Our Horses

The horses we save from slaughter are available for adoption after a minimum 30-day quarantine and evaluation. Adopters are required to sign a contract that guarantees quality care, safe keeping and use, and that the horse never again enters the slaughter pipeline.

Making a Difference

Swingin' D Horse Rescue Impact: Since our inception, we have saved the lives of  a dozen horses whose slaughter in a Mexican slaughterhouse was certain. We have given these horses nourishment in a peaceful environment and, when possible, adopted them to owners who sign contracts binding them to responsible ownership - guaranteeing the horse never again enters the slaughter pipeline.

Horse Haven

Our horses graze on 12 acres of verdant pasture and romp on a pond beach by day. Those that need it receive a daily grain supplement suitable for their health needs. They receive plenty of fresh water and access to shelter in inclement weather.

Farrier

We schedule pedicures every 6 to eight weeks in order to ensure our horses' hooves are in tip top shape. Proper hoof health is essential to preventing lameness - a leading cause of horses ending up on kill lots. All of our horses are barefoot. Each horse costs $35 to trim.

Available for Adoption

Please take a moment to look over our required adoption terms before you fall in love with one of our horses. Our contracts are not negotiable. 

We pamper our horses for a minimum of 30 days after we rescue them from slaughter to ensure they're not infected with anything that could harm other horses. They're available for adoption after their quarantine.

Please look carefully over the contract so you fully comprehend the commitment you're about to make. If you board your horse with us for the first month and agree to riding lessons, we'll deduct the price of lessons and board from the adoption fee.

Please note: No matter who tells you a horse is fit for children, assume and believe nothing. We only know what we're told about the horses we rescue, and we'll share our own observations; but we highly recommend you invest in a professional trainer for at least two weeks after you adopt.

Please also note: WE DO NOT HOLD HORSES. Whichever approved responsible owner hands in the adoption contract with the full adoption fee first gets the horse.
Winston! (Foal date approximately September 1, 2016)
The evolution of the ultimate lifelong companion began with a lot of patience and love.
Winston on Day 1
Wild, skittish and never haltered, this uniquely-colored (DNA-tested champagne) gaited gelding was emaciated and eaten up with rain rot. The little stallion didn't know how to act, and didn't want to be touched.
Winston Week 2
After several days of de-sensitizing Winston with his halter on a stick, we were able to catch and halter him and begin his ground training.

Today he's super easy to catch (he comes when called and responds to hand gestures) and practically halters himself.
Winston Graduates Quarantine
After nearly two months in quarantine, which included gelding, recovery and hours of de-sensitization, Winston was ready to join the herd.
He's lightning-fast and happy to be low-man in the herd. He's currently 14 hands and growing.

Adoption fee: $750 and rising with training
Winston is off to a great start
You will never find a better, more entertaining and social friend than Winston. He's  been training on the ground to prepare for leg pressure and voice commands. He flexes his neck when asked and offers his feet for the farrier. Winston is a respectful and loving pocket pony that remains calm through things that stress most other horses. He's ready to start training under saddle to partner with his perfect human. 

Adoption fee: $750 and rising

After a 30-day evaluation and quarantine...

Swingin' D horses are available for adoption or lease

RALPHIE - GREEN BROKE 

Rescued December 25, 2017
Ralphie completed his quarantine on February! Because he's still a stallion, he remains separated from the herd and will be gelded prior to adoption.

Ralphie is sweet, smart and green broke under saddle; however, he appears to have suffered abuse, so he will take time and patience. Under 14 hands, this little guy has  a smooth gait and plenty of speed.

We're in the process of de-sensitizing and training him. The vet says he's about 2.5 years old. and his teeth are in good shape. He's current on de-worming, farrier and vaccines. 

Ralphie is only suitable for an experienced rider who's prepared to spend time building trust and re-starting him.

Adoption fee $650

romeo - gelding for lease

Rescued January 10, 2018
Talk about a dreamboat! Romeo is a dead-broke palomino gelding that neck reins and had plenty of "get up and go!" 

He's a great size at 14.3. Stout, muscular and healthy, Romeo can carry any sized rider. At 15, his calm demeanor and "been there, done that" attitude mean nothing ruffles him, so he's right for riders of any age or riding level, and the perfect candidate for trail rides and play days.

Romeo is one of those once-in-a-lifetime horses people are always calling us about, so he has a home at the D forever. We're making him available for lease to riders who are on the fence about horse ownership.

Monthly lease: $250
Borrow a saddle: $30
Rent the trailer:  $100/day

EVEREST - GELDING FOR LEASE

Rescued January 2018
Everest is an amazingly well-trained 10-year-old gelding quarter horse with a smooth trot and calm demeanor.

Because Everest came closely bonded with Romeo, we plan to keep them together and lease them to riders who want to board them in Coweta and ride at their leisure.

Ride Everest around our 12-acre property or in our round pen, or take him out for the day. Leases are perfect for riders who don't own property, or who haven't quite decided whether to make the commitment horse ownership requires.

Monthly lease: $250
Borrow a saddle: $30
Rent the trailer:  $100/day
Need a saddle or a trailer? No worries!
We know horse ownership is expensive, but we don't want expense to keep people from loving horses. Talk with us about borrowing our tack or trailer. We don't have the fanciest stuff in the world, but it works; and if it helps you to love on horses, we're here to help!

Adoption Agreement Highlights

Adoption Fee

No one gets a horse for less than horse meat price
Per Horse

Foster Option

Apply monthly foster payments towards purchase
$300

No Breeding Clause

Accidental breeding results in a donation to rescue
$500

Transfer of Ownership

Prevents our horses from entering the slaughter pipeline

Standards of Care

Minimum care requirements, including feed, shelter & vet

Reservation of Rights

Gives Swingin' D the right to monitor the adoption

Attorney Fees

Adopters responsible for costs from legal action

Indemnification

Holds Swingin' D harmless in the case of injury or illness

Contact Us

tami@swingindhorserescue.com

(918) 887-1024

Swingin' D Horse Rescue
Coweta, OK 74429