Sponsorships make great gifts. Give the gift of compassion, one that lasts all year and allows a horse in need to live his or her life in peace and comfort.

A $100/mo sponsorship pays for the following: 

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Farrier
  • Healthcare (worming, vaccines, dental, vet expenses)

A $50/mo sponsorship pays for the following: 

  • Shelter
  • Farrier
  • Healthcare (worming, vaccines, dental, vet expenses)

A $25/mo sponsorship pays for the following: 

  • Farrier

You or your chosen recipient will receive the following: 

  1. a 3×5 photo of you & your sponsored horse
  2. a sponsorship certificate
  3. recognition in our periodic e-newsletter and on our website
  4. periodic updates about your horse
  5. an Idaho Horse Rescue t-shirt

Please read our frequently asked questions below and if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, fill out our sponsorship form today!

SPONSORSHIP F.A.Q.

Can I name the horse?

Alas, no. Each of our horses already has a name, and it would confuse the humans to change it.

If I’ve met a horse or seen him/her online can I choose the one I want to sponsor?

In most cases, yes. Just indicate your preference on the order form.

Am I the only sponsor of the animal I choose?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. The sponsorships are symbolic, and the funds go into our general operating budget and are not earmarked to that specific horse (doing so would be next to impossible if you think about it — we can’t tell Chewy not to eat Scout’s hay!).

What’s the difference between a sponsorship and an adoption?

A sponsorship is a monthly gift; adoption is when you take the animal under your care for life. See our adoption page for more info.

What happens if the horse is adopted out or passes away?

As a rescue we do sometimes adopt animals out to magnificent forever homes, which are carefully vetted and we follow up frequently. Doing so makes room for more animals in need. And of course sometimes animals may pass away unexpectedly. However, in the event of death or adoption we’ll make every effort to notify you as soon as possible, and give you the option of transferring your sponsorship to a different animal or ending it.

Can I sponsor for less than 1 year?

We ask for a minimum of a 12-month commitment. A lot of work and effort goes into our sponsorship program, and it is not feasible to offer shorter terms.


Interested in adopting an horse for life? If you’ve got adequate shelter and meet our strict criteria, you could take an amazing rescued horse home! Please visit our adoption page.