How To Donate A Horse

Thanks you for considering placing your horse at Horses for Healing. It is only through the generosity of people like you that our riders gain self-confidence, increase muscle tone and experience the thrill of riding a horse.

Below are some considerations to keep in mind regarding our requirements for horses:

  • Horses must have full and complete vision.

  • Horses must be sound in all four limbs. Soundness is important in order to have a rhythmic, cadenced, free-moving stride at the walk, trot and canter. Horses can only walk with limited trotting are of minimal use to our riders. A horse with an unbalanced stride could cause disturbing responses in our riders.

  • Horses should be betweeen eight and sixteen years of age. Due to the amount of training we invest in our horses, we hope they will stay with us for several years. There are always exceptions, however.

  • Any additional information you have, such as copies of registration papers, health records, photos, awards, etc., would be helpful.

It is important that your horse feel comfortable around a variety of people. Horses in our program are ridden for not more than three one-hour sessions a day. However, many people handle them over the course of each day. Several volunteers will groom and tack the horse. And in addition to each rider, a horse may have a leader and up to two side walkers.

If we determine that your horse seems appropriate for our program, we will arrange a time to meet and ride the horse. At that time, if we think the horse seems suitable, we will ask for a 30-day trial period at Horses for Healing. Depending on the age of the horse, the trial period is sometimes longer.

We appreciate you thinking of Horses for Healing as a placement for your horse.


To submit a horse donation request for consideration, contact us at (479) 795-0570

Wish List

The following are items that are necessary in the day to day operation of our program. Please take a moment to look over the list, you may see something that you could easily provide, and in the process fulfill some of our needs. 

.For the Office/Computer

  • Copy Paper (8 1/2 x 11 and 8 1/2 x 14)

  • Paper Clips (Large and Small)

  • Manila File Folders, Letter Sized

  • Imaging and Photo Paper (8 1/2 x 11)

  • Sticky Notes, Assorted Sizes

  • Other general office supplies

For the Tack Room

  • Lexol pH Leather Cleaner and Conditioner

  • Oster A5 2 Speed Clippers (or Equivalent)

  • Oster Size 10 Clipper Blades

  • Winter Turn Out Blankets (Sizes 74, 78, 80 & 84)

  • Light Weight & Medium Weight Blankets (same sizes as above)

  • Quilted Saddle Pads - Assorted Colors

  • Grooming Tools (Hoof Picks, Body Brushes, Rubber Curry

  • Combs, Mane and Tail Combs)

Big Ticket Items We Dream About

  • Flat Bed Trailer

  • Portable Bleachers

  • Electric Overhead Lift

  • Horse Jumps

  • Laptop Replacements

For the Craft Room

  • Craft Supplies

  • Washable Markers

  • Crayons

  • Glue

  • Washable Paint Markers

  • Colorful Card Stock Paper

  • Horse Stickers

  • Horse Stamps and Ink Pads

  • Scotch Tape

General Items

  • Rubbermaid Utility Wheebarrows

  • Corn Brooms

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

  • Kleenex

  • Cat Food (Canned and Dry)

  • Bathroom Cleanser

  • Liquid Hand Soap

  • Trash Bags (Kitchen & Contractor Size)

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Apple Juice

  • Bottled Water

  • Animal Crackers

  • 8 oz. Plastic Cups

  • Insulated Hot Drink Cups

  • Paper Napkins

  • Assorted Volunteer Snacks

  • Gift Cards (any amount):

    • Supply Stores, Hardware Stores, Office Stores, Retail Stores, Tack Shops

For the Horses

  • Adequan (From Veterinarian Only)

  • Controprotec (From Veterinarian Only)

  • Vetrap

  • Show Sheen

  • Bronco Fly Spray

  • Hooflex Oil Hoof Dressing

  • Orvis Detergent Shampoo

  • Absorbine Veterinary Liniment

For more information on donations or to donate items not listed, please contact us at:

(479) 795-0570