Adoption Fees of Heart of Phoenix Horses

Adoption fees vary, and they may be updated at any time. Sometimes, adoption posting fees are not current. We relay on volunteers to keep the listings updated, so please inquire via email for the most up to date fees, as they may be higher or lower, than the listed amount sometimes.

Typically fees are:

$1,000-$1,500 for horses and ponies undersaddle

$600-800 for horses with limitations

$350-$500 for Minis and donkeys

$800 for foals

$250 to waived fees for companion only horses

Adoption fees are not intended to cover the cost of the rehabilitation and retraining of a horse. They typically offset about 1/4 of the cost of a horse’s rehab, but sometimes much less. And that is just fine with us ๐Ÿ™‚

How the fees breakdown, to help you understand the rescue investment in each horse’s well-being:

Horses typically come up to date on: Coggins, Dental Float, Fecal, Bloodwork, Lameness exam, Farrier care, Vaccines (usually strangles, west nile, eew/ Tet + Flu + Rhino, rabies), X-rays (if they have been needed), which usually is about $800 in vet care yearly.

Most horses have been with the rescue at least 12 months before becoming adoptable (many are with us longer), so between rehabilitation and care costs, each horse has about $3,500.00 of feed/grain/supplements per year invest to get them ready for adoption.

In addition, we partner with trainers that the rescue with pays (typically at a reduced rate of $400 monthly) OR with trainers who give their services at no cost to the rescue have fees set by those trainers, so they vary but average $3,000, and the trainer receives 1/2 of that fee when the horse is adopted.

The horses in the event are adoptable to approved bidders in an auction type format. Trainers receive 1/2 of those fees. The horses have over 100 days of training (valued at over $3,000 per horse, typically). Those horses fees start at $1,500 and go from there in bidding increments of $100 if with Pro trainers; The fee is $1,200 and goes from there with AM. trainers.

Average winning fee for the event last years was $3,500.00

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