care unless otherwise noted.
5. After Your Hold Time is Up, Finalize Adoption By Requesting Brand Inspection
Each horse will have a hold period where CHRN will retain ownership to ensure the fit is suitable. Once the hold period is up, please contact your adoption agent to have the adoption finalized by getting the brand inspection transferred.
Remember we are ALWAYS here to help, if you need training or behavioral assistance, or if you have any questions or comments about your new horse feel free to contact your adoption agent or CHRN directly!
We are always in need of foster homes! More than half of the horses we intake need additional time or care before they can be placed for adoption. Fosters make this possible! We provide vet and farrier care,
while fosters provide feed and care for needy horses. To request a home check, email
For Foster Home Requirements, Download our Requirements HERE!
Donate your used tack.
We accept donations of new and used tack and equipment! All donations are tax deductible and the proceeds from the sales of these items benefits a number of our programs!
To donate tack, email !
We sell a majority of our gently used equipment at
Equi-Line of Colorado Springs! You can drop tack of directly to them to be sold for CHRN. To check them out, visit
Experienced horse owners are encouraged to offer services with transporting foster horses, including vet visits, heading to and from training and horses moving to new foster homes. We often need transport in areas all over the state. Join our CHRN Volunteers Facebook group to stay up to date on home check and transport needs!
Harmony Equine Center
If we do not have a horse available that meets your specifications, we strongly recommend Harmony Equine Center in Franktown, CO. Many of our horses in need of training are transferred to Harmony. The facility is part of Denver Dumb Friends League, and they assist hundreds of horses a year!