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What is the adoption process like?

We ask that you fill out an adoption application and pay the $25 application fee. Once we receive your application, we will review your pictures and call your references. Once your application is processed you will be notified and can then set up an appointment to come to the Center and meet the horses. Your approved application is valid for one year. Apply here.

Can I come visit the horses?

The KYEAC is a private rescue and for the safety of the horses we do not allow visitors without appointments. If you are interested in possibly adopting a horse, we require that you fill out an adoption application before you make an appointment to see any horses. If you are interested in learning more about what we do and visiting our facility, we have partnered with Horse Country to offer tours year-round! To book a tour, click here.  

Does the KYEAC transport horses to their new homes?

Providing transportation is the adopter’s responsibility. We can provide contacts at several trailering companies and local haulers that you can call.

What is the process for surrendering a horse?

If you want  to surrender a horse,  please fill out the surrender form on the website.  Our executive director will reach out regarding the situation and may be able to provide resources and help if we are not able to take the equine. We do always have a waitlist but if you need immediate help, we can point you in the right direction. Please note that we only accept horses from the state of Kentucky.

Can I adopt if I'm from another state?

Yes, we adopt horses out to any state.

Can I put a horse on hold until my application is processed?

We do not allow holds on horses but  we process the applications in 1-3 days in the order we receive them.  If an application comes in for the same horse,  the  applicant who was first approved will have the first chance at adoption. We try to find the best match for each horse here at the Center for our list of approved adopters. The best way to be prepared to adopt a horse quickly is  fill out an adoption application, as it remains good for one year after approval.

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