Procedures for Donating a Horse to Halleck Creek Ranch
The horse must meet the criteria above to be considered, and the owner must complete the Application for Horse Donation in full. The Program Director and the Executive Director will determine if the characteristics of the horse match the current program needs.
We require the veterinary records from the previous three years of vaccinations, dentals, and other medical treatments before your horse can be considered for evaluation. Your horse must be current on preventative vaccines (i.e. Flu/Rhino, Rabies, West Nile and 3- Way)
If the horse is boarded within a 50-mile radius of Halleck Creek Ranch, the horse will be observed and evaluated at the boarding site while being groomed, tacked, led and ridden by a minimum of two HCR staff, one of which will be a certified instructor with PATH, Intl.
If the horse is boarded beyond a 50-mile radius of HCR, the owner may schedule a day/time to bring the horse to HCR, at owner’s expense, for a 1-2 hour evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the owner will bring the horse back to the boarding facility to await the evaluation results.
If the horse meets the criteria and there is space available, arrangements will be made for the owner to deliver the horse to HCR, at owner’s expense, for a 60-day trial period. Horses can pass or fail at any point during the trial period, and the owner will be notified of such standing by the Program Director.
During the trial period, the horse will be slowly introduced to the rest of the herd and gradually brought into our lesson program. During the trial period, the horse will be in the care and custody of HCR for the purposes of evaluation and training as outlined in the Horse Trial Period Agreement. The owner may come out to visit, but must be sure to call before taking the long drive out to ensure a staff member is here to meet them.
Please note: HCR will be responsible for the feeding and care of the horse during the trail period. If the horse has any special feeding requirements, the owner will advise HCR in the Application for Horse Donation and at time of delivery. The owner of the horse is responsible for the cost of basic veterinary and farrier care while the horse is in his/her trial period. If said horse arrives barefoot and it is determined that he/she requires shoes in order to comfortably continue his/her trial period, the owner will be responsible for the cost of farrier service.
A horse will only be accepted into the program upon successful completion of the trial period and as approved by the Program Director and Executive Director. If the decision to accept the horse is made, the owner and the Executive Director will sign the Horse Donation Agreement. If the horse does not successfully complete the trial and the decision to return him/her is made, the horse must be removed from HCR property at the owner’s expense within 15 days of notification from HCR staff.