ADOPT FROM SKE

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ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

SKE seeks adopters who have good intentions & good core values to direct them on their horsemanship journey - plus the knowledge, resources, & facilities to provide a great life to their adopted equine.

The following is a general overview of adoption requirements. For specific details, please read over the adoption contract, attached below.

Forever Homes

Horses adopted from SKE must be adopted into a forever home. This means the horse can not be resold or rehomed. If the adopter can no longer keep the horse, the horse must be returned to SKE.

Care Standards

Horses are expected to get quality care once adopted. Care standards are outlined in the adoption contract, including providing quality nutrition, maintaining a safe & clean enclosure, giving adequate space & companionship, and providing routine vet & farrier care.

Ethical Handling

Horses come to SKE and receive training using ethical, positive reinforcement, and force-free methods. Horses do not need to be trained with SKE's exact methods after their adoption, however, they do need to be handled ethically & with respect. The adoption contract states that horses cannot be subjected to harsh methods after adoption.

No Breeding

Horses adopted from SKE cannot be used for any breeding activities.

ADOPTION PROCESS

SKE aims to make adoption easy. We strive to make adoption straightforward for the adopter, while still being thorough enough to ensure our equines go to quality homes.

The following items need to be completed before an adoption is approved, and can be done in any order.

  • Completed adoption application 

  • Completed adoption interview (in person or via phone)

  • Meet the adoptable equines & discuss suitabile matches

Once those items are complete, SKE will check references, perform a home check (either in person or virtually, via video/photos), and then make a decision regarding approving the application.

Assuming all goes well, approved adopters can then complete the adoption contract, pay the adoption fee, and arrange to bring their new family member home! 

Use either of the following links to view the adoption application:

Use the following link to view a sample adoption contract: