Frequently Asked Questions
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What are your fees?
Our fees typically range from $750-$1000, depending on the horse. Be sure to check our website often as we may have some horses with reduced adoption fees or programs available to reduce fees.
Does SBR adopt out of its area?
Yes, SBR will place horses in any state in the U.S. We have also adopted to homes in Canada.
Can I come to your facility and try out the horses I am considering?
Yes. We encourage potential adopters to come and visit all the horses. This is the best way to ensure you get the horse that is right for you. But, if you cannot come for a visit, our professionals are more than happy to assist you in your selection of a treasure.
What vet work is done on the SBR horses?
All horses have had a health certificate and negative Coggins test before they are allowed on our property. Once a horse arrives on-site, it is put in quarantine. While in quarantine, the horse is de-wormed. A quick evaluation for soundness is performed. If we find a lameness issue that cannot be corrected by shoeing or brief treatment, we call our vet out to determine the cause of the lameness. Most horses that come to SBR are basically sound and only require regular shoeing and thrush medications to make the horse comfortable.
May I have a veterinarian examine the horse I would like to adopt?
Yes! We encourage you to have a vet of your choice check out the horse. You will be responsible for the expense of the exam.
Who pays for shipping?
The adopter is responsible for shipping their horse from SBR to the new home. You will also be responsible for paying for the health certificate required for shipping. SBR will have already paid for a current negative Coggins test. Ask SBR and we may be able to help you find a shipper.
Will my adopted horse need shoes?
We have found that most of our treasures do better with front shoes. If you have concerns or questions, please call our SBR trainer and she will give you advice on the horse you are considering.
Can I sell or give my horse away after I adopt it?
No. SBR does not allow an adopted horse to be sold or given away. If you can no longer keep the horse for any reason, we require you to ship the horse back to SBR. If you know someone who would like your adopted horse, you and the interested party MUST contact SBR. We will work with you to transfer the
adoption. All new parties must be approved by SBR before any exchange of
horses. SBR has the right to refuse a transfer of adoption and to require the
adopted horse to be returned to SBR.