a Horse - TIER's
Prior to a horse being adopted from TIER, the
following procedures must be followed:
The prospective adopter must call to schedule
an appointment to visit our facility and to meet/greet the horse
they are interested in adopting. At the time of the appointment
the adopter must sign and fully complete a TIER Release Form.
The purpose of this appointment is to ensure the safety of both
the prospective adopter and the horse, and to allow TIER an opportunity
to evaluate compatibility of the horse and adopter.
Note: When visiting the facility, suitable footwear/attire
is a must!! Anyone wearing sandals or slip on shoes will not
be allowed in the area where the horses reside. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Once the potential adopter is determined capable
of working safely with the horse alone, he/she must schedule no
less than three more visits to work with the horse. TIER may require,
at any time, additional sessions.
Upon completion of the working sessions, if the
potential adopter and horse are fully compatible, the adoption
questionnaire must be completed and signed, along with the cover
letter, and sent to TIER. Applications will not be accepted if
the adopter has not been evaluated with the horse or if the prospective
adopter was not found suitable for the horse.
It is the goal of True Innocence Equine Rescue
(TIER) to attempt to place each horse in the home best suited
to it's needs. Horses adopted from TIER cannot be used for breeding,
be re-sold or given away. The horse cannot be relocated from the
original approved facility without the permission of TIER. In
the event that the placement does not work out for any reason,
TIER requires that the horse be returned to us. Adopted horses
must go to a home that has at least one other horse or horses
in close proximity. Horses are herd animals and require companionship
of at least one other horse. Horses are quite willing to allow
us to be part of their lives and we should not isolate them from
who and what they truely are.
Once the application has been received by TIER,
TIER or authorized representatives will contact the references
listed on the adoption application and then schedule an appointment
to inspect the property where the horse will be kept. The property
being inspected may be a boarding facility but must be staffed
by personnel that are well informed in the care, management and
feeding of horses.
Following an acceptable facility inspection and
reference check, the application will be evaluated, the information
reviewed and a final decision will be made. TIER may approve or
deny final adoption. TIER reserves the right to deny adoption
for any reason, in its sole discretion, and is not obligated to
state any reason. When all requirements are met, and preliminary
adoption procedures have been satisfied, TIER will require the
following at the time of adoption:
of a permanent adoption contract, with terms and conditions
as TIER may, in its sole discretion, determine.
in full of the adoption fee is required at the time of adoption
and is non-refundable. Our adoption fees are set by TIER, in
its sole discretion. The adoption fee may be paid by cash, PayPal
(to include the 5% surcharge) or certified check. Personal checks
are not accepted.
reserves the right to conduct follow-up visits with sufficient
notification on the adopted horse and the facility at TIER's discretion.
placement of a horse, TIER may require the adopter to submit a
health statement from the adopter's veterinarian and farrier.
Failure to supply this documentation is considered a breach of
the Adoption Agreement. We encourage adopters to have a pre-purchase
exam done by a veterinarian of their choice.
out of state adoptions. Some of the horses available for adoption
at TIER are horses that are not rideable, but they are wonderful
companion horses. They deserve to live out their days with the
grace, dignity and respect they have earned through their years
of use/abuse. All the horses available for adoption at TIER deserve
that "special someone".
have choices. Horses do not. It’s for the HORSES!
our Adoption & Sponsorship page to see available horses